Canada Research Chairs
The Canada Research Chairs program is the cornerstone of Canada’s new innovation strategy. The goal of all Chairs is to advance the frontiers of knowledge within their fields, not only through their own work, but also by coordinating the efforts of other researchers within their area of expertise.
Canada Research Chair in: Data, Equity and Policy in Education
Description of Research: My multi-pronged research agenda will create and analyze novel, large-scale and longitudinal data on student achievement and equity.
Canada Research Chair in: Psychology of Emerging Adulthood
Description of Research: Understanding of risk behaviours and well-being in emerging adulthood, a psychologically unique developmental stage.
Canada Research Chair in: Moral Development and Developmental Neuroscience
Description of Research: Development of lying in children with severe conduct problems.
William G. Davis Chair in Community College Leadership
Professor Wheelahan will enhance research and policy discourse on the role of community colleges and other non-university post-secondary institutions, and lead OISE's community college initiatives. She is widely known for her work on student equity, lifelong learning, qualifications frameworks, relationships between the vocational education and training and higher education sectors, as well as credit transfer and articulation between qualifications in the Vocational and Educational Training (VET) and higher education sectors. The purpose of the Chair is to contribute to the development of Ontario's community college system through education and leadership training, research, policy development, and service.
The Presidents’ Chair in Education and Knowledge Technologies
Professor Scardamalia’s work is devoted primarily to advancing the leading edge of research in the area of education and knowledge technologies. The research’s mission is to develop effective technology-based approaches to major educational challenges facing Canadian schools. Her work leads to the development of new forms of practice particularly in the innovative use of learning technology in school settings. She is acknowledged internationally as a leading authority in knowledge building communities.
University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Critical Race, Gender and Citizenship Studies in Education
Professor Sherene Razack's research has focused on education for social change and has particularly addressed sexual and racial violence, and the role such violence plays in maintaining white supremacist, patriarchal and capitalist social orders.
Canada Research Chair in: Family Violence Prevention and Treatment
Description of Research: Studying the impact of abuse in childhood and adolescence.
Canada Research Chair in: Aboriginal Homelessness and Life Transitions
Atkinson Charitable Foundation Chair in Early Child Development and Education
Professor Jenkins is a distinguished and internationally recognized scholar, and a leader in the generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge in the field of child development and children’s mental health. She has conducted longitudinal cohort studies examining the interplay between biological vulnerability and high-risk environments and the cognitive and social-emotional development of preschool and school-aged children. She has a commitment to the dissemination of excellent quality, scientific knowledge to parents, educators and policy makers on a range of critical issues related to early childhood.
Ontario Research Chair
Chair in Postsecondary Education Policy and Measurement
Professor Jones plays a leadership role in creating programs of research that will refocus scholarship and policy discussions about the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of postsecondary education in Ontario and devises new expressions of measurement to evaluate the degree to which individual institutions and programs and the system as a whole are meeting the needs of the Province. This Research Chair was endowed by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities administered by the Council of Ontario Universities.
University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning
Professor Kathleen Gallagher is a leading Canadian education scholar who invokes the power of theatre to educate students in elementary and high schools about complex social issues.