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
Yen, Edwin H Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Yeung, Ira Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Yeung, Sonia Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Yi, Christina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Yi, Kwang Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Yilmaz, Ozgur Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Yip, Calvin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Yip, Stephen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Yodanis, Carrie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Yong, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Yoon, Dongwook Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Yoon, Florence Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Yoshida, Eric Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Young, Jeff Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Young, Margot Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Young, Mary-Lynn Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Young, Richard Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Younger, Alastair Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Yu, Henry Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Yu, Lingtao Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Zahl, Joshua Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Zamar, Ruben Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Zandstra, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Michael Smith Laboratories
Zanotti, Cristina Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Zappa, Sandra Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Zebehazy, Kim Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Zed, Peter Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Zeigler, Barbara Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Zeitlin, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Zeng, Haishan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Zerriffi, Hisham Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Zhang, Anming Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Zhang, Gaoheng Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Zhang, Hao Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Zhang, Jenny Li Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Zhang, Lewei Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Zhang, Wei Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Zhang, Yuelin Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Zhao, Jiaying Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Department of Psychology
Zheng, Xin Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Zhitnitsky, Ariel Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Zhou, Fei Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Zhou, Mi Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Zhou, Yang-Yang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Zhou, Youwen Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Ziels, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Ziethen, Antje Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Zimmerman, Naomi Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Zou, Bingshuang Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Zou, Ke Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy

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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.