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".

Name Rolesort descending Faculty Academic Unit
Jacobs, Sara Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Scholes, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Franch Ballester, Jose Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Germain, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Noh, Minkyun Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Grunau, Brian Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Zhou, Mi Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Pasquier, Thomas Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Bostanci, Gorkem Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Brown, Kelly Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Poon, Brenda Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Vellutini, Claudio Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Zou, Ke Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Roth, Andrew Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Computer Science
Noda, Shunya Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Bashashati Saghezchi, Ali Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Marshall, Hallie Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Kuo, Calvin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Borduas-Dedekind, Nadine Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Nikolakis, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Rocheleau, Alain-Michel Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Murphy, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Yang, Bicheng Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Wu, Lyndia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kroc, Edward Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Krusi, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Fisher, Kevin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Hacihaliloglu, Ilker Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Paterson, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Hastie, Bethany Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Swei, Omar Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Robeva, Elina Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Briggs, Marlene Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Woods, Derek Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Forde, Shawn Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Howe, Tami Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Bayrampour Basmenj, Hamideh Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Midwifery Program
Mostafa, Nesrine Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Schrader, Kasmintan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Wong, Danielle Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Dee, Derek Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Gaertner, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Gerrie, Alina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Reilly, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Wisnovsky, Simon Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Nakamura, Fuyubi Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Jin, Xiao Liang Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Shadgan, Babak Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Schiebinger, Geoffrey Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Cornil, Yann Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science

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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.