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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

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. 


Latest news


  • June 21, 2019
    Indigenous peoples' right to education in Suriname: Creating a sustainable path towards education improvement for rural Indigenous communities
  • June 24, 2019
    Shaping Sustainable Futures for Internationalization in Higher Education


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

Course information, forms, doctoral guidelines, accessibility services, mental health and wellness – how can we help you?



Faculty spotlight

Ruth Childs

Professor Ruth Childs on making admission to Higher Education programs more equitable.


Lance McCready

Professor Lance McCready is  the winner of the 2017 Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize.


Ann Lopez

Ann Lopez on Equity and Education.