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

 
Name Rolesort ascending Faculty Academic Unit
Silfverberg, Miikka Pietari Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Lack, Nathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Raynard, Mia Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Park, Keun Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Mannas, Miles Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Sajjadiani, Sima Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Dee, Derek Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Hunt, Dallas Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Tenenboim, Ori Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Yoo, Philip Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Glegg, Stephanie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Brown, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Nicholson, Cecily Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Greidanus, Nelson Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Lee, Barbara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Valencia Caicedo, Felipe Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Lowe, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
McCormick, Kelly Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Gagnon, Olivia Michiko Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Greenblatt, Ethan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Wagner, Katherine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Lukes, Laura Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Krentz, Nicole Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Barudin, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Noack, Frederik Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food and Resource Economics
Jessri, Mahsa Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Abdin, Yasmine Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Joshi, Yuvraj Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Ba, Wenjia Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Sakakibara, Brodie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Dennis, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Cohen, Tamara Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Alford-Duguid, Dominic Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Fewster, Kayla Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Lau, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Dennis, Brittany Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Bedi, Robinder Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Ahenakew, Cash Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Williams, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Bena, Jan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Sathaye, Adheesh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Ballarin, Roberta Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Zhang, Gaoheng Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Watson, Liam Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Whittaker, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Lange, Philipp Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Cornil, Yann Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Schulz, Martin Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
West, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Radic, Valentina Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric 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.
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