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
Brauer, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Kiefl, Robert Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bohlmann, Joerg Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Botany, Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Preston, Roanne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Goldman, Ran Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Adem, Alejandro Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Wyly, Elvin Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Veenstra, Gerry Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Behrend, Kai Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Levings, Megan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Stull, Roland Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Kuhl, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Liu-Ambrose, Teresa Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Wang, Jessica Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Petrina, Stephen Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Innes, John Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Turpel-Lafond, Mary Ellen Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Frangou, Sophia Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Pante, Nelly Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Pailer, Gaby Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Hodgson, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Biukovic, Ljiljana Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Pauly, Daniel Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Department of Zoology
Blouin, Jean-Sebastien Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Dixon, David Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Rea, Christopher Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Taylor, Robert Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Gyenge, Elod Lajos Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Black, Thomas Andrew Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Wu, Lang Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Sharon, Rena Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Joseph, K.S. Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, School of Population and Public Health
Roskelley, Calvin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
McCormick, S Thomas Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Gardiner, Robert Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Gusterson, Hugh Phillimore Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Jones, David Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Fitzgerald, Mark Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Christensen, Villy Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Hancock, Robert E Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Satterfield, Theresa Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Brinton, Laurel Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Sheffer, Alla Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Lawrence, Gregory Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Scholte, Tom Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Marmer, Vadim Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Eltis, Lindsay Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Jarus, Tal Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Sinclair, Chadwick Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Nicolaou, Savvakis Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology

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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.