Welcome to OISE!

Whether you’re new to campus or a returning member of our community, there’s so much to experience at OISE. We are committed to ensuring that students, faculty and staff are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for our community. 

The University’s mask requirements have been lifted as of July 1, 2022. Some members of our community may choose to continue to wear a mask. We ask everyone to respect each other’s decisions, comfort levels and health needs.

Working together, we'll ensure an exciting and successful year for all.

Preparing for Safe Return

We have been actively planning for the 2022-2023 academic year at OISE and are pleased that, along with the rest of the University of Toronto, we are able to return to more in-person activities. Students should consult with their department for any updates and communication decisions pertaining to ongoing delivery of courses. 

OISE Operations & 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 Fall

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.

Visiting OISE

Effective May 1, the east and west doors will be open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m, and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The building’s entrance to the TTC’s St. George Subway Station will re-open on limited hours as of September 1, 2022. The corridor can be accessed between the hours of  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday  through Friday, and  9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday during the Fall term. 

Please review OISE's operations and safety procedures before your visit.

Building Protocol

The University continues to encourage all members of the community to be fully vaccinated and to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they become eligible. In the event of a new wave of COVID-19 and further guidance regarding public health regulations, students, faculty, librarians and staff may be required at any time on short notice to be fully vaccinated in order to visit the campus in person. More information about vaccines can be found atwww.utoronto.ca/utogether/vaccines

We also ask that you continue to monitor your health and, if you are feeling unwell, that you take time to focus on your wellness and do not visit campus. The Province’s COVID-19 self-screening tool is available online to aid in your health monitoring.

Hybrid Service Enhancements

As we look forward to welcoming our community back to more in-person teaching, learning, research and outreach this Fall, we are pleased to offer OISE’s suite of services in a new, hybrid format.

Over the past two years we have learned a great deal about leveraging technology to enhance the community experience, and we look forward to providing faculty, students, staff, and OISE’s partners with a high quality of service in a convenient, timely and efficient manner, whether accessing services in-person or remotely.  

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.

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.