Hillary Inwood

Hilary Inwood

(She/ Her)
Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning


Dr. Hilary Inwood teaches in the Master of Teaching program at OISE, and leads OISE’s Sustainability & Climate Action Network. Her teaching, research, and artistic practice focuses on centring the critical importance of education in helping to address the climate crisis. She coordinates a formal collaboration between OISE and the TDSB's Sustainability Office focused on professional learning in Environmental & Sustainability Education. Hilary is part of the organizing team for a new Community of Practice on Transformative Sustainability Pedagogies for UofT, and a co-founder of a national network that aims to better embed ESE into teacher education. Her teaching centres on art education, environmental & sustainability education, qualitative research, and teaching methods, while her research focuses on developing teachers' knowledge and skills in environmental literacy and environmental art education. She has been an instructor for Additional Qualification courses at OISE for the past decade, and delivers keynotes and professional learning workshops for K-12 teachers focused on cross-curricular approaches to environmental and sustainability education.

Academic Positions

  • Coordinator, Sustainability & Climate Action Network
    OISE, University of Toronto, Office of the Dean, Canada,
  • Coordinator, Toronto District School Board Sustainability Office Partnership
    OISE, University of Toronto, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Canada,
  • Lecturer
    OISE, University of Toronto, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning


  • PhD, Art Education
    Concordia University,

    Montreal QC

  • M.Ed, Art History
    Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE),

    Toronto ON

  • M.A., Art History / Modern & Contemporary Art Focus
    York University,

    Toronto ON

  • Honours BA, Fine Arts
    University of Western Ontario,

    London ON

Scholarly & Creative Works

  • Comparing policy and practice on Education for Sustainable Development in initial teacher education across four countries
    2021, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.
    N. Evans, H. Inwood, E. Arlemalm-Hagser, & B. Christie
  • Growing Action Research on Environmental Learning in Schools: A School-University Partnership
    Educational Action Research
    H. Inwood
  • Special Issue: Environmental and Sustainability Education in Teacher Education
    Canadian Journal of Environmental Education
    H. Inwood, D. Karrow & L. Sims

Research Interests

Current Research Studies

  • Principal Investigator, Investigating Preservice Teachers’ Experiences in a National E-Course, 2021-2023
  • Co-Investigator, Comparative Study of Teacher Educators’ Thinking about Sustainability Education Across Three Countries, 2021-2022
  • Principal Investigator, Learning Needs and Expectations of Teacher Candidates in Environmental  & Sustainability Education, 2018-2023
  • Co-Investigator, Scoping Review of Canadian Research into Environmental and Sustainability Education in Teacher Education, 2020-22

Teaching Interests

  • Fundamentals of Teaching, MT Program
  • Exploring Environmental and Sustainability Education, Curriculum & Pedagogy
  • Reflective Teaching and Research, MT Program
  • Introduction to Primary-Junior Art Education, B.Ed Program & MT Program
  • Intermediate Art Education, B.Ed Program
  • Junior-Intermediate Arts in Education, B.Ed Program
  • Principles of Teaching, Concurrent B.Ed Program

Additional Qualifications in Environmental Education Part 1 & Part 3, Continuing & Professional Learning