Collaborative Programs within University of Toronto

Collaborative programs are interdisciplinary programs involving a range of graduate units, departments, centres, or institutes at the University of Toronto. Students enrolled in a collaborative program are usually MSc or PhD students who elect to specialize in a particular concentration, although some collaborative programs will also admit suitable MHSc students.

Collaborative Programs

IHPME participates in the following collaborative programs. Click on the area of interest to learn more.

Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course
The collaborative program will prepare students for specialization in the field of aging, a field that includes individual human aging, with an emphasis on viewing aging issues within the perspective of the life course.Two core courses (1 required) are offered at the Institute, and elective courses (1 required) are available thorugh graduate departments, faculties and institutes within the University of Toronto.

Website: Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course
Program Administrator: Susan Murphy
tel: 416-978-7037
fax: 416-978-4771
email: susan.murphy@utoronto.ca
IHPME Contact: Whitney Berta
tel: 416-946-5223
email: whit.berta@utoronto.ca

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The Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course is coordinated through the Institute for Life Course and Aging.

Bioethics

Note: MSc/PhD only

Objective : To apply the methods of empirical, legal and philosophical scholarship to bio-ethical issues related to the delivery of health care in Canada, the practices of health care professions, the conduct of health research, and the development of health policy.

Website: Collaborative Program in Bioethics
Program Secretary: Carmen Alfred
tel: 416-978-0871
fax: 416-978-1911
email: carmen.alfred@utoronto.ca
IHPME Contact: Fiona Miller
tel: 416-978-3703
email: fiona.miller@utoronto.ca

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The Collaborative Program in Bioethics is coordinated through the Joint Centre for Bioethics

Global Health

Note: PhD only

The Collaborative Doctoral Program in Global Health (CPGH) views ‘global health’ in an integrative manner. It focuses on the relationships among local, regional, national, and international forces and factors that influence health and on the development of effective interventions and policies that will address or shape these.

Objectives:

  1. To enable students to develop an understanding of global health in terms of the interaction of global, national, regional, and local forces, processes, and conditions;
  2. To ground training in disciplinary perspectives and engage in transdisciplinary efforts through concrete collaborative global health research projects;
  3. To offer mentorship opportunities by committed and experienced faculty with a diversity of theoretical, operational and methodological perspectives on global health; and,
  4. To grapple with complex health-related policymaking by the range of international, national, and local actors in a wide range of sectors that shape policies and carry out activities that affect health.
Website: Collaborative Program in Global Health
General Inquiries: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
tel: 416-978-2058
email: dlsph.grad@utoronto.ca
IHPME Contact: Andrew Howard
tel: 416-813-6430
email: andrew.howard@sickkids.ca

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The Collaborative Program in Global Health is sponsored by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (SPH) in the Faculty of Medicine

Health Services and Policy Research

The Collaborative Program in Health Services and Policy Research began in 2001 as a consortium of six Ontario universities, called the Ontario Training Centre, established in a response to the need for increased numbers of health services researchers to address critical issues in effective and efficient health care delivery (which has been identified as a top priority by national research funding agencies). The Centre was part of a pan-Canadian initiative involving other provincial centres. After its first decade of operations, funding for the Centre has concluded, however the Collaborative Program in Health Services and Policy Research continues to attract graduate students from the University of Toronto from a variety of disciplines.

The overall goal of the Collaborative Program is to increase health research capacity in Ontario through an innovative training program that builds on existing strengths in university and decision making environments.

Partnering with a number of health care organizations, the Collaborative Program in Health Services and Policy Research offers graduate training leading to a Diploma in Health Services and Policy Research.

Specific objectives of the program include:

  • to provide training in health services research for graduate students,
  • to enhance the quality and breadth of trans-disciplinary training in health services research, and
  • to include decision makers as active partners in teaching, program and curriculum planning, and the provision of field placements for students.

This competency-based program focuses on the following five areas:

  1. understanding the Canadian health care system,
  2. ability to carry out health services research,
  3. understanding theories regarding how the health of populations is produced,
  4. understanding theories of health and health services knowledge production, and
  5. knowledge exchange and development of research partnerships.
University of Toronto Contact: Whitney Berta
tel: 416-946-5223
fax: 416-978-7350
email: whit.berta@utoronto.ca
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019 for September 2019 Admission
Application Form 2019 – [PDF]
Admission Criteria – [PDF]
For Program Students: Learning Plan – [PDF]
Policy Practicum – [PDF]
Research Practicum – [PDF]

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The Collaborative Program in Health Services and Policy Research is sponsored by the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME)

Musculoskeletal Sciences

The Collaborative Program in Musculoskeletal Sciences (CPMS) focuses on the education and the training of graduate students to develop and carry out musculoskeletal research, with an aim to educate students in how their work fits into the larger community of musculoskeletal research that stretches from bench to bedside to society. The program’s goal is to create leaders in the field of musculoskeletal sciences who will possess the knowledge and capability to bring about transformational change.

The program is of particular interest to graduate students who wish to enhance their interdisciplinary knowledge and advance their careers. Professional contacts throughout the international musculoskeletal research community are enhanced through participation in this program. Graduate students will receive formal recognition of their training in musculoskeletal science on their graduate transcript.

The CPMS is a unique graduate training program as there is only one such other program in North America.

