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 ascending Academic Unit
Masri, Bas Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Granville, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Sanatani, Shubhayan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Taylor, Steven Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Mortenson, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Wilcox, Pearce Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Crook, Juanita Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Skarsgard, Erik Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Kozlowski, Piotr Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Churg, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Greidanus, Nelson Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Stothers, Lynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Calam, Betty Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Nicolaou, Savvakis Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Joseph, K.S. Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, School of Population and Public Health
Devine, Dana Virginia Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Webber, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Colozzo, Paola Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Tam, Roger Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Mitton, Craig Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
McGrail, Kimberlyn Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Gadermann, Anne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine
Kopec, Jacek Andrzej Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Duong, Franck Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Roth, Andrew Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Computer Science
Schmidt, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Moe, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Dell, Sharon Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Kuo, Calvin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Shahidi, Neal Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Bouchard, Katrina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Sellers, Stephanie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Towle, Angela Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medicine
Road, Jeremy Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Caron, Nadine Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Chi, Kim Nguyen Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Yip, Calvin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Nelson, Brad Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Spittal, Patricia Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Jan, Eric Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Garnis, Catherine Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Hsiung, Ging-Yuek Robin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Collins, Colin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Raymond, Lynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Cripton, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Sorensen, Poul Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Fisher, Charles Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Oberlander, Timothy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Grunau, Ruth V Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Koehoorn, Mieke Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health

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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.