The Health Law, Ethics and Policy Training Program is part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR). The Program welcomes applications from Canadian and international law graduate students (both at the master’s and doctoral level) based at any of our training partners: Dalhousie University, Université de Sherbrooke, University of Alberta, University of Ottawa and University of Toronto.

schoolCreated in 2001, our program provides a unique matrix of training. We aim to equip graduates with the skills necessary to address the legal, ethical and policy challenges presented by quick evolving changes in health care.

There is an overwhelming demand for our students: all our over one hundred graduates are pursuing further study in health law or employed in academia, in private practice, or as decision-makers. Our program provides its students with knowledge translation skills, such as training them in publication strategies and in how to make effective presentations for decision-maker audiences. In addition, our students have the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned Canadian scholars in health law, ethics and policy, government decision-makers and receive the support of a multidisciplinary team of mentors.