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".

Namesort ascending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Devine, Dana Virginia Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Devereux, Michael Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Dennis, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Dempsey, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
DeLongis, Anita Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Dell, Sharon Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Deering, Kathleen Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Deer, Glenn Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Dee, Derek Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Dedhar, Shoukat Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Dechaine, Rose-Marie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
de Villiers, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
De Vera, Mary Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
de Silva, Clarence Wilfred Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
De Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
de Boer, Carl Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
de Angelis, Franco Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Day, Susan Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Dawson, Samantha Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Dawes, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Davis, Henry Thomas Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Davis, Noelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Davis, Wade Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Davies, Hugh William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Davies, Jonathan Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Davidoff, Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Dauvergne, Peter Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Dauvergne, Catherine Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Daugaard, Mads Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Dao Duc, Khanh Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Daniels, Megan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Daniels, Lori Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Daniels, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Dancygier, Barbara Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Damascelli, Andrea Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Dalziel, Pamela Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Daley, Denise Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Dake, Gregory Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Dai, Chunping Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Dahmen, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Dahl, Darren Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Dahinten, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Dadugblor, Stephen Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
d'Arcy, Mitch Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
D Adduzio, Jenna Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Cytrynbaum, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Cynader, Max Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Cutler, Frederick Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Currie, Leanne Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Cunliffe, Emma Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law

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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.