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
Frommel, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Brigham, Emily Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Baylis, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Nair, Prashant Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Naqvi, Naveena Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Sriram, Veena Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, School of Population and Public Health
Scholes, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Thompson, Wade Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Karim, Ehsan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Song, Liang Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Etxabe, Julen Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Wytenbroek, Lydia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Lecuyer, Mathias Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Bostanci, Gorkem Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Fisher, Kevin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Gornall, Will Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
McDougall, Scott Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Catungal, John Paul Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Duffy, Kay Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Ti, Lianping Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Boyd, Jade Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Nikolakis, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Cornil, Yann Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Hickey, Kenneth Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Matthew, Ian Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Lee, Barbara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Chakrabarty, Trisha Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Keenan, Harper Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Morris, Leora Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Musto, Michela Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Starling, Dan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Hacihaliloglu, Ilker Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Department of Medicine
Daniels, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Szkup, Michal Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Huan, Tao Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Socias, Maria Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Jacobs, Sara Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Purcell, Sarah Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Briggs, Marlene Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Hutchison, Camden Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
D Adduzio, Jenna Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Weidberg, Hilla Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Ziethen, Antje Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
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
Nakamura, Fuyubi Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Rosenblum, Daisy Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Pareles, Mo Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Noack, Frederik Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food and Resource Economics
Fang, Limin Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics

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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.