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
Henderson, Sarah Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Lan, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Lallous, Nada Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Shahriari, Dena Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Scudamore, Charles Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Caron, Nadine Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Accili, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Bally, Marcel Bertran Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Marinova-Todd, Stefka Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Vogl, A Wayne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Vedam, Saraswathi Professor Faculty of Medicine Midwifery Program
Rauscher, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Hsiung, Ging-Yuek Robin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Brown, Kelly Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Jones, Charlotte Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Goldowitz, Daniel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Devlin, Angela Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Poon, Brenda Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Taylor, Steven Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Cresswell, Silke Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
O'Donnell, Maureen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Cote, Helene Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Rossi, Fabio Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, School of Biomedical Engineering
Forwell, Susan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Mayo, John Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Churg, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Lester, Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Lim, Chinten James Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Kelleher, Dermot Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Sin, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Xiang, Qing-San Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Eaves, Constance Jean Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, School of Biomedical Engineering
Cibere, Jolanda Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Michalak, Erin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Duong, Franck Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Anglesio, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Vanderwal, Tamara Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Weidberg, Hilla Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Ti, Lianping Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Liu, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Laksman, Zachary Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Fischer, Lisa Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Wang, Ying Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Carleton, Bruce Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Chi, Kim Nguyen Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Pickles, Thomas Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Underhill, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Brauer, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Beasley, Clare Louise Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
MacVicar, Brian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

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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.