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CIDE Student Association (CIDE SA)

INCOMING CIDESA CORE COMMITTEE 2017-2018

Alaa Ahmed - M.Ed. student in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Alaa Ahmed is a second-year Master of Education student in the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) program within the Curriculum, Studies and Teacher Development (CSTD) program and is in the collaborative program Comparative, International and Development Education (CIDE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.  She has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology from Ryerson University.  She has had the opportunity to teach overseas in Dubai, UAE at the Universal American School an International Baccalaureate (IB) School in Kindergarten for several years, but came back to Canada to deliver her twin girls and pursue a Master’s degree.  She is hoping to publish a research paper she is working on with a working title “Learning in the Eyes of Immigrant Youth.”

Tanjin Ashraf - M.Ed. student in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE)

Tanjin Ashraf is a first year Master of Education student in the Educational Leadership and Policy program within the Leadership, Higher and Adult Education department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology and an education degree to teach at the primary and junior level. She has taught various grade levels in Canada, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Taiwan. She is hoping to go into research, specifically focusing on teachers’ work at the nexus of policy.

Ayan Jama - M.Ed. student in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE)

Sunnya Khan - M.Ed. student in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE)

Sunnya Khan is a first year M.ed student at the Leadership, Higher, and Adult Education Department's Educational Leadership and Policy program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her research interests include issues concerning teacher training programs, gender equity and social justice in Pakistan. She has previously taught English and Mathematics in a government school in Lahore, Pakistan. She plans on working with UNICEF, UNESCO, Ontario Ministry Of Education, World Council of Comparative Education Societies, The Comparative and International Education Society and The Comparative and International Education Society of Canada in the future and travelling to third world countries conducting research concerning education gaps prevalent there.

Shukri Hilowle - Ph.D. student in the Department of Social Justice Education (SJE)

Shukri Hilowle is a second year PhD student in the Social Justice Education program and also in the collaborative program Comparative, International and Development Education (CIDE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). She completed her Masters Degree in the Social Justice Education program in June 2016 and returned to pursue her Doctoral work. She has an undergraduate degree in History from York University and is a graduate from the Urban Diversity Bachelor of Education program from York University. She has several of years of experience volunteering and teaching in the K-12 sector. She currently works as an educator with the Toronto District School Board and the Peel District School Board. Her research interests include, islamophobia, anti-racism, gendered islamophobia, nationalism, anti-immigrant injustice, Islam in America.

Zohra Lakhani - M.Ed. student in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Labib Malik - M.Ed. student in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE)

Sarah Morales - M.Ed. student in the Department of Social Justice Education (SJE)

Sarah Morales is a first-year part-time student pursuing an M.Ed. in Social Justice Education, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, U of T. She has 4 years work experience in post-secondary, specifically in the area of International Education. Currently working as an international admissions coordinator; where her primary tasks include international credential evaluation and research, enrollment management, and international student recruitment. She also has experience with transition programming and advising for international students. She is interested in learning more about internationalization within post-secondary, and inbound and outbound mobility within Canada. She regularly attends conferences hosted by CBIE and credential evaluation bodies to stay up to date in the field.

Yecid Ortega - Ph.D. student in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Yecid Ortega is a third year Ph.D. student in the program of Language and Literacies education and the specialization program in Comparative International, and Development Education (CIDE) at OISE – University of Toronto. His general research interests are within critical ethnographic and case study approaches in international urban and rural areas. Generally, Yecid explores how globalization, capitalism and neoliberalism influence language policy decision-making and classroom practices. His current specific interest deals with aspects of social justice and peacebuilding within frameworks of epistemologies of the Global south. His research looks at how English language policy in Colombia is being understood by the school community (students, teacher, parents, principal etc.) and how it influences classroom practices and students’ lived experiences. He also explores how the English classroom activities can hinder or promote peacebuilding and social justice among students in a marginalized public high school in Bogota, Colombia

Wales Wong - Ph.D. student in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Wales Wong is a doctoral student in the Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning Department’s Language and Literacies program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her current research is on second language learning and identity (re)shaping of adult students in Ontario’s continuing education programs. Her main research interests include second language learning, translanguaging, identity construction, and gender issues. Wales has devoted the last 10 years to teaching English and ESL at the secondary level to adolescents and adults in Ontario. She is also a part of OISE’s Graduate Students’ Association (GSA).

