Take a look at some of the exciting research our graduates have conducted since 2018. On this page, you can browse thesis titles by program. 

Find an interesting project and want to read it? Many Doctoral and Master's theses are digitized and available through the OISE Collection on TSpace, the University of Toronto's research repository. 


Lauren Spring
Beyond PTSD: Moving Military Trauma out of the Realm of Psychiatry and into an Arts-Based Education and Community-Oriented Framework

Fiona Shamila Sookhai
Affective Indignities at Work: Exposing the Inequality of Feelings in Canadian Professional Workplaces

Genevieve Ritchie
Youth in Transition: The Political Economy of Migration


Anjali Tara Helferty
"We're really trying and I know it's not enough": Settler Anti-Pipeline Activists and the Turn to Frontline Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Mahdi Ganjavi
Franklin Book Programs (1952-1977): Imperialism, State and Knowledge Production 

Dawn Shickluna 
Remembering as Praxis: Reconceptualizing Structural and State-sanctioned Violence, Oppression, and Trauma through Radical Survival Narrative Pedagogy

Dulani Suraweera
Towards Integrating Antiracism into Teaching English as a Second Language Training Programs in Ontario

Derya Tarhan
Renewable Energy Co-operatives and the Struggle for "Critical" Energy Democracy: The Case of Ontario

Brendan Michael Burrows
Film as Intervention: Raising the Bar for Teacher's Engagement with Indigenous Issues 


Chris Glover
The Impact of University Costs and Student Debt in Ontario and Quebec: A Comparative Study

Sona Kazemi
Toward  a Conceptualization of Transnational Disability Theory and Praxis: Entry Point, Iraqi Chemical Attack on Iran


Ira Robin Applebaum
Principal Practices of Authentic Parental and Community Engagement in Inner-City Schools

Fatema Rehana Hossain
Using Research Knowledge: South Asian Female Graduate Students as Knowledge Mobilization Agents

Lisa Maria Schlaich
Refugee Parental Involvement: A Study of Refugee Parents in the Greater Toronto Area

Ahmad Jibran
Principals and the Hiring Process for Teachers in the Private Schools of Lahore, Pakistan

Mary Ellen Kelly
An Exploration of School Leadership in Private International Schools in Kuwait: Navigating Complexity, Diverisity and Market Influences

Rashmee Karnad-Jani
Invisible Work & Hidden Labour in Ontario's Public Education. A decolonizing Institutional Ethnography of Mothering and Teacher's Work

Cosmin Marmureanu
The Effect of Vegetation on Student Achievement in the Toronto District School Board

Rhonda Dynes
Distributed Leadership in Ontario's CAAT sector: English Department Academic Coordinators


William George Peat
Mind the Gap: How Economically Disadvantaged Students Navigate Elite Private Schools in Ontario

Stephanie Fearon
For Our Children: Black Motherwork and Schooling

Rachael Nicholls
A Walk Around the Lake: Critical Reflections on Place of Identity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Rural Ontario School Board

Kien Nam Luu
Experiences and Challenges of Instructional Coaches

Caroline Yearwood
Experiences of Secondary Long-term Occassional Teachers Seeking Permanent Employment in Ontario

Theresa Elizabeth Whitmell
Navigating Dilemmas in "Going Gradeless": Experiences of Teachers in Ontario, Canada

Annie Luk
Only in a Collective: A Narrative Inquiry into Leadership in a Collective Organizational Structure

Kimberly Ann-Marie Lefevre-Walke
How Ethical Transformative Ontario Superintendents Advance Educational Equity in their Districts


Stephanie Dimech
Then and Now, Knowing and Leading: The Lived Experience of Ethnicity and its Implications for College Leadership

Zbigniew Peter Reiter
Self-Efficacy and the Student Success Teacher

Karen Acton
Environmental Teacher Leaders: Motivation, Supports, and Barriers

Johnny Nguyen
Principal Leadership for Teacher Collaborative Inquiry

Sachin Maharaj
Teacher Unions in the Public Sphere: Strategies Intended to Influence Public Opinion

Claire Kelly
Women in Canadian Independent School Leadership: Perceptions, Career Patterns, and Possibilities

Hubert Brard
A Study Exploring the Narratives of Gay and Lesbian School Principals in Ontario


Katie Higginbottom
Women Directors of Education: Policy Consequences, Gender Perspectives and Leadership Strategies

David Cameron Hauseman
How Principals Manage their Emotions

Sharon Kamassah
The Impact of Post-secondary Educational Institution Policies and Practices on Indigenous Staff Recruitment and Retention

Judith Lyander
Orientation to Teaching as a Lifelong Career in Sub-Saharan Africa - A Tanzanian Case Study

Ayman Rizk
Strategies for Enhancing Education Governance and Management in Egypt: International Organizations' Perspectives

Sharon Scollard
Updating Vocational Curriculum in Two Year Diploma Programs at One Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology to Align with Current Industry Practices

Penelope Patrician
Rhetoric to Reality: Practices of Schools in Challenging Circumstances to Support Parent Engagement in their Children?s Mathematics Learning

Kristi Harrison
Examining the Leadership Role of the Dean of Business in Ontario Colleges: Using Narrative Inquiry to Reflect Leadership Identity Journeys of Selected Deans in this Role


Edmund Adam
A Study of the Influence of Global University Rankings on Institutional Strategies, Decision- Making, and Policy Choice: The Case of Four Canadian Research Universities

