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 facult 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".

Namesort descending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Aamodt, Tor Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Abdi, Ali Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Abdul-Mageed, Muhammad Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Abolmaesumi, Purang Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Abraham, Ninan Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Abrutyn, Seth Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Abu-Laban, Riyad Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Accili, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Adams, Keith Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Adebar, Perry Erwin Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Adem, Alejandro Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Adriasola Munoz, Ignacio Alberto Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Affleck, Ian Keith Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Affolder, Natasha Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Afshar, Kourosh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Agarwal, Isha Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Ahenakew, Cash Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Ahmed, Rumee Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Aitken, Sally Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Al-Kassim, Dina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English, Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Alden, Lynn Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Aleksejuniene, Jolanta Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Algar, Russ Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Alila, Younes Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Allan, Douglas Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Allard, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Allen, Susan Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Almeida, Fernanda Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Aloni, Erez Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Altintas, Yusuf Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Altshuler, Douglas Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Alvarez Moreno, Raul Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Alviarez, Vanessa Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Ameli, Ali Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Amijee, Fatema Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Andersen, Raymond Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Chemistry
Anderson, Ann Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Anderson, Kristin Siwan Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Anderson, Leonard Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Anderson, Scott Allen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Anderson, David Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Andres, Lesley Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Angel, Omer Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Angeles, Leonora Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Anger, Suzy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Angert, Amy Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany, Department of Zoology
Anglesio, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Anis, Aslam Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Ansermino, John Mark Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Anstee, Richard Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics

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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.