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 Rolesort descending Faculty Academic Unit
Yoon, Florence Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Schmidt, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Kolind, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Hutchison, Camden Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Boedhihartono, Agni Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Currie, Leanne Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Yi, Christina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Camp, Pat Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Kramer, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Holuszko, Maria Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Casas Aguilar, Anna Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Scott, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Elliott, Alison Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Emberson, Lauren Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Thomasen, Kristen Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Cloth, Allison Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Abughannam, Rana Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Ramsay, Scott Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Anglesio, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Roth, Andrew Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Computer Science
Stickles, Elise Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Cohen, Tamara Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Lukes, Laura Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Alaica, Aleksa Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Feng, Haibo Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Everhart, Avery Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Poon, Brenda Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Mawson, John Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Vijayaraghavan, Rajesh Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Xiao, Robert Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
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
Brown, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Vila-Rodriguez, Fidel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Hirsch-Reinshagen la, Veronica Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Pleiss, Geoffrey Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Kurteva, Siyana Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Tropini, Carolina Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology, School of Biomedical Engineering
Silva, Tony Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Fewster, Kayla Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Schummers, Laura Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Gujarati, Arpan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Yu, Lingtao Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Gibson, Lindsay Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Amijee, Fatema Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
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
Darvin, Ron Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Usher, Camille Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Huot, Suzanne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

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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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