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Faculty of Science professors eligible to supervise for the NSERC USRA

Please note!

This page contains information for Summer 2015. We are working to update the information for Summer 2016 which should be available in a day or two. 

Other questions? Please see the main webpage for NSERC USRA in the Faculty of Science.

Who is eligible to supervise students for an NSERC USRA? What kind of grant must a supervisor hold?

  • To be eligible, faculty members must hold an eligible active NSERC research grant (see list below), either at the time you submit the application or when you hold the award.
  • Faculty members whose research grants terminated on March 31, 2014, but who received an extension to use up the remaining funds from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, will be eligible to supervise a USRA student in the summer or fall of 2015, or the winter of 2016. .
  • The supervisor may be either the principal investigator or the co-investigator of the grant.
  • Researchers holding only Research Tools and Instruments, and Infrastructure Grants are not eligible.
  • Note also that proposed supervisors should hold their primary appointment at McGill University. If not, students should apply through the supervisor’s primary institution.

Professors holding the following types of grants are eligible to supervise NSERC USRA holders for the 2015 competition:

  • NSERC Grants Programs
    • Climate Change and Atmospheric Research (CCAR)
    • Discovery Grants (Individual, and Team)
      • Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants Program (SAP), (Individual, Team, Project)
      • Discovery Grants—Northern Research Supplements Program
      • Discovery Frontiers
      • Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program (DAS)
      • Ship Time Program
    • G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding and Belmont Forum
    • CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program)
    • Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering
    • NSERC John C. Polanyi Award
    • Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering
    • Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE)
  • NSERC Partnerships
    • Automotive Partnership Canada (APC)
    • Strategic Network Grants (SNG)
    • Strategic Project Grants (SPG)
    • Chairs in Design Engineering (CDE)
    • Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants
    • Engage Grants (EG) and Engage Plus (EPG)
    • Industrial Research Chairs (IRC)
    • Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants
    • DND/NSERC Research Partnership Grants
    • Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP)
  • Canada Research Chairs (CRC)
  • Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC)

What if my proposed supervisor is not on these lists?

There are several possible reasons, which include the following:

  • Some professors have appointments in multiple departments, but are only listed in one department below.
  • This list does not include professors from outside the McGill Faculty of Science.
  • Professors who are currently applying for an NSERC grant, but do not currently hold a grant, do not appear here.
  • The list below is preliminary, not final. It represents a slice in time, and may not have the most recent information.

If your proposed supervisor is not on this list, please ask if she/he holds an NSERC grant, or is currently applying for a grant, and then provide this information to the victor [dot] chisholm [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Office for Undergraduate Research in Science) to verify the supervisor's eligibility.

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: eligible supervisors

  1. Ariya, Parisa A
  2. Fabry, Frederic
  3. Gyakum, John Richard
  4. Huang, Yi
  5. Kirshbaum, Daniel Joseph
  6. Kollias, Pavlos
  7. Lin, Hai
  8. Merlis, Timothy M.
  9. Palter, Jaime Beth
  10. Straub, David N
  11. Tremblay, Bruno
  12. Yau, Man K
  13. Zuend, Andreas

Biology: eligible supervisors

See also the Redpath Museum below. Several researchers are cross-appointed in Biology and the Redpath Museum.

  1. Abouheif, Ehab
  2. Bell, Graham
  3. Brouhard, Gary John
  4. Brown, Gregory G
  5. Bureau, Thomas E
  6. Chapman, Lauren J.
  7. Cristescu, Elena Melania
  8. Davies, Thomas Jonathan
  9. Dent, Joseph Alan
  10. Fagotto, Francesco
  11. Fussmann, Gregor Florian
  12. Gonzalez, Andrew
  13. Gregory-Eaves, Irene
  14. Guichard, Frederic
  15. Harrison, Paul Martin
  16. Hendricks, Shelton Michael
  17. Krahe, Rudiger
  18. Lasko, Paul
  19. Lechowicz, Martin J
  20. Lefebvre, Louis
  21. Leung, Brian
  22. Moon, Nam Sung
  23. Nilson, Laura
  24. Potvin, Catherine
  25. Price, Neil
  26. Reader, Simon Matthew
  27. Reyes Lamothe, Rodrigo
  28. Roy, Richard D W
  29. Sakata, Jon
  30. Schoeck, Frieder
  31. Schoen, Daniel J
  32. Vogel, Jacalyn Mari
  33. Western, Tamara Lynn
  34. Woolley, Sarah
  35. Zheng, Huanquan

Chemistry: eligible supervisors

  1. Andrews, Mark P
  2. Arndtsen, Bruce A
  3. Auclair, Karine
  4. Barrett, Christopher John
  5. Blum, Amy Szuchmacher
  6. Bohle, David Scott
  7. Butler, Ian Sydney
  8. Cosa, Gonzalo
  9. Damha, Masad J
  10. Friscic, Tomislav
  11. Gleason, James L
  12. Gray, Derek G
  13. Hay, Allan S
  14. Kakkar, Ashok K
  15. Kambhampati, Patanjali
  16. Lennox, R Bruce
  17. Li, Chaojun
  18. Lumb, Jean-Philip
  19. Marchessault, Robert H
  20. Mauzeroll, Janine
  21. Mittermaier, Anthony Karl
  22. Moitessier, Nicolas Rene Francois
  23. Moores-François, Audrey Helene
  24. Perepichka, Dmytro
  25. Reven, Linda G
  26. Salin, Eric Dunbar
  27. Sleiman, Hanadi
  28. Tsantrizos, Youla S
  29. Van de Ven, Theodorus G
  30. Wiseman, Paul William

