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Faculty of Science professors eligible to supervise for the NSERC USRA

This page contains information for Summer 2016.

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, 2015, but who received an extension to use up the remaining funds from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, will be eligible to supervise a USRA student in the summer or fall of 2016, or the winter of 2017.
  • 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. (Example: your supervisor holds her or his main appointment at Université de Montréal, but has an additional appointment at McGill as an adjunct professor. In this case, apply through the Université de Montréal, not through McGill.)

Professors holding the following types of grants are eligible to supervise NSERC USRA holders for the 2016 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 Development Grants (DDG)
      • 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 research 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. Preston, Thomas Colin
  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. Fussmann, Gregor Florian
  10. Gonzalez, Andrew
  11. Gregory-Eaves, Irene
  12. Guichard, Frederic
  13. Harrison, Paul Martin
  14. Hendricks, Shelton Michael
  15. Krahe, Rudiger
  16. Lasko, Paul
  17. Lechowicz, Martin J
  18. Lefebvre, Louis
  19. Leung, Brian
  20. Moon, Nam Sung
  21. Nilson, Laura
  22. Potvin, Catherine
  23. Price, Neil
  24. Reader, Simon Matthew
  25. Reyes Lamothe, Rodrigo
  26. Roy, Richard D W
  27. Sakata, Jon
  28. Schöck, Frieder Bernd
  29. Schoen, Daniel J
  30. Vogel, Jacalyn Mari
  31. Western, Tamara Lynn
  32. Woolley, Sarah
  33. 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. Eisenberg, Adi
  11. Friscic, Tomislav
  12. Gleason, James L
  13. Gray, Derek G
  14. Kakkar, Ashok K
  15. Kambhampati, Patanjali
  16. Lennox, R Bruce
  17. Li, Chaojun
  18. Lumb, Jean-Philip
  19. Mauzeroll, Janine
  20. Mittermaier, Anthony Karl
  21. Moitessier, Nicolas Rene Francois
  22. Moores-François, Audrey Helene
  23. Perepichka, Dmytro
  24. Reven, Linda G
  25. Rogers, Robin D.
  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. Cai, Yang
  3. Chang, Xiao-Wen
  4. Cheung, Jackie
  5. Crepeau, Claude
  6. Devroye, Luc P
  7. Dudek, Gregory L
  8. Hallett, Michael Trevor
  9. Hatami, Hamed
  10. He, Wenbo
  11. Hendren, Laurie
  12. Kemme, Bettina
  13. Kienzle, Jorg Andreas
  14. Kry, Paul
  15. Langer, Michael
  16. Liu, Xue
  17. Maheswaran, Muthucumaru
  18. Paige, Christopher Conway
  19. Panangaden, Prakash
  20. Pientka, Brigitte
  21. Pineau, Joelle
  22. Precup, Doina
  23. Reed, Bruce Alan
  24. Rekleitis, Ioannis
  25. Robillard, Martin
  26. Siddiqi, Kaleem
  27. Tropper, Carl
  28. Verbrugge, Clark
  29. Waldispuhl, Jérôme

Earth and Planetary Sciences: eligible supervisors

  1. Baker, Don
  2. Berlo, Kim
  3. Gomez, Natalya
  4. Halverson, Galen Pippa
  5. Harrington, Rebecca
  6. Liu, Yajing
  7. McKenzie, Jeffrey Marshall
  8. Mucci, Alfonso
  9. Rowe, Christen Danielle
  10. Stix, John
  11. van Hinsberg, Vincent Johan
  12. Williams-Jones, Anthony E
  13. 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. Chen, Linan
  6. Choksi, Rustum
  7. Darmon, Henri
  8. Genest, Christian
  9. Goren, Eyal Z
  10. Guan, Pengfei
  11. Humphries, Antony Raymond
  12. Hurtubise, Jacques Claude
  13. Jakobson, Dmitry
  14. Jaksic, Vojkan
  15. Kamran, Niky
  16. Khalili Mahmoudabadi, Abbas
  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. Sabok, Marcin
  26. Shepherd, Frederick Bruce
  27. Steele, Russell
  28. Stephens, David Alan
  29. Toth, John A
  30. Tsogtgerel, Gantumur
  31. Vetta, Adrian Roshan
  32. Wise, Daniel T.
  33. Wolfson, David B

The following supervisors' NSERC grant applications are currently in the review stage. You can apply for a USRA with them now, while their grant applications are pending, but to receive an award, their grant applications must be successful. You may wish to angela [dot] white [at] mcgill [dot] ca (contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics) for special conditions that may apply.

  • Vétois, Jérôme
  • Yang, Yi

Physics: eligible supervisors

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

Psychology: eligible supervisors

  1. Bartz, Jennifer
  2. Britt, Jonathan Phillip
  3. Hwang, Heungsun
  4. Mogil, Jeffrey Steven
  5. Nader, Karim
  6. Onishi, Kristine
  7. Ostry, David J
  8. Palmer, Caroline
  9. Ristic, Jelena
  10. Sheldon, Signy Anne Marie
  11. Shultz, Thomas R
  12. Titone, Debra Ann
  13. White, Norman

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.