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
Keenan, Harper Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Keeling, Patrick John Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Kealy, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Kazanjian, Arminee Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Kaushal, Asha Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Katz, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Kastrukoff, Lorne Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Kassan, Anusha Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Kassam, Rosemin Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Kasahara, Hiroyuki Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Karwowska, Bozena Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Karu, Kalle Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Karsan, Aly Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Karki, Karun Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Karimi, Aryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Karim, Ehsan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Karczmarek, Joanna Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Karakochuk, Crystal Dawn Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Kandlikar, Milind Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Kamizaki, Kuni Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Kamat, Vinay Ramnath Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Kam, Christopher Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Kalua, Khumbo Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Kalia, Sunil Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Kaigala, Govind Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Kadir, Aynur Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Justice, Daniel Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, Department of English Language and Literatures
Jurkevics, Anna Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Jun, Hyejung Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Juhasz, Reka Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Ju, Myeong Jin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Jovel Ayala, Eduardo Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Joshi, Yuvraj Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Joshi, Jaya Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Joseph, K.S. Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, School of Population and Public Health
Jorgenson, Andrew Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Jones, Steven J Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Jones, Allan Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Jones, David Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Johnston, Kirsty Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Johnson, Pauline Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Johnson, Mark Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Johnson, Phyllis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Johnson, James Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Department of Surgery
Johnson, Catherine Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Johnson, Kate Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Joe, Harry Sue Wah Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Jing, Zhichun Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Jin, Xiaoliang Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jiang, Xiaoyan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics

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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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