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Edmund Adam, OISE PhD student published in University Affairs: “Wise words: Think for yourself, reject conformism”

November 16, 2017   |   News

Our PhD student Edmund Adam argues the “critical pursuit of truth is not a leftist matter, nor a rightist matter. It is a democracy matter.” He provides insights on a potential missed opportunity for reinvigorated intellectual exchanges on free speech. To that, he urges for university students to cultivate a level of independent thinking and for…Read More

Carol Mullen, Fulbright Scholar, publishes new article on Chinese education with IJCE

September 29, 2017   |   News

Dr. Carol Mullen publishes new article that offer a lens for understanding intriguing developments of schooling in Chinese education surrounding the concept of creativity. Citation: Mullen, C. A. (2017). Creativity in Chinese schools: Perspectival frames of paradox and possibility. International Journal of Chinese Education, 6(1), 27-56. (Brill Academic Publishers & Institute of Education at Tsinghua University,…Read More

2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Recipient: Emma Sabzalieva

June 12, 2017   |   News

Emma Sabzalieva, OISE PhD Candidate in Higher Education, is this year’s Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Recipient, awarding her $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies in How does higher education respond to major institutional change? The fall of the Soviet Union and universities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Congratulations Emma!

06.07 Op-Ed by Glen Jones: “A net tuition bill should land a bigger catch”

June 12, 2017   |   News

Dean & Professor Glen Jones addresses the importance of placing the focus of increasing participation as a core policy objective for all of Canada. Referring to the results of the Statistics Canada’s report, “Postsecondary Enrolment by Parental Income: Recent National and Provincial Trends”, Jones highlights the disparity between provinces, in postsecondary education pursuance by students…Read More

Creso Sa publishes an op-ed piece, “Litmus test for science funding,” on Times Higher Education.

April 24, 2017   |   News

Creso Sa, OISE professor and director of CIHE, publishes new op-ed piece on Times Higher Education, whereby he sheds light on the political game in which science funding finds itself precariously dangling. With promises by the Liberal party of bringing forth pro-science efforts, there was great anticipation towards investment in science research. However, the delay of…Read More

Creso Sa publishes Op-Ed at the Globe and Mail – “Science, technology and innovation: A new narrative is needed”

March 22, 2017   |   News

Creso Sa, OISE professor and director of CIHE, publishes a provocative op-ed piece that calls into action the need for Canada to change its discourse revolving science, technology, and innovation. Professor Sa addresses the pitfalls of oversimplification of innovation that has been influenced “…to fit a global narrative that has shaped science policy in Canada and internationally.” To…Read More

Worldviews Lecture with UK’s Peter Scott on April 5, 2017

March 9, 2017   |   News

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto will be hosting the 3rd Annual Worldviews Lecture on Media and Higher Education. Populism and the academy: on the ‘wrong side’ of history…Read More

“Competency-based VET a disaster: Leesa Wheelahan”

March 9, 2017   |   News

Professor Leesa Wheelahan was interviewed by The Australian, March 8, 2017. Picture: David Geraghty. Excerpt: Competency-based training needs to be discarded, along with the training packages it is based around, vocational education ­researcher Leesa Wheelahan has declared. In a rare visit to her homeland, the Toronto-based researcher said CBT — the bedrock approach to Australian…Read More

“Narrow training sells students short” feature spotlight: Leesa Wheelahan

March 9, 2017   |   News

As an international vocational education and training expert, Professor Leesa Wheelahan, CIHE member and William G. Davis Chair in Community College Leadership at OISE, University of Toronto, was featured in University of Melbourne’s article, “Narrow training sells students short:  The crisis in Australia’s training sector means TAFEs need to develop their own courses tailored to an…Read More