Research Supervisors

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 Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Borgen, William Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Gouzouasis, Peter Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Bundon, Andrea Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Gleason, Mona Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Knight, Vicki Floyd Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Sam, Johanna Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Forde, Shawn Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Fewster, Kayla Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Milner-Bolotin, Marina Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Carroll, Allan Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Aitken, Sally Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Smith, Gregory Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Wiesner, Felix Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Mansfield, Shawn Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science, Department of Botany
Roeser, Dominik Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Montwe, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Mchale, Melissa Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Zerriffi, Hisham Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Chanway, Christopher Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Bulkan, Janette Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Myers-Smith, Isla Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Tu, Qingshi Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Joshi, Jaya Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Booker, Thomas Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Evans, Philip David Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Loss, Cristiano Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Paradis, Gregory Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Li, Minghao Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Daniels, Lori Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Jiang, Feng Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Dai, Chunping Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Devisscher, Tahia Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Alila, Younes Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
El-Kassaby, Yousry Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Martin, Tara Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Gaston, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Barbeito Sanchez, Ignacio Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Cardinal-McTeague, Warren Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Lam, Tzeng Yih Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Eskelson, Bianca Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Sowlati, Taraneh Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Lam, Frank Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Wang, Guangyu Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Ignace, Danielle Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Grenz, Jennifer Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
LU, JULIET Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Bull, Gary Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Wang, Tongli Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Innes, John Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Cranston, Emily Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science, Department of Chemical & Biological 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.
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G+PS regularly provides virtual sessions that focus on admission requirements and procedures and tips how to improve your application.