Women's Health

​​​​​​​​​​​Lead Faculty

Public Health

Participating Degree Programs

Anthropology—MA, MSc, PhD
Dentistry—MSc, PhD
English—MA, PhD
Exercise Sciences—MSc, PhD
Health Policy, Management and Evaluation—MSc, PhD
Immunology—MSc, PhD
Information—MI
Information Studies—PhD
Medical Science—MSc, PhD
Nursing Science—MN, PhD
Nutritional Sciences—MSc, PhD
Occupational Therapy—MScOT
Pharmacology—MSc, PhD
Psychology—MA, PhD
Public Health Sciences—MPH, PhD
Rehabilitation Science—MSc, PhD
Religion—MA, PhD
Social Work—MSW, PhD
Women and Gender Studies—​MA, PhD

Overview

The graduate programs listed above, together with the support of the Centre for Girls' and Women's Health and Physical Education, Philosophy, and the International Programme on Reproductive and Sexual Health Law, participate in the Collaborative Graduate Program in Women's Health. The program's objectives are twofold:

  1. to provide interdisciplinary training in women's health research and practice for graduate students at the University of Toronto; and

  2. to facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between researchers and practitioners of women's health across the University and its 10 affiliated teaching hospitals.

Students must be registered in the School of Graduate Studies through one of the participating graduate units in order to apply to the Collaborative Graduate Program in Women's Health. Applicants must comply with the admission procedures of that unit. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Women's Health” on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address

Web: www.womensresearch.ca/learning-centre/graduate-programs/collaborative-graduate-program​
Email: CPWH@womensresearch.ca
Telephone: (416) 351-3732 ext. 2331
Fax: (416) 351-3746

Janice Du Mont, Director 
Collaborative Graduate Program in Women's Health
c/o Women's College Research Institute 
76 Grenville Street, 6th floor 
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1B1 
Canada​​​


Programs

Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must submit the following to the program committee of the Collaborative Graduate Program in Women's Health:

    • ​​a personal statement or letter, no longer than one page, describing relevant personal and/or professional experiences, a career plan, and motivation in seeking advanced training in women's health

    • photocopies of application materials submitted to their home unit including a curriculum vitae (CV), transcripts, and letters of reference.

Program Requirements

  • Complete the core course (CHL 5109H Gender and Health).

  • Participate in at least six of the eight monthly sessions in the Student Research Seminar Series and in the Annual Women's College Research Institute Graduate Student Research Day.

  • In instances where home graduate units require a thesis, it is desirable, but not required, that this work be relevant to women's health.

  • Complete the program requirements of the collaborative program as well as those of the home graduate unit.


Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must submit the following to the program committee of the Collaborative Graduate Program in Women's Health:

    • ​​​a personal statement or letter, no longer than one page, describing relevant personal and/or professional experiences, a career plan, and

    • motivation in seeking advanced training in women's health

    • photocopies of application materials submitted to their home unit including a curriculum vitae (CV), transcripts, and letters of reference.

Program Requirements

  • Complete the core course (CHL 5109H Gender and Health). Doctoral students who have satisfactorily completed the core course during their master's program are not required to repeat the course during their doctoral program.

  • Participate in at least six of the eight monthly sessions in the Student Research Seminar Series and in the Annual Women's College Research Institute Graduate Student Research Day.

  • Devise a research plan that builds interdisciplinary research skills in women's health. The plan is developed with guidance from the student's primary mentor (graduate supervisor from their home unit) and the co-mentor (a core faculty member of the collaborative program); both mentors must sign this plan.

  • Complete a dissertation on a topic relevant to women's health.

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Course List

Core Course

CHL 5109H ​Gender and Health