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 Rolesort descending Faculty Academic Unit
Troeung, Y-Dang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Nesbitt, Lorien Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Deering, Kathleen Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Clifford, Robert Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Baldauf, Markus Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Paterson, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Mizumoto, Kota Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Jenkins, Emily Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
McDougall, Scott Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Teves, Sheila Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Bowman, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Agarwal, Isha Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Silfverberg, Miikka Pietari Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Lan, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
McKee, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Zahl, Joshua Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Ziels, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Jurkevics, Anna Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Harriman, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Hirani, Saima Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Nichols, Eva Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Brown, Kelly Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Pareles, Marissa Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Pratap Singh, Anubhav Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Gladwin, Derek Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Knox, Sara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Logan, Tricia Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Mccormick, Kelly Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Ye, Ziliang Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Cheong, Amanda Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Couture, Victor Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Reid, Jolene Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
McCarty, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Williams, Thomas Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Huemoeller, Katharine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Bailey, C. D. Alison Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Ranger, Manon Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Poudrier, Eve Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Cohen, Tamara Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Bochnak, Michael Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Jankowski, Jill Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Jiang, Feng Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Shakiba, Nika Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Yi, Kwang Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Baylis, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Ghebremusse, Sara Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Nair, Prashant Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Naqvi, Naveena Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Kamgarpour, Maryam Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lee, Barbara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work

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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.