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
Brussoni, Mariana Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Doan, Quynh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Jan, Eric Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Oruc, Ipek Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Molday, Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Doudet, Doris Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Singer, Joel Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Cripton, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Foster, Leonard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michael Smith Laboratories
Holt, Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, Department of Psychiatry
Krajden, Mel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Skarsgard, Erik Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Steidl, Christian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Karsan, Aly Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Jenstad, Lorienne Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Price, Morgan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Honer, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Arbour, Laura Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Wang, Yu Tian Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Lockwood, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Olson, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Schuetz, Christian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Knight, Darryl Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Whittaker, Jacqueline Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Pouladi, Mahmoud Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Park, Yongjin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Statistics
Evgin, Laura Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Law, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Nygaard, Haakon Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Lovato, Chris Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Sawatzky, Bonita Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Gill, Jagbir Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Hackett, Tillie-Louise Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Jones, Steven J Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Bartlett, Karen Hastings Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Tomek, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Spittal, Patricia Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Garnis, Catherine Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Schultz, Kirk Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Herdman, Anthony Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Sorensen, Poul Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Sanatani, Shubhayan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Ho, Kendall Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Jiang, Xiaoyan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Kitson, Clifford Neil Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Hoodless, Pamela Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, School of Biomedical Engineering
Traboulsee, Tony Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Davis, Noelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Kassam, Rosemin Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Silver, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health

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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.