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 descending Academic Unit
Yu, Henry Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Huemoeller, Katharine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Sin, Nancy Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Malakaj, Ervin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Schwartz, Naomi Beth Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Moon, Seok Min Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Laird, Colleen Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Saggio, Raffaele Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Salamon, Anne Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Van Handel, Leigh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Lewis, Avi Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Kadir, Aynur Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Dick, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Mathijs, Ernest Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Sundstrom, Lisa Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Clark, Luke Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Pina Baldoquin, Manuel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Swiecki, Tomasz Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Baines, Erin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Averill, Gage Professor Faculty of Arts
Creese, Gillian Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology, Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Dierkes, Julian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Yoon, Florence Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Gillham, David Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Scholte, Tom Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Hamlin, Kiley Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Quirk, Paul Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Cheek, Timothy Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Department of History
Peters, Michael Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Warren, Mark Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Wilson, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Hansson, Gunnar Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Beasley-Murray, Jon Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Fortin, Nicole Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Roy, Marina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Ballarin, Roberta Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Redish, Angela Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Christopoulos, John Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Snowberg, Erik Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Mitchell, Tamara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Turner, Hannah Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Dawson, Samantha Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Daniels, Megan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Siddiqui, Hasan Zahid Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Caragata, Lea Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Leavitt, Sarah Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Dadugblor, Stephen Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Sherpa, Pasang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, Department of Asian Studies
Martin-Matthews, Anne Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Janara, Laura Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science

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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.