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Alumni Portraits

Catch up with OISE alumni and see how they stand out in professions across the globe


Thinking bigger with enterprise education

Meet Vince De Freitas


20 years of inclusive Canadian narratives

Meet Gina Valle


Evocative composer, Oscar-winner

Meet Mycheal Danna

Bon élève! From French to STEM

Meet Chrystal Smith


Healing minds through hope

Meet Jennifer Barbera


Counselling during COVID-19

Meet Robert Roopa


From farmhand to  foundation president

Meet Cindy Gouveia


Rising star: A writer, actor and producer

Meet Mercedes Cardella


A teacher of teachers

Meet David F. Boshra


Double degree mentee

Meet Susan He


Indigenous community healer

Meet Diane Longboat


Hip hop state of mind

Watch Marcus Singleton


Former politician, enlightened activist

Meet Tshweu Moleme


From plantation to policy leader

Meet Carlos Ruano


Telling the stories of newcomers

Meet Meghan Ferrari

Math wiz kid turns to teaching

Meet Dan Zingaro


Indigenous learner breaks down walls

Meet Atik Bird


Prized professor and mentor

Meet Glen Sharpe


Time travelling writer-in-residence

Meet Carrianne Leung


Inspiring students, on and off the field

Meet Amilcar Barnett


Global education guru

Meet Grace Karram Stephenson

Indigenous learning leader

Meet Karma Chukdong


Arts and culture aficionado

Meet Konrad Skorupa


Champion of young women

Meet Khulood Khan

Agent of human rights

Meet Fabian Garcia


High-flying vice president

Meet Julie A. Hay


Pioneering street nurse

Meet Cathy Crowe


Video Portraits


Brian Li is the president of Education TV China and chair of the OISE Alumni Association in China. He has been a leader in the field of educational media for over a decade. 



Alum Tracey King discusses her work as one of Canada's first Indigenous human resources consultants at a postsecondary institution. She has an important message for Indigenous students.