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 ascending Faculty Academic Unit
Raussendorf, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Lehman, Anna Michelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Dahmen, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Talmy, Steven Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Zhang, Hao Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Robertson, Leslie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Reilly, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Ho, Anita Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Angert, Amy Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany, Department of Zoology
Dong, Xuesen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Abrutyn, Seth Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Moss, Margaret Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Asselin, Marlene Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Cox, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Shan, Hongxia Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Kim, Christine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Miller, Diane Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Hoffmann, Florian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Castellarin, Simone Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Shakya, Tsering Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Department of Asian Studies
Odic, Darko Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Wang, Yan Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Shen, Ya Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Lemieux, Victoria Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Dahinten, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Loock, Christine Ann Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Baum, Bruce Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Hameed, Morad Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Bratiotis, Christiana Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Lee, Tim Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Tomek, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Dai, Chunping Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Van der Loos, Hendrik Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Johnston, Darlene Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Mooney, Patrick Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Drelichman, Mauricio Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Hansson, Gunnar Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Regan, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Reid, Gregor Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Angeles, Leonora Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Gordon, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Dake, Gregory Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Ervin, Ruth Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Hirsh, Elizabeth Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Lim, Chinten James Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Yee, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Nimmon, Laura Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Matthews, Philip Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Gantt, Soren Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Newton, Christie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice

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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.