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
Brinton, Laurel Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Anger, Suzy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
le Billon, Philippe Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Department of Geography
Nardizzi, Vin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Anderson, Scott Allen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Law, Sin Yan Hedy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
King, Ross Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Hur, Nam-Lin Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Badir, Patricia Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Klinkenberg, Brian Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Severs, Jeffrey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Schaller, Mark Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Norenzayan, Ara Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Pareles, Mo Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Sin, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Malakaj, Ervin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Zhou, Yang-Yang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Gelinas-Lemaire, Vincent Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Amijee, Fatema Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Magliocco, Sabina Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Sriram, Veena Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, School of Population and Public Health
Al-Solaylee, Kamal Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Bostanci, Gorkem Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Alaica, Aleksa Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Ramankutty, Navin Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Marshall, Hallie Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Turin, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, Department of Anthropology
Coulthard, Lisa Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Salgirli, Saygin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Taylor, Timothy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Segal, Judy Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Evenden, Matthew Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Ortiz Molina, Hernan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Yu, Lingtao Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Paluch, Rebecca Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Heinkel, Robert Lee Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Hardisty, David Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
White, Katherine Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Wang, Yanwen Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Zhou, Mi Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Dias Saraiva-Patelli, Ella Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Carlson, Murray Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Huh, Tim Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Vertinsky, Ilan Boris Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Gornall, Will Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Aquino, Karl Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Reilly, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Lundholm, Russell Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Krishnan, Harish Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Chamberlain, Sandra Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems

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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.