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Supervision and Funding

Supervision and Funding

Supervision, funding and advising your academic progress

How Does Supervision Work?

Although the program will provide assistance to viable applicants in their search for a supervisor, it is ultimately the applicant’s responsibility to find a faculty member (or members) who agrees to supervise their graduate research work should they be accepted. This process takes place prior to an offer of admission being made. The selection of a supervisor is a critical decision that impacts the quality of the student’s graduate experience and influences the student’s career path. At the time of making an application to the Rehabilitation Science programs, students should have a fairly clear idea about what their research interests are and approach potential supervisors with similar interests. Potential supervisors may request additional information, such as samples of academic writing, a telephone interview or an on-site visit. 

Acceptance into the Rehabilitation Science programs is dependent on there being an identified supervisor as well as suitable academic qualifications. 

Who Can Supervise Me?

Below is the faculty in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy that can supervise students in the Rehabilitation Science program (MSc & PhD).

Dr.  Heather  Aldersey
Associate Professor…
Dr.  Mohammad Auais
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Beata  Batorowicz
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Nicole Bobbette
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Heidi  Cramm
Associate Professor
Dr.  Vincent  DePaul
Associate Professor
Dr.  Nandini  Deshpande
Associate Professor
Dr.  Catherine  Donnelly
Associate Professor
Dr.  Afolasade Fakolade
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Nora  Fayed
Associate Professor
Dr.  Setareh  Ghahari
Associate Professor
Dr.  Janet Jull
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Dorothy  Kessler
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Trisha  Lawson
Associate Professor
Dr.  Sunita Mathur
Associate Professor
Dr.  Jordan  Miller
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Stephanie Nixon
Vice-Dean (Health Sc…
Dr.  David Pedlar
Scientific Director…

How does funding work?

Ensuring that Rehabilitation Science students have sufficient funding while they complete their graduae deegree is essential to maintaining wellbeing and remainin focused on your academic progress. For more information regarding funding and frequently asked funding questions go the SGSPA Funding Packages webpage.

Graduate student funding for Rehabilitation Science students comes from a variety of sources. It may be from internal sources including competitive Queen’s internal fellowships, departmental awards, and Queen’s Graduate Awards (QGA). Students admitted into the Rehabilitation Science program will automatically be considered in their first year for internal awards offered by Queen's University. There is information about graduate student funding opportunities on the SGSPA webpage. Doctoral students are also eligible to apply for funding from the Student Experience Fund.

Paid teaching assistantships are available each year at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy (SRT).

Research assistantships could also be available and are monies paid to you for work that you do related either to your own thesis research (Graduate Research Fellowship or GRF) or a research project of your supervisor (Research Assistantship or RA).

Rehabilitation Science students are both encouraged and expected to apply for external funding such as NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, OGS and other sources. Students must apply to external funding agencies to be eligible for program to nominate them for most of the internal fellowships.