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 Rolesort ascending Faculty Academic Unit
Deering, Kathleen Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Abdin, Yasmine Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Yoo, Philip Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Bouchard, Katrina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Code, Jillianne Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Palombo, Daniela Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Hallas, Alannah Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hermon, Jonathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Lukes, Laura Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Raftery, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Mack, Johnny Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Bacca, Mattia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Giang, Amanda Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Thauberger, Althea Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Cragg, Jacquelyn Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Moe, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Bouchard, Marie-Eve Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Sam, Johanna Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Joshi, Yuvraj Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Brown, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Lange, Philipp Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Hickey, Kenneth Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Earle, Bo Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Protopopova, Alexandra Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Tu, Qingshi Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Arefin, Mohammed Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Zou, Zhengbo Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Fewster, Kayla Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Abedinifard, Mostafa Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Jelovica, Jasmin Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
Nolan, Seonaid Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Vujosevic, Tijana Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Evgin, Laura Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Shahrad, Mohammad Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Howe, Tami Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Salfi, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ju, Myeong Jin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Tokuyama, Maria Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Abdulai, Abdul-Fatawu Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Kunz, Nadja Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Zimmerman, Naomi Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Troeung, Y-Dang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Rosen, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Low, Margaret Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Picard, Sebastien Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Blakney, Anna Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, School of Biomedical Engineering
Park, Mi Jung Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Wiens, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Madiseh, Ali Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Whitney, Valerie Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music

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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.