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
Gleason, Mona Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Gerofsky, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Wang, Fei Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Hymel, Shelley Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Wernicke-Heinrichs, Meike Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Kendrick, Maureen Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Hubball, Harry Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Irwin, Rita Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Mirenda, Pat Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Hodges, Nicola Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Norman, Moss Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Katz, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Code, Jillianne Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Jenson, Jennifer Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Eskelson, Bianca Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Saddler, John Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Chanway, Christopher Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Nelson, Harry William Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Bulkan, Janette Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Richardson, John Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Prescott, Cindy Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
El-Kassaby, Yousry Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Innes, John Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Wolkovich, Elizabeth Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Coops, Nicholas Charles Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Gergel, Sarah Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Daniels, Lori Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Cool, Julie Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Rhemtulla, Jeanine Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Day, Susan Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Alila, Younes Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Renneckar, Scott Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Ritland, Kermit Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Evans, Philip David Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Aitken, Sally Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Hagerman, Shannon Marie Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Smith, Gregory Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Roeser, Dominik Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Nesbitt, Lorien Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Avramidis, Stavros Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Montwe, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Hinch, Scott Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Dai, Chunping Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Tu, Qingshi Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Lemay, Valerie Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Wang, Guangyu Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Jiang, Feng Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Meitner, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Ellis, Simon Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Sheppard, Stephen Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management

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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.