More than a week has passed since the tragic events of October 7 – beginning with the unspeakable atrocities committed by Hamas against Israeli civilians, actions that shocked and horrified many around the world. Since then, we have watched in horror and dread as the number of Palestinian civilian casualties has soared following Israel’s military response.
I know that many of us are deeply saddened and horrified by the recent violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the tragic loss of lives throughout the region. As Dean, I know that events in Israel and Gaza have intensified distress among our community — many of whom are worried about loved ones, friends, and colleagues and who have direct and indirect ties to the region. The safety and well-being of all at OISE is my foremost concern.
As universities grapple with high-profile cheating scandals, new research from Professor Kang Lee reveals a simple, scientifically validated solution: reminding students about the consequences of cheating before exams.
At the height of the pandemic, OISE alum Dr. Debby Wilson Danard raised the first-ever lodge at U of T. The Mother Earth Learning Lodge ensured physically distanced learning on the land and a vital space for Indigenous knowledge, teachings and ceremony.
Dean Erica Walker and the OISE community want to emphasize U of T's commitment to inclusion, excellence, diversity, and access. OISE stands with the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and remains steadfast in our commitment to building safe and welcoming learning environments for all.