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".

Name Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
MacDonald, David Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Brondani, Mario Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Overall, Christopher Mark Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Pliska, Benjamin Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Tong, Nicholas Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Donnelly, Leeann Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Ruse, N Dorin Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Almeida, Fernanda Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Larjava, Hannu Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
von Bergmann, Hsingchi Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Vora, Siddharth Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Hieawy, Ahmed Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry
Shen, Ya Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Aleksejuniene, Jolanta Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Macdougall, Mary Professor Faculty of Dentistry
Mathu-Muju, Kavita Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Gebril, Mohamed Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Kim, Hugh Associate 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
Grazziotin Soares, Renata Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry
Putnins, Edward Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Laronde, Denise Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Matthew, Ian Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Coil, Jeffrey Martin Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Rogers, Theresa Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Kelly, Deirdre Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Nashon, Samson Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Cole, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Tom, Allison Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Wright, Handel Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Bryson, Mary Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Li, Guofang Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
De Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Milner-Bolotin, Marina Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Mercer, Sterett Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Inglis, J Timothy Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Metcalfe, Amy Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Nicol, Cynthia Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Carpenter, Mark Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Andres, Lesley Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Taylor, Alison Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Zebehazy, Kim Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Hodges, Nicola Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Haverkamp, Beth Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Code, Jillianne Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Noori, Sofia Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Ruitenberg, Claudia Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Bedi, Robinder Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Ahenakew, Cash Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational 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.