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 Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Foster, Johan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Dev, Rubee Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Stevens, Sara Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Trajano, Heather Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Shawwash, Ziad K Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Angeles, Leonora Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning, Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Dreisinger, David Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Bushe, William Kendal Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Beznosov, Konstantin Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Satterfield, Blair Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Militzer, Matthias Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Jelovica, Jasmin Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
Zimmerman, Naomi Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Connolly, James John Timothy Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Clifford, Amanda Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Wang, Zhen Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Englezos, Petros Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Feng, James Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Department of Mathematics
Neumann, Oliver Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Yadav, Vikramaditya Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering
Sinclair, Chadwick Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Madden, John Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Tran, Martino Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Douglas, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Kunz, Nadja Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Ohlin, Alix Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Duffy, Kay Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Carrabre, T. Patrick Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Turner, Hannah Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Dawson, Samantha Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Daniels, Megan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Goetz, Friedrich Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Norris, Samuel Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Afsahi, Afsoun Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Fung, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Nunn, Nathan Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Peck, Alexandra Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Irani, Anosh Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Dick, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Brain, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Farinha Luz, Vitor Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Dunn, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Tupper, Allan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Peterson, Glen Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Vessey, Mark Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Brinton, Laurel Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Anger, Suzy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
le Billon, Philippe Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Department of Geography
Dierkes, Julian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Liu, Siyuan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film

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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.