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 facult 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".

Namesort descending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Boyd, David Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Boyd, Lara Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Boyd, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Brain, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Brander, James Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Brar, Gurcharn Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Bratiotis, Christiana Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Brauer, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Brauner, Colin Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Bredin, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Briggs, Marlene Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Brigham, Emily Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Brinkman, Ryan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Brinton, Laurel Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Britton, Dennis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Britton, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Bromme, Dieter Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Brondani, Mario Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Brook, Timothy Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Brooks, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Chemistry
Brooks-Wilson, Angela Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Brotto, Lori Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Department of Psychiatry
Brown, Helen Jean Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Brown, Kelly Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Brown, Carolyn Janet Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Browne, Annette Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Brownlee, Kimberley Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Brubacher, Jeffrey Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Brumer, Harry Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Chemistry
Brunham, Liam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Brussoni, Mariana Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Bryan, Stirling Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Bryan, Jim Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Bryant, S Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Bryce, Benjamin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Bryman, Douglas Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bryson, Mary Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Buchanan, Marla Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Buckley, Anne Regina Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Bulkan, Janette Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Bull, Gary Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Bullard, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Bullock, Zachary Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Bundon, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Bungay, Victoria Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Burgess, Miranda Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Burke, Sarah Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy, Department of Chemistry
Burt, Helen Mary Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Burton, Cole Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Bushe, William Kendal Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering

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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.