Donald Michael Sinclair, Alumnus

August 15, 2020

We are very sorry to share that Donald Michael Sinclair, our longstanding volunteer, passed away November 30, 2019. He will be deeply missed by the entire OISE Alumni Association community.

Michael passed away at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, from complications with cancer. Survived by his twin brother David, cousins and their families, friend Margaret Brennan, many other friends. Michael and David graduated from John Oliver High School, Vancouver, Class of 1957. Both were active with school activities. Michael was the school's first president of the United Nations Club. During 1955 Michael competed in and won a speech contest group position with the United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth annual trip to the United Nations in New York City, with students from B.C., Washington and Oregon.

Michael's post secondary education from 1957: UBC, 1957 to 1964, Bachelor of Arts. During summers and several years in between Michael drove a Coca-Cola truck to finance his education. University of Pittsburgh, Masters Degree. Then to Toronto where Michael established his residence. University of Toronto, PhD 1979.

Michael's education in educational planning resulted in many contract positions with foreign countries, including the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, England. Michael was an active participant and a contributor to the Ontario Institute for Studies and Education (OISE). During 2018 Michael received an Arbor Award from OISE. Read Donald Michael Sinclair's obituary.

In Memoriam
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