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 descending Academic Unit
Shen, Ya Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Larjava, Hannu Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Ruse, N Dorin Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Zhang, Lewei Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Richman, Joy Marion Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
MacDonald, David Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Ford, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Matthew, Ian Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Tong, Nicholas Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Hakkinen, Lari Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Coil, Jeffrey Martin Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Poh, Catherine Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Kim, Hugh Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Overall, Christopher Mark Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Laronde, Denise Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Mostafa, Nesrine Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Mathu-Muju, Kavita Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Aleksejuniene, Jolanta Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Wyatt, Christopher Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Pliska, Benjamin Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Bromme, Dieter Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Pigozzo Manso, Adriana Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Rocha Perkerwicz, Samuel Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Bedi, Robinder Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Cox, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Taylor, Alison Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Webb, P. Taylor Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Gouzouasis, Peter Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Bundon, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Frank, Blye Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Faulkner, Guy Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Kindler, Anna Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Kroc, Edward Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Clark, Penney Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Mathison, Sandra Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Abdi, Ali Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Bredin, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Duff, Patricia Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Knight, Vicki Floyd Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Kassan, Anusha Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Kovach, Margaret Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Inglis, J Timothy Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Phelan, Anne Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Butler, Deborah Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Shi, Ling Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Galla, Candace Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Fallon, Gerald Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Mazawi, Andre Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Haverkamp, Beth Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
McKee, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

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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.