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 facult 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 Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Baumbusch, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Wang, Rizhi Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Mérida, Walter Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Wilkinson, David Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Mooney, Patrick Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Ivanov, Andre Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Taiebat, Mahdi Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Stoeber, Boris Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Jenkins, Emily Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Roehr, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Rysanek, Adam Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Foster, Johan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Britton, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Beck, Sara Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Bullock, Zachary Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Bi, Xiaotao Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Green, Sheldon Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Feng, James Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Department of Mathematics
Leaf, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Chiao, Mu Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ordonez, Martin Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Rohling, Robert Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Baldwin, Susan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Zanotti, Cristina Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Lee, Jongho Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Ojukwu, Emmanuela Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Xia, Guangrui Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Soules, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Herrington, Susan Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Poursartip, Anoush Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Grecov, Dana Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Brown, Helen Jean Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Kellett, Ronald Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Jaeger, Nicolas A Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Wong, Sabrina Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Michelson, David Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Asselin, Edouard Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Fannin, R Jonathan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Byrne, Fionn Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Wang, Lele Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Senbel, Maged Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Berube, Pierre Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Wijewickreme, Dharmapriya Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Adebar, Perry Erwin Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Feng, Steve Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Staub-French, Sheryl Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Howard, Fuchsia Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Bacca, Mattia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Havaei, Farinaz Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Connolly, James John Timothy Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning

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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.