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
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, Janice Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Kwon, Brian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
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
Laffin, Christina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Lagresa, 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, Tania Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Lam, Stephen C Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Lam, Frank Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Lam, Wan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Lam, Raymond Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Lamers, Yvonne Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Lampe, Lutz Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lan, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Lang, Donna Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Langager, Graeme Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Lange, Dirk Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Lange, Philipp Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Langlois, Sylvie Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Langton, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Lansdorp, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Larjava, Hannu Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Laronde, Denise Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Laroussi, Farid Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Lau, Anthony K Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Lauer, Sean Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Laule, Cornelia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Laurin, Kristin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Lauster, Nathanael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Laval, Bernard Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Lavoie, Pascal Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Law, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Law, Sin Yan Hedy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Lawrence, Gregory Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Lazarus, Liora Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Lazrak, Ali Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Le Billon, Philippe Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Department of Geography

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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.