Computer Science: eligible supervisors

  1. Blanchette, Mathieu
  2. Chang, Xiao-Wen
  3. Crepeau, Claude
  4. Devroye, Luc P
  5. Dudek, Gregory L
  6. Hallett, Michael Trevor
  7. Hatami, Hamed
  8. He, Wenbo
  9. Hendren, Laurie
  10. Kemme, Bettina
  11. Kienzle, Jorg Andreas
  12. Kry, Paul
  13. Langer, Michael
  14. Liu, Xue
  15. Maheswaran, Muthucumaru
  16. Paige, Christopher Conway
  17. Panangaden, Prakash
  18. Pientka, Brigitte
  19. Pineau, Joelle
  20. Precup, Doina
  21. Reed, Bruce Alan
  22. Rekleitis, Ioannis
  23. Robillard, Martin
  24. Ruths, Derek
  25. Siddiqi, Kaleem
  26. Tropper, Carl
  27. Vangheluwe, Hans Louis Marie
  28. Verbrugge, Clark
  29. Waldispuhl, Jérôme

Earth and Planetary Sciences: eligible supervisors

  1. Baker, Don
  2. Berlo, Kim
  3. Galbraith, Eric Douglas
  4. Halverson, Galen Pippa
  5. Liu, Yajing
  6. McKenzie, Jeffrey Marshall
  7. Mucci, Alfonso
  8. Rowe, Christen Danielle
  9. Stix, John
  10. van Hinsberg, Vincent Johan
  11. Williams-Jones, Anthony E
  12. Wing, Boswell Alan

Geography: eligible supervisors

  1. Chmura, Gail L
  2. Lehner, Bernhard Ludwig
  3. Moore, Timothy R
  4. Pollard, Wayne H
  5. Roulet, Nigel Thomas

Mathematics and Statistics: eligible supervisors

  1. Addario-Berry, Dana Louis
  2. Asgharian-Dastenaei, Masoud
  3. Barr, Michael
  4. Bartello, Peter
  5. Choksi, Rustum
  6. Darmon, Henri
  7. Genest, Christian
  8. Goren, Eyal Z
  9. Guan, Pengfei
  10. Humphries, Antony Raymond
  11. Hurtubise, Jacques Claude
  12. Jakobson, Dmitry
  13. Jaksic, Vojkan
  14. Kamran, Niky
  15. Khalili Mahmoudabadi, Abbas
  16. L Kassaei, Payman
  17. Mei, Ming
  18. Nave, Jean-Christophe
  19. Neslehova, Johanna
  20. Norin, Sergey
  21. Oberman, Adam M.
  22. Pichot, Michael Yves Michel
  23. Przytycki, Piotr
  24. Russell, Karl Peter
  25. Shepherd, Frederick Bruce
  26. Steele, Russell
  27. Stephens, David Alan
  28. Toth, John A
  29. Tsogtgerel, Gantumur
  30. Vetta, Adrian Roshan
  31. Walcher, Johannes
  32. Wise, Daniel T.
  33. Wolfson, David B

Physics: eligible supervisors

  1. Altounian, Zaven
  2. Austing, David Guy
  3. Brandenberger, Robert
  4. Childress, Lilian
  5. Clerk, Aashish
  6. Cline, James M
  7. Coish, William
  8. Cooke, David
  9. Corriveau, Francois
  10. Cumming, Andrew
  11. Dasgupta, Keshav
  12. Dobbs, Matthew Adam
  13. Francois, Paul
  14. Gale, Charles
  15. Gervais, Guillaume
  16. Grant, Martin
  17. Grutter, Peter H
  18. Guo, Hong
  19. Hanna, David Scott
  20. Hilke, Michael
  21. Holder, Gilbert Patrick
  22. Jeon, Sang Yong
  23. Kaspi, Victoria Michelle
  24. Leslie, Sabrina
  25. Lovejoy, Shaun MacDonald
  26. Maloney, Alexander
  27. Moore, Guy David
  28. Pereg-Barnea, Tamar
  29. Provatas, Nick
  30. Reisner, Walter
  31. Robertson, Steven Hugh
  32. Rutledge, Robert Edward
  33. Ryan, Dominic
  34. Sankey, Jack Clayton
  35. Siwick, Bradley John
  36. Sutton, Mark
  37. Warburton, Andreas
  38. Webb, Tracy

Psychology: eligible supervisors

  1. Bartz, Jennifer
  2. Britt, Jonathan Phillip
  3. Chudasama, Yogita
  4. Hwang, Heungsun
  5. Levitin, Daniel
  6. Mogil, Jeffrey Steven
  7. Nader, Karim
  8. Onishi, Kristine
  9. Ostry, David J
  10. Palmer, Caroline
  11. Ristic, Jelena
  12. Shultz, Thomas R
  13. Takane, Yoshio
  14. Titone, Debra Ann
  15. White, Norman
  16. Yu, Hsiu-Ting

Redpath Museum: eligible supervisors

See also the Department of Biology above. Several researchers are cross-appointed in Biology and the Redpath Museum.

  1. Barrett, Rowan
  2. Green, David M
  3. Hendry, Andrew
  4. Larsson, Hans Carl Erling
  5. Millien, Virginie Sabine
  6. Ricciardi, Anthony

Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Physiology

These departments are part of the Faculty of Medicine. Please refer to the Faculty of Medicine's webpage for NSERC USRA.