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 ascending Academic Unit
Hayden, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Spiegel, Jerry Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health, Liu Institute for Global Issues
Kieffer, Tim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Surgery
Kopp, Janel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Christenson, James Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Brauer, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Rauscher, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Luciani, Dan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Garnis, Catherine Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Kissoon, Niranjan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
McKeown, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Campbell, Kristin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Masri, Bassam Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Money, Deborah Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Schreiber, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Moritz, Orson Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Tremlett, Helen Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Camp, Patricia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Cresswell, Silke Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Wilcox, Pearce Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Qayumi, Abdul Karim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Marra, Marco Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Sutherland, Jason Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Harris, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Gregory-Evans, Kevin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Kelleher, Dermot Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Keown, Paul Anthony Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Lee, Agnes Yuet Ying Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Lefaivre, Kelly Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Geller, Josie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Bowie, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Meneghetti, Adam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Zandstra, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Michael Smith Laboratories
Martin Ginis, Kathleen Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Klein Geltink, Ramon Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
McDonald, Patrick Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Knight, Rodney Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Kuchenbauer, Florian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Hay, Kevin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Parker, Seth Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Road, Jeremy Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Krausz, Reinhard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Brunham, Liam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Morgan, Steven Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Elango, Rajavel Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Meneilly, Graydon Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Lange, Philipp Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Walley, Keith Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
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.