Collaborative Program in Biomedical Toxicology

The Collaborative Program in Biomedical Toxicology provides graduate students with a unique opportunity to gain breadth and depth of knowledge in biomedical toxicology beyond their thesis research.  This program aims to prepare participants for careers related to toxicology and emphasizes the development of critical thinking and communication skills in addition to acquiring greater knowledge of basic principles and specific aspects of biomedical toxicology.

Additional benefits of the Biomedical Toxicology Program include opportunities for:

  • interactions and social gatherings with peers, faculty members, and members of the professional toxicology community that facilitate the sharing of scientific, methodologic, and career information
  • development of scientific critiquing skills
  • enhanced written and oral communication
  • exposure to useful resources and databases
  • a notation on the academic transcript indicating that the student has Completed the MSc or PhD Collaborative Program in Biomedical Toxicology following successful completion of the program requirements (This is in addition to the MSc or PhD degree in the chosen departmental area.)

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is one of several graduate departments participating in this collaborative program. Students first enroll in Pharmaceutical Sciences and then in the Collaborative Program, the latter of which is administered through the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

For more information on hte Collaborative Program in Biomedical Toxicology, please contact:


Dr. Cindy Woodland

Director, Collaborative Program in Biomedical Toxicology

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of Toronto

1 King’s College Circle

Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 4209

Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8


Tel: 416-978-3102

FAX: 416-978-6395