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
Wu, Lyndia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Noh, Minkyun Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hermon, Jonathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Narayan, Priti Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Greenblatt, Ethan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Cornil, Yann Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Qian, Yue Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
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
Tenenboim, Ori Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Kopp, Janel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Vora, Siddharth 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
Kroc, Edward Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Tu, Qingshi Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Mitchell-Foster, Sheona Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Kealy, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Bleck, Alexander Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Miskovic, Sanja Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Robillard, Julie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Lowe, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Bouchard, Marie-Eve Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Abdin, Yasmine Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Ibrahim, Mohamed Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Jessri, Mahsa Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Gaertner, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Ju, Myeong Jin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Arefin, Mohammed Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Howe, Tami Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Osborne, Lisa Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Corella Morales, Meghan Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Fairbairn, Nadia Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Dennis, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Black, Alexis Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Vujosevic, Tijana Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Sam, Johanna Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Mawson, John Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Xiao, Robert Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Doberstein, Carey Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Belcourt, Billy-Ray Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Zou, Zhengbo Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Raftery, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Lo, Owen Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Kim, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Zhang, Wei Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Stickles, Elise Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Margulis, Matias Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Food, Nutrition & Health

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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.