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 Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Beaudry, Paul Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Hall, Kathleen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Giammarino, Ronald Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Kim, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Agarwal, Isha Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Zhou, Mi Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Wu, Chunhua Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Lo, Kin Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Qian, Yi Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Cavanaugh, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Cavusoglu, Hasan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Gillen, David Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Zheng, Xin Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Kikkawa, Ayumu Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Reilly, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Lundholm, Russell Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Park, So Eun Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Favilukis, Jack Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Carlson, Murray Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Vertinsky, Ilan Boris Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Bena, Jan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Chandrashekaran, Murali Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Hardisty, David Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Skarlicki, Daniel Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
White, Katherine Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Tansey, James Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
Kim, Baek Jung Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Ryan, Christopher Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Heinkel, Robert Lee Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
van Jaarsveld, Danielle Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
D Adduzio, Jenna Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Yeung, Ira Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Pikulina, Elena Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Lindsey, Charles Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Lazrak, Ali Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Vijayaraghavan, Rajesh Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Fang, Limin Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Mokak Teguia, Alberto Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Marshall Manriquez, Guillermo Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Baldauf, Markus Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Chamberlain, Sandra Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Woo, Carson C Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Head, C Keith Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Yu, Lingtao Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Orr, Patrick Scott Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Cenfetelli, Ronald Timothy Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Zhang, Anming Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Ortiz Molina, Hernan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Gornall, Will Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
McCormick, S Thomas Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics

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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.