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".

Namesort descending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Kopylova, Maya Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Kornelsen, Jude Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Korthauer, Keegan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Kovach, Margaret Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Kozak, Robert Antal Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Kozlowski, Piotr Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Department of Urologic Sciences
Krahn, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Krajden, Mel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Kramer, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Kramer, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Krassioukov, Andrei Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Krausz, Reinhard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Kravchenko, Sergii Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Kremen, Claire Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Department of Zoology
Krems, Roman Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Krishnan, Harish Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Kroc, Edward Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Kronstad, James Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Kruecken, Reiner Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Kruk, Edward Andrew Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Krusi, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Krystal, Gerald Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Krzic, Maja Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology, Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Kubota, Ryuko Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Kuchenbauer, Florian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Kuhl, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Kumar, Ujendra Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kunst, Ljerka Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Kunz, Nadja Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Kuo, Calvin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Kuus, Merje Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Kwakkel, Erik Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Kwon, Brian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Kwon, Janice Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
la Selva, Samuel Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Laba, Izabella Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Lacaille, Diane Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Lachance, Lindsay Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Lack, Nathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Laffin, Christina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Lagresa-González, Elizabeth Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Laher, Ismail Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Lahiri, Amartya Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Laird, Colleen Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Lakshmanan, Laks Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Laksman, Zachary Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Lalji, Fawziah Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lallous, Nada Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Lam, Stephen C Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Lam, Tania Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology

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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.