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
Coughtrie, Michael Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cote, Helene Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Corrigall-Brown, Catherine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Cornil, Yann Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Cornelis, Jean Thomas Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Corella Morales, Meghan Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Copeland, Brian Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Coops, Nicholas Charles Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Cooper, Elisabeth Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Coombs, Daniel Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Cool, Julie Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Cookson, Tara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Conway, Edward Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Connolly, James John Timothy Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Conklin, Annalijn Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Conibear, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Condon, Patrick Michael Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Condon, Anne Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Conati, Cristina Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Colozzo, Paola Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Collins, Colin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Collier, Abby Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Colliander, James Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Coleman, Katharina Pichler Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Cole, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Coil, Jeffrey Martin Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Cohen Freue, Gabriela Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Cohen, Tamara Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Code, Jillianne Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Cockcroft, Steven Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Clune, Jeff Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Clough, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Cloth, Allison Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Clifford, Robert Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Claxton, Dana Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Clarke, Lorne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Clarke, Anthony Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Clark, Penney Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Clark, Luke Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Ciufolini, Marco Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Ciocca, Valter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Cimolai, Nevio Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Ciernia, Annie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Cibere, Jolanda Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Churg, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Chung, Stephen Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Chua, Romeo Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Chrostowski, Lukas Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Christopoulos, John Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Christoff, Kalina Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology

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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.