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LHAE Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)

The LHAE GSA represents all graduate students in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education.

It collaborates with the department, OISE, administration and the University of Toronto's Graduate Students' Association (GSA) to ensure that students' academic and professional needs are advanced. They are committed to increasing students’ presence and awareness within the LHAE Department. 

Want to learn more? The LHAE GSA can be reached at lhaestudents@gmail.com

2019 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award
Congratulations to Umme Juthi Jamila, Chizoba Imoka and Henry Ssali, this year’s recipients of the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award Established in 1994 by the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) and the Division of University Advancement, the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards recognize students who have made outstanding extra-curricular contributions to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole. A ceremony will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 to honour the 2019 recipients.

Chizoba Imoka is PhD candidate at OISE and former recipient of U of T’s Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award, an annual award given to a graduate student who excels both academically and in leadership. She is also the founder of Unveiling Africa, an organization that provides a platform for African youth to participate in democratic nation building through civic engagement, political advocacy and community service.

Umme Juthi Jamila is an MEd student at OISE and an OCT certified educator. She previously worked at nonprofit organization and taught at private high schools in Toronto and in international high school overseas. current research examines experiences of teachers of South Asian descent working at international schools- primarily schools with Western curricula and/or IB curriculum.

Henry Ssail is an MA student at OISE and a recent recipient of the 2019 U of T IDERD Recognition Award for his commitment to advancing anti-racism and the elimination of barriers within the university community. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the University of Toronto African Alumni Association and the GOWN: African Scholars Awards, a distinguished platform for acknowledging African excellence within the university community and beyond. Henry is receiving the Gordon Cressy award for his exceptional service as Executive Vice-President, in the LHAE Department Students Association (LHAE, DSA), and his other roles as the GSA Chair for the Finance Committee and GSA Representative to the UTGSU.