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
Mawani, Renisa Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Galea, Liisa Ann Margaret Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Eddy, Allison Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Gleave, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Sayer, Jeffrey Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Aronson, Meigan Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Av-Gay, Yossef Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Englezos, Peter Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Nelson, Brad Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Colliander, James Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Cundiff, Geoffrey Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Biukovic, Ljiljana Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Pauly, Daniel Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Department of Zoology
Blouin, Jean-Sebastien Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Dixon, David Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Rea, Christopher Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Watson, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
MacDougall, Bruce Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Oviedo-Joekes, Eugenia Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Gallipoli, Giovanni Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Zoubeidi, Amina Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Allard, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Glassheim, Eagle Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Wood, Jasper Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Rogers, Theresa Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Sadovnick, Adele Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Cheung, Wai Lung Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Chanway, Christopher Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
McIntosh, Lawrence Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Department of Chemistry
Manges, Amee Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Pratt, Geraldine Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Metzer, David Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Klein, Bern Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Lazarus, Liora Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
MacLachlan, Mark Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Scholte, Tom Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Andersen, Raymond Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Chemistry
Miran-Khan, Karim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice, School of Kinesiology
Pawlik, Marek Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Robinson, Wendy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Eng, Janice Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Seltzer, Margo Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Van Waerbeke, Ludovic Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Levin, Adeera Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Girling, Cynthia Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Zeng, Haishan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Wyatt, Christopher Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Leipsic, Jonathon Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Olson, James Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Margolis, Eric Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy

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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.