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
Ghebremusse, Sara Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Nair, Prashant Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Kamgarpour, Maryam Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Naqvi, Naveena Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Lee, Barbara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Molina Hutt, Carlos Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Kikkawa, Ayumu Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Etxabe, Julen Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Shakiba, Nika Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Yi, Kwang Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Zanotti, Cristina Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Hedtrich, Sarah Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Duffy, Kay Jane Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Maharaj, Anil Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hutchison, Camden Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Karim, Ehsan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Song, Liang Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Parker, Seth Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Poon, Brenda Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Rizzotti, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Catungal, John Paul Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Bian, Bo Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Tafaghodi, Leili Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Shawwash, Ziad K Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Yoon, Florence Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Anglesio, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Chakrabarty, Trisha Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
D Adduzio, Jenna Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Dawson, Samantha Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Paat, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Skoulakis, Georgios Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Szkup, Michal Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Skoretz, Stacey Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Noack, Frederik Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food and Resource Economics
Huan, Tao Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Talhouk, Aline Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
De Boer, Carl Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Kia, Hannah Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Hanley, Gillian Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Osborne, Lisa Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Petherick, LeAnne Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Rysanek, Adam Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Marshall Manriquez, Guillermo Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Rubin, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Vijayaraghavan, Rajesh Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Fang, Limin Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Schwartz, Naomi Beth Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Saggio, Raffaele Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Gagnon, Olivia Michiko Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Mack, Johnny Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law

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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.