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 Rolesort descending Faculty Academic Unit
Gardiner, Robert Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Ramana, M. V. Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Pulleyblank, Douglas Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Svendsen, Linda Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Prior, Jerilynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Hackett, Tillie-Louise Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Ruitenberg, Claudia Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Wasserman, Wyeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Blouin, Jean-Sebastien Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Huntsman, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ordonez, Martin Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sayed, Tarek Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Gouzouasis, Peter Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Orvig, Chris Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Daniels, Lori Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Gaynor, Erin Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Krems, Roman Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Stecklov, Guy Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Thompson, Evan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Hayden, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Kwon, Janice Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Shaw, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Vogl, A Wayne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Kissoon, Niranjan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Welch, William Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Bungay, Victoria Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Beaudry, Paul Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Carlsten, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Freeman, Hugh James Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Marra, Marco Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Steidl, Christian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Masse, Louise Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Gillen, David Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Suttle, Curtis Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Botany, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Davies, Jonathan Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Zhitnitsky, Ariel Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bizzotto, Dan Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Ogrodniczuk, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Jones, Allan Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Laroussi, Farid Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Hamel, Keith Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Carvalho, Rick Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Badir, Patricia Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Pawlik, Marek Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Liu-Ambrose, Teresa Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Norenzayan, Ara Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Oliffe, John Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Berman, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Av-Gay, Yossef Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Pike, Ian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics

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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.