Health Information Science
Graduate Adviser: Dr. Francis Lau
Phone: 250-472-5131
Aviv Shachak, BSc (Ben-Gurion, Israel), MSc (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), PhD (Bar-llan University, Israel), Adjunct Associate Professor
The School of Health Information Science offers courses of study leading to the degree of MSc and PhD, the Graduate Certificate in Health Terminology Standards, and, with the School of Nursing, a double-degree MN + MSc:
Limited financial support is available to students on a competitive basis. No separate application is necessary; the application for admission is also used for fellowship and award considerations. To be eligible, students must maintain continuous full-time registration, and must have an outstanding academic record (usually a minimum GPA of 7.0 on a 9-point scale). Students may not hold another major award (e.g., CIHR) in conjunction with a UVic fellowship. Students may apply for work as research assistants within the University by approaching faculty members directly. While there is no guarantee, additional funding may be available through teaching assistantships. All eligible students are encouraged to apply for funding from provincial, federal and external sources.