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
Pante, Nelly Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Handy, Todd Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Chrostowski, Lukas Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Van Eeden, Stephanus Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
McKay, Heather Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice, Department of Orthopaedics
Li, Linda Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Franz, Marcel Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Taylor, Steven Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Grant, Edward Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Gaynor, Erin Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Watson, Donald Scott Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Redish, Angela Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Campbell, Heather Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Fitzgerald, Mark Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Chapman, Mary Ann Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Boyd, Lara Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Purssell, Roy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Floresco, Stanley Bogdan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Gregory-Evans, Cheryl Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Stairs, Ingrid Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Ward, Lawrence Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Krajden, Mel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Altintas, Yusuf Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
White, Katherine Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Stuart, Gavin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Rogak, Steven Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Berdahl, Jennifer Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Gusterson, Hugh Phillimore Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Auld, Vanessa Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Grzybowski, Stefan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Schoof, Christian Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Henry, Gregory H Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Lam, Frank Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Oser, Scott Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Khan, Nadia Ahmed Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Anderson, Kristin Siwan Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
la Selva, Samuel Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Kumar, Ujendra Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Skarsgard, Erik Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Perrin, David Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Mulpuri, Kishore Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Pang, Catherine C Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Liu-Ambrose, Teresa Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Eddy, Allison Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Gleave, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Dierker, Steve Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Tomc, Sandra Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Caron, Nadine Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Eva, Kevin Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Bakker, Karen Jessica Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography

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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.