Research Supervisors

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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

 
Namesort descending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Mackenzie, Ian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mackie, Gregory Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
MacLachlan, Mark Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
MacLean, Karon Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
MacLure, Malcolm Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
MacNab, Ying Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Macnab, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
MacNeily, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
MacVicar, Brian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Madden, John Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Madden, Kenneth Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Madhav, Manu Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Madiseh, Ali Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Madison, Kirk Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Madzwamuse, Anotida Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Maghbouleh, Neda Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Maharaj, Anil Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mahtani, Minelle Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Maijer, Daan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Maillard, Keith Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Main, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Makris, Georgios Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Malakaj, Ervin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Maldonado, Maite Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Maler, Anabel Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Mallipeddi, Ramesh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Man, Allison Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Mancini, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Manges, Amee Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Mank, Judith Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Mannas, Miles Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Mansfield, Shawn Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science, Department of Botany
Mansoor, Jaleh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Maraj, Louis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Marcus, Brian Harry Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Margolis, Eric Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Margulis, Matias Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Marinova-Todd, Stefka Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Marmer, Vadim Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Marra, Marco Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, Michael Smith Laboratories
Marshall, Toph Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Marshall, Katie Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Marshall, Hallie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Marshall, Guillermo Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Martens, Tabitha Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Marti, Jose Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Martin, Tara Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Martin, Gregory Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Martindale, Andrew Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Martinez, Mark Professor Faculty of Applied 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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