Department Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Carleton University is following the advice of Ottawa Public HealthPublic Health Ontario, the Government of Ontario, and the Public Health Agency of Canada for the latest information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommendations for prevention.

The Department of Health Sciences will continue to work remotely, however there will be limited availability for in-person appointments.  For assistance, please contact the office at for Undergrad Students and for Graduate students. We are also checking and responding to voicemail on (613) 520-4848 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are doing all we can to keep our community safe and to contribute to slowing the progression of COVID-19 in Ottawa and across the country.

For more information, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.

Thank you.

Department of Health Sciences


Our Mission:

To understand the complexities of health and disease, and develop solutions that address current and emerging health issues, a new approach is needed.

The Department of Health Sciences brings a new vision to health education and research that positions us as trailblazers in understanding and addressing the health of individuals, populations, and societies.

Our department was founded with the recognition that the best health education and research must include collaborations between individuals and groups across disciplines, from biomedical, social, mathematical, environmental, political sciences and beyond.

By integrating knowledge and methods from these different fields, we offer interdisciplinary learning and research experiences that set our students apart, and ensures their success in meeting their academic and professional goals.

Our new Health Sciences Building, house state-of-the-art infrastructure for both research and teaching in our core areas of strength: Lifecourse Approach to Health, Environmental and Global Health, Big Data, and beyond. Learn more about our interdisciplinary faculty and their research.