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 ascending Academic Unit
Granot, Daniel Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Pikulina, Elena Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Kim, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Agarwal, Isha Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Reilly, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Chandrashekaran, Murali Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Gornall, Will Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Cavanaugh, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Ries, John Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Favilukis, Jack Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Davidoff, Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Garlappi, Lorenzo Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Giammarino, Ronald Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Bena, Jan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Ross, Thomas Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Aquino, Karl Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Zheng, Xin Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Kikkawa, Ayumu Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Krishnan, Harish Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Hardisty, David Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
van Jaarsveld, Danielle Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Woo, Carson C Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Antweiler, Werner Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Ryan, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Mallipeddi, Ramesh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
DeLongis, Anita Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Kam, Christopher Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Farinha Luz, Vitor Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Winstanley, Catharine Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Levell, Nicola Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Rullmann, Hotze Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Girard, Jonathan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Peterson, Glen Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Justice, Daniel Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, Department of English
Dancygier, Barbara Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Hiebert, Daniel Joseph Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Santos, Alessandra Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Byrne, Jeffrey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Nosco, Peter Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Jenkins, Carrie Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Lyon, Annabel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Karwowska, Bozena Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Peters, Michael Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Warren, Mark Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Li, Duanduan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Fulton, Bruce Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Jacobs, Alan Michael Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Fisher, Alexander John Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Pareles, Mo Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Abrutyn, Seth Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology

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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.