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
Newton, Christie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Burke, Sarah Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy, Department of Chemistry
Scott, Ian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Liston, Mary Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Zhao, Jiaying Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Department of Psychology
Plotkin, Steven Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bouchard-Cote, Alexandre Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Giaever, Guri Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Meckler, Garth Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Wolkovich, Elizabeth Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Dahmen, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Talmy, Steven Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Renwick, Kerry Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Byrne, Jeffrey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Jovel, Eduardo Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Zhang, Jenny Li Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Meyboom, Annalisa Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Shariff, Azim Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Montgomery, Harpell Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Barker, Shaun Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Asselin, Marlene Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Cox, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Gantt, Soren Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Todd, Rebecca Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Santos, Alessandra Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Hagerman, Shannon Marie Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Luciani, Dan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Bulkan, Janette Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Brown, Helen Jean Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Alvarez Moreno, Raul Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Norman, Wendy Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Claxton, Dana Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Baier, Gerald Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Sundberg, Juanita Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Schleich, Kristin Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Kolind, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Pigozzo Manso, Adriana Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Kuchenbauer, Florian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Lee, Tim Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Beasley, Clare Louise Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Ahenakew, Cash Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Anderson, L. Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Kalia, Sunil Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Stevens, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
MacFarlane, Andrew Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Menkis, Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Wu, Amery Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Sargent, Risa Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Reid, Gregor Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Redekop, Gary Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery

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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.