Research Supervisors

The supervisor is the key person in a research-based graduate degree program. The principal role of the supervisor is to help students achieve their scholastic potential and to chair the student’s Supervisory Committee. The Supervisor will provide reasonable commitment, accessibility, professionalism, stimulation, guidance, respect and consistent encouragement to the student. Learn more

Graduate programs have different expectations regarding prospective students contacting faculty members. Some require commitment of a faculty member as supervisor prior to applying while others assign supervisors in the first year. Please review the requirements for each program in the degree listing under the heading "Admission Information & Requirements" in step 3 "Prepare Application" under "Supervision".

Name Rolesort descending Faculty Academic Unit
Brunham, Liam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Park, Kyung Ae Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Nan, Ning Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Griffin, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, Department of Philosophy
Ho, Janice Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Stacey, Jocelyn Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Kitson, Clifford Neil Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Kennedy, Lori Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Ford, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Burton, Cole Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Soskuthy, Marton Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Kim, Christine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Rusk, Bruce Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Lin, Li-Wen Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Hieawy, Ahmed Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry
Stephens, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Wong, Harvey Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dorscheid, Delbert Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Beauchesne, Kim Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Laurin, Kristin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Bergmann, Luke Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Rowley, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology
Geoffrion, Roxana Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Taubert, Stefan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Cox, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Lucyshyn, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Rieger, Caroline Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Liu, Wenying Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Marinova-Todd, Stefka Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Shin, Leo Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History, Department of Asian Studies
Yong, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ahenakew, Cash Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Ollivier, Rachel Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Jovel, Eduardo Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
West, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Sadatsafavi, Mohsen Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hein, Jason Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Taylor, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Flynn, Alexandra Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
McNeilly, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Girard, Jonathan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Adriasola Munoz, Ignacio Alberto Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Routh, Supriya Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Callison, Candis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Ayas, Najib Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Bena, Jan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Reilly, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Lynn, Francis Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Geller, Josie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Haverkamp, Beth Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

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    Reaching Out Tips

    Complete these steps before you reach out to a faculty member!

    Check requirements
    • Familiarize yourself with program requirements. You want to learn as much as possible from the information available to you before you reach out to a faculty member. Be sure to visit the graduate degree program listing and program-specific websites.
    • Check whether the program requires you to seek commitment from a supervisor prior to submitting an application. For some programs this is an essential step while others match successful applicants with faculty members within the first year of study. This is either indicated in the program profile under "Admission Information & Requirements" - "Prepare Application" - "Supervision" or on the program website.
    Focus your search
    • Identify specific faculty members who are conducting research in your specific area of interest.
    • Establish that your research interests align with the faculty member’s research interests.
      • Read up on the faculty members in the program and the research being conducted in the department.
      • Familiarize yourself with their work, read their recent publications and past theses/dissertations that they supervised. Be certain that their research is indeed what you are hoping to study.
    Make a good impression
    • Compose an error-free and grammatically correct email addressed to your specifically targeted faculty member, and remember to use their correct titles.
      • Do not send non-specific, mass emails to everyone in the department hoping for a match.
      • Address the faculty members by name. Your contact should be genuine rather than generic.
    • Include a brief outline of your academic background, why you are interested in working with the faculty member, and what experience you could bring to the department. The supervision enquiry form guides you with targeted questions. Ensure to craft compelling answers to these questions.
    • Highlight your achievements and why you are a top student. Faculty members receive dozens of requests from prospective students and you may have less than 30 seconds to pique someone’s interest.
    • Demonstrate that you are familiar with their research:
      • Convey the specific ways you are a good fit for the program.
      • Convey the specific ways the program/lab/faculty member is a good fit for the research you are interested in/already conducting.
    • Be enthusiastic, but don’t overdo it.
    Attend an information session

    G+PS regularly provides virtual sessions that focus on admission requirements and procedures and tips how to improve your application.