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 Role Facultysort ascending Academic Unit
Gelinas-Lemaire, Vincent Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Amijee, Fatema Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Webster, Crystal Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Afsahi, Afsoun Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Raftery, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Kruk, Edward Andrew Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Ramankutty, Navin Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Rusk, Bruce Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Simchen, Ori Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Firkins, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Quayle, Moura Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Soma, Kiran Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Yi, Christina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Kamat, Vinay Ramnath Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Vessey, Mark Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Main, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Kuus, Merje Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Earle, Bo Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Anderson, Kristin Siwan Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Arneil, Barbara Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Iurascu, Ilinca Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Ghaziani, Amin Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
O'Connor, Deborah Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Menkis, Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Baum, Bruce Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Beauchesne, Kim Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Johnson, Phyllis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Shakya, Tsering Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Department of Asian Studies
Gick, Bryan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Huebner, Kurt Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Milligan, Kevin Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Vellutini, Claudio Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Kunz, Nadja Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Franch Ballester, Jose Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Kerns, Connor Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Shariff, Azim Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Kwakkel, Erik Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Noda, Shunya Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Wright, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Perley, Bernard Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Magliocco, Sabina Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Sriram, Veena Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Kesler, Roland Lincoln Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, Department of English
Hassan, Marwan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Cameron, Maxwell Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Chapman, Mary Ann Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Young, Mary-Lynn Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Tiberghien, Yves Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Tupper, Allan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Todd, Rebecca Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology

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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.