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
Stoessl, A Jonathan Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Stothers, Lynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Straus, Suzana Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Street, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Strynadka, Natalie Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Stuart, Gavin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Stull, Roland Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Subramaniam, Sriram Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Sugioka, Kenji Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Sumaila, Ussif Rashid Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Sundberg, Juanita Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Sunderland, Terence Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Sundstrom, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Sutherland, Jason Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Sutherland, Danica Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Suttle, Curtis Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Botany, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Svendsen, Linda Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Swei, Omar Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Swiecki, Tomasz Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Swindale, Nicholas Vaughan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Szabo, Krisztina Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Szkup, Michal Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Taghipour, Fariborz Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Taiebat, Mahdi Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Takahata, Kenichi Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Takei, Fumio Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Talhouk, Aline Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Talmy, Steven Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Tam, Roger Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, School of Biomedical Engineering
Tamber, Mandeep Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Tanentzapf, Guy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Tang, Tricia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Tang, Shuo Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Tanner, Martin Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Tansey, James Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
Taubert, Stefan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Taylor, Eric Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Taylor, Robert Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Taylor, Steven Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Taylor, Timothy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Taylor, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Taylor, Alison Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Tebbutt, Scott Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Teichman, Joel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Tenenboim, Ori Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Tenzer, Michael Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Tessier, Anne-Michelle Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Testa, Carlo Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Tetzlaff, Wolfram Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology

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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.