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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

 

Huntington University Professors

Janis Goldie                   Jgoldie@huntingtonu.ca

 

Laurentian University Professors

 

Jaouad Alem

Jaouad Alem

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Linda Ambrose

Linda Ambrose

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Rachid Bagaoui

Rachid Bagaoui

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Alain Beaulieu

Alain Beaulieu

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Charles Bélanger

Charles Bélanger

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Joel Belliveau

Joel Belliveau

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Thierry Bissonnette

Thierry Bissonnette

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Julie Boissonneault

Julie Boissonneault

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Christian Bouchard

Christian Bouchard

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Hassan Bougrine

Hassan Bougrine

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Brett Buchanan

Brett Buchanan

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François Caron

François Caron

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Hoi Cheu

Hoi Cheu

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Diana Coholic

Diana Coholic

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Sheila Cote-Meek

Sheila Cote-Meek

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Gillian Crozier

Gillian Crozier

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Serge Demers

Serge Demers

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Joël Dickinson

Joël Dickinson

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Tammy Eger

Tammy Eger

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Michael Emond

Michael Emond

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Raoul Étongué-Mayer

Raoul Étongué-Mayer

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Ernst Gerhardt

Ernst Gerhardt

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Michel Giroux

Michel Giroux

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Lynne Gouliquer

Lynne Gouliquer

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Ratvinder Grewal

Ratvinder Grewal

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Maurice Grzeda

Maurice Grzeda

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Yovita Gwekwerere

Yovita Gwekwerere

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Roberta Heale

Roberta Heale

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Sadequl Islam

Sadequl Islam

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Carol Kauppi

Carol Kauppi

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Georges Kpazai

Georges Kpazai

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Mark Kuhlberg

Mark Kuhlberg

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Aurélie Lacassagne

Aurélie Lacassagne

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Simon Laflamme

Simon Laflamme

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Aaron Langille

Aaron Langille

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Michel Larivière

Michel Larivière

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David Leadbeater

David Leadbeater

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Pascal Lefebvre

Pascal Lefebvre

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Elizabeth Levin

Elizabeth Levin

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Nancy Lightfoot

Nancy Lightfoot

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Stéphanie Martens

Stéphanie Martens

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Chantal Mayer-Crittenden

Chantal Mayer-Crittenden

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Kerry McGannon

Kerry McGannon

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Johanne Melancon

Johanne Melancon

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Michèle Minor-Corriveau

Michèle Minor-Corriveau

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Taima Moeke-Pickering

Taima Moeke-Pickering

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Parveen Nangia

Parveen Nangia

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Bruce Oddson

Bruce Oddson

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Henri Pallard

Henri Pallard

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Corinne Pastoret

Corinne Pastoret

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Celeste Pedri

Celeste Pedri

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Mélanie Perron

Mélanie Perron

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Luis Radford

Luis Radford

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Ali Reguigui

Ali Reguigui

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Manon Robillard

Manon Robillard

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David Robinson

David Robinson

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Reuben Roth

Reuben Roth

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Annie Roy-Charland

Annie Roy-Charland

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Robert Schinke

Robert Schinke

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Philippa Spoel

Philippa Spoel

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Khaled Taktek

Khaled Taktek

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Sara Torres

Sara Torres

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Pamela Toulouse

Pamela Toulouse

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Josée Turcotte

Josée Turcotte

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Jorge Virchez

Jorge Virchez

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Joey-Lynn Wabie

Joey-Lynn Wabie

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Shelley Watson

Shelley Watson

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Cynthia Whissell

Cynthia Whissell

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Michael Yeo

Michael Yeo

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Run-Min Zhou

Run-Min Zhou

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