Program list & descriptions

Health Informatics ( Masters )

The School of Health Information Science has over 25 years of history in health informatics education and research in Canada, and is considered by many a world leader in this field. Our research and teaching strengths include the planning, design, implementation, use and evaluation of health information systems in different healthcare settings.


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BSc, BA B+

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September May 31 December 15
January October 31 April 15
May February 28 September 15


Program advisers

  • Dr. Abdul Roudsari, grad adviser/director - or 250-721-8576
  • Ms. Sandra Boudewyn, grad secretary - or 250-721-6459

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
FAX 250-472-4751
Director Andre Kushniruk 250-472-5132 HSD A202b
Program Coordinator Erin Sebastian 250-721-7561 HSD A202a
Office Manager/Assistant to the Director Sandy Polomark 250-721-8576 HSD A202
Co-op Coordinator Dave Hutchinson 250-721-8577 HSD A202a
Graduate Secretary Sandra Boudewyn 250-721-6459 HSD A202
Co-op Assistant Selina Jorgensen 250-721-6458 HSD A202
General Office 250-721-8576 HSD A202
Senior Laboratory Instructor Jesse Gardner HSD A206
HINF Graduate Advisor Karen Courtney 250-721-8599 HSD A216
HINF Undergraduate Advisor Alex Kuo 250-472-4300 HSD A220

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

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