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
Gibson, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Savage, Kerry Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Brinkman, Ryan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Schwarz, Stephan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Dong, Xuesen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Sakakibara, Brodie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Schmidt, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Bashashati Saghezchi, Ali Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Loree, Jonathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Vigo, Daniel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, School of Population and Public Health
Madhav, Manu Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Regehr, Glenn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Wood, Evan Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Meneilly, Graydon Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Phillips, Anthony Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
MacHan, Lindsay Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Van Eeden, Stephanus Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Purssell, Roy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Woollard, Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Hatala, Rose Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Collins, Colin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Money, Deborah Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Kastrukoff, Lorne Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Ur, Ehud Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Dummer, Trevor Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Bennewith, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Stothers, Lynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Calam, Betty Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Tebbutt, Scott Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Ogilvie, Gina Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Murphy, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Fedida, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Strynadka, Natalie Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Regan, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Hameed, Morad Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Meneghetti, Adam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Sadarangani, Manish Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Roth, Andrew Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Computer Science
Petrella, Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Grunau, Brian Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Fast, Danya Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Hanley, Gillian Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ling, Victor Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Ansermino, John Mark Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Jang, Kerry Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Wilson, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Brooks-Wilson, Angela Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Nguan, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Madden, Kenneth Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
McAlpine, Jessica Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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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.