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    May 29
    Professor Judith Wiener wins U of T's JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award
    OISE professor Judith Wiener has been selected as one of the winners of the University of Toronto's 2017 JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award. The award honours faculty members for outstanding performance in the multiple roles associated with doctoral supervision. Wiener, who teaches in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, is the second OISE professor to win this prestigious award. Read more.
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    May 25
    Mental health video series: OISE hits the streets to test your mental health knowledge
    Featuring OISE's Dr. Katreena Scott, speaker at OISE's May 30, 2017 Jackson Lecture, the four-part video series highlights common myths and misconceptions about mental health in young people. In the videos, OISE News takes to the streets of Toronto and asks people a series of multiple choice questions. Dr. Scott, Canada Research Chair and psychologist, then weighs in with the answers, adding further insight to the equation. Read more.
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    May 24
    Canadian teens earn high rankings in financial literacy. Professors Mary Reid and Dan Lang discuss value of financial education
    Canadian teens earn high rankings in financial literacy - including in Ontario, where changes to the curriculum have paid off in the latest round of international testing. Dan Lang, a professor at OISE, believes the push for better knowledge has been fuelled by the economy. While five or six years ago, such strong results would have been a surprise, teachers and schools have been responsive. Read more.
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    May 24
    Professor Kang Lee's research on children and lying featured in National Geographic
    A new National Geographic article on lying features Professor Kang Lee's research.
    For Dr. Lee, learning to lie is a natural stage in child development and a re-assuring sign that cognitive growth is on track. Read more.
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    May 17
    Master of Teaching student Aakriti Kapoor wins national leadership award for her innovative online education tool
    As a researcher and aspiring educator, OISE Master of Teaching student Aakriti Kapoor has focused on education tools to help students navigate the digital world.
    Recently, she was named winner of the prestigious 3M National Student Fellowship for her work on mindJig - an online software that teaches students how to think critically and write analytically. The tool helps students navigate what Kapoor calls the "infoflux," that is, the overwhelming amount of information in the digital world. Learn more about Aakriti.
    education software designed to help students navigate information in the digital world. Learn more about Aakriti.
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    May 15
    Professor Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández weighs in on the cuts to arts education in Ontario
    The number of Ontario elementary schools with full or part-time music teachers has steadily declined in the last decade, according to a new report by People for Education.
    The trend can be partly explained by two main factors: declining enrolment, which equates to less funding for schools with fewer students and a sense that the priority is in different areas like math and science. Professor Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández worries that this "elitist conception of the arts" is keeping some educators and parents from appreciating how arts can help children. Read more.
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    May 11
    Will your doctor be replaced by a robot? Professor Brian Hodges talks about the future of healthcare
    OISE professor Brian Hodges has a stern warning for future healthcare providers: learn to be caring and compassionate or be replaced by robots in white coats. Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, deep learning and big data will in the near future make many tasks performed by physicians and nurses obsolete, Hodges told hundreds of healthcare professionals who packed his keynote presentation at the World Health Summit in Montreal on Tuesday. Read more.
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    May 11
    Staff member Lise Watson reflects on her experiences as the white adoptive mother of a young black child
    Lise Watson is a financial aid coordinator at OISE. She's also the white adoptive mother of an eight-year-old black boy. In this personal essay for the CBC, Lisa reflects on her gnawing fears as her young son begins to ask hard questions. Read more.
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    May 09
    Will crowdfunding for academic research take off? Benjamin Crase examines the recent phenomenon.
    With government research budgets not meeting growing demand for funding, a growing number of researchers around the world are turning to various emerging crowdfunding platforms designed specifically to raise funds for academic research projects. OISE graduate student, Benjamin Crase, talks about the recent phenomenon.
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    May 09
    Professor Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández urges ongoing conversation around issues of privilege and arts education
    When researcher Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández released a report last week showing that students entering Grade 9 at Toronto's arts high schools are more than twice as likely to be white-and nearly twice as likely to come from a wealthy family-than students at other Toronto public schools, he hoped the findings would spark interest. But even he and study co-author Gillian Parekh didn't realize just how much conversation would flow from these findings. Gaztambide-Fernández is eager to keep this conversation going in the days, weeks and months ahead. Read more.
