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
Christenson, James Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Zeng, Haishan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Lam, Raymond 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
Leung, Peter C Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Leipsic, Jonathon Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
McKay, Heather Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice, Department of Orthopaedics
Sobolev, Boris Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Lui, Harvey Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Stoessl, A Jonathan Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Dedhar, Shoukat Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Levings, Megan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Kizhakkedathu, Jayachandran Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Schechter, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Etminan, Mahyar Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Simpson, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Bennewith, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Stothers, Lynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Calam, Betty Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Tebbutt, Scott Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Ogilvie, Gina Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Murphy, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Fedida, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Strynadka, Natalie Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Regan, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Hameed, Morad Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Courneya, Carol-Ann Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Zandstra, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Michael Smith Laboratories
Nolan, Seonaid Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Frangou, Sophia Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Krusi, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Austin, Jehannine Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Genetics
Giaschi, Deborah Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Lee, Tim Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Kieffer, Tim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Surgery
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
Ryan, Colm Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Moritz, Orson Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Tremlett, Helen Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Sidhu, Ravinder Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Ur, Ehud Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Dummer, Trevor Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Kuhl, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Kornelsen, Jude Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Hunt, Michael Anthony Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy

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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.