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 Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Parra, Alvaro Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Yu, Lingtao Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Bian, Bo Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Raynard, Mia Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Yeung, Ira Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Wang, Yanwen Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Daniels, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
van Jaarsveld, Danielle Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Ba, Wenjia Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Heinkel, Robert Lee Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Ries, John Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Donaldson, R Glen Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Favilukis, Jack Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Carlson, Murray Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Cenfetelli, Ronald Timothy Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Antweiler, Werner Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Lazrak, Ali Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Kim, Baek Jung Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Hardisty, David Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Fisher, Adlai Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Brander, James Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Lee, Sanghoon Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Seidel, Marc-David Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Pikulina, Elena Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Griffin, Dale Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Davidoff, Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Shechter, Steven Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
D Adduzio, Jenna Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Swanson, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Yang, Ron Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Helsley, Robert Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Chamberlain, Sandra Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Woo, Carson C Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
White, Katherine Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Lee, Gene Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Kikkawa, Ayumu Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Marshall, Guillermo Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Paat, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Khmelnitskaya, Ekaterina Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Lo, Kin Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Vertinsky, Ilan Boris Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Head, C Keith Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Clough, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Cohen-Hillel, Tamar Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Lundholm, Russell Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Baldauf, Markus Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Zhang, Hao Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Hoegg, Jo Andrea Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Qian, Yi Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Aquino, Karl Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural 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.
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G+PS regularly provides virtual sessions that focus on admission requirements and procedures and tips how to improve your application.