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
Stewart, Evelyn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Vilarino-Guell, Carles Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Zoubeidi, Amina Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Fleetham, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Allard, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mawson, John Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
O'Connor, Timothy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Eddy, Allison Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
MacNab, Ying Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Eng, Janice Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Skoretz, Stacey Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Milloy, Michael-John Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Klein Geltink, Ramon Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Besserer, Floyd Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Drew, Yvette Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Lange, Dirk Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Steiner, Theodore Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Lyons, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Swindale, Nicholas Vaughan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Anis, Aslam Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Ogrodniczuk, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Brotto, Lori Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Department of Psychiatry
Conibear, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Howe, Tami Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Sadowski, Ivan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Preston, Roanne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Jones, Allan Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Goldman, Ran Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Field, Thalia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Gregory-Evans, Cheryl Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Ashe, Maureen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Watson, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mortenson, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Carlsten, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Gsponer, Joerg Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michael Smith Laboratories
Miller, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Verchere, Bruce Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Oviedo-Joekes, Eugenia Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Beristain, Alexander Guillermo Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Laher, Ismail Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Masse, Louise Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Guenette, Jordan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Dorscheid, Delbert Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Johnson, James Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Department of Surgery
Robinson, Wendy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Dong, Xuesen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Sakakibara, Brodie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Tamber, Mandeep Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
McCracken, Rita Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
de Boer, Carl Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering

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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.