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
Quon, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Rabkin, Simon Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Radic, Valentina Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Raftery, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Rahmim, Arman Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Raibmon, Paige Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Ramana, M. V. Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Ramankutty, Navin Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Ramdorai, Sujatha Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Ramer, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Ranger, Manon Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Rankin, Catharine Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Rauscher, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Raussendorf, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Raymond, Lynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Rea, Christopher Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Rechnitzer, Andrew Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Redekop, Gary Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Redfield, Rosemary Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Redish, Angela Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Regan, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Regehr, Glenn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Regier, Dean Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Rehavi, M. Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Reichstein, Zinovy Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Reid, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Reid, Jolene Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Reid, Gregor Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Reilly, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Reilly, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Reiner, Neil Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Reiner, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Reinsberg, Stefan Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Renneckar, Scott Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Renouf, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Rensink, Ronald Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science, Department of Psychology
Renwick, Kerry Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Reynolds, Graham Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Rhemtulla, Jeanine Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Rhodin, Helge Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Riano-Alcala, Pilar Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Richards, Jeffrey Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Richardson, John Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Richardson, Alan Walter Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Richardson, Lindsey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Richman, Joy Marion Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Rideout, Elizabeth Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Rieger, Caroline Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Ries, John Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Rieseberg, Loren Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany

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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.