Research Supervisors

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The supervisor is the key person in a thesis-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 thesis 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 "Thesis Supervision".

Advice on how to reach out to supervisors

 
Name Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Talhouk, Aline Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Goerges, Matthias Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Black, Alexis Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Ju, Myeong Jin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Lan, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Laksman, Zachary Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Besserer, Floyd Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Brigham, Emily Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Singh, Anurag Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medicine
Hilton, Brett Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Stringhini, Silvia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Selvanathan, Thiviya Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Morgan, Steven Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Elango, Rajavel Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Prior, Jerilynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Steel, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Marinova-Todd, Stefka Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Seamans, Jeremy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Hoffman, Bradford Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Eva, Kevin Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Conibear, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Hsiung, Ging-Yuek Robin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Moore, Edwin D Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Leung, Peter C Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Quon, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Wright, Joanne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Garbuz, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Cresswell, Silke Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Bayrampour Basmenj, Hamideh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Midwifery Program
Forwell, Susan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Oviedo-Joekes, Eugenia Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Jarus, Tal Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Lisonkova, Sarka Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Shahnaz, Navid Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Kuhl, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Mackenzie, Ian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Stirling, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Sadarangani, Manish Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Lansdorp, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Schaeffer, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Penninger, Josef Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Renouf, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Deering, Kathleen Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Liu, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, School of Biomedical Engineering
Yachie, Nozomu Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Loucks, Catrina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Thompson, Wade Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Avina, Antonio Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Kwon, Janice Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Sawatzky, Bonita 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.
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