Jump to Main Content
Decrease font size Reset font size Increase font size
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto Home| OISE| U of T| Portal| Site Map | Contact Us
INSPIRING EDUCATION | oise.utoronto.ca
the Centre for Learning, Social Economy and Work at OISE, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

CLSEW TEAM BIOGRAPHIES


Dr. Peter Sawchuk

Dr. Peter Sawchuk image

Dr. Sawchuk is current Director of CLSEW, a professor of Adult Education and Work, and the Chair of the International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, the largest international conference series in this field.

Dr. Sawchuk has led a series of funded research programs addressing topics such as:

  • Immigration
  • Education-to-work transitions for youth
  • Changing dynamics of welfare labour process
  • and, Anti-poverty social movement learning.

Check out Dr. Sawchuk’s recent key publications:

  • Sawchuk, P. H. (2013). Contested learning in welfare work: A study of mind, political economy, and the labour process. Cambridge University Press.
  • Fenwick, T., Edwards, R., & Sawchuk, P. (2011). Emerging approaches to educational research: Tracing the socio-material. Routledge.

For more information on Dr. Peter Sawchuk's research and publications, follow this link to his LHAE Departmental Biography and this link to his Curriclum Vitae.


 

Dr. Sherida Ryan

Dr. Sherida Ryan image

Dr. Sherida Ryan is a founding member of CLSEW and a lecturer in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, University of Toronto. She is also the co-ordinator of the SSHRC CURA, Social Business for Marginalized Social Groups and has been a researcher in two other SSHRC grants, the SSHRC Community-University Research Alliance for Southern Ontario’s Social Economy and the University-Union Research Alliance on Socially Responsible Investment of Pension Funds.

For information on Dr. Sherida Ryan's research and publications, follow this link to her LHAE Departmenal Biography.

 

Dr. Jack Quarter

Dr. Jack Quarter image

Dr. Jack Quarter is a founding member of CLSEW and a professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, University of Toronto. He was also a founding member of the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research and ANSER’s president from 2008 to 2014.

Dr. Quarter has served as project director for numerous research initiatives, including:

  • the SSHRC CURA grant, Social Business for Marginalized Social Groups
  • the recently concluded SSHRC grant, The Potential Interchangeability of Volunteers and Paid Labour,
  • and, the SSHRC Community-University Research Alliance for Southern Ontario’s Social Economy.

 

Dr. Quarter’s has recently published several books, many of which are included on the Publications page of this website.  

For more information on Dr. Jack Quarter's research and publications, follow this link to his LHAE Departmental Biography.



Dr. Marcelo Vieta

Dr. Marcelo Vieta image

Dr. Marcelo Vieta is a co-founder and executive board member of CLSEW. He is also Assistant Professor in Adult Education and Community Development and the Collaborative Program in Workplace Learning and Social Change at OISE.

Dr. Vieta has completed several postdoctoral fellowships, including:

  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Social Economy Centre at OISE/UT (2013-2014),
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE) in Trento, Italy (2012),
  • Recently, Dr. Vieta’s research has focused on the historical conditions, the political economic contexts, and the lived experiences of the worker-recuperated enterprises of Argentina and Italy.

For more information on Dr. Vieta's research and publications follow this link to his LHAE Departmental Biography, Curriclum Vitae and academia.edu page.
 

Links to Associated Program at OISE

Follow this link for more information on the Adult Education and Community Development program at OISE.

Follow this link for more information on the Collaborative Program in Workplace Learning and Social Change

 

Dr. Jennifer Sumner

Dr. Jack Quarter imageDr. Jennifer Sumner is a new member of CLSEW and a Lecturer in the Adult Education and Community Development Program. 

Her funded research includes:

  • Public procurement and sustainable local food systems
  • The Local Organic Food Co-ops Network
  • FoodShare Toronto’s Good Food Markets
  • Organic farmers and the social economy

For more information on Dr. Sumner’s research and publications, follow this link to her LHAE Departmental Biography.

 

Annie Luk

Dr. Sherida Ryan image

Annie Luk is a member of CLSEW and a graduate student in the Educational Leadership and Policy program at OISE/UT.  She has been the graduate assistant to CLSEW and its predecessor, the Social Economy Centre, since 2014.  Her research interests include:

  • Adult literacy education;
  • Policy dialogue and analysis;
  • Volunteers;
  • Income inequality; and
  • Power balance and imbalance

 


 

You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ') AND status LIKE 'LIVE'' at line 1