Staying in Touch

We encourage all students to join our Facebook group, where we will be posting new events and information. You can also email the core team directly at oisecidesa@gmail.com

Let us know what you think!

Let us know how we can better serve the CIDE community! Fill out the CIDE Student Interests Questionnaire and return to us at oisecidesa@gmail.com.

We thank Umesh Sharma and other outgoing CIDESA members for their wonderful service over the past year.


Xiaoyong (Andy) XiaWe are very pleased to announce that former CIDESA member Xiaoyong (Andy) Xia has joined the Office of the Registrar and Student Services (ORSS) team. Starting on January 15th, 2018 Andy is the International Student Recruitment & Success Coordinator. In this role, Andy will be responsible for implementing annual and multi-year strategic international recruitment plans for OISE, ensuring OISE has an innovative, cost effective and strategic approach to international recruitment. He will build a network of contacts in key countries such as China and will be responsible for identifying, planning and coordinating recruiting and networking events both on and off campus to reshape the international student population at OISE. In this role, Andy will regularly and frequently interact with the Dean, Chairs and international advisory committee on international recruitment initiatives especially with regards to building international partnerships, MOU’s, agreements, enrolment and student mobility. He also will assist in the planning and delivery of international student orientation activities, where he will advise the student coordinators and leaders to ensure that OISE provides programming that is safe, inclusive and welcoming. Andy will also be responsible for coordinating international student recruitment, retention and success opportunities with central University of Toronto including attending team meetings, addressing common international recruitment issues, coordinating inbound and outbound student mobility and managing ongoing and arising international student needs.


CIDE SA Overview and Background

The Comparative, International and Development Education Student Association (CIDE SA) is a student-driven organization created in March 2008 as a response to the need expressed by both students and faculty members of the Comparative, International and Development Education Centre (CIDEC) at OISE for a unique and official student voice in our collaborative program.

The CIDE SA is focused on the activities of the student body of CIDEC. Though having distinct operations, the CIDE SA encourages students to participate in CIDEC events and activities. The ways in which the CIDE SA supports and are involved in the larger CIDE community are numerous, and depend on the interests/needs of students involved each year as well as the evolving needs of the program and the CIDE advisory council.

 The mandate and potential activities for the CIDE SA include but are not limited to:

  • Support of social, academic and professional activities for CIDE students
  • Orientation for new students
  • Internal communications & community building
  • Increasing the status of CIDE within OISE, U of T and the external community
  • Liaising with the administration and faculty of CIDE
  • Organization of an annual student retreat

CIDE SA Mission

  • To support CIDE student voices, needs and interests by acting as a liaison between students and CIDEC, OISE, University of Toronto and other organizations
  • To advocate for inclusiveness and diversity in the development of our social, academic and professional community
  • To advance student scholarship and action-oriented engagement in the world

CIDE SA Core Values

As a student association, we aim to be:

Committed: Dedicated to the collaborative advancement of our students, CIDEC, and our field.

Inclusive: Celebrating and reflective of diversity and dynamism in our student body.

Democratic: Embracing organic and representative participation that seeks and represents student voices.

Engaged: Actively involved in promoting innovative scholarship and action.

Supportive: Fostering a caring and respectful student community.

Accountable: Ensuring that our operations are transparent, open, and accessible.


CIDE Constitution

Please follow the link to our constitution which contains extensive information about our operating structure, objectives, selection process, etc. This constitution is a work in progress and a living document, which will evolve together with the CIDE SA.


CIDESA Sponsored Transformers Project

Invitation to apply your passion and theoretical knowledge in Development and Education in a CIDE Student Association supported education project in Africa.

Transformers Project - aimed at equipping African teenagers with the political capacity and community mobilization skills to transform their societies.

For more information, join the conversation on: 

Facebook - CIDE Students 

Twitter: @unveilingafrica, @cidecoise

Questions: info@unveilingafrica.org

CLICK HERE FOR PROJECT DETAILS

 

 

 

 

 

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