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
Pollock, Courtney Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Cao, Yankai Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Kim, Baek Jung Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Wytenbroek, Lydia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Silfverberg, Miikka Pietari Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Shahriari, Dena Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Shahrad, Mohammad Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
McKee, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Shawwash, Ziad K Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Hunt, Brian Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Auger-Methe, Marie Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Page, Brent Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Frei Njootli, Jeneen Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Lallous, Nada Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Hirani, Saima Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Laksman, Zachary Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Couture, Victor Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Wang, Ying Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Park, So Eun Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Lagresa-González, Elizabeth Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Morris, Leora Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
McCormick, Kelly Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Park, Mi Jung Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Conklin, Annalijn Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Miskovic, Ilija Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Pennefather, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Vanderwal, Tamara Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Mokak Teguia, Alberto Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Goerges, Matthias Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Parent, Amy Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Shakiba, Nika Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Mehta, Aastha Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
McCarty, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Sin, Nancy Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Marshall, Katie Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Yang, Renren Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Ziethen, Antje Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Cohen, Tamara Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Sutherland, Danica Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Nelson, Laura Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Karakochuk, Crystal Dawn Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Weinberger, Kate Rebecca Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Szabo, Krisztina Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Beck, Sara Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Wu, Helena Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Swiecki, Tomasz Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Antwi, Phanuel Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
LeMoult, Joelle Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Lee, Jongho Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Malakaj, Ervin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies

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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.