The MA and PhD Program in Health (specialized field in Health Policy & Equity) emphasizes the analysis and promotion of equity in health through public policy action. It is directed at the societal causes of inequalities in health and the organization and delivery of health care and how public policy can redress these issues.

The program offers a comprehensive curriculum covering major scholarly perspectives. The structure and environment of the field encourage advanced research, new scholarship and opportunities to contribute to the discipline, enabling students to explore health policy in relation to equity and human rights perspectives.

Important Dates, Deadlines & Upcoming Events

Important Dates for Graduate Students

Current News & Announcements

Congratulations to Tyler Ward who defended his Major Research Paper (MRP) Narrative Review of The Detention of Children in Canadian Immigration Holding Centres: Human Rights Violation and Health Equity Implications from a Political Economy Perspective. Tyler's work is under review by the International Journal of Children's Rights.

Recent Publications & Awards

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Congratulations to Dr. Farah Ahmad, Graduate Program Director for Health Policy & Equity and Associate Professor on a recent co-authored publication with Alan Fung from North York General Hospital and other research colleagues in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry about a study identifying the role of contextual determinants of depression in Chinese immigrant communities.