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
Keeling, Patrick John Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Marshall, Christopher Warren Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Pawlik, Marek Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Robinson, Wendy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
McKenna, Janis Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Sindelar, Robert Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Magliocco, Sabina Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Thompson, Evan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Li, Shyh-Dar Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Larjava, Hannu Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Condon, Patrick Michael Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Conibear, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Carlson, Murray Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Jones, Allan Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Schajer, Gary Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Fraser, Ailana Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Watson, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
MacDougall, Bruce Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Oviedo-Joekes, Eugenia Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Gallipoli, Giovanni Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Snutch, Terrance Preston Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Zoology
Masse, Louise Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Ferreira da Silva, Denise Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Chiu-Duke, Josephine Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Berdahl, Jennifer Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Chen, Jingyi Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Shelton, Anthony Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Schwarz, Stephan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Huebner, Kurt Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Ries, John Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Shen, Ya Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
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
Andersen, Raymond Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Chemistry
Miran-Khan, Karim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice, School of Kinesiology
Irwin, Rita Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Daniels, Lori Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Savage, Kerry Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Loewen, Philip Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Anderson, David Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Wood, Stepan Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Av-Gay, Yossef Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Englezos, Petros Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Nelson, Brad Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Colliander, James Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Cundiff, Geoffrey Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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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.