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
Birch, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Chew, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Monteyne, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Byrne, Jeffrey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Schrimpf, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Lister, Alison Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Fujita, Mari Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Kim, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Schaeffer, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Pouladi, Mahmoud Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Bhandar, Brenna Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Dormuth, Colin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Powers, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Santos, Alessandra Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Somerville, Tsur Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Sathaye, Adheesh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Colozzo, Paola Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Zeitlin, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Lima, Viviane Dias Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Regier, Dean Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Speller, Camilla Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Whittaker, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Brunham, Liam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Rauscher, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Alvarez Moreno, Raul Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Dummer, Trevor Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Babel, Molly Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Tam, Roger Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Tran, Martino Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Qian, Yue Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Cavanaugh, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Wood, Frank Donald Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Kaigala, Govind Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Rusk, Bruce Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Gardner, Gregg Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Li, Xiaojun Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Iurascu, Ilinca Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Lockwood, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Matthews, Philip Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Brondani, Mario Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Ong, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
O'Brien, Heather Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Drelichman, Mauricio Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Morin, Gregg Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Liu, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, School of Biomedical Engineering
Wang, Yan Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Liu, Wenying Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Marinova-Todd, Stefka Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Weston, Darlene Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Harrison, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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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.