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 ascending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Redish, Angela Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Redfield, Rosemary Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Redekop, Gary Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Rechnitzer, Andrew Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Rea, Christopher Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Raymond, Lynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Raussendorf, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Rauscher, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Rankin, Catharine Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Ranger, Manon Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Ramer, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Ramdorai, Sujatha Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Ramankutty, Navin Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Ramana, M. V. Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Raibmon, Paige Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Rahmim, Arman Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Raftery, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Radic, Valentina Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Rabkin, Simon Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Quon, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Quirk, Paul Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Quayle, Moura Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Quandt, Jacqueline Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Qian, Yi Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Qian, Yue Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Qayumi, Abdul Karim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Puyat, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Putnins, Edward Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Puterman, Eli Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Purssell, Roy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Pulleyblank, Douglas Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Prueitt, Catherine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Protopopova, Alexandra Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Pritchard, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Prior, Jerilynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Price, Richard Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Price, Morgan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Preston, Roanne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Prescott, Cindy Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Pratt, Geraldine Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Pratap Singh, Anubhav Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Prange, Sebastian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Pramanik, Malabika Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Powers, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Poursartip, Anoush Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Pouladi, Mahmoud Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Poudrier, Eve Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Pottinger, Rachel Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Poon, Brenda Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Poole, Warren Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering

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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.