Toxicology at Guelph
The University of Guelph established its Collaborative Toxicology Program in 1989 with the knowledge that programs in pharmacology and toxicology already existed at many medical schools. The University of Guelph’s objective was, and is, to build upon the University’s unique and long-established strengths in chemistry, physics, biology, environmental sciences, agriculture, food/nutritional sciences, animal sciences, and biomedical sciences in order to develop programs in toxicology that would (1) be more broadly based than programs existing elsewhere, (2) train students in ever-developing fields of toxicology such as risk assessment for health and environmental risk, molecular toxicology, ecotoxicology, nutritional toxicology, biomedical toxicology, analytical toxicology and nanotoxicology. Incorporating the entire toxicology faculty into the toxicology program strengthens the multidisciplinary training of graduate and undergraduate students.
The objective of the collaborative toxicology program and the host department’s is to provide a learner‑centred, research intensive environment in which the student can develop analytical and interpretive skills in toxicology that are used by professional toxicologists in the students chosen discipline and to successfully interact with Toxicologists from other disciplines.