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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

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Linda Ambrose

Linda Ambrose

Department of History
Rachid Bagaoui

Rachid Bagaoui

Department of Sociology
Alain Beaulieu

Alain Beaulieu

Department of Philosophy
Charles Bélanger

Charles Bélanger

Department of Marketing and Management
Joel Belliveau

Joel Belliveau

Department of History
Thierry Bissonnette

Thierry Bissonnette

Département d'études françaises
Julie Boissonneault

Julie Boissonneault

Département d'études françaises
Christian Bouchard

Christian Bouchard

School of the Environment
Hassan Bougrine

Hassan Bougrine

Department of Economics
Brett Buchanan

Brett Buchanan

School of the Environment
François Caron

François Caron

School of the Environment
Hoi Cheu

Hoi Cheu

Department of English
Diana Coholic

Diana Coholic

School of Social Work
Sheila Cote-Meek

Sheila Cote-Meek

Office of Academic and Indigenous Programs
Gillian Crozier

Gillian Crozier

Department of Philosophy
Serge Demers

Serge Demers

Office of the Vice President, Academic and Provost
Joël Dickinson

Joël Dickinson

Faculty of Arts
Tammy Eger

Tammy Eger

Office of the Vice-President, Research
Michael Emond

Michael Emond

Department of Psychology
Raoul Étongué-Mayer

Raoul Étongué-Mayer

Department of Geography
Ernst Gerhardt

Ernst Gerhardt

Department of English
Michel Giroux

Michel Giroux

Department of Law and Justice
Lynne Gouliquer

Lynne Gouliquer

Department of Sociology
Ratvinder Grewal

Ratvinder Grewal

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Maurice Grzeda

Maurice Grzeda

Department of Marketing and Management
Yovita Gwekwerere

Yovita Gwekwerere

School of Education
Roberta Heale

Roberta Heale

School of Nursing
Sadequl Islam

Sadequl Islam

Department of Economics
Carol Kauppi

Carol Kauppi

School of Social Work
Georges Kpazai

Georges Kpazai

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Mark Kuhlberg

Mark Kuhlberg

Department of History
Aurélie Lacassagne

Aurélie Lacassagne

Department of Political Science
Simon Laflamme

Simon Laflamme

Department of Sociology
Aaron Langille

Aaron Langille

School of the Environment
Michel Larivière

Michel Larivière

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
David Leadbeater

David Leadbeater

Department of Economics
Pascal Lefebvre

Pascal Lefebvre

School of Orthophonie
Elizabeth Levin

Elizabeth Levin

Department of Psychology
Nancy Lightfoot

Nancy Lightfoot

School of Rural and Northern Health
Stéphanie Martens

Stéphanie Martens

Department of Political Science
Chantal Mayer-Crittenden

Chantal Mayer-Crittenden

School of Orthophonie
Kerry McGannon

Kerry McGannon

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Johanne Melancon

Johanne Melancon

Département d'études françaises
Michèle Minor-Corriveau

Michèle Minor-Corriveau

School of Orthophonie
Taima Moeke-Pickering

Taima Moeke-Pickering

School of Indigenous Relations
Parveen Nangia

Parveen Nangia

Department of Sociology
Bruce Oddson

Bruce Oddson

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Henri Pallard

Henri Pallard

Department of Law and Justice
Corinne Pastoret

Corinne Pastoret

Department of Economics
Celeste Pedri

Celeste Pedri

School of Northern and Community Studies
Mélanie Perron

Mélanie Perron

Department of Psychology
Luis Radford

Luis Radford

École des sciences de l'éducation
Ali Reguigui

Ali Reguigui

Département d'études françaises
Manon Robillard

Manon Robillard

School of Orthophonie
David Robinson

David Robinson

School of Northern and Community Studies
Reuben Roth

Reuben Roth

School of Northern and Community Studies
Annie Roy-Charland

Annie Roy-Charland

Centre for Academic Excellence
Robert Schinke

Robert Schinke

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Philippa Spoel

Philippa Spoel

Department of English
Khaled Taktek

Khaled Taktek

École des sciences de l'éducation
Sara Torres

Sara Torres

School of Social Work
Pamela Toulouse

Pamela Toulouse

School of Education
Josée Turcotte

Josée Turcotte

Department of Psychology
Jorge Virchez

Jorge Virchez

Department of Geography
Joey-Lynn Wabie

Joey-Lynn Wabie

School of Indigenous Relations
Shelley Watson

Shelley Watson

Centre for Academic Excellence
Cynthia Whissell

Cynthia Whissell

Department of Psychology
Michael Yeo

Michael Yeo

Department of Philosophy
Run-Min Zhou

Run-Min Zhou

Department of Psychology