Research Supervisors

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The supervisor is the key person in a thesis-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 thesis 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 "Thesis Supervision".

Advice on how to reach out to supervisors

 
Name Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Louie, Dustin Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Leddy, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Phelan, Anne Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Cole, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Wilson, Brian Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Li, Guofang Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Code, Jillianne Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Schanding, Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Rajagopal, Harini Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Kumpulainen, Kristiina Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Clark, Penney Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Nashon, Samson Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Nicol, Cynthia Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Ahenakew, Cash Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Bryson, Mary Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Talmy, Steven Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Mazawi, Andre Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Gladwin, Derek Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Pinar, William Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Perry, Nancy Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Dobson, Teresa Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Wright, Handel Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Gouzouasis, Peter Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Bundon, Andrea Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Boushel, Robert Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology, Department of Family Practice
Kroc, Edward Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Fewster, Kayla Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Opini, Bathseba Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Goble, J. Scott Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Puterman, Eli Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Mercer, Sterett Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Bedi, Robinder Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Blouin, Jean-Sebastien Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Gerofsky, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Faulkner, Guy Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Lam, Tania Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Anderson, David Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Haverkamp, Beth Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Ellis, Jason Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Ruitenberg, Claudia Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Shan, Hongxia Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
De Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Fallon, Gerald Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Kindler, Anna Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Wang, Fei Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Kovach, Margaret Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Noori, Sofia Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Sinner, Anita Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Kelly, Deirdre Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies

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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.
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