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 descending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Gleave, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Glegg, Stephanie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Goble, J. Scott Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Goerges, Matthias Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Goetz, Friedrich Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Gold, Michael Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Goldbach, Toby Susan Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Goldenberg, S Larry Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Goldman, Ran Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Gonzalez-Montaner, Julio Sergio Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Goold, Benjamin Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Gopalakrishnan, Sathish Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Gopaluni, Bhushan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Gordillo, Gaston Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Gordon, Michael Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Gordon, Sara Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Gordon, Julia Yulia Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Gornall, Will Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Gourlay, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Gouzouasis, Peter Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Graf, Daniel Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Graham, Sean Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Gramling, David Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Granot, Daniel Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Grant, Isabel Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Grant, Edward Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Granville, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Grayston, Susan Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Grazziotin Soares, Renata Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Grecov, Dana Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Green, Sheldon Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Green, David Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Greenblatt, Ethan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Greenstreet, Mark Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Gregory-Evans, Kevin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Gregory-Evans, Cheryl Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Greidanus, Nelson Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Greif, Chen Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Grenz, Jennifer Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Greyson, Devon Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Griesdale, Donald E Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Department of Medicine
Griffin, Dale Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Griffin, Michael Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, Department of Philosophy
Groat, Lee Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Grunau, Ruth V Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Grunau, Brian Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Grzybowski, Stefan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Gsponer, Joerg Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michael Smith Laboratories
Gu, Xiong Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Guan, Leluo Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology

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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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