Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Participation in Interdisciplinary Graduate Collaborative Programs at the University of Toronto
The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work in collaboration with other graduate departments offers interested students opportunities to develop and integrate graduate training in multidisciplinary fields. Students accepted into a collaborative program must meet all academic requirements for their degree and will fulfill any requirements of the collaborative program.
The following summarizes Collaborative Programs approved for students registered in the M.S.W. program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.
For further details, please access the School of Graduate Studies website:
Collaborative Graduate Program in Addiction Studies
CoPAS web site
Program registration form. Required course: PAS 3700H Multidisciplinary Aspects of Addiction.The graduate programs listed above; in collaboration with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit; participate in the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies at the University of Toronto. The purpose of the program is to develop and integrate graduate training in the multidisciplinary field of addictions, an area that includes the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and psychoactive substances, as well as gambling and other addictive behaviours. Master's programs requiring a thesis, practicum, or research paper, and Doctor of Philosophy programs are included. Upon fulfilment of the program requirements, transcripts issued by the School of Graduate Studies will denote completion of the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies.
Collaborative Graduate Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life CourseWebsite: http://www.utoronto.ca/lifecourse/program
Required course: AGE 3000H Advanced Research Seminar in Aging and the Life Course (AGE2000H is a prerequisite for entry into the doctoral level of the Collaborative Program).
The Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course prepares students for specialization in the field of aging and/or the field of palliative and supportive care, with an emphasis on viewing aging issues within the perspective of the life course. The Collaborative Program offers students two options of study:
- aging and the life course
- palliative and supportive care
Students must apply to and register in a home participating unit (i.e., one of the graduate programs listed above), and follow a course of study acceptable to both the graduate unit and the Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course.
Upon successful completion of the requirements, students receive, in addition to the master's degree from the home graduate unit, the notation on their transcript: "Completed the Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course".
Collaborative Program in Bioethics
- PhD Coordinator : Karen Faith /Peter Newman (FIFSW)
- Joint Centre for Bioethics : Margot Smith
Collaborative Graduate Program In Ethnic And Pluralism Studies
Required Interdisciplinary Seminar: JTH3000H Coordinating Seminar in ethnicity and Pluralism Studies. The seminar is offered as a half-year credit offered Sept. - April. Students who have already taken this course for the master's degree need not repeat it.
Our program aims to serve as a focal point for the study of ethnic and race relations across a range of disciplines and professional fields at the University of Toronto. The university has a wealth of resources related to such issues as: indigenous peoples, immigration, nationalism, cultural and linguistic groups, ethnic communities, and inter-group attitudes and relations. Each of these has impacts across a range of institutions – in employment and the economy, education, health and social services, local communities, politics and government, and in regional and international relations. The result is a comprehensive pool of specialized knowledge and experience doing justice to the complexities involved in considering the "Canadian mosaic," parallel issues in other countries, and across the globe. An understanding of these issues in the making of policy, and the possibilities for the application of future research are exciting.
Collaborative Graduate Program in Health Care, Technology and Place
PhD Coordinator : Peter Newman (FIFSW)
Elective course: a half-credit course selected from the list of approved courses offered in the participating departments for the current academic year.
The Health Care, Technology, & Place Collaborative Program (HCTP) addresses the relationships between and among health care recipients, providers, technologies, and the settings where care takes place. The aim is to develop humanistically-informed scientists and scientifically-informed humanists to generate new lines of scholarship about geographically dispersed, technologically mediated health care in innovative ways.Interdisciplinary study is formulating questions, solving problems, and addressing issues that are too broad or complex to be adequately addressed by a single discipline or profession. The dispersion of new modes of care and services to multiple settings underscores, for example, the need to link housing policy and architectural design to health care and health outcomes.
The objectives of the Health Care, Technology and Place (HCTP) Collaborative Program are to:
- prepare doctoral students to understand, explain, and improve health outcomes associated with geographically-dispersed and technologically-mediated health care;
- bridge knowledge gaps among doctoral students working in the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities who are concerned with the interconnectedness of bodies, technologies, places, and modes of work in contemporary health care; and
- provide mentorship in transdisciplinary scholarship, including leadership skills, collaboration, grant writing, and knowledge exchange. Ultimately the goal is to facilitate research conducted by scientifically-informed humanists and philosophically-informed physical and social scientists.
Collaborative Graduate Program In Health Services and Policy Research
Research and Policy Practicum: Research and Policy Practicum - by working with a health services and policy research team, the student develops practical skills in effectively communicating the results of that research to stakeholders.
The Ontario Training Centre in Health Services and Policy Research is a consortium of six Ontario universities that includes: Lakehead University, Laurentian University, McMaster University, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto and York University. The establishment of the centre is 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). Its overall goal is to increase health research capacity in Ontario through an innovative training program that builds on existing strengths in university and decision making environments.
Specific objectives of the program are: 1) to provide training in health services reseach for graduate students, 2) to enhance the quality and breadth of trans-disciplinary training in health services research, and 3) 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: 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.
Collaborative Graduate Program in Sexual Diversity StudiesCoordinator: David Brennan
The Collaborative Program in Sexual Diversity Studies, offered by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, is a rigorously interdisciplinary program recognizing sexual diversity studies as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry. While it has emerged as an autonomous scholarly area, many of those who work within it engage questions of gender, ethnicity, race, Aboriginal status, (dis)ability, and class, to highlight the importance of exploring their interaction with sexual differences.
The graduate degree programs listed above participate in the Collaborative Program. From their home departments, students may take up questions from their own disciplinary or programmatic perspective, but explore it through the theoretical and methodological lens of sexuality studies.
Collaborative Graduate Program in Women and Gender Studies
Students must demonstrate familiarity with the approaches and methodologies associated with scholarship in women's studies. If students lack the interdisciplinary background in this field, they should be able to demonstrate extensive familiarity with women's studies scholarship in a single discipline or a cognate set of disciplines.
Contact the Collaborative Program Office 978-3668 for application procedures.
The Graduate Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies (CWGS) provides a formal educational context for the pursuit of interdisciplinary research in women and gender studies and advanced feminist scholarship. The program, offered at the master's and doctoral levels, provides a central coordinating structure to facilitate and disseminate research in women and gender studies through student and faculty research seminars, colloquia, circulation of work in progress, study groups, conferences, and publications. The CWGS contributes to the development of an integrated research community in women and gender studies at the University of Toronto.
The graduate programs listed above participate in the Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. The collaborating units contribute courses and provide facilities and supervision for graduate research. The program is administered by the Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI). The CWGS brings together 33 graduate programs providing more than 100 courses and involving over 100 graduate faculty members.
Students who successfully complete the requirements of the collaborative program will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies” on their transcript, in addition to the master's or doctoral degree from their home graduate unit.
Collaborative Graduate Program in Women's Health
The Collaborative Program in Women's Health provides interdisciplinary training in women's health research and practice for graduate students at the University of Toronto with the goal of:
- Helping students develop shared understandings of the complex interactions of biology and environment, sex and gender;
- Providing students with the necessary skill set to undertake and lead interdisciplinary, collaborative health care research projects;
- Enhancing mutually beneficial relationships among researchers and practitioners of women's health across the university and its affiliated teaching hospitals.
To successfully complete the Collaborative Program in Women's Health, students must also successfully complete the program requirements of their home graduate unit.