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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education


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The Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education is a dynamic and inclusive learning community comprised of scholars focused on educational leadership and administration, policy and change, social justice and community engagement. 

LHAE offers three graduate programs that consider education across the lifespan: Adult Education and Community Development, Educational Leadership and Policy, and Higher Education. These programs are enriched by our internationally-recognized faculty and the diversity of our students. 


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Future students

Join an energetic and supportive group of students, professionals and researchers who are preparing to become leaders in education, locally and globally.




Current students

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Faculty spotlight

Lance McCready

Dr. McCready wants to improve educational trajectories for marginalized peoples. He is currently working with Black queer youth to learn how he can increase their access to post-secondary education.

Digitizing sacred knowledge: OISE scholar works to bring traditional Indigenous calendar systems online

Jennifer Wemigwans

Dr. Wemigwans is teaming up with Indigenous communities in South and North America to bring their traditional calendar systems online.


Carol Campbell

Dr. Campbell's research shows that when teachers are supported to undertake self-directed professional development, with a commitment to sharing their learning, it has a huge impact on student equity.