Research Supervisors

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The supervisor is the key person in a thesis-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 faculty members. Some require commitment of a faculty member as thesis 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 "Thesis Supervision".

Advice on how to reach out to supervisors

 
Namesort ascending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Madden, Kenneth Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Madden, John Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
MacVicar, Brian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
MacNeily, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
MacNab, Ying Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Macnab, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
MacLure, Malcolm Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
MacLean, Karon Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
MacLachlan, Mark Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Mackie, Gregory Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Mackenzie, Ian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mack, Johnny Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
MacHan, Lindsay Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Macfarlane, Allison Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
MacFarlane, Andrew Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Macdougall, Mary Professor Faculty of Dentistry
MacDougall, Bruce Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
MacDonald, David Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
MacDonald, Colin Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Ma, Hongshen Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lyons, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Lyon, Annabel Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Lynn, Francis Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Lynn, Hyung Gu Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Lynd, Larry Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Luo, Honglin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Lunken, Genelle Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Lundholm, Russell Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Lukes, Laura Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Lui, Harvey Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Lucyshyn, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Luciani, Dan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
LU, JULIET Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Lowe, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Low, Margaret Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Loutzenheiser, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Louie, Dustin Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Loucks, Catrina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Loss, Cristiano Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Lorincz, Matthew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Loree, Jonathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Lopes, Dominic Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Loock, Christine Ann Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Loo, Tina Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Lokman, Kees Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Logan, Tricia Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Loewen, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Loewen, Philip Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Loewen, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lockwood, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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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.
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