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".

Name Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Afshar, Kourosh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Traboulsee, Anthony Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Skarsgard, Erik Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Virji-Babul, Naznin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Lisonkova, Sarka Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Chia, Stephen K.L. Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Kuhl, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Calam, Betty Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Small, Jeff Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
So, Alan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Mackenzie, Ian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Nunez, Desmond Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Viau, Victor Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Kolind, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Gadermann, Anne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine
Oberle, Eva Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine
Himsworth, Chelsea Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Roth, Andrew Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Computer Science
Bashashati Saghezchi, Ali Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Loree, Jonathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Vigo, Daniel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, School of Population and Public Health
Fast, Danya Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Law, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Allan, Douglas Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Bedaiwy, Mohamed Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Seamans, Jeremy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Kealy, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Oruc, Ipek Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Craig, Ann Marie Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Bailey, Anthony Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Granville, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Chung, Stephen Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Small, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Garbuz, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Kastrukoff, Lorne Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Sobolev, Boris Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Carlsten, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Clarke, Lorne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
MacNeily, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Zhou, Youwen Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Mulpuri, Kishore Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Tebbutt, Scott Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Ogilvie, Gina Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Murphy, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Turvey, Stuart Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Eaves, Constance Jean Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, School of Biomedical Engineering
Schrader, Kasmintan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Nolan, Seonaid Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Petrella, Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Grunau, Brian Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine

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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.