Website: Toronto Musculoskeletal Centre
http://tmc.utoronto.ca/content/collaborative-program-musculoskeletal-sciences
Administrative Coordinator: Nadia Jaber
tel: 416-86-4800 x7563
fax: 416-86-5993
email: msk.admin@utoronto.ca
IHPME Contact: Claire Bombardier
tel: 416-927-2027 x2132
email: claire.bombardier@utoronto.ca

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The Collaborative Program in Musculoskeletal Sciences (CPMS) is aligned with the lead Faculty of Medicine, and is supported by the Institute of Medical Science, and the Toronto Musculoskeletal Centre (TMC).

Public Health Policy

The Collaborative Program in Public Health Policy provides students with exemplary training in public health policy, which fosters synergies and cross-disciplinary learning. It gives students the capacity to engage in current events and contribute to the development, refinement, and evaluation of policies to address society’s pressing and emerging public health priorities.

The collaborative program is cross-disciplinary, bringing together a broad range of disciplines, substantive foci, and theoretical and methodological underpinnings, to synergistically build an engaged community of practice of students and faculty focused on public health policy. It contributes to the creation of the next generation of public health policy research leaders and creative agents for change, able to address current health issues and challenges.

Through the direction of the stellar team of academics and policy-makers associated with the collaborative program, students are provided with real-world skills to address the complex and demanding task of public health policy-making (including insight into a wide array of legislative and regulatory interventions, administrative practices, financing and funding decisions, and various forms of soft law, such as guidelines and informal processes) which operate at the international, federal, provincial, and municipal levels in ways that are both cross-jurisdictional and cross-sectoral.

Upon successful completion of the master’s or PhD requirements of the home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation Completed Collaborative Graduate Program in Public Health Policy on their transcript and a collaborative program parchment signed by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies and the Public Health Policy Program Director.

Website:

Collaborative Program in Public Health Policy

SGS:  http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar/Pages/Programs/Public-Health-Policy.aspx

Application Deadline: May 4, 2018 for September 2018 Admission
Program Assistant: Devrim Sen
tel: 416-946-8542
email: publichealthpolicy@utoronto.ca
IHPME Contacts: Adalsteinn Brown
tel: 416-946-0911
email: adalsteinn.brown@utoronto.ca
Raisa Deber
tel: 416-978-8366
raisa.deber@utoronto.ca

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The Collaborative Program in Public Health Policy is sponsored by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (SPH).

Resuscitation Sciences

Objective : The goal of the Collaborative Program in Resuscitation Sciences (CPRS) is to train scientists pursuing research in the optimal care of the acutely ill and injured patient and, ultimately, to create leaders in the discipline who will supervise others providing this level of scientific inquiry. The program will appeal to students from a wide variety of backgrounds with an interest in any aspect of resuscitation science.

Website: www.resuscitationscience.ca
Program Coordinator: Andrea Meeson
tel: 416-864-6060 x7843
email: cprsinfo@smh.ca
IHPME Contact: Rhonda Cockerill
tel: 416-978-7721
email: rhonda.cockerill@utoronto.ca

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Women and Gender Studies

Objective : To promote inter-disciplinary research and teaching in women’s studies, gender studies, and advanced feminist scholarship; a central coordinating structure to encourage and disseminate women’s studies research seminars, colloquia, circulation of work in progress, study groups, conferences and publications.

Website: Graduate Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies
Program Coordinator: Marian Reed
tel: 416-978-3668
email: grad.womenstudies@utoronto.ca
IHPME Contact: Rhonda Cockerill
tel: 416-978-7721
email: rhonda.cockerill@utoronto.ca

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The Graduate Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies is administered by the Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) .

Women's Health
The Collaborative Program in Women’s Health provides interdisciplinary training in women’s health research and practice for both Master’s and Doctoral students. The Program is designed to:

  • Help students develop a shared understandings of the complex interactions of biology and environment, sex and gender
  • Provide a shared skill set to undertake and lead interdisciplinary, collaborative health care research projects
  • Enhance mutually beneficial relationships among researchers and practitioners of women’s health across the University and its affiliated teaching hospitals

One core course is required along with participation in a monthly seminar series and in the annual Graduate Student Research Day hosted by the Women’s College Research Institute. Students will develop a study plan (including a plan for their dissertation when required by their home participating unit) in conjunction with their graduate supervisor and a co-mentor from the Collaborative Program faculty.

Website: Collaborative Program in Women’s Health
Program Administration: Gillian Einstein, Director
tel: 416-978-0896
Cynthia Uy, WCRI
tel: 416-351-3732 x3755
fax: 416-351-3746
email: cpwh@womensresearch.ca
IHPME Contact: Adalsteinn Brown
tel: 416-946-0911
email: adalsteinn.brown@utoronto.ca

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The Collaborative Program in Women’s Health is supported by the Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital.

Collaborative Program Requirements

Students in a collaborative program must:

  • Meet all basic requirements for the relevant degree program in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, including:
    • Course work
    • A thesis topic relevant to the collaborating program (MSc/PhD students)
    • A thesis supervisor appointed to the collaborating program (MSc/PhD students)
    • A relevant practicum placement (MHSc students)
  • Complete all Collaborative Program course requirements.