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
Chang, Thomas Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hafeli, Urs Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Turgeon, Ricky Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Frankel, Adam Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Williams, Karla Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Wong, Judy Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Wong, Harvey Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Burt, Helen Mary Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ryan, Colm Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Leung, Peter C Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Leipsic, Jonathon Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
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
Esdaile, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Taylor, Steven Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Wellington, Cheryl Lea Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Krajden, Mel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Skarsgard, Erik Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Virji-Babul, Naznin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
MacNeily, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Zhou, Youwen Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Shahnaz, Navid Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Rideout, Elizabeth Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Kornelsen, Jude Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Hunt, Michael Anthony Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Stuart, Gavin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Liu-Ambrose, Teresa Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Brinkman, Ryan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Eddy, Allison Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
MacNab, Ying Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Gleave, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Stirling, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Karim, Ehsan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Penninger, Josef Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Wyatt, Alexander Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Whittaker, Jacqueline Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Pouladi, Mahmoud Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Park, Yongjin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Statistics
Evgin, Laura Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Kershaw, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine
Wilson, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Song, Weihong Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Brooks-Wilson, Angela Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Nguan, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Phillips, Anthony Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
McKay, Heather Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice, Department of Orthopaedics
Abu-Laban, Riyad Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Li, Linda Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Gregory-Evans, Cheryl Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

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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.