The Office of Teaching Support at OISE
Professor Njoki Wane
Njoki Nathani Wane, Ph. D. (University of Toronto) is the current Director of the Office of Teacher Support at OISE and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education. Professor Wane has a Master of Education (M.Ed.) and a Master’s degree in Management and Organization Development (MSc.OD). She has taught in higher education for more than 15 years in Canada and abroad.
Her teaching and research interests include anti-racist pedagogy in teacher education, equity & diversity in teacher education, indigenous knowledges, anti-colonial thought, spirituality and schooling, African Canadian feminisms, and ethno-medicine.
Her most recent work includes a co-edited collection, Theorizing Empowerment: Canadian Perspectives on Black Feminist Thought (Massaquoi & Wane, 2007), refereed articles in The Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Education (2009, 2008); Atlantis (2009). Canadian Woman Studies (2004); Journal of Postcolonial Thought (2002), Curriculum Inquiry (2009); and chapters in Whose University is it, Anyway? (Wagner, A. E., Acker, S. and Mayuzumi, K, 2008); Doing Democracy; Striving for Political Literacy and Social Justice Justice (D. E. Lund & P. R. Carr, 2008); Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy (R. Moodely & W. West, 2006). Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States (R. Joshee & L. Johnson, 2007); Anti-Colonialism and Education: The Politics of Resistance (G. J. S. Dei & A. Kempf , 2006. She teaches in both the Initial Teacher Education program and the Graduate Studies program.
Dr. Herveen Singh
Dr. Herveen Singh is an Equity Consultant in the educational sector. Herveen has over ten years of research experience, 14 years of educational & community leadership expertise and extensive experience in equity programming & organizational development with universities, colleges and high schools and a foreign policy research think tank. She has been a consultant for educational leadership programs and organizational development strategies internationally, including the Institute of Education at the University of London (U.K.) and University of Witswaterand in South Africa.
With a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE-UT), Herveen uses an integrated approach to social justice and educational programming. Her research interests include equity, leadership, student engagement and deficit thinking with particular emphasis on organizational learning; hiring, retention & promotion; teacher preparation; faculty development and; policy & decision making. A central theme in her work, Herveen focusses on professional development and leadership programs that aim to equip current and aspiring educational leaders with the ethos, tools and strategies to meet swiftly changing demographics and economic realities that are pertinent to school contexts.
She is co- director of the leadership program Leading for Equity at the Centre for Leadership and Diversity at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Leading for Equity is a program committed to the retention and advancement of aboriginal and visible minority educators into positions of leadership.
Herveen was also the educational consultant and manager at the Mosaic Institute, Canada’s only research and think tank focused on harnessing Canada’s diversity to inform foreign policy. In this position she researched, designed and implemented the South Asian Canadian Global Citizenship Project which was launched as school board-wide priorities by the two largest school boards in Canada, Toronto District School Board and the Peel District School Board. This project engaged youth in the GTA in the examination and practice of engaged Canadian & global citizenship. The South Asian Canadian Global Citizenship Project was generously funded by Citizenship Immigration Canada and the RBC Foundation.
In her current position as coordinator for The Office of Teaching Support at OISE, Herveen is committed to bridging theory and practice through innovative approaches to professional development, curriculum mapping & review, assessment & evaluation and meeting the overall teaching and learning needs of OISE’s faculty through educational programming as required.
Teaching Assistants, Graduate Assistants, and Other Staff
Erick Fabris, PhD program
Tammy George, PhD program
Yumiko Kawano, PhD program