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
Zahl, Joshua Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Zamar, Ruben Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Zandstra, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Michael Smith Laboratories
Zanotti, Cristina Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Zappa, Sandra Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Zebehazy, Kim Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Zed, Peter Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Zeitlin, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Zeng, Haishan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Zerriffi, Hisham Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Zhang, Lewei Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Zhang, Gaoheng Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Zhang, Hao Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Zhang, Wei Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Zhang, Yuelin Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Zhang, Anming Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Zhang, Jenny Li Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Zhao, Jiaying Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Department of Psychology
Zheng, Xin Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Zhitnitsky, Ariel Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Zhou, Youwen Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Zhou, Yang-Yang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Zhou, Mi Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Zhou, Fei Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Ziels, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Ziethen, Antje Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Zimmerman, Naomi Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Zou, Zhengbo Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Zou, Ke Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Zou, Bingshuang Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Zoubeidi, Amina Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Zumbo, Bruno Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Zuo, Mila Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Zwicker, Jill Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

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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.