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
Yadav, Vikramaditya Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Ventura, Carlos Estuardo Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Lau, Anthony K Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Jaiman, Rajeev Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ranger, Manon Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Low, Margaret Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Rojas Gaona, Orlando Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Department of Wood Science
Vujosevic, Tijana Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Tworek, Heidi Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Briggs, Marlene Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Smith, Tai Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Lynn, Hyung Gu Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Castonguay-Belanger, Joel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Pina, Manuel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Girard, Jonathan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Moss, Laura Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Hwang, Il Myoung Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Chaudhry, Ayesha Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Callison, Candis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
McElduff, Siobhan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Nosco, Peter Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Ghaziani, Amin Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Mole, Christopher Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Hall, David Geoffrey Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Biesanz, Jeremy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Boccassini, Daniela Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Arnovick, Leslie Katherine Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Johnson, Phyllis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Berdahl, Jennifer Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Murphy, Anne Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Snowberg, Erik Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Lee, Barbara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Baylis, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Bullard, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Speller, Camilla Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Naqvi, Naveena Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Belcourt, Billy-Ray Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Brownlee, Kimberley Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Gusterson, Hugh Phillimore Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
De Longis, Anita Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Brain, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Deer, Glenn Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Pailer, Gaby Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Rouse, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Fu, Qiang Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Tracy, Jessica Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Peterson, Glen Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Corrigall-Brown, Catherine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Coleman, Katharina Pichler Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Pratt, Geraldine Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography

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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.