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Looking to further your education? Come out to our Master of Education Open House on Saturday February 24, 2018 and learn about our professional graduate programs. Register today.

SJE Events

November 14, 2017 - Department of Social Justice Education Brown Bag Speakers Series 

"Anti-Black Racism In Education: A Black-Africana Feminist Response" 

Speaker: Janelle Brady, PhD Student

4:00-5:00pmSJE Seminar Room 12-274OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, 12th Floor. For more information about the event, please see the poster here.

November 15, 2017 - Department of Social Justice Education Brown Bag Speakers Series 

"Social Inquiries At The Medico-Legal Borderlands" 

Speaker: Professor Laura Bisaillon

12:30-1:30pmSJE Seminar Room 12-274OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, 12th Floor. For more information about the event, please see the poster here.




The Department of Social Justice Education (SJE), OISE, University of Toronto is pleased to share news that we are advertising for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Black Studies in Education. Closing date for applications is November 1, 2017. 

Congratulations to Professor George Dei elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. This is recognition of "distinguished scholars and artists selected on the basis of their exceptional contributions", following an extensive nomination and selection process across Canada. 

Congratulations to Terri-Lynn Langdon, Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Social Justice Education, for receiving the Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship.

Congratulations to Professor Njoki Wane, 2017 recipient of the President's Teaching Award, U of T's highest teaching honour. Well deserved for her outstanding contributions and sustained excellence and innovation in teaching, educational leadership, research on pedagogy, and the integration of teaching and research. 

Congratulations to Tanya Titchkosky, SJE Professor, a recipient of the 2016 Reviewer Award for Outstanding Journal Reviews awarded by the Liverpool University Press for her role of reviewer during the peer-review process for Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies.


Diane Farmer

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The Department of Social Justice Education offers a multi and interdisciplinary graduate program developed from the past programs of History and Philosophy of Education as well as Sociology in Education. This department provides students with critical understandings of the social, historical, cultural, political, economic, and ethical contexts of education, broadly conceived. Based on the diverse intellectual traditions of the humanities and social sciences, the department is committed to multi and interdisciplinary studies in education, with a focus on equity and social justice from a variety of perspectives including history, philosophy, sociology and political science.

Students may pursue studies including anti-racism, critical race theory, and Indigenous and anti-colonial studies; aesthetics, media, and communication; feminist and gender studies; class and poverty studies; francophone studies; post-colonial, diaspora, and transnational studies; queer and disability studies; cultural and philosophical contexts in education; and democracy, ethics, and social class and/or may follow traditional disciplinary inquiry.

The department's vision is to enable students to explore such questions as: what was, what is, and what should be the relationship between education and society? What kinds of knowledge do educators need to answer those questions? The department aims to provide graduate students and initial teacher education students with the interdisciplinary background, substantive knowledge, and theoretical language necessary to raise questions of critical importance to educational theory, practices, and society.


The 2018-2019 admissions application deadline for funded full-time MA and funded full-time PhD programs was November 15, 2017. They are now closed for admission.

STILL OPEN: Part-time/Full-time EdD, Part-time/Full-time MEd, Part-time MA and Flex-time PhD programs are still open for applications.

For more information, please contact SJE Graduate Liaison Officer, Sezen Atacan at sezen.atacan@utoronto.ca or 416-978-0397.

To access more information, please visit the website of OISE Registrar's Office.

Master of Education (MEd) Open House

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Registration: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Event time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: OISE Auditorium

Learn more about OISE's Master of Education graduate programs and meet with program representatives. 

Open House Schedule for the Department of Social Justice Education:

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Registration

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.: Brief overview about OISE and its programs, career pathways and admissions information. 

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: First round of breakout sessions featuring a presentation from Social Justice Education.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Second round of breakout sessions featuring a presentation from Social Justice Education

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Program representatives will be available at their respective booths in the OISE library following the conclusion of the breakout sessions. Light refreshments will be supplied. 

To register for this event, please click here.



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