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 descending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Beswick, Samuel Peter Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Bettinger, Julie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Beznosov, Konstantin Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Bhagavatula, Sastry Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Bhandar, Brenna Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Bhargava, Vijay Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Bi, Xiaotao Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Bian, Bo Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Biesanz, Jeremy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Bigazzi, Alex Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering, School of Community and Regional Planning
Birch, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Birol, Inanc Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Biukovic, Ljiljana Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Bizzotto, Dan Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Black, Thomas Andrew Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Black, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Black, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Black, Alexis Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Black, Charlyn Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Blackburn, Carole Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Blakney, Anna Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories
Bleck, Alexander Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Bloch, Alexia Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Bloem-Reddy, Benjamin Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Blouin, Jean-Sebastien Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Blydt-Hansen, Tom Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Boccassini, Daniela Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Bochnak, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Boedhihartono, Agni Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Bohlmann, Joerg Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Botany, Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Boley, Aaron Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bombardini, Matilde Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Bonn, Douglas Andrew Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Booker, Courtney Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Borduas-Dedekind, Nadine Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Borgen, William Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Boschma, Geertje Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Bostock, Michael Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Bouchard, Marie-Eve Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Bouchard-Cote, Alexandre Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Bourges, Antoine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Bournot-Trites, Monique Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Boushel, Robert Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology, Department of Family Practice
Bowers, Katherine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Bowie, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Bowman, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Boyd, Lara Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Boyd, David Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Boyd, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Boyd, Jade Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids

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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.