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
Herdman, Anthony Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Goldowitz, Daniel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Gregory-Evans, Cheryl Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Camp, Pat Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Ur, Ehud Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Forwell, Susan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Stewart, Evelyn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Vilarino-Guell, Carles Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Etminan, Mahyar Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Sandford, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Salh, Baljinder Singh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Howe, Leann Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Berman, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Dennis, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Pouladi, Mahmoud Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Singh, Amritpal Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Law, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Ciocca, Valter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Levin, Adeera Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Wood, Evan Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Kershaw, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine
Davies, Hugh William Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Jones, Steven J Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Van Eeden, Stephanus Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Purssell, Roy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Van Petegem, Filip Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Holsti, Liisa Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
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
Oviedo-Joekes, Eugenia Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Forster, Bruce Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Kizhakkedathu, Jayachandran Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Schechter, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Ngan, Elton Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Chia, Stephen K.L. Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Price, Morgan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Honer, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Arbour, Laura Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Lee, Agnes Yuet Ying Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
So, Alan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Tanentzapf, Guy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Conway, Edward Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Meneghetti, Adam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Sadarangani, Manish Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Schrader, Kasmintan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Teves, Sheila Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Jevitt, Cecilia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice

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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.