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 Role Faculty Academic Unit
Englezos, Peter Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Enns, James Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Ervin, Ruth Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Esdaile, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Eskelson, Bianca Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Etminan, Mahyar Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Etxabe, Julen Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Eva, Kevin Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Evans, Jonathan Blair Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Evans, Paul Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Evans, Philip David Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Evans, William Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Evenden, Matthew Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Fallon, Gerald Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Fang, Limin Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Fannin, R Jonathan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Farinha Luz, Vitor Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Farrell, Anthony Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology, Department of Zoology
Fast, Danya Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Fast, Naomi Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Faulkner, Guy Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Favilukis, Jack Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Fedida, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Fedorova, Alexandra Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Feeley, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Fels, S Sidney Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Feng, Hsi-Yung Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Feng, James Jingtao Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Department of Mathematics
Fernandez, Rachel Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Fernandez Utrera, Maria Soledad Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Ferraz, Claudio Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Ferreira Da Silva, Denise Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Field, Thalia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Finlay, B Brett Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Firkins, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Fisher, Adlai Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Fisher, Alexander John Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Fisher, Charles Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Fisher, Kevin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Fitzgerald, Mark Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Flannigan, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Fleetham, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Floresco, Stanley Bogdan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Flynn, Alexandra Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Folk, Joshua Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Ford, Cristie Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Ford, Laurie Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Ford, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Forster, Bruce Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Fortin, Nicole Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics

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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.