Environment & Health Collaborative Program

For information about this program please contact:

Graduate Student Advisor                         
Pavel Pripa
416.978.3475
pavel.pripa@utoronto.ca 
                             
Graduate Coordinator                                  
Please contact Graduate Advisor
416-978-3475
graduate.environment@utoronto.ca


For questions on Environmental Studies collaborative program,
please contact Graduate Student Advisor at: 416.978.3475
pavel.pripa@utoronto.ca

The Environment and Health (EH) program complements the collaborative program in Environmental Studies while adding a distinct focus on the interplay between the outdoor environment and health status. The health implications of human impacts on the environment cover a very broad range of issues including: air and water quality, contaminated land and shifts in the distribution of vector-borne diseases (related to changes in land-use, climate and human migration). The EH program provides students in the health sciences with a broad environmental perspective while at the same time exposes environmental studies students to the health implications of environmental quality. This program may also be of interest to students who are concerned with sociological and policy approaches to the field of environment and health. 

NOTE: NO ADDITIONAL FEES ARE REQUIERED FOR ENROLLMENT IN A COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM AT THE SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

Master's and PhD Degree Requirements
Collaborative Environment and Health students must complete all degree requirements of their respective home departments. The courswork (1.0 FCE) taken in the Environment and Health Collborarive Program may be counted as electives toward the degree program requirements in the student's home department. These requirements may vary slightly from department to department and are listed below.  Graduate students from home departments other than those listed below can apply for a collaborative degree in Environment and Health. Interested students should speak to Pavel Pripa, the Graduate Student Advisor, to discuss this possibility (416-978-3475 or pavel.pripa@utoronto.ca).

For detailed description of the specific collaborative program requirements, please scroll down to the name of the department where you currently pursue or intend to pursue your degree program.

GEOGRAPHY

The collaborative degree requirements listed below may be counted as electives towards the degree program requirements of the student’s home department. 

Master’s degree students

•    One half-credit core course ENV 4001H
•    One half-credit elective course from the School of Environment's list of courses
•    Write a thesis or research paper in the home department on an environment and health related topic (only for degrees that require a thesis or research project)

A copy of the final thesis/research paper must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to convocation.

Ph.D. degree students

•    One half-credit core course ENV 4001H, unless already taken at the Master's level
•    One half-credit elective course from the School of the Environment's list of courses
•    Write a thesis in the home department on an environment and health related topic
•    Present a seminar either in the School's Seminar Series OR at the Research Day

A copy of the final thesis must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to convocation.

For information on this program, please contact Pavel Pripa at the School of the Environment: 416-978-3475 or pavel.pripa@utoronto.ca

PLANNING, PROGRAM IN (GEOGRAPHY) 

The collaborative degree requirements listed below may be counted as electives towards the degree program requirements of the student’s home department: 

Master of Science in Planning (NON-THESIS) 

  • One half-credit core course ENV 4001H
  • One half-credit elective course from the School of the Environment's list of courses
  • Take an internship PLA 4444Y in the home department, which will count towards the School's internship requirement ENV 4444Y
  • Write a research paper PLA 1107Y in the home department, which will count towards the School's research paper requirement ENV 5555Y

The research paper (Current Issues Paper) will focus on a theme in environment and health acceptable to the Program Committee in Environment and Health.

Please note that master's students from Planning shall use their code designators when registering on ROSI for internship and research paper projects.
A copy of the final research paper must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to convocation.

Ph.D. degree students

  • One half-credit core course ENV 4001H, unless already taken at the Master's level
  • One half-credit elective course from the School of the Environment's list of courses
  • Write a thesis in the home department on an environment and health topic acceptable to the Program Committee in Environment and Health
  • Present a seminar either in the School's Seminar Series OR at the Research Day

A copy of the final thesis must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to convocation.

MEDICAL SCIENCE, THE INSTITUTE OF

The collaborative degree requirements listed below may be counted as electives towards the degree program requirements of the student’s home department: 

Master’s degree students

•    One half-credit core course ENV 4001H
•    One half-credit elective course from the School of the Environment's list of courses
•    Write a thesis or research paper in the home department on an environment and health related topic (only for degrees that require a thesis or research project)

A copy of the final thesis/research paper must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to convocation.

