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
Daley, Denise Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Dalziel, Pamela Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Damascelli, Andrea Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Dancygier, Barbara Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Daniels, Lori Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Daniels, Megan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Daniels, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Dao Duc, Khanh Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Daugaard, Mads Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Dauvergne, Catherine Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Dauvergne, Peter Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Davidoff, Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Davies, Hugh William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Davies, Jonathan Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Davis, Henry Thomas Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Davis, Noelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Davis, Wade Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Dawes, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Dawson, Samantha Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Day, Susan Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
De Angelis, Franco Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
De Boer, Carl Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
De Longis, Anita Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
De Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
De Silva, Clarence Wilfred Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
De Vera, Mary Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
De Villiers, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Dechaine, Rose-Marie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Dedhar, Shoukat Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Dee, Derek Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Deer, Glenn Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Deering, Kathleen Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Dell, Sharon Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Dempsey, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Dennis, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Devereux, Michael Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Devine, Dana Virginia Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Devlin, Angela Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Diamond, Adele Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Dick, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Dierker, Steve Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Dierkes, Julian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Dipple, Gregory Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Dixon, David Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Dixon, Joy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Doan, Quynh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Doberstein, Carey Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Dobson, Teresa Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Doebeli, Michael Walter Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics, Department of Zoology
Dollinger, Stefan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English

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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.