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    May 05
    Professor Megan Boler, media and cultural studies expert, analyzes Trump's use of Twitter
    Since Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States, he has continued his prolific and bold use of Twitter that has long been his signature style. His tweets garner worldwide headlines, rock stock markets and send diplomats scrambling. CTVNews.ca asked Megan Boler, OISE's media studies professor, to weigh in on Trump's extraordinary use of the 140-character message service during his first 100 days.
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    May 04
    Professor Tanya Titchkosky receives Liverpool University Press' 2016 Award for Outstanding Journal Reviewer
    The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disabilities Studies has selected Professor Tanya Titchkosky, Department of Social Justice Education, as the winner of Liverpool University Press' 2016 Award for Outstanding Journal Reviewers.
    This award recognizes individuals who have provided exceptional service to their disciplines by contributing timely, rigorous and thoughtful peer reviews to some of the leading publications in their fields. Congratulations Dr. Titchkosky!
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    April 25
    Congratulations to Anthony Briggs, Chris Cully, and Rowena Rollon - OISE's 2017 Cressy Student Leadership Award recipients
    Congratulations to Anthony Briggs, Chris Cully, and Rowena Rollon - OISE's 2017 Cressy Award winners. The Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards recognize graduating students for making outstanding contributions to improving the world around them and inspiring others to do the same.
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    April 24
    TDSB trustee calls for review of arts school applications process after OISE study highlights inequities
    A Toronto District School Board trustee is calling for the board to review its application process for special arts high schools, after an OISE study highlighted that kids who attend such schools are overwhelmingly white and from high-income families. Scarborough trustee Parthi Kandavel called the results of the study "concerning" but said they come at a good time as the board is reviewing equity and has hired an outside consultant to do public consultations. Read more.
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    April 24
    Professor Hilary Inwood wins Post-Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award
    Congratulations to Professor Hilary Inwood on being named Post-Secondary Art Educator of the Year by the Ontario Art Education Association. Read more.
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    April 23
    TDSB's arts high schools: Nearly twice as many white, wealthy students, OISE study finds
    A recent study shows students entering grade nine in specialized arts programs in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) are more than twice as likely to be white and nearly twice as likely to come from a wealthy family when compared to students across Toronto public schools. The findings were revealed in a study conducted by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Read more.
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    April 21
    Will the Canadian government's support for science pass the litmus test?: Op-ed by Professor Creso Sá
    The Naylor report on federal science funding will test the willingness of Justin Trudeau's government to overhaul research support, writes OISE professor Creso Sá. Read more.
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    April 17
    OISE study finds that older victims of fraud have poorer cognitive skills, are less honest
    It's commonly believed that older people fall victim to such scams due to various vulnerabilities, loneliness and demographic factors such as gender, income, education and trust. But new research from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows poorer cognitive skills used in everyday activities to be the main determinant. Read more.
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    April 12
    OISE celebrates International Day of Pink with tips for an inclusive classroom
    Today is the International Day of Pink against bullying, homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny. OISE is celebrating diversity with six tips to foster equality and acceptance in the classroom. From how to intervene if homophobic or transphobic comments are made, to creating a sense of normalcy around same-sex families and gender transitioning, the tips are aimed at helping educators and parents instill respect and an acceptance of diversity in young people. Read more.
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    April 11
    New research from Professor Kang Lee: Racial bias begins in infancy
    It has long been thought that racial bias begins at the pre-school age. However, two recent studies by Prof. Kang Lee at OISE's Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) challenge that belief: results show racial bias begins in infancy at 6-9 months of age, with researchers suggesting lack of exposure to other race individuals as the cause. Read more.
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    April 10
    OISE experts hold educational workshop in Vimy, more than 100 take part online
    Along with thousands of Canadians who gathered in France to honour the 2017 Vimy Centennial, experts from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), in partnership with EF Tours, also took part by holding a special workshop for educators in Canadian innovation, leadership, courage and identity through the lens of Vimy. Read more.
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    April 07
    Professor Ann Lopez appointed Provostial Advisor on Access Programs at the University of Toronto
    OISE professor Ann Lopez has been appointed Provostial Advisor on Access Programs by Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost at the University of Toronto. Professor Lopez will advise the Provost on ways the University of Toronto can better coordinate and build on its suite of unique pipeline, access, outreach, and bridging programs to support its commitment to student success, and to enhance the ability of students from diverse backgrounds to attend the University of Toronto. Read more.
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    April 04
    Teaching Excellence Awards: OISE celebrates outstanding faculty
    On March 30, 2017 the OISE community celebrated four outstanding faculty members named to OISE's highest teaching honours - the 2017 OISE Teaching Excellence Awards. Congratulations to Professor Judith Wiener, Professor Coleen Scully-Stewart, Lisa Dack, and Tina Zita. Read about the winners.
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    April 04
    Champion of equity and diversity, Professor Angela Hildyard, receives Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award
    No one can accuse Angela Hildyard of talking the talk but not walking the walk. On her watch as Vice President Human Resources and Equity, the University of Toronto has gained recognition as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Hildyard's work has touched practically every sector of the University community. For her rich, meaningful, tremendously positive and lasting contributions, Hildyard, who is also a professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE, has been honoured with a 2017 Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award. Read more.
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    March 29
    Professor Lance McCready wins the 2017 Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize
    Professor Lance McCready has made it his life's work to help students access the benefits of education. For his outstanding efforts to shed light on the experience of racialized LGBT youth, especially gay and bisexual young men, he has been named the winner of the 2017 Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize, an award that honours positive, lasting contributions to education and action against discrimination. Read more.
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    March 28
    Staff Excellence Awards honour outstanding service
    Congratulations to the winners of OISE's 2017 Staff Excellence Awards - Sezen Atacan, Lara Cartmale, Kim Holman and Michael Moncada, who will be honoured at an OISE library reception on March 30 at 2 p.m. Read more about the winners.
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    March 21
    Canada needs a new narrative on the role and value of science in innovation: Op-ed by Professor Creso Sá
    The idea that science is inextricably linked to technological progress is now taken for granted, says professor Creso Sá. "We need a fresh discourse around the role and value of science in Canada, recognizing the multiple contributions research makes to knowledge creation, education, and technical advance." Read more via Globe and Mail.
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    March 17
    Artist and alum Jaime Black installs 100+ red dresses across U of T's St. George campus to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada
    Bright red dresses blowing in the wind - symbolizing the 12,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women - will confront people walking through U of T's downtown Toronto campus over the next few days. OISE alum and artist Jaime Black's powerful installation is meant to trigger and provoke reflection and dialogue about the issue of violent crimes against Indigenous women. Read more via U of T News.
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    March 16
    Julie Blair featured in CBC coverage of U of T powwow
    Saturday marked the first powwow at the university in at least 20 years. "I think it's important that we bring everyone together and share our culture," said finance coordinator Julie Blair, describing the powwow as a gathering and a celebration. "We're all here to welcome each other and be together in a good way." Read more.
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    March 15
    Black men perceived as bigger, more threatening: Professor George Dei shares insights
    New research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that people tend to perceive young black men as larger, stronger and more threatening than white men of the same size. This could place them at risk in situations with police. Professor George Dei said that such preconceived notions about black men and women are deeply rooted in racism that has occurred over hundreds of years. But he has hope that, through education, racism and bias can be eliminated. Read more.
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    March 13
    Education at OISE ranked top 10 internationally
    Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) was recently ranked within the Top 10 in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. Education joins five other University of Toronto subject areas that were ranked within the top 10 of each group. Read more.
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    March 08
    Professor Mary Reid aims to bridge gender gap in STEM-related careers
    OISE professor Mary Reid has an important opportunity. It lies in what she does each and every day: teaching future teachers how to teach math. While that alone is significant, there's much more to it than that, she says. If she can inspire future teachers to inspire their future female students, Prof. Reid can help boost the number of women in STEM - science, technology, engineering and math - careers. Read more.
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    March 07
    Women are less likely to be reappointed as faculty deans than men, finds study by doctoral student Eric Lavigne
    While recruitment of new deans at Canadian universities largely reflects the overall gender balance of its academic sector, a University of Toronto researcher has found that women were far less likely to be reappointed once their five-year office had concluded. Analysing almost 300 appointment and reappointment announcements from the Canadian publication University Affairs between 2011 and 2016, OISE doctoral student Eric Lavigne found that 58 per cent of appointments for dean positions went to men and 42 per cent were awarded to women. Read more.
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    March 06
    Disruptive children do not inspire similar behaviour in siblings, finds study by Professor Jenny Jenkins and colleagues
    New research conducted by OISE professor Jennifer Jenkins and colleagues examines the role of sibling training on disruptive behaviour during early childhood and concludes that disruptive behaviour produces greater disparity-rather than resemblance-among siblings. "We found that in early childhood, children do not learn from each other how to be disruptive, violent or disobedient." Read more.
