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 faculty 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 Rolesort descending Faculty Academic Unit
Jatskevich, Juri Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Vallance, Bruce Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Poole, David Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Zumbo, Bruno Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Wood, Jasper Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Chen, Jingyi Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Ryerson, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Baines, Donna Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Pulleyblank, Douglas Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Svendsen, Linda Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Prior, Jerilynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Hackett, Tillie-Louise Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Mercer, Sterett Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Martin, Gregory Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Eaton, Brett Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Mehrkhodavandi, Parisa Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Tetzlaff, Wolfram Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Gsponer, Joerg Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michael Smith Laboratories
Fels, S Sidney Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lauer, Sean Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Gregory-Evans, Kevin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Mawani, Renisa Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Loewen, Philip Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Anderson, David Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Av-Gay, Yossef Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Pike, Ian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Tiberghien, Yves Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Vogl, A Wayne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Brotto, Lori Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Department of Psychiatry
Zed, Peter Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Solymosi, Jozsef Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Klein, Bern Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Duff, David Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Sarra, Janis Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Miller, Steven Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Cote, Helene Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
MacFarlane, Andrew Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Chiu-Duke, Josephine Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Berdahl, Jennifer Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Schwarz, Stephan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Naus, Monika Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Macdougall, Mary Professor Faculty of Dentistry
Carrabre, T. Patrick Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Zhitnitsky, Ariel Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bizzotto, Dan Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Ruitenberg, Claudia Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Francois, Patrick Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Yen, Edwin H Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Chaudhry, Ayesha Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
MacLean, Karon Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science

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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.