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October 18, 2023

President Gertler’s message to the U of T community on the conflict in the Middle East

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.
October 10, 2023

Dean's Message to the Community on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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.
The Pride, Canadian, and Trans flags raised at the University of Toronto
September 20, 2023

Message to the community about planned demonstration at Queen’s Park

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.