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
Withers, Stephen Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Wittman, Hannah Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health, Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Wolf, Michael Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Wolkovich, Elizabeth Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Wong, Danielle Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Wong, Vincent Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Wong, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Wong, Hubert Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Wong, Judy Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Wong, Harvey Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Wong, Sabrina Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Woo, Carson C Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Wood, Frank Donald Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Wood, Jasper Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Wood, Evan Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Wood, John Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Woods, Derek Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Woodward, Todd Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Woody, Sheila Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Woollard, Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Wright, Handel Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Wright, Joanne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Wright, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Wu, Lyndia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Wu, Chunhua Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Wu, Lang Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Wu, Amery Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Wyatt, Alexander Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Wyatt, Christopher Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Wylie, Alison Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Wyly, Elvin Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Wytenbroek, Lydia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Xia, Guangrui Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Xiang, Qing-San Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Xiao, Robert Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Xie, Yifang Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Xu, Zhaoming Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Yachie, Nozomu Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Yada, Rickey Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Yadav, Vikramaditya Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Yan, Miu Chung Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Yang, Tsung-Yuan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Yang, Renren Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Yang, Decheng Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Yang, Bicheng Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Yassi, Annalee Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Yatham, Lakshmi Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Ye, Ziliang Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Yedlin, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Yee, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery

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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.