Collaborative Programs

Collaborative Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations and Women's Studies and Feminist Research

The Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations (MER) at Western brings together graduate students and faculty to study questions of migration, ethnic relations, cultural diversity, conflict, acculturation and the integration of migrants, from the perspective of various social science disciplines.

For further information please see the MER webpage at:http://migration.uwo.ca

1. Admission Process

Entry into the collaborative graduate program in Migration and Ethnic Relations is a two step process. First, the student must be accepted into the Women’s Studies and Feminist Research (WSFR) Graduate Program. Then the student applies to the Director of MER for final approval of admission to the collaborative program. This is normally dependent on whether the research area of the student fits within the MER program. Application for admission to the MER collaborative program may be made at the time of entry to WSFR, or within the first term of study.

2. Course Requirements

Normal requirements for the Women’s Studies and Feminist Research Graduate Program will be fulfilled. The course requirements for the collaborative program are as follows:

MA

  • Colloquium Series in Migration and Ethnic Relations. Non-credit requirement.
  • Two half courses in the area (see list provided by the program), including, if possible, one from WSFR from MER’s specified list of courses and one in a program other than WSFR from MER’s specified list of courses.
  • An Independent Research Project (IRP) and four additional WSFR half courses

PhD

  • Colloquium Series in Migration and Ethnic Relations. Non-credit requirement.
  • Two half courses in the area (see list provided by the program), including, if possible, one from WSFR from MER’s specified list of courses and one in a program other than WSFR from MER’s specified list of courses.
  • Four additional half courses chosen in consultation with the WSFR Graduate Chair/Faculty Advisor.

3. PhD Comprehensive Examination

Students must fulfill the comprehensive examination requirements of the WSFR Program. The comprehensive examination requirement for MER may be satisfied through the development of a course outline in the area of Migration and Ethnic Relations. This course outline shall meet the objectives of the standard comprehensive requirement of the department. At least two of the members of the examination committee need to be associated with the collaborative program.

4. Thesis, Advisory and Examination Committees

MA

The Independent Research Project must be in the area of Migration and Ethnic Relations. The advisor must be associated with the MER program, as well as being a departmental or affiliated member of WSFR.

Ph.D

The thesis must be in the area of Migration and Ethnic Relations. At least one member of the thesis advisory committee and the university examiner must be from the list of faculty associated with the collaborative program. The thesis advisor must be associated with the MER program, as well as being a departmental or affiliated member of WSFR.

5. Financial and Technical Resources

WSFR students in the collaborative program in MER will be treated the same as students registered solely in the Graduate Program in WSFR with respect to financial support (including stipends, scholarships, teaching assistantships and travel grants) and access to departmental research resources.

6. Degree

At the conclusion of the program, students will receive a joint degree in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and Migration and Ethnic Relations.


Collaborative Program in Women's Studies and Feminist Research and Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

The Collaborative Graduate Program in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction (TJ) at Western takes as its fundamental premise that issues of conflict and subjugation are profound. Understanding the transformation of these situations is critical. The program seeks to explore aspects of transition relating to development, democracy, the environment, the economy, human rights, politics, peace agreements and justice before, at the time of, and post-transition. For further information please see the TJ webpage at: http://tjcentre.uwo.ca

1. Admission Process

Entry into the collaborative graduate program in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction is a two step process. First, the student must be accepted into the Women’s Studies and Feminist Research (WSFR) Graduate Program. Then the student applies to the Director of TJ for final approval of admission to the collaborative program. This is normally dependent on whether the research area of the student fits within the TJ program. Application for admission to the TJ collaborative program may be made at the time of entry to WSFR, or within the first term of study.

2. Course Requirements

Normal requirements for the Women’s Studies and Feminist Research Graduate Program will be fulfilled. The course requirements for the collaborative program are as follows:

MA

  • Core course in TJ (half course requirement).
  • One half course in the area of Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction (see list provided by the program).
  • An Independent Research Project (IRP) and four additional WSFR half courses

PhD

  • Core course in TJ (half course requirement).
  • Two half courses in the area of Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction (see list provided by the program).
  • Three additional half courses chosen in consultation with the WSFR Graduate Chair/Faculty Advisor.

3. PhD Comprehensive Examination

Students must fulfill the comprehensive examination requirements of the WSFR Program. The comprehensive examination requirement for TJ may be satisfied through the development of a course outline in the area of Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. This course outline shall meet the objectives of the standard comprehensive requirement of the department. At least two of the members of the examination committee need to be associated with the collaborative program.

4. Thesis, Advisory and Examination Committees

MA

The Independent Research Project must be in the area of TJ. The advisor must be associated with the TJ program, as well as being a departmental or affiliated member of WSFR. Ph.D The thesis must be in the area of Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. At least one member of the thesis advisory committee and the university examiner must be from the list of faculty associated with the collaborative program. The thesis advisor must be associated with the TJ program, as well as being a departmental or affiliated member of WSFR.

5. Financial and Technical Resources.

WSFR students in the collaborative program in TJ will be treated the same as students registered solely in the Graduate Program in WSFR with respect to financial support (including stipends, scholarships, teaching assistantships and travel grants) and access to departmental research resources.

6. Degree

At the conclusion of the program, students will receive a joint degree in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction.