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 ascending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Harrison, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Harrison, Kathryn Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Harris, Douglas Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Harris, Leila Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Harris, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Harris, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Harriman, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Harley, Christopher Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Hariri, Amani Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Hare, Jan Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Hardisty, David Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Harder, Kenneth Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Hansson, Gunnar Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Hanser, Amy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Hanley, Gillian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Handy, Todd Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Hancock, Robert E Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Hammerly, Christopher Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Hamm, Corey Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Hamlin, Kiley Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Hamelin, Richard Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Hamel, Keith Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Halpern, Mark Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hallensleben, Markus Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Hallas, Alannah Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hallam, Steven Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Hall, David Geoffrey Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Hall, Kathleen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Hall, Alycia Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Hakkinen, Lari Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Haji, Faizal Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Hagerman, Shannon Marie Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Hackett, Tillie-Louise Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Hacihaliloglu, Ilker Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Department of Medicine
Hach, Faraz Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Haber, Eldad Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Haase, Kristen Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Haas, Kurt Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Gyenge, Elod Lajos Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Guy-Bray, Stephen Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Guy, Pierre Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Gutierrez Monroy, Tania Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Gusterson, Hugh Phillimore Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Gustafson, Paul Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Gustafson, Stephen James Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Gupta, Neeru Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, School of Population and Public Health
Gunderson, Lee Paul Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Gulati, Sumeet Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food and Resource Economics
Gujarati, Arpan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Guhn, Martin Associate Professor Faculty of 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.
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