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The Collaborative Specialization in Women’s Health provides interdisciplinary training in women’s health research and practice for graduate students at the University of Toronto

The Specialization’s goals to:

  • Help students develop shared understandings of the complex interactions among women1 of biology and environment, sex and gender;
  • Provide students with the necessary skill set to undertake and lead interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects in women’s health; and
  • Enhance mutually beneficial relationships among researchers and practitioners focused on women’s health across the university and its affiliated teaching hospitals.

1 “Women” refers to a broad gender categorization that does not necessarily correlate with one’s sex assigned at birth. We use the term therefore to include all those who self-identify as women, including cisgender women, transgender women, intersex women, and two-spirited women (Sly Castaldi, 2015).

Participating Graduate Units at the University of Toronto

The following departments, faculties, centres, and institutes contribute to the Collaborative Specialization in Women’s Health: