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RESEARCH: SSHRC results reveal substantial gains
OISE is pleased to receive the results of the SSHRC Standard Research Grant competition and to congratulate principal and co-investigators across the institution.  OISE principal investigators achieved a 48% success rate resulting in $1.8 million research funding over the next three years.  This is a substantial improvement over the previous two competitions.  Best wishes to all OISE recipients as they embark on their research program. Follow the link to see the latest SSHRC Standard Research Grants results (April 2009)

Florence Denmark Award recognition for role in mentoring
The Association for Women in Psychology has bestowed its prestigious Florence Denmark Distinguished Mentorship Award on Niva Piran for her leadership in mentoring and inspiring women, particularly supporting, supervising and guiding students. Dr. Piran's research passion is health-promoting schools -- developing in-depth understanding of social processes that shape students' body and self experiences. The goal is to guide systemic transformations at the school level towards enhanced student well being.

Foire de la recherche 2009: Zoom sur le CRÉFO
L'Institut d'étude pédagogique de l'Ontario organisait sa foire annuelle de la recherche mardi 31 mars. Au menu, des discussions, des mises à jour sur les sujets de l'heure en éducation et la découverte des différents départements et programmes de l'Institut. Parmi ces centres de recherches, le CRÉFO ou Centre de recherche en éducation franco-ontarienne qui a pour rôle d'examiner, sous un angle multidisciplinaire les réalités éducatives et sociales propres au milieu minoritaire...More
Article par Guillaume Garcia à L'Express, semaine du 7 avril au 13 avril 2009

Research Celebration offers something for everyone
The OISE Library overflowed with faculty, students, prospective students, community partners and staff for this year's Research Celebration March 31. The popular annual event showcases departments, research centres, faculty and student research. The eight featured faculty researchers of 2009 are Janet AstingtonKathy Bickmore, Linda Cameron, Roland Sintos Coloma, Joseph Flessa, Abby Goldstein, Sherene Razack and Creso Sa. Learn more about the issues that matter in education and the researchers who are addressing them. 

Waters Lecture plays to sold-out crowd
Noted scholar Michelle Fine of the City University of New York delivered the William Waters Lecture to a full house in the OISE library on March 25. Her lecture, "When objects become subjects: a 25 year journey from laboratory experimentation to ethnography to participatory action research with youth" was the highlight of this year's William Waters Symposium on Urban Education hosted by OISE's Centre for Urban Schooling.

 Photo (from left): Kathleen Gallagher, Michelle Fine, Bill Waters, Jane Gaskell, Jeff Kugler, Tara Goldstein

Award for significant contributions to theory and practice
OISE has been selected to receive the 2009 Wisniewski Award from the Society of Professors of Education. This year marks the first time the award has been made to an institution outside of the United States. OISE is being honoured for its "many years of leadership...in teacher education, the social foundations of education, and policy studies in education."  Dean Jane Gaskell will accept the award on behalf of OISE at this year's AERA meeting in San Diego.

CIHR Funding for Study of Sexual Assault
Lana Stermac and colleague Brenda Toner from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have been awarded research funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) for their investigation of emotional processing in posttraumatic mental health outcomes. The research is supported by the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and will be carried out with colleagues from Women’s College Hospital. The study will examine the role of early intervention strategies for the prevention of posttraumatic distress...More

AERA Honours for early career researcher
Susan Yoon is being honoured with the 2009 Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies by Division C of the AERA. Susan will receive a stipend and a featured spot on next year's program at AERA to present her research at the Jan Hawkins Award session. She will be recognized during this year's AERA meeting in San Diego at the Hawkins Session on April 14 and at the Division C meeting on April 15.

 

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