Ph.D. degree students

•    One half-credit core course ENV 4001H, unless already taken at the Master's level
•    One half-credit elective course from the School of the Environment's list of courses
•    Write a thesis in the home department on an environment and health related topic
•    Present a seminar either in the School's Seminar Series OR at the Research Day

A copy of the final thesis must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to convocation.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

The collaborative degree requirements listed below may be counted as electives towards the degree program requirements of the student’s home department:  

Master’s degree students

•    One half-credit mandatory core course ENV 4001H
•    One half-credit elective course from the School of the Environment's list of courses
•    Students who pursue a master's degree with an internship option, the internship shall include   an Environment and Health component. Upon completion of the internship, students must             submit a copy of their written assessment of the student's performance by the internship               supervisor.
•    In those master's degree options that require a researh paper in the home unit degree program, the research will include an Environment and Health related component acceptable to the Program Committee in the Environment and Health. A copy of the final research paper must     be submited to the School of the Environment prior to convocation.   

Ph.D. degree students

•    One half-credit core course ENV 4001H, unless already taken at the Master's level
•    One half-credit elective course from the School of the Environment's list of courses
•    Write a thesis in the home department on an environment and health related topic
•    Present a seminar either in the School's Seminar Series OR at the Research Day

PUBLIC HEALTH, DALLA LANA SCHOOL OF

The collaborative degree requirements listed below may be coutned as electives towards the degree program requirements of the student’s home department: 

Master’s degree students

•    One half-credit core course ENV 4001H
•    One half-credit elective course from the School of the Environment's list of courses
•    Write a thesis or research paper in the home department on an environment and health                 related topic (only for degrees that require a thesis or research project)

A copy of the final thesis/research paper must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to convocation.

Ph.D. degree students

•    One half-credit core course ENV 4001H, unless already taken at the Master's level
•    One half-credit elective course from the School of the Environment's list of courses
•    Write a thesis in the home department on an environment and health related topic
•    Present a seminar either in the School's Seminar Series OR at the Research Day

A copy of the final thesis must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to convocation.

For information on this program, please contact Pavel Pripa at the School of the Environment: 416-978-3475 or pavel.pripa@utoronto.ca


WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES INSTITUTE


The collaborative degree requirements listed below may be counted as electives towards the degree program requirements of the student’s home department: 

Master’s degree students

•    One half-credit core course ENV 4001H
•    One half-credit elective course from the School of the Environment's list of courses
•    Write a thesis or research paper in the home department on an environment and health  topic (only for degrees that require a thesis or research project)

A copy of the final thesis/research paper must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to convocation.

Ph.D. degree students

•    One half-credit core course ENV 4001H, unless already taken at the Master's level
•    One half-credit elective course from the School of the Environment's list of courses
•    Write a thesis in the home department on an environment and health related topic
•    Present a seminar either in the School's Seminar Series OR at the Research Day

A copy of the final thesis must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to convocation.

For information on this program, please contact Pavel Pripa at the School of the Environment: 416-978-3475 or pavel.pripa@utoronto.ca

 

Environment & Health Program Contact Information
Home DepartmentAddressGraduate CoordinatorGraduate AdministratorPhone Number
Public Health M.P.H., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Health Sciences Building 155 College Street
Rm. 620
Dr. Andrea Sass-Kortsak

Joan Kwan
joan.kwan@utoronto.ca

416-978-1552
Geography
M.A. M.Sc., Ph.D.; M.Sc.Pl.
Sidney Smith Hall
100 St. George Street
Rm. 5045
Jing M. ChenJessica Finslayson
finlayson@geog.utoronto.ca
Marija Wright
wright@geog.utoronto.ca  
416-978-3377
416-946-0269
Institute of Medical Science
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Medical Sciences Building
1 King's College Circle
Rm. 7213

Howard Mount
Brenda Toner
Vasu Venkateswaran
Cindi Morshead

Hazel Pollard
hazel.pollard@utoronto.ca
416-978-5012

Physical and Environmental Sciences
Ph.D.

1265 Military Trail, Rm. SW 641, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4

Roberta Fulthorpe

Julie Quenneville
menvsc@utsc.utoronto.ca

416-287-7357

Women and Gender Studies Institute
M.A., Ph.D.
Willson Hall, New College, 40 Willcocks StreetJesook Song Marian Reed
m.reed@utoronto.ca 
grad.womenstudies@utoronto.ca
 416--978-3668