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
Maharaj, Anil Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Velenosi, Thomas Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Finbloom, Joel Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lynd, Larry Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Soja, Peter Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Austin, Jehannine Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Genetics
Phang, P Terence Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Barr, Alasdair Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Murphy, Timothy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Brauer, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Boyd, Lara Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Preston, Roanne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Masri, Bas Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Sidhu, Ravinder Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Teichman, Joel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Yoshida, Eric Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Rossi, Fabio Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medical Genetics
Weng, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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
Mulpuri, Kishore Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Jenstad, Lorienne Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Kerr, Thomas Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Allard, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Small, Jeff Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Fedida, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Kobor, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Mitton, Craig Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
McGrail, Kimberlyn Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Kolind, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Loewen, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Meneghetti, Adam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Zandstra, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Michael Smith Laboratories
Robillard, Julie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Lansdorp, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Schaeffer, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Penninger, Josef Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Vanderwal, Tamara Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Loree, Jonathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Vigo, Daniel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, School of Population and Public Health
Greyson, Devon Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Thompson, Wade Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Ling, Victor Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Morgan, Steven Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Elango, Rajavel Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Chew, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Doan, Quynh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Hackett, Tillie-Louise Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Patrick, David Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health

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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.