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
Nathan, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Silver, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Wilbur, Kerry Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Rahmim, Arman Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Renouf, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Gilbert, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Hill, Jane Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Gopalakrishnan, Sathish Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Chew, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Chamberlain, Sandra Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Yedlin, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
McLeod, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
James, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Iurascu, Ilinca Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Kramer, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Nimmon, Laura Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Meitner, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Castonguay-Belanger, Joel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Nagamune, Ryozo Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sidhu, Ravinder Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Bredin, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Godfrey, Sima Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Lauer, Sean Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Wang, Siyun Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Ryan, Katherine Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Maxwell, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Henderson, Sarah Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Summers, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
O'Connor, Mary Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Currie, Leanne Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Soules, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Hoffman, Bradford Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Meloche, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Prange, Sebastian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Crowe, Sean Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Salh, Baljinder Singh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Miller, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Wong, Hubert Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Meneghetti, Adam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Leslie, Sabrina Associate Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories
McGowan, Sharon Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Accili, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Firkins, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Cole, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Edinger, Elizabeth Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Kastrukoff, Lorne Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Almeida, Fernanda Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Castellarin, Simone Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Poole, Wendy Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Antweiler, Werner Associate 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.