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
Harris, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Vallance, Bruce Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Barton, Jason Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Kuhl, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Calam, Betty Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Small, Jeff Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Gibson, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Savage, Kerry Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Luo, Honglin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Cherkasov, Artem Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Conway, Edward Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Duong, Franck Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Sadar, Marianne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Olson, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Regier, Dean Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Schaeffer, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Flannigan, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Puyat, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Cembrowski, Mark Steven Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Isaac, Kathryn Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Dell, Sharon Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Kuo, Calvin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Vila-Rodriguez, Fidel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Spering, Miriam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Kwon, Janice Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Bedaiwy, Mohamed Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Moore, Edwin D Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Woodward, Todd Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Preston, Roanne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Wasserman, Wyeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Dawes, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Goldowitz, Daniel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Devlin, Angela Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Poon, Brenda Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Foster, Leonard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michael Smith Laboratories
Holt, Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, Department of Psychiatry
Wilcox, Pearce Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Takei, Fumio Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Laule, Cornelia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Guy, Pierre Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Chia, Stephen K.L. Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
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
Frank, Erica Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Lam, Stephen C Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Street, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Schuetz, Christian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Knight, Darryl Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

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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.