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
Borduas-Dedekind, Nadine Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Fabris, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Sellers, Stephanie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Sari, Elif Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Fang, Limin Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Havaei, Farinaz Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Zhou, Yang-Yang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Montwe, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Reilly, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Wisnovsky, Simon Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Johnson, Kate Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Karimi, Aryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Pikulina, Elena Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Rogall, Thorsten Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Chakrabarty, Trisha Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Bloem-Reddy, Benjamin Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Black, Alexis Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Weber, Alexander Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Forde, Shawn Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Li, Xiaoxiao Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Somasekharan, Syam Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Barnett, Kristen Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Casas Aguilar, Anna Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Orr, Patrick Scott Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Kroc, Edward Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Park, Yongjin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Statistics
Heagy, Lindsey Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Maraj, Louis Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Singh, Amritpal Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Juhasz, Reka Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Briggs, Marlene Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Lee, Barbara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
McCracken, Rita Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Margulis, Matias Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Kuo, Calvin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Yan, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Rahmani, Mona Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Baada, Jemima Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Noack, Frederik Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food and Resource Economics
Sajjadiani, Sima Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Germain, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Gaertner, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Kim, Eric Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Carey, Trevor Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Leung, Janice Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Lee, Kevin Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Cloth, Allison Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Osborne, Lisa Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Gourlay, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Hutchison, Camden Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law

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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.