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Inspired alumnus makes the gift of a lifetime

Henderson (Glenn) Scott and Cairine Scott created a bequest to support OISE graduate students


Before he passed, alumnus Dr. Henderson (J. Glenn) Scott knew he wanted to help transform the lives of students.

He and his wife Cairine Scott's gift to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education would help generations of future educators and education leaders realize their potential.

OISE had been Glenn’s “intellectual and professional home” for more than 40 years.

With a passion for advancing education, he completed his BEd (1958), MEd (1961) and EdD (1965) degrees in education theory at the former Faculty of Education at the University of Toronto – which, in 1965, had become the OISE we know today. Subsequently, Scott was appointed as a faculty member and administrative leader at the Institute.

OISE and its scholars shaped his academic career and he wanted to recognize this. Glenn and Cairine Scott made a legacy gift to the OISE Annual Fund and established The George Flower Award for Advanced Studies in Education.

Dr. George Flower, OISE's director of graduate studies during Scott's time as a graduate student was also his mentor.

“I was extremely privileged both to study under the supervision of George Flower and to be his colleague in teaching and administration during OISE’s formative years, said Scott.

This is a most gratifying and nurturing way to recognize a positive influence in one’s life.”

Glenn Scott’s story shows how anyone planning ahead can have an extraordinary impact on the future.

Generous donors like the Scott family who made a gift through their estate plan have opened countless doors for OISE students, researchers and faculty members.

We invite you to make your own gift toward the future of education.

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