The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) is Canada’s only all-graduate institute of teaching, learning and research in the field of education. Standing on the shoulders of a great University, OISE is committed to collaborating and partnering with the communities it serves, and welcomes the participation of members both internal and external to OISE on advisory boards and committees. Advisory bodies create bridges of understanding and enhance our relations with public and the broader education community.
OISE has three advisory boards that provide advice to the Dean and the OISE community, and present a forum for lively discussion on key directions and priorities for the Institute.
Dean’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Education
The Dean's Advisory Council on Indigenous Education (DACIE) was established in January 2017 following consultations with OISE's Indigenous faculty. DACIE meets on a monthly basis to provide collective advice on Indigenous education initiatives.
Dean's Advisory Board for Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School
The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School Advisory Board’s mandate is to provide non-binding advice to the Dean on the mission of, and policies affecting the Laboratory School including those pertaining to programs, admissions, code of behavior, financial arrangements, relationships with alumni and external constituencies, and relationship to the University of Toronto. In relation to the Master of Arts in Child Study & Education (MA-CSE) program, the Board advises on the key role of the Lab School especially related to placement opportunities, professional development and research activities for teacher candidates in the School.
Members are chosen for their insights, commitment and involvement in the School community, and include representatives of the Lab School teachers, parents, alumni, as well as, the MA-CSE students.
Ex-Officio members include OISE Dean, Associate Dean, Programs, Director, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, and Principal of Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School.
OISE Climate Action Advisory Group
The mandate of OISE Climate Action Advisory Group is to provide advice to the Dean on a strategic plan that will embed sustainability and climate action into OISE’s work in teaching, research and advocacy. This supports the OISE Academic Plan that aims to position OISE as a community hub for Environmental and Sustainability Education, in part by modelling environmentally sustainable practices for the OISE community and beyond.
The result of this important work is OISE’s first Sustainability and Climate Action Plan, officially launched at a virtual event on Thursday, February 25, 2021.