CONGRATULATIONS YOU DID IT!
You are an inspiration. With determination to make the world a better place, you have achieved the difficult task of completing your studies in a challenging time. You have now earned a degree from one of the top education faculties in the world – and you should be very proud.
Although current circumstances prevent us from celebrating in person, the importance of recognizing your achievements and resilience remains. That's why we are holding special virtual celebrations to honour our grads.
November 15 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)
November 18 — 12 p.m. (ET)
November 18 — 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. (ET)
To join the party, check your email for details. Questions? Email us!
November 18 — 2 to 3 p.m. (ET)
We’re so proud of our community of stellar educators, advocates, community leaders and change makers. As we prepare to celebrate your achievements, we are thinking about your hard work, resilience and determination.
We can’t wait to see what you’ll do next.
Our alumni community – over 100,000 strong – is making an impact in education every day. With a degree from one of the world’s top education faculties, you are now equipped with the knowledge and skills to help make the world a better and brighter place. As an alum, you have access to a wide range of benefits and services that will connect you to meaningful professional opportunities as well as fellow alumni and new friends.
WELL WISHES FROM YOUR FELLOW ALUM
CINDY SINCLAIR, MEd '09, PhD '17
"The world needs you. You have been given the tools to become a part of something big, and to be leaders in your areas. You are a graduate from the number one faculty of education in Canada. Pick up the baton and follow your dreams. Think big. Think outside the box. Most of all, believe in yourself."
SHAKINA RAJENDRAM, PhD '19
"Know that you are not alone because you are now part of a global community of scholars – unified not by your geographical location, but by your joint commitment to transforming education towards equitable, socially-just, culturally-responsive, and high quality learning."
SABRINA PERSAUD, MEd '13
"I know this is a tough time, but remember there are so many skills that you’ve developed that are transferrable across different industries and sectors. You have so much passion, you are all so amazing and unique, and you are going to do so well. Reach out to your fellow alumni if you need anything at all."
RUMEET BILLAN, MA '10, PhD '14
"I want you to know that it is not about the legacy you want to leave, but how you want to show up every single day. I hope you enjoy every single moment and that you take the time to celebrate this incredible achievement. Congratulations!"
SULEYMAN DEMI, PhD '19
"Don't rest on your laurels. Put all that you have learned at OISE to good use and make a difference in your various communities. Be inspired by the historical moment we are in to change the course of history."
MICHAEL SALVATORI, PhD '07
"Congratulations on the future that awaits you and the privilege to help students flourish. To help them become happy and productivity citizens in our civil society. To connect their learning to their lived experiences, and to their discovery."
PROFESSOR ANN LOPEZ
"As OISE graduates, we are counting on you in these challenging times to lead the charge for social justice and equity wherever you may be and in whatever context you may find yourselves. Go out into the world and create that change."
SHELLEY MURPHY, PhD '12
"You’ve navigated a lot – especially in the last months. But with resilience, dedication and hard work, you have graduated from an institution that this year was ranked the 5th best educational institution in the world. You have much to be proud of."
LILIANA COMPAGNONE, BEd '83
"My advice to you would be to send love ahead of you in everything that you do and everywhere that you go. You are never alone. Just look around and there will be someone there who is willing to help."
Check out well wishes to the Class of 2021 from family, friends and faculty.
YOUR #OISEGRAD21 MOMENTS