We share with you the sad news that OISE colleague Eleanor Gower passed away on Monday, June 21.
Eleanor was highly regarded for her work as a secondary school principal in the Toronto District School Board before working at OISE. For several years Eleanor was an instructor for Additional Qualification courses (History, Principal Qualifications). For many years Eleanor served as head of the Student University Partnerships Office/Student Services (SUPO/SS) where she lead a team that oversaw student services and partnerships with schools for practice teaching.
Those who worked with Eleanor, relied on her wisdom and strength when facilitating administrative tasks, solving problems and providing guidance and support. Colleagues and teacher candidates praised Eleanor for her positive demeanour, her professionalism, and her friendship. Please take a moment to remember Eleanor and his contributions to OISE.