Man in a park, with short hair and sunglasses on his head, cuddling a scruffy pup with his tongue out.

Mike Farley

Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning


Mike Farley has been teaching middle and high school Geography and Environmental Studies for over 20 years in Toronto. He is also a Sessional Lecturer in the MT Program at OISE for the Intermediate/Senior Geography course, and teaches the Animal Protection course for Antioch University through the Institute for Humane Education. Mike founded and continues to organize the annual Educators for Animals Conference that brings together hundreds of educators from around the world who are incorporating animal protection into their school communities. Mike is a frequent presenter at education conferences in Canada and the U.S. on topics such as human rights, environmental issues, and animal protection.


  • BA, International Development Studies
    University of Toronto,

    Toronto ON

  • B.Ed, Intermediate/Senio
    University of Toronto/OISE,

    Toronto ON

  • M.Ed, Humane Education
    Antioch University and the Institute for Humane Education,

    Keene, NH
    United States

Teaching Interests

Teacher, University of Toronto Schools, Canadian and World Studies (2010-present, 2007-2009)
Sessional Lecturer, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (2021-present)
Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University and the Institute for Humane Education (2022-present)
Teacher, Western Technical-Commercial School, Canadian and World Studies (TDSB) (2009-2010, 2001-2007)