OISE Together Hub: Our COVID-19 Response

Our Response to Covid-19

The 2021-2022 academic year will look different than it has in the past. While the challenges of COVID-19 will have a tremendous impact on your semester, you can expect the same level of commitment to community-building, high-quality learning, transformative research and health and wellbeing.

We don’t have all the answers, but we are committed to ensuring that students, faculty and staff are supported during these uncertain times. Working together, we'll ensure an exciting and successful year for all.

Preparing for a Safe Return

The majority of course for OISE's 2022-2023 academic year be held in-person, with a significant number of courses also being offered online in synchronous and/or asynchronous formats. We are ready to welcome you back to a safe and healthy environment, so please review the following before your visit.

OISE operations and safety guidelines

Need to visit OISE? Familiarize yourself with safety procedures, on-site work guidelines, building access, and more. Plus, access poster and signage templates, and other OISE safety resources.

What to expect at U of T this winter

The health and safety of our community is paramount. Learn how U of T is preparing for a safe return to campus — from enhanced cleaning to improved ventilation.

Step 1

On the day of your visit, you are strongly encouraged to complete a COVID-19 self-assessment via the Provincial Screening Tool prior to coming on site. Please do not visit campus if you are feeling unwell.

Step 2

While visiting the OISE building, users must wear masks, keep distance where possible, and observe all other safety protocols.

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Wellness at OISE

The well-being of our community is one of OISE's top priorities. We are working hard to enhance our wellness programming in response to our community's diverse needs during these challenging times.

This academic year, be sure to devote time for self-care by attending some our wellness events — designed to promote learning and practice opportunities that contribute to both individual and collective healing and change

The Mindful Teacher / Educator Lunch & Learn Series

Strengthen your personal practice and explore various ways of integrating mindfulness-based strategies in education settings. Explore the latest research and the benefits of mindfulness in education. 

OISE Wellness Living and Working Lunch & Learn Series

Explore topics related to wellness, such as mindfulness, self-compassion, Indigenous understandings of wellness, and more. Engage in activities and practices to help improve your health and wellbeing. 

Weekly Opportunities for Practice

Join these drop-in sessions to reconnect with your body, mind and emotions. Learn techniques, including mindfulness and yoga, to increase your capacity to be reflective, strengthen resilience, and improve your relationships with others

Mindfulness Community of Practice Meetings

A space for educators and teacher candidates to become part of a community of support. Cultivate and deepen your mindfulness practice, engage in critical inquiry and reflection, explore applications of mindfulness in education and more. 

Community Building Online

Community is the cornerstone of OISE. While we can't be together physically this school year, plenty of online spaces have opened up to keep our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends closer than ever. Here are some of the digital community-building initiatives taking place at OISE.

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