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    March 01
    New book about OISE honours those 'who opened doors for the future'
    In recognition of his new book, OISE: 50 Years of Impact, author David Booth, Professor Emeritus, gives an inside look at his latest project which celebrates the history of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Read more.
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    February 27
    Universities must redefine their role in the Trump era, writes doctoral student Grace Karram Stephenson
    The last few weeks have been tremulous for Canada. The new leadership in the United States is changing all rules and no one knows for certain how far the changes will go. In the world of higher education, universities are trying to determine what the impact will be. Predictions aside, it is certain that Canadian universities need to renew their mission to develop socially conscious citizens in the hope that Canada is not the next nation swept along in the populist mania.
    Read more via University World News.
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    February 24
    Do race relations in the U.S. impact the Black Canadian experience? Professor Rinaldo Walcott weighs in on The Agenda
    In the U.S., Donald Trump's victory has been described by some as a "whitelash" - a racial backlash to the election of the first Black president that parallels to early periods of American history. The Agenda examines whether race relations in the U.S. shape the African-Canadian experience, and invites Professor Rinaldo Walcott to weigh in.
    Watch via TVO.
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    February 23
    How is the Deepening Knowledge Project bringing reconciliation into education?
    For elementary and high school teachers looking to bring the work of reconciliation into the classroom, OISE's Deepening Knowledge Project provides a diverse set of resources to compliment the current curriculum. The Deepening Knowledge Project aims to increase the presence of both Indigenous teachers, as well as the level of Indigenous perspectives in the training of future educators. Key to the success of this goal are the wide variety of online resources made available to both instructors and students.
    Learn more.
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    February 21
    Black Girls Magazine: PhD student Annette Bazira-Okafor inspired to make a difference
    When OISE PhD student Annette Bazira-Okafor saw the magazines and apps her daughter and her friends were using, she knew something was missing - representation of the girls themselves. "They just aren't there. The way they do their hair, their skin tone, it's not represented," she said. "It sends a message that they're not part of the norm. It's not right," she continued. "It's important for them to have a voice." So, Bazira-Okafor decided to give them one.
    Read more.
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    February 16
    Will Trump's election see more US students and scholars head to Canada?: Op-ed by Dean Glen Jones
    Will Trump's election see more US students and scholars head to Canada? Indeed, some universities have noted triple-digit increases in applications from the US since the 2016 US election. While it is far too early to know whether these early signals will translate into real change, this new environment certainly creates some fascinating possibilities for Canada, says Professor and Dean Glen Jones.
    Read more via Times Higher Education
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    February 14
    Making science education more equitable for black students: Professor Wanja Gitari shares her research
    Wanja Gitari has a pretty cool role to play at the University of Toronto. Not only does she design curriculum - she's been designing science curriculum with a focus on the black community since 2000. This February, as part of Black History Month, OISENews had the opportunity to chat with Prof. Gitari about the significance of her work.
    Read more.
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    February 13
    Podcast: Professor Kathleen Gallagher discusses drama-based research
    In this podcast, Kathleen Gallagher talks about research, the role of the researcher, the inclusion of youth as co-researchers in projects and her book, "Why Theatre Matters: Urban Youth Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real."
    Listen via Podomatic.
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    February 10
    Professor Ruth Hayhoe on why she's not boycotting academic conferences in the U.S.
    Drawing on post-Tiananmen Square experiences, Ruth Hayhoe says it's better to engage with U.S. colleagues.
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    February 08
    Superstar alumna Renu Sharma-Persaud on how her OISE education made an impact
    OISE PhD grad Renu Sharma-Persaud talks about her journey from OISE student to alumna, and how her experience at OISE continues to impact her life.
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    February 02
    Professor Michele Peterson-Badali releases new book, "Handbook of Children's Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives."
    Professor Michele Peterson-Badali is co-editor of the new book, "Handbook of Children's Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives." With contributions from international scholars, the Handbook brings together research, theory, and practice from diverse perspectives on children's rights. It serves as an important reference for both scholarly and policy-driven interest in the voices and perspectives of children and youth.
    Read more.
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    February 01
    Teacher and OISE alum, Sam Pisani, had his students send letters to a Toronto mosque - and reading them will give you hope
    Following the tragic Quebec mosque shooting, teacher and OISE alum Sam Pisani had his students write letters to a local mosque - and reading them will give you hope. 'This is your home. You are welcomed and you are supported,' one student wrote.
