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
Leaf, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Leander, Brian Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany, Department of Zoology
Leavitt, Blair Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
LeBaron, Michelle Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Lee, Nancy Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Lee, Steven Hugh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Lee, Jae-Hyeok Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Lee, Tim Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Lee, Jongho Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Lee, Agnes Yuet Ying Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Lee, Gene Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Lee, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Lee, Sanghoon Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Lee, Barbara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Lefaivre, Kelly Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Lefebvre, Louis Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Lehman, Anna Michelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Leipsic, Jonathon Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Leitch, Duncan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Lemay, Valerie Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Lemieux, Thomas Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Lemieux, Guy Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lemieux, Victoria Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
LeMoult, Joelle Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Lence, Barbara Jean Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Lester, Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Leung, Cyril Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Leung, Peter C Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Levell, Nicola Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Levin, Adeera Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Levings, Megan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Leyton-Brown, Kevin Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Li, Xiaojun Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Li, Xin Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Botany
Li, Duanduan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Li, Shyh-dar Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Li, Wei Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Li, Linda Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Li, Hao Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Li, Guofang Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Li, Yue-Xian Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Li, Loretta Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Li, Hongbin Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Li, Kai Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Liao, Carol Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Lightfoot, Sheryl Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Lim, Chinten James Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Lim, Choon Jim Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Lima, Viviane Dias Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Lin, Li-Wen Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law

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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.