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Who We Are

The Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Health Science Education (RHSE) encompasses several major activities in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.

  • Undergraduate education in the Life Sciences, including Arts and Science and other interdivisional teaching
  • Graduate education across 13 graduate units
  • Research and translation

RHSE also oversees the activities of the Division of Teaching Labs (DTL),  Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM), Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC), the Microscopy Imaging Laboratory (MIL), the Toronto High Containment Facility and Biobank (CL3), the Hub for health Intelligence and Innovation in Infecticious Desease (HI3) and Research Operations. 

Undergraduate arts and science education is carried out by the 8 basic science departments and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology which provide enriched mentored hands-on research opportunities. The Graduate enterprise in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine encompasses thirteen graduate units which offer doctoral graduate degree research and professional programs to over 2,800 graduate students. The Temerty Faculty of Medicine is the Faculty Lead for 6 Collaborative Specializations, Cardiovascular Sciences, Toxicology, Developmental Biology, Musculoskeletal Sciences, Neurosciences, Resuscitation Sciences

The RHSE portfolio facilitates programs that are of value to both graduate and undergraduate students, such as student integrity in education and research. We advocate for graduate and undergraduate students and promote innovative education and research in the heart of Canada’s largest health care research hub. This portfolio allows for easier linking of advanced senior undergraduate learning with graduate education, promoting the depth of scholarship required to prepare for many careers and for advanced education.

RHSE advocates for graduate and undergraduate students and promotes innovative education and ressearch in the heart of Canada’s largest health care research hub. The innovation of linking graduate students and undergraduate students provides new transformative opportunities in education. Linking education and research results in a greater breadth and depth in course offerings and in experiential research opportunities. Undergraduate students are more easily exposed to the innovation agenda of graduate education.

Impact is felt locally by having the best research faculty available to teach and mentor undergraduates. The graduate students have greater interaction with undergraduate students which facilitates mentoring of undergraduates by graduate students. Impact is felt nationally and internationally as online learning is being developed by departments that engage in advanced research.