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
Brigham, Emily Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Singh, Anurag Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medicine
Hilton, Brett Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Yassi, Annalee Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Giaschi, Deborah Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Regehr, Glenn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Bedaiwy, Mohamed Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Bamji, Shernaz Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Matsell, Doug Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Moore, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Grzybowski, Stefan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Vedam, Saraswathi Professor Faculty of Medicine Midwifery Program
Ogrodniczuk, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Cundiff, Geoffrey Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Geoffrion, Roxana Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Paterson, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Khan, Nadia Ahmed Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Sobolev, Boris Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Norman, Wendy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Janssen, Patricia Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Foster, Leonard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michael Smith Laboratories
Afshar, Kourosh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Guy, Pierre Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Cynader, Max Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Mawson, John Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Guenette, Jordan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Gibson, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Savage, Kerry Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Lang, Donna Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Kramer, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Sadarangani, Manish Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Schaffer, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Flannigan, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Schuetz, Christian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
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
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

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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.