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
Richardson, Alan Walter Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Lightfoot, Sheryl Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Severs, Jeffrey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Baker, Donald Leslie Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Schabas, Margaret Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Thauberger, Althea Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
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
Dick, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Marshall, Hallie Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Gu, Xiong Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Fisher, Kevin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Rowley, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Rouse, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Russell, Joseph Paul Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Chang, Dorothy Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Hwang, Il Myoung Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Liu, Siyuan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Wyly, Elvin Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Langager, Graeme Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Veenstra, Gerry Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Chowdhury, Arjun Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Drelichman, Mauricio Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Li, Hao Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Barnes, Trevor Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Wade, Bryan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Williams, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Schaller, Mark Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Wang, Jessica Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Copeland, Brian Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Keddie, George Anthony Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Wong, Danielle Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Mahtani, Minelle Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Gaertner, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Heatherington, Tracey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Silva, Tony Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Musto, Michela Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Philip, Kavita Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Starling, Dan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
McGee, Alexis Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Al-Solaylee, Kamal Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Bostanci, Gorkem Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Martin-Matthews, Anne Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Johnston, Kirsty Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Handy, Todd Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Briggs, Marlene Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Park, Kyung Ae Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Myers, Tamara Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History

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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.