Choosing your supervisor
Participating in the QuEST program at Blusson QMI brings you into an environment where your research interests can flourish through collaboration and mentorship. One of the most important relationships you will develop is with your faculty supervisor.
All of Blusson QMI’s Principal Investigators are eligible to supervise QuEST students. If you are an incoming Ph.D. student, you are expected to have a prospective supervisor prior to arriving at UBC; this is a requirement for many departments, including Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical & Biological Engineering.
Master’s students are not required to have a confirmed supervisor prior to arrival but are strongly encouraged to initiate contact with potential supervisors in their area of research.
Finding a supervisor
Prospective students should first browse our Principal Investigators page to search for potential supervisors. Applicants are strongly encouraged to pursue co-supervision arrangements where a greater breadth of expertise and complementary approaches will benefit your proposed research project. We invite you to connect with faculty members whose work is of interest to you.
External Ph.D. supervisory committee members from collaborating partners (who are not members of Blusson QMI) may be considered in cases when a student will spend significant time working in collaboration with the external partner.
Please note: students who are awarded a QuEST fellowship and later choose a supervisor not affiliated with Blusson QMI will have to forfeit their QuEST support.
Applications for this program are now open and will be accepted until January 31, 2021.