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 descending Faculty Academic Unit
Levell, Nicola Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Dormuth, Colin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Shekhar, Sudip Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Meyers, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
De Vera, Mary Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Etminan, Mahyar Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Hanser, Amy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Li, Wei Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Hameed, Morad Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Zanotti, Cristina Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Whittaker, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Deer, Glenn Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Rauscher, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Baum, Bruce Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Sathaye, Adheesh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Frankel, Adam Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Zou, Bingshuang Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Harrison, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Creighton, Millie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Johnson, Phyllis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Nimmon, Laura Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Ho, Janice Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Walsh, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Paltin, Judith Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Angeles, Leonora Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning, Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Cox, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Lucyshyn, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Bushe, William Kendal Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Satterfield, Blair Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Shakya, Tsering Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Department of Asian Studies
Hieawy, Ahmed Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry
Zahl, Joshua Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Montgomery, H. Monty Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Weston, Darlene Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Ahenakew, Cash Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Neumann, Oliver Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Yadav, Vikramaditya Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering
Nathan, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Dummer, Trevor Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Wong, Hubert Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Jevitt, Cecilia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Sargent, Risa Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Yachie, Nozomu Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Lee, Tim Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Griffin, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, Department of Philosophy
Pliska, Benjamin Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Hagerman, Shannon Marie Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Severinov, Sergei Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Dixon, Joy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Regan, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics

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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.