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
Tom, Allison Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Tomc, Sandra Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Tomek, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Tong, Nicholas Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Tortell, Philippe Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Botany
Towle, Angela Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medicine
Traboulsee, Anthony Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Tracy, Jessica Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Trajano, Heather Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Tran, Martino Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Trebbi, Francesco Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Tremblay, Regine Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Tremlett, Helen Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Trites, Andrew Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Troczynski, Tom Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Troeung, Y-Dang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Tropini, Carolina Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Tsai, Tai-Peng Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Tsang, Teresa Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Tseng, Michelle Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany, Department of Zoology
Tu, Qingshi Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Tupper, Allan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Turgeon, Ricky Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Turin, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, Department of Anthropology
Turner, Robin Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Turner, Hannah Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Turpel-Lafond, Mary Ellen Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Turvey, Stuart Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Tworek, Heidi Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Underhill, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Unruh, William Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Upham, David Chester Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Ur, Ehud Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Valencia Caicedo, Felipe Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Vallance, Bruce Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Van Allen, Margot Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Van de Panne, Michiel Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Van der Loos, Hendrik Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Van Duzer, Leslie Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Van Eeden, Stephanus Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Van Handel, Leigh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
van Jaarsveld, Danielle Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Van Petegem, Filip Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Van Raamsdonk, Catherine Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Van Raamsdonk, Mark Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Van Waerbeke, Ludovic Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Van Willigenburg, Stephanie Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Vanderwal, Tamara Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Vanwynsberghe, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies

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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.