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
Morin, Gregg Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Lazrak, Ali Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Lavoie, Pascal Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Cheng, Jie Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Tang, Tricia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Marinova-Todd, Stefka Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Madden, Kenneth Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Lamers, Yvonne Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Heatherington, Tracey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Sundberg, Juanita Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Price, Morgan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Kennedy, Lori Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Boyd, David Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Kennedy, Emily Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Dollinger, Stefan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Kam, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
McAlpine, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Lauster, Nathanael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Black, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Meckler, Garth Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Mui, Alice Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Lin, Kuo-Shyan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Zerriffi, Hisham Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Donaldson, R Glen Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Dierkes, Julian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Medved, Maureen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Kim, Christine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Schleich, Kristin Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Khan, Samia Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Walsh, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Morzycki, Marcin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Steen, John Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Begley, Joy Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Meloche, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
McLeod, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Neumann, Oliver Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Liu, Siyuan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Avina Zubieta, Juan Antonio Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Yip, Calvin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Booker, Courtney Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Dai, Chunping Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Zebehazy, Kim Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Lightfoot, Sheryl Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Michal, Carl Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Colozzo, Paola Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Lynn, Francis Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Park, Kyung Ae Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Nicol, Cynthia Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Hutchinson, Norman Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Tam, Roger Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, School of Biomedical Engineering

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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.