Finding a Supervisor

Find an updated list of recruiting supervisors for January 2022, below:

*Document updated November 26, 2021.

All supervisors must have an IMS appointment, as an Associate Member to supervise MSc students and participate on the Program Advisory Committee of any student. Students in the PhD program or transfering from MSc to the PhD must have supervisor with a Full Member appointment at IMS.



Although it does not constitute guaranteed admission, identifying a potential supervisor is very helpful in deciding on a course of study and structuring the Letter of Intent required for the application.

  • Domestic MSc applicants can be accepted before identifying a supervisor, but cannot register without one.
  • Domestic PhD applicants are required to identify a supervisor and generate an outline of their project at the time of application. PhD applicants will not be accepted without a letter from the proposed supervisor confirming willingness to supervise and fund the applicant.
  • All international students must identify a supervisor before applying, see here


Before Initial Registration:

All applicants must identify an appropriate IMS faculty member as their research supervisor before initial registration in the IMS graduate program. Find our faculty members on our Faculty Directory or search by name and research theme.To find out more about graduate supervision, visit the Quick Guide to Supervision.