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
Shekhar, Sudip Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Meyboom, Annalisa Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Dunford, William Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Laval, Bernard Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Cao, Yankai Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Wytenbroek, Lydia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Carey, Trevor Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Shahrad, Mohammad Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mesbah, Ali Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Garbi, Rafeef Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Yang, Tsung-Yuan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Smith, Kevin Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Wong, Sabrina Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Michelson, David Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Rohling, Robert Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Baldwin, Susan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Taiebat, Mahdi Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Stoeber, Boris Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Jenkins, Emily Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Miskovic, Ilija Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Moss, Margaret Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Steen, John Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Hirani, Saima Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Elfring, Gwynn Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cockcroft, Steven Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Wong, Vincent Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Weijs, Steven Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Abolmaesumi, Purang Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Roehr, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Rysanek, Adam Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Marti, Jose Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Garrett, Bernard Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Condon, Patrick Michael Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Trajano, Heather Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Schajer, Gary Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Bushe, William Kendal Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sayed, Tarek Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Li, Loretta Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Van Duzer, Leslie Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Asselin, Edouard Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Zanotti, Cristina Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Lee, Jongho Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Kamgarpour, Maryam Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Foster, Johan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Britton, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Beck, Sara Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Bullock, Zachary Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Englezos, Peter Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
van der Loos, Hendrik Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dixon, David Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials 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.
    Attend an information session

    G+PS regularly provides virtual sessions that focus on admission requirements and procedures and tips how to improve your application.