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
Zhou, Yang-Yang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Plan, Yaniv Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Stevens, Sara Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Tu, Qingshi Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
McKellin, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Gadermann, Anne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine
Carrillo, Juli Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Zou, Ke Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Roth, Andrew Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Computer Science
Robeva, Elina Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Marshall, Hallie Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Bouchard, Marie-Eve Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Dahlgren, Leanne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Fu, Hu Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Yang, Bicheng Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Noh, Minkyun Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ju, Myeong Jin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Arefin, Mohammed Rafi Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Parra, Álvaro Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Frostad, John Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Hastie, Bethany Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Swei, Omar Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Schiebinger, Geoffrey Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Musini, Vijaya Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Low, Margaret Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Vujosevic, Tijana Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Bryant, S Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Vora, Siddharth Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Schrader, Kasmintan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Wu, Lyndia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dee, Derek Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Kroc, Edward Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Salgirli, Saygin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Belcourt, Billy-Ray Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Bayrampour Basmenj, Hamideh Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Midwifery Program
Qian, Yue Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Jin, Xiao Liang Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Shadgan, Babak Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Lowe, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Saylor, Joel Edward Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Picard, Sebastien Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Wong, Danielle Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Jessri, Mahsa Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Gaertner, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Doberstein, Carey Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Lee, Nancy Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Rocheleau, Alain-Michel Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Rideout, Elizabeth Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Miskovic, Sanja Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Robillard, Julie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology

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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.