    Read more via CBC News.
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    February 01
    Professor Lance McCready shares expertise on building black male student success
    OISE sits down with Professor Lance McCready to talk about challenges that black male students face in Canada today. Professor McCready is an expert on the health, education and well-being of young black men. His most recent work looks at the educational trajectories of young black men in Canadian urban centres, and programs and services for ethnic and racial minority males who are underrepresented in North American colleges and universities.
    Read more.
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    January 31
    Quebec mosque shooting is an important, teachable moment: Professor Judith Wiener discusses.
    The Quebec mosque shooting is an important, teachable moment. For Judy Wiener, a clinical psychologist and a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, teachers and parents have a responsibility to talk to children about issues of race, bigotry and intolerance. "This attack can be used in a positive way to expand horizons and help kids understand, but at the same time also acknowledging that this is really serious and distressing."
    Read more via CBC News.
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    January 30
    OISE statement on Québec City mosque shooting
    The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto is deeply saddened by the horrific shooting at the Québec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night. We offer our deepest condolences to all those mourning the loss of family and friends, and those who have been injured in this terrible tragedy. We stand with the Muslim community, and reaffirm our steadfast commitment to diversity, inclusion and a better future.
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    January 29
    Professor Cecilia Morgan discusses her new book, "Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920"
    Professor Cecilia Morgan is author of the new book, Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920. Learn more about the inspiration behind Professor Morgan's work.
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    January 29
    University of Toronto keeping close watch on impact of US travel restrictions
    The University of Toronto is keeping close watch on events related to President Trump's order restricting travel to the United States from seven countries. "We are working collectively with Universities Canada to express our concern regarding the travel restrictions, and our support for international students and scholars across the country who may be affected by these actions," says U of T President Meric Gertler. "The strength of research and teaching at the University of Toronto has always been based upon our ability to welcome the most talented individuals from around the world, and the freedom of our faculty and students to travel abroad for purposes of scholarship and study.
    Read more.
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    January 27
    Dr. Suzanne Stewart to lead new institute devoted to health of Indigenous Canadians
    After nearly a decade as a leading OISE scholar devoted to improving the lives of Indigenous people, Dr. Suzanne Stewart, Special Advisor to the Dean on Aboriginal Education, has accepted the position of Director, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The Institute is dedicated to the health of Indigenous Canadians and is among the first of its kind in the world. It was created last June with a $10 million gift from Michael and Amira Dan.
    Read more.
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    January 25
    Online abuse against women: Professor Megan Boler discusses on CBC News
    The replies to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Twitter are not for the faint of heart. Kathleen Wynne is one among many female politicians in Canada and beyond who face sexist abuse on social media. "The use of these kinds of terms and this kind of language reduces women to sexualized objects who are just known by their body part names," Professor Megan Boler said.
    Read more via CBC News.
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    January 20
    Does Mandarin make you more musical? It seems to, says study by Professor Kang Lee and team
    In a paper published in Developmental Science, an international team of researchers shows that among the preschool set - or young children between the ages of 3 and 5 - native speakers of Mandarin Chinese are better than their English-speaking counterparts at processing musical pitch. The implications of the findings go beyond determining who may have a head-start in music, the researchers say.
    Read more via Science Daily.
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    January 20
    Professor Rinaldo Walcott urges governments to invest in programs that improves poor, black communities.
    After one of the worst years for gun crime in a decade, Toronto Police Service Chief Mark Saunders is promising new tactics to combat the violence that advocates of the black community charge is not getting the attention it deserves. Rinaldo Walcott, a University of Toronto professor and advocate for the black community, urged governments to invest in programs, from recreation to housing, that improve the lives of the city's poor black people.
    Read more via the Globe and Mail
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    January 19
    Professor Shahrzad Mojab releases new book, "Revolutionary Learning"
    Shahrzad Mojab, Professor in the Department of Leadership Higher and Adult Education, is co-author of a new book, "Revolutionary Learning: Marxism, Feminism and Knowledge." Revolutionary Learning is collection of essays exploring Marxist and feminist theories of education and learning.
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    January 12
    What drove doctoral student Annette Bazira-Okafor to create Black Girls Magazine
    Annette Bazira-Okafor wanted her daughter to see herself in the magazines she would flip through and the dress-up apps she would play with. She recalls the nine-year-old picking up magazines at the grocery check-out and seeing "very little that represents her."
    Read more via CBC News