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Memos and Announcements

The OISE Dean's Office provides regular updates and announcements to members of our community.  Check back regularly to review these communications. The last several years of memos and announcements are available in the archive.  Community members may also wish to review archives of the Inside OISE e-newsletter. 

Academic Year 2021/2022

April 22, 2022 - OISE Update on Sustainability and Climate Action on Earth Day


April 20, 2022 - Announcement of OISE and CTL Academic Administrative Appointments


April 12, 2022 - Appointment of Professor Erica Walker as Dean, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education


March 3, 2022 - Appointment of Chair of the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education


February 8, 2022 - OISE Deans Announcement - Centre for Black Studies in Education


January 19, 2022 - OISE Winter Term Update

January 14, 2022 - Interm Dean Community Update


December 7, 2021 - LHAE Chair Search Advisory Committee


December 6, 2021 - CTL Chair Search Advisory Committee

December 2, 2021 - Interim Dean Community Update

November 16, 2021 - Interim Dean Community Update 

November 15, 2021 - Teaching Excellence Awards Nominations

November 4, 2021 OISE Winter Program Statement


October 27, 2021 Nominations for Advisory Committee for Appointment of the Chair of the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning


October 25, 2021 OISE Faculty Search Committees 2021/22


September 29, 2021 (i) National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, (ii) 2021/22 Faculty Searches, (iii) OISE Review Update, (iv) Vaccination, and (v) UofT Multi-Factor Authentication


September 13, 2021 (i) faculty hires, (ii) tenure and promotions, (iii) continuing appointments, and (iv) COVID-19 building protocols


August 9, 2021 - Statement on the Passing of William G. Davis


August 4, 2021 (i) OISE Statement Fall-Winter 2021-22 and (ii) Petition


July 16, 2021 - OISE Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Special Call


July 7, 2021 (i) Faculty Renewal (ii) Academic Plan and Reviews and (iii) