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RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Centres & Institutes

Atkinson Centre

The Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development promotes research on child development, and the development of early learning policy and practice that serve young children and their families.  Central to the work of the Atkinson Centre is the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion in its research agenda.

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Le Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne (CREFO) est un centre de recherche interdisciplinaire où on étudie les pratiques éducatives, sociales et langagières de la francophonie en Ontario, au Canada et dans le monde, en mettant l'accent sur les processus de construction des différences et des inégalités sociales ainsi que sur les mécanismes sociaux d'inclusion et d'exclusion.

Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives

The Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives (Faculty of Arts & Science - OISE) is home to the Aboriginal Studies Program. It provides a vibrant academic forum for the cross-disciplinary study of the languages, cultures, histories, knowledge and well-being of Indigenous peoples within Canada and around the world.

Centre for Diversity in Counselling and Psychotherapy

The Centre for Diversity in Counselling and Psychotherapy is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to research and development of multicultural and diversity issues in counselling and psychotherapy, focusing particularly on the stigmatized social identities of gender, race, sexual orientations, class, disabilities, religion, and age.

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The Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies' work focuses on curriculum, instruction, and policies for education in second, foreign, and minority languages, particularly in reference to English and French in Canada but also other languages and settings -- including studies of language learning, methodology and organization of classroom instruction, language education policies, student and program evaluation, teacher development, as well as issues related to bilingualism, multilingualism, cultural diversity, and literacy.

Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies

The Centre for Integrative Anti-racism Studies' (CIARS) mandate is to enhance research and teaching in the areas of equity, anti-racism praxis and alternative knowledge(s) in education.  CIARS' mandate also includes the generation of collaborative relationships with community and other institutional organizations.

Centre for Leadership and Diversity

The Centre for Leadership and Diversity is devoted to engendering, promoting and sustaining an interest in, and commitment to, leadership and diversity.  Centre initiatives are intended to encourage and nurture activities that advance the cause of equity, social justice and democracy in matters of leadership and policy.

Centre for Learning, Social Economy & Work (CLSEW)


The Centre for Learning, Social Economy & Work (CLSEW) aims is to bring together academics, public and private sector labour educators, participants in the social economy and broader community to understand and enrich the often under-recognized contributions of work and learning dynamics throughout their full range of variation in Canadian society and internationally.

Centre for Media and Culture in Education

The Centre for Media and Culture in Education (CMCE) seeks to foster critical inquiry and debate regarding cultural practices integral to everyday life in contemporary communities.

Centre for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education

The Centre for Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education's mission is to undertake research, development, and teaching that promote critical understanding, inclusion, diversity, equity, personal wellbeing, creativity, and social and environmental justice.

Centre for the Study of Canadian & International Higher Education

The Centre for the Study of Canadian & International Higher Education (CIHE) has four main objectives: 1) support and promote research on the study of Canadian and international higher education; 2) disseminate research findings through Centre publications, conferences, symposia, and seminars; 3) contribute to and support informed public debate on Canadian and international higher education; and 4) create a research community of engaged scholars, graduate students, and others interested in the study of higher education.

Centre for Urban Schooling

The Centre for Urban Schooling was established in 2005 to connect OISE to urban schools and communities. The Centre conducts research on and advocates for critical practice that is focused on how to better serve historically marginalized and racialized children and youth in public schools.

Centre for Women's Studies in Education

The Centre for Women's Studies in Education is committed to promoting and supporting the disciplinary and interdisciplinary feminist research programs at OISE/UT; developing and implementing programming that enriches the scholarly and professional development of staff, students, and educators; and connecting scholarship, education and activism through constructive and critical dialogues with feminist communities locally, nationally and globally.

Comparative, International and Development Education Centre

The Comparative, International & Development Education Centre's mandate is to promote excellence, collaboration, and innovation in comparative and international educational research at OISE.

Fraser Mustard Institute of Human Development

The Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development (OISE - Faculty of Medicine - University of Toronto Mississauga - Faculty of Arts & Science - University of Toronto Scarborough)

Dr. R.G.N. Laidlaw Centre

The Dr. R.G.N. Laidlaw Centre at the  Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study. The Centre is dedicated to the support of applied multidisciplinary research in child development. It is an integral part of the Institute of Child Study’s mission of integrating research, graduate/teacher training, and exemplary elementary education in the ICS Laboratory School. Current research is aimed at understanding children and innovative programs to support their education and development.

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study brings together graduate teacher education through the Master of Arts in Child Study and Education (MA-CSE) program, exemplary educational practices for the Laboratory School children in nursery to Grade 6, and multidisciplinary research in child development at the endowed Dr. R.G.N. Laidlaw Research Centre.

Institute for Knowledge, Innovation and Technology

The Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology conducts research, develops technology, and helps build communities aimed at advancing beyond "best practice" in education, knowledge work, and knowledge creation.

Transformative Learning Centre

The Transformative Learning Centre's main goals are to provide an interdepartmental structure for community-university partnerships in research and field development; to provide a forum for the discussion of interdisciplinary issues related to learning in community and global transformation; to provide a means for faculty and students to participate in specific networks requiring membership from a community-university base rather than formal academic structures; and, to support interdepartmental instruction in Transformative Learning Studies and related areas.

  Updated March 20, 2017