Selection of Supervisor

Selection of a Supervisor

All students must secure an appropriate LMP Graduate faculty supervisor before initial registration in a graduate program. The selection of a supervisor is of utmost importance and should be made carefully.

Although applicants are encouraged to contact potential supervisors before being admitted, supervisors can only officially accept a student after the student has met the admission requirements and received an offer of admission.

The process is complete when the faculty member agrees to accept the student into their research program and agrees to pay the required stipend.  The student should then notify the graduate office of the agreement by email ( and copy the supervisor.

Note for international (visa) students: These students are encouraged to contact faculty members during the application phase in order to have the support of a potential supervisor prior to the application deadline. A student may be recommended for admission but will not gain admission without securing a supervisor. 


Tips for Selecting a Supervisor

1) Go the Faculty Research Database and choose ‘Accepting Graduate Students’ and the ‘Research Areas’ you are interested in.

2) Browse through the list of researchers to find potential supervisors.

3) Read publications from potential supervisors to determine whether the research topics align with your interests.

4) Email the potential supervisor.  In the email, you should express why you are interested in the laboratory, describe your educational background, provide a short description of your past research experience(s), and request an interview.

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