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
Bournot-Trites, Monique Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Oruc, Ipek Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Rensink, Ronald Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science, Department of Psychology
Gerofsky, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Cibere, Jolanda Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Panenka, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Dahmen, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Hooper, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Talmy, Steven Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Bulkan, Janette Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Cox, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Brondani, Mario Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Ong, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Zebehazy, Kim Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Wade, Bryan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Yip, Stephen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Jevitt, Cecilia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
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
Beasley, Clare Louise Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Hsiung, Ging-Yuek Robin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Nolde, Natalia Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Galla, Candace Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Anderson, Scott Allen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
McElduff, Siobhan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Kastrup, Christian Associate Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Satterfield, Blair Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Hutchinson, Norman Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Dempsey, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Schaffer, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Luciani, Dan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Bernatchez, Pascal Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
West, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Bennewith, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Ducharme, Michel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Yu, Henry Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Haverkamp, Beth Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Lima, Viviane Dias Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Lockwood, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Regier, Dean Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Lee, Tim Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Hoegg, Jo Andrea Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Yi, Christina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Daley, Denise Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Ngan, Elton Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Roecker, Inge Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Guenette, Jordan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Laurin, Kristin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Cavanaugh, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Schaeffer, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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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.