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
Donaldson, R Glen Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Dong, Xuesen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Donnelly, Leeann Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Donner, Simon Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Dormuth, Colin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Dorscheid, Delbert Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Doudet, Doris Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Douglas, Jennifer Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Dowlatabadi, Hadi Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Dreisinger, David Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Drelichman, Mauricio Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Drljaca, Igor Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Du, Caigan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Ducharme, Michel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Duff, David Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Duff, Patricia Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Duffy, Kay Jane Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Dummer, Trevor Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Dumont, Guy A Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dunbar, W Scott Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Duncan, Clive Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Dunford, William Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dunn, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Duong, Franck Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Duranti, Luciana Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Duronio, Vincent Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Dutz, Jan Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Dvorak, Marcel F S Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Earle, Bo Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Early, Margaret Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Eaton, Brett Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Eaves, Constance Jean Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, School of Biomedical Engineering
Eberhardt, Erik Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Echard, Sian Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Eddy, Allison Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Edelstein-Keshet, Leah Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Edinger, Elizabeth Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Eich, Eric Professor
El-Kassaby, Yousry Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Elango, Rajavel Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Elfring, Gwynn Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ellermann, Antje Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Elliott, Alison Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Elliott, Sinikka Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Ellis, Jason Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Ellis, Naoko Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Ellis, Simon Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Elmo, Davide Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Eltis, Lindsay Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Eng, Janice Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy

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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.