Bahar Mousavi Hejazi
Implementation of Outcomes-Based Education In An Interdisciplinary Design Course and Curriculum: An Action Research Study

Hayfa Jafar
Internationalization of Higher Education and Imported Universities in Post-conflict Iraq through a Policy Borrowing Lens

Diane Simpson
International Joint Universities: Towards A New Model in International Academic Mobility

Graeme Stewart
Rocks Will Melt with the Sun: Higher Education, National Identity and the Independence Debate in Scotland


Christina Hwang
Assessment of World Mission and Higher Education Internationalization: A Comparative Study of Christian Universities in South Korea and Canada

Gina Antonacci
The Transformation of Community Colleges to Institutions of Technology and Advanced Learning in Ontario

Navroz Surani
Turning Brain Drain into Brain Gain: Harnessing Pakistan’s Skilled Diaspora 

Christian Noumi (Gides Christian Noumi I Tchoula)
Higher Education Policymaking in Africa: The Role of National Actors in Senegal and Ghana

Melissa Hynes
Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Selection and Admissions: Intentions and Perceptions

Grace Hojung Ryu
An Exploration of the Experiences of Post- secondary Education for Ontario's Multi-barriered Mature Students

Mukesh Goel
Mental Health Literacies of Secondary School Teachers in Ontario: A Mixed Methods Study

Timothy Mickleborough
A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis of the Construction of Canadian 'IPG' Professional Identities and Subjectivities

Emma Sabzalieva
Responding to Major Institutional Change: The Fall of the Soviet Union and Higher Education in Central Asia

Janet Joanne Shuh
An Examination of Institutional Structures, Policy Narratives and Professorial and Other Stakeholder Perceptions and Experiences vis-a-vis Academic Integrity

Diane Barbaric
The Politics Behind and the Value of Outbound Student Mobility: Is Canada Missing the Boat?  


Paula Buskard
Exploratory Descriptive Study of Teaching Styles in One Ontario College

Renee Ferguson
Hidden among the under-represented: Foster youth access and persistence in Ontario post-secondary education.

Athena D’Amato
The Role of Internships in Developing Job Ready Graduates in the Field of Public Relations: A Humber College, ITAL Bachelor of Public Relations  tbc

Laura Capacchioni
Dental Hygiene Curriculum and Core Competency Development: A Case Study of One Ontario College Program

Christopher Holt
Exploring the Construction of Entrepreneurial Identity Among University Students 

Arif Toor
Ontario's Graduate Certificates: An Exploration into Colleges' Perspectives and Students' Decision-Making Processes 

Cindy Hazel
What’s in a Name? A Historical Analysis of Seneca College’s Journey Towards Increased Institutional Differentiation within the Ontario Postsecondary System 2001-2012

Stephanie Dimech 
Then and Now, Knowing and Leading: The Lived Experience of Ethnicity & its Implications for College Leadership

Kathleen Clark
An Investigation of the Experiences of Graduate Students with a Mental Health Condition

Laurie-Ann Rancourt
Who Decides and Why it Matters: Institutions, Differentiation and Northern Rural Higher Education

Jeffrey Burrow
A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Study Abroad and Intercultural Competence

Everton Ellis
'Seamless' Transition to Citizenship? International Student Graduates, Race, and Structural Inequities in Canada's (Im)migration- labour Market

Aamir Taiyeb
Understanding External Policy Influences in Pakistani Higher Education

Janie Lin
Understanding How Minoritized Female Legal Professionals Negotiate Extra-corporate Commitments and Corporate Legal Practice

Lauren Wilson
The Influence of Junior Hockey Participation on Ontario University Male Hockey Players' Identity Development


Nadina Jamison
Impact of Matching Funds: Help or Hindrance?

Sharon Scollard
Curriculum Change in Community Colleges: Updating Curriculum to Align with Current Industry Practices

Cindy Gouveia
Fundraising in Ontario Colleges: An Emerging Profession?

Micki Puksa
Exploration of Online Teaching in Eight Prelicensure Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Programs in Ontario Colleges

Kristi Harrison
Examining Leadership in the Role of Dean of Business in the Ontario College System: Using Narrative analysis to Reflect Leadership Journeys in the Role

Arleen Morrin
Decentralized Budgeting and its impact on the quality of decision-making at a large research-intensive university: A Case study at the University of Toronto

David Kim
In This Together: The Impact of Mentorship Programs On The First-Generation Student Experience

Sharon Kamassah
The Impact of Post-Secondary Educational Institution Policies and Practices on Indigenous Staff Recruitment and Retention

Vera Dolan
Faculty Narratives of Disability in Academic Work

Paula DaCosta
Education Cultural Identity and Hybridity in "Different Spaces": Recent Immigrant Students Negotiating Settlement and University in Ontario, Canada

Cindy Gouveia
Fundraising in Ontario Colleges: An Emerging Profession?

Melinda Scott
Assessment in Practice: A Mixed Model Study of the Representations of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Competencies in the Position Descriptions of Student Affairs and Services Professionals in the Province of Ontario

Eric Lavigne
How Performance Appraisals Shape Leadership: A Multiple-case Study of Canadian University Deans' Reappointments

Amy Lemay
The Role of Expectations of Science as Promissory Discourses in Shaping Research Policy: A Case Study of the Creation of Genome Canada

Savithiri Ratnapalan
Perceptions of Change Among Emergency Department Staff in a University Teaching Hospital in the United Kingdom