Graduate Supervision

I have supervised  SSHRC postdoctoral, doctoral and MA fellows on a variety of different topics, but most of them involve applied statistical methods. I consider my role as a supervisor to be a mentor above all else.  One of my primary goals when supervising graduate students is to provide them with leadership and research related skills that will lead to strong careers both inside and outside academia. I am also very active in helping my graduate students complete their programs in a timely fashion and securing employment after they graduate.

The graduate students I supervise often also work as my research and/or teaching assistant. I regularly publish articles in leading peer reviewed journals and present papers at national and international conferences with my MA and PhD students, and several of the teaching assistants for my undergraduate class in research methods have received a Teaching Assistant Excellent Award for the support they provided our students in SOAN 2120. Many of the MA students I have worked with have continued to a PhD program at leading universities across the country. Several other graduate students I have supervised have managed to secure a career as a university professor (tenure track), or receive full-time job offers in senior-level positions at organizations such as Statistics Canada, Higher Education Quality Counsel of Ontario (HEQCO), North York District School Board, Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS), Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS), and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).