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
Tamber, Mandeep Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Tenenboim, Ori Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Joshi, Yuvraj Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Brown, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Greidanus, Nelson Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Gadermann, Anne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine
Byrne, Fionn Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Ameli, Ali Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Prueitt, Cat Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Leitch, Duncan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Narayan, Priti Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Tokuyama, Maria Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Raftery, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Abdulai, Abdul-Fatawu Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Mack, Johnny Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Schmidt, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Deering, Kathleen Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Abdin, Yasmine Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Shahrad, Mohammad Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Code, Jillianne Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Palombo, Daniela Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Hallas, Alannah Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hermon, Jonathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Lundholm, Russell Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
McCormack, James Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Warburton, Darren Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Baron, Andrew Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Marziali, Andre Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Dobson, Teresa Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Bohlmann, Joerg Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Botany
Pratt, Geraldine Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Palepu, Anita Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Singer, Joel Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Straus, Suzana Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Hamlin, Kiley Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Stewart, James Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Baldwin, Susan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Hall, David Geoffrey Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Bryman, Douglas Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Avramidis, Stavros Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Nielsen, Torsten Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mackenzie, Ian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Maijer, Daan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Zhou, Fei Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Conati, Cristina Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Hoegg, Jo Andrea Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Biukovic, Ljiljana Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Pramanik, Malabika Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
von Bergmann, Hsingchi Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Schluter, Dolph Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology

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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.