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 faculty 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
Mansoor, Jaleh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Al-Kassim, Dina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Rea, Christopher Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Klonsky, Elisha Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Donner, Simon Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography, Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Lyon, Annabel Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Karwowska, Bozena Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Bowers, Katherine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Bloch, Alexia Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Riano-Alcala, Pilar Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Galea, Liisa Ann Margaret Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Moore, Patrick Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Wood, Jasper Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Murphy, Anne Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Graf, Peter Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Douglas, Jennifer Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Stecklov, Guy Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Cookson, Tara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Kerns, Connor Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Shariff, Azim Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Kwakkel, Erik Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Noda, Shunya Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Prueitt, Cat Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Gelinas-Lemaire, Vincent Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Amijee, Fatema Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Webster, Crystal Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Afsahi, Afsoun Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Fung, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Chamberlain, Sandra Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Parra, Alvaro 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
Vertinsky, Ilan Boris Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Aziz, Arslan Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Cohen-Hillel, Tamar Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Donaldson, R Glen Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Wu, Chunhua Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Lee, Gene Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Yang, Bicheng Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Zhang, Hao Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Hoegg, Jo Andrea Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Lee, Sanghoon Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Gillen, David Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Zhou, Mi Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Seidel, Marc-David Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Yeung, Ira Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Fisher, Adlai Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Carlson, Murray Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Davidoff, Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Lazrak, Ali Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Shechter, Steven 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.