Applicants to the Master of Laws (LLM) and Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) programs can include an interdisciplinary perspective by applying to participate in one of the Faculty of Law’s graduate collaborative programs.

Admission to a collaborative program must be approved by both the student's home faculty as well as the collaborative program unit. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to review the admissions procedures on the graduate collaborative program’s website.

Collaborative Program in Bioethics (CPB)

This program prepares LLM and SJD students who will specialize in bioethics with an emphasis on innovative interdisciplinary research and scholarship in bioethics. Innovations in basic and clinical science often raise profound ethical issues for which appropriate answers and optimal solutions currently do not exist but are capable of being better understood through rigorous applied research. Students are expected to conduct innovative research in relation to the discipline of their home departments, and to have a working knowledge of selected bioethical issues from the current viewpoint of each of the other relevant disciplines.​

Upon successful completion, the student receives the degree in their discipline as well as the notation "Completed Collaborative Program in Bioethics" on the transcript.

Collaborative Program in Bioethics
University of Toronto
155 College Street, Suite 754
Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.jointcentreforbioethics.ca/education/cpb.shtml 

Collaborative Doctoral Program in Global Health (CDPGH)

This program offers SJD students the opportunity to develop cooperative and interdisciplinary graduate education and research in global health. Global health is viewed as an integrative construct that focuses on the inter-relationships between local, regional, national, and international factors influencing health and effective interventions and policies that will address these factors.

Upon successful completion of the doctoral degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Global Health” on the transcript.

CDPGH
University of Toronto
155 College Street, Room 400
Toronto, Ontario
Website: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/program/collaborative-program-in-global-health

Collaborative Program in Jewish Studies

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies builds on the expertise and range of its faculty members. Their diverse strengths are reflected in the four areas of concentration in the CJS programs:

  1. Classical Judaism
  2. Jewish Philosophy and Thought
  3. Jewish History and Social Sciences
  4. Jewish Cultures, Languages, and Literatures

Scholars in Jewish Studies must be deeply grounded in a specific academic discipline, but they also need exposure to the full breadth of Jewish texts, contexts, and concepts. The Centre provides this broad, interdisciplinary training to graduate students in fields such as Anthropology, Classics, English, History, Medieval Studies, Law, and Political science at the University of Toronto. 

Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies
Jackman Humanities Building
University of Toronto
170 St. George Street, Room 218
Toronto, Ontario
Website: http://www.cjs.utoronto.ca

Collaborative Program In Sexual Diversity Studies

Offered by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, this 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.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Sexual Diversity Studies” on the transcript.

Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
University of Toronto
15 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario
Website: http://sds.utoronto.ca/

Collaborative Program In Women and Gender Studies (CWGS)

Administered by the Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI), the CWGS provides LLM and SJD students with an opportunity for advanced feminist studies in concert with their discipline. This program offers a rich interdisciplinary environment in which to grapple with how gender and sexuality are tangled with questions of race, citizenship, embodiment, colonialism, nation, global capitalism, violence, aesthetics, and other pressing concerns.

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 and Gender Studies” on the transcript.

Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies
Women and Gender Studies Institute
University of Toronto
Wilson Hall, New College
40 Willcocks Street
Toronto, Ontario
Website: http://www.wgsi.utoronto.ca

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