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Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences was created in 2005 in the wake of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Toronto and Asia, and in the context of growing social disparities and health inequities. We strive to improve the health of individuals and populations through excellence in interdisciplinary research and education, in partnership with local, national and global communities and with a commitment to social justice. 

A vibrant teaching program is at the heart of our faculty. Our Masters of Public Health (MPH) offers concentrations in global health, population health, environmental and occupational health and social inequities and health. Our MPH, BA and BSc programs were accredited in 2010 by the U.S.-based Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), the first public health-oriented programs in English Canada to do so.

To house all of this important activity, our magnificent building, Blusson Hall, opened in June 2008, thanks to a $12-million gift from Stewart and Marilyn Blusson and a $5.5-million gift from the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation. 

Faculty highlights

  • 55 faculty members, five Canada Research Chairs and five Endowed Chairs
  • 1,200 undergraduate students (BA, BSc), 119 graduate students (MPH, MSc, PhD)