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 faculty 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".

Name Rolesort descending Faculty Academic Unit
Frostad, John Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Puyat, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Tropini, Carolina Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology, School of Biomedical Engineering
Bennett, Erica Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Hach, Faraz Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Williams, Karla Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Flannigan, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Cembrowski, Mark Steven Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Clifford, Amanda Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Shwartz, Vered Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Rights, Jason Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Upham, David Chester Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Lachance, Lindsay Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Piechocki, Katharina Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Tocheva, Elitza Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Silverberg, Noah Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Pikulina, Elena Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Knipfer, Thorsten Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Goetz, Friedrich Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Gadermann, Anne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine
Hutchinson, Peter Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Miskovic, Sanja Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Zheng, Xin Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Campbell, Trevor Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Dao Duc, Khanh Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Bourges, Antoine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Lan, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Baldauf, Markus Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Madhav, Manu Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Afsahi, Afsoun Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Grenz, Jennifer Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Drljaca, Igor Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Wyatt, Alexander Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Gibson, Lindsay Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Clifford, Robert Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Evans, Jonathan Blair Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Frommel, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Brigham, Emily Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Corella Morales, Meghan Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Silver, Erin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Pollock, Courtney Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Cao, Yankai Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Kim, Baek Jung Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Silfverberg, Miikka Pietari Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Rocheleau, Alain-Michel Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Thrampoulidis, Christos Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Loucks, Catrina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Bullard, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Page, Brent Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Frei Njootli, Jeneen Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory

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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.