RSI Handbook

Your Guide to Everything RSI!

The 2023-24 RSI Handbook is your connection to everything RSI! It will provide you with several academic and support services that will assist you through the program and your life as a RSI student.


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Welcome from the Directors!

Read the full welcome address.

Table of Contents

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Graduate Supervision: A Shared Responsibility

► The Role of the Graduate Supervisor                                      

► The Role of the Graduate Student                                      


Collaborative Programs

Graduate students (both MSc and PhD) in RSI may participate in a number of collaborative programs.

Students who register in a collaborative program are required to complete the requirements of both RSI and the Collaborative Program. The requirements for the Collaborative Program vary by program, but usually require completion of specific courses, attendance at a seminar series hosted by the Collaborative Program, and a thesis committee with representatives from both RSI and the Collaborative Program. When these requirements have been completed, students will obtain a specialization designation from the SGS upon completion of their degree.

Students interested in registering in any of the following collaborative programs, should contact the graduate administrator of the collaborative program for further details:

Aging, Palliative & Supportive Care across the Life Course



Resuscitation Sciences

Cardiovascular Sciences


Global Health (PhD Students)

Women’s Health

Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Workplace Learning and Social Change

Musculoskeletal Sciences


Also see Centre of Critical Qualitative Health Research Course Series for information on training in qualitative and mixed methods research.

Support & Resources

Wellness and Student Support:

Emergency Support

Health Insurance for International Students & Families

Student Life Programs & Services

Health, Wellness Services and Programs

Centre for International Experience

Graduate Centre for Academic Communication


► Centre for Graduate Mentorship & Supervision

► Sustainability at RSI


Parental, Personal or Medical Leave

► Academic Accommodations & Accessibility Services

Building Resources and Policies:

► Building Access

► Student Lounge & Quiet Study Space                                                    

► Accessibility Elevators

Light Schedule                                           

Lost & Found

► Bicycle Storage                           

Still Have Questions?

Be sure to contact one of our staff members for any further questions!
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