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
Angert, Amy Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany, Department of Zoology
Dong, Xuesen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Dick, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Chan, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Liu, Wenying Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Rullmann, Hotze Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
MacHan, Lindsay Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Afshar, Kourosh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Meyers, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Wilson, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
de Villiers, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Gordon, Julia Yulia Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Regan, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
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
Ellis, Jason Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Lee, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Coleman, Katharina Pichler Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Lauster, Nathanael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Neumann, Oliver Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Liu, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Li, Xiaojun Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Severinov, Sergei Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Woo, Carson C Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Lee, Steven Hugh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Mattison, Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hameed, Morad Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Wagner, Alan Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Brussoni, Mariana Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Senbel, Maged Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Davies, Hugh William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Bigazzi, Alex Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering, School of Community and Regional Planning
Madden, Kenneth Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Booker, Courtney Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Chen, Frances Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Camp, Patricia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Creighton, Millie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Ross, Colin Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Michelson, David Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lefebvre, Louis Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Li, Duanduan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Harder, Kenneth Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Nimmon, Laura Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Reynolds, Graham Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Xia, Guangrui Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Pettersen, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Nathan, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Silver, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Wang, Siyun Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health

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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.