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
Sutherland, Jason Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Harris, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Vallance, Bruce Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Barton, Jason Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Kuhl, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Calam, Betty Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Guenette, Jordan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Dorscheid, Delbert Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Johnson, James Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Department of Surgery
Pelech, Steven Daniel Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Scott, Alexander Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Michalak, Erin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Moukhles, Hakima Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Lockwood, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Daugaard, Mads Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Regier, Dean Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Schaffer, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Subramaniam, Sriram Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Zhang, Wei Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Harriman, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Moe, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Weber, Alexander Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Greenblatt, Ethan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Towle, Angela Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medicine
Shannon, Kate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
McNagny, Kelly Marshall Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, School of Biomedical Engineering
Hayden, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Spiegel, Jerry Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health, Liu Institute for Global Issues
Meneilly, Graydon Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Lange, Philipp Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Walley, Keith Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Gill, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Seamans, Jeremy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Geoffrion, Roxana Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
McIntosh, Lawrence Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Department of Chemistry
Manges, Amee Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Sadowski, Ivan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Brown, Kelly Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Jones, Charlotte Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Wang, Yuzhuo Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Fisher, Charles Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Ho, Kendall Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Foster, Leonard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michael Smith Laboratories
Holt, Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, Department of Psychiatry
Wilcox, Pearce Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Takei, Fumio Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Laule, Cornelia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Guy, Pierre Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Chia, Stephen K.L. Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Tebbutt, Scott Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine

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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.