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Human Studies and Interdisciplinarity (PhD)

Examine human social and physical development over a lifetime.

Overview

Apply your knowledge to the many social and physical challenges we face during our lives, such as gender politics, group dynamics, death and dying.

Specialize in several areas of study, including cognition and communication, Franco-Ontarian and Francophone studies, interpretation, values and ethics, regional and cultural studies, and gender relations and sexuality studies.

Learn to observe and critically assess cultural influences, physical and emotional health as they relate to philosophy, psychology, life sciences, education, economics, and communication.

Develop a substantive research project and hone your critical thinking and communication skills with the support of program faculty. Take opportunities to learn outside of the classroom with national and international conferences, Laurentian University’s Research Week, and the Annual Human Studies Colloquium.

Key Features

Learn both theoretical and applied knowledge and skills, contribute to, and produce new ideas and theories in these areas.
Gain solid and exciting education and training about the human being’s role in society and in theories.
Work hands-on with strategic partners within the community, in government, business and non-profit organizations.

Career Opportunities

Ethics compliance officer, human resources assistant, social worker, teacher. Graduates may go also on to medical and law school, and directly into careers in teaching, public administration, NGOs -- and even business, where their widely transferable writing and communication skills are highly prized.

Sarah de Blois

The Human Studies & Interdisciplinarity program offers students the opportunity to enhance their problem-solving and communication skills. It has supported the development of my understanding of diverse social problems as they are experienced on a global scale. Learning from a variety of passionate faculty members with expertise in fields such as sociology, communications, history, and gender studies, the program has undoubtedly made me a more well-rounded scholar. I am thankful for the many stimulating opportunities offered by the Human Studies & Interdisciplinarity program as well as Laurentian University more broadly, to share my research progress, its triumphs and challenges. By leading with a student-first orientation, the program finds balance in supporting students yet also developing their own unique leadership skills. It is these skills that will enhance my future ventures in the workplace and beyond. 

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Program Details

Faculty Members

Emeritus and Adjunct Professors

Gratien Allaire                GAllaire@laurentian.ca

Stéphane Girard             Stephane_Girard@UHearst.ca

Gary Kinsman                GKinsman@laurentian.ca

Marie LeBel                    Marie_Lebel@UHearst.ca

Ron Srigley                    Rsrigley@upei.ca

Kate Tilleczek                 Ktilleczek@upei.ca

Annie Roy-Charland        Annie.roy-charland@umoncton.ca

Marie-Josée Lavallée      Marie-josee.lavallee@umontreal.ca

Youssef Sadik                 Youssefsadik@yahoo.fr (Université Mohammed V de Rabat)

Trevor Chamberlain        Chambert@mcmaster.ca

Joël Beddows                   jbeddows@theatrefrancais.com (University of Ottawa)

 

Northern Ontario School of Medicine Professors

Marion Maar                   Marion.maar@nosm.ca

 

University of Sudbury Professors

Melchoir Mbonimpa        Mmbonimpa@usudbury.ca

Daniela Moisa                Dmoisa@usudbury.ca    

Kevin Fitzmaurice          Kfitzmaurice@usudbury.ca      

 

Huntington University Professors

Janis Goldie                   Jgoldie@huntingtonu.ca

 

Laurentian University Professors

 

Jaouad Alem

Jaouad Alem

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Sheila Cote-Meek

Sheila Cote-Meek

Office of Academic and Indigenous Programs
Michel Delorme

Michel Delorme

Faculty of Management
Serge Demers

Serge Demers

Office of the Registrar
Joël Dickinson

Joël Dickinson

Faculty of Arts
Tammy Eger

Tammy Eger

Office of the Vice-President, Research
Ratvinder Grewal

Ratvinder Grewal

Bharti School of Engineering
Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Department of Women's Studies
Georges Kpazai

Georges Kpazai

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Michel Larivière

Michel Larivière

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Nancy Lightfoot

Nancy Lightfoot

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Chantal Mayer-Crittenden

Chantal Mayer-Crittenden

Kerry McGannon

Kerry McGannon

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Michèle Minor-Corriveau

Michèle Minor-Corriveau

Taima Moeke-Pickering

Taima Moeke-Pickering

School of Indigenous Relations
Bruce Oddson

Bruce Oddson

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Annie Roy-Charland

Annie Roy-Charland

Centre for Academic Excellence
Robert Schinke

Robert Schinke

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Thomas Strickland

Thomas Strickland

School of Architecture
Joey-Lynn Wabie

Joey-Lynn Wabie

School of Indigenous Relations