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 faculty 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".

Namesort ascending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Metcalfe, Amy Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Mesbah, Ali Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mérida, Walter Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mercer, Sterett Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Menzies, Charles Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Menkis, Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Meneilly, Graydon Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Meneghetti, Adam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Meloche, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Meitner, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Mehta, Aastha Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Mehrkhodavandi, Parisa Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Medved, Maureen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Meckler, Garth Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Measday, Vivien Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
McNeilly, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
McNagny, Kelly Marshall Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, School of Biomedical Engineering
McMaster, W Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
McLeod, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
McKeown, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
McKenna, Janis Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
McKendry, Ian Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
McKee, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
McKay, Heather Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice, Department of Orthopaedics
McIver, Jess Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
McIlroy, Brian Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Mchale, Melissa Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
McGrenere, Joanna Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
McGrail, Kimberlyn Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
McGowan, Sharon Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
McGee, Alexis Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
McElduff, Siobhan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
McDougall, Scott Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
McDonald, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
McCracken, Rita Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
McCormick, S Thomas Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
McCormick, Kelly Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
McCormack, James Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
McCasland, Jamie Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
McCarty, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
McAusland, Carol Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food and Resource Economics
McAlpine, Jessica Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
McAllister, Murdoch Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Mazawi, Andre Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Mayor, Thibault Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mayo, John Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Mayer, Ulrich Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Maxwell, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Mawson, John Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Mawani, Renisa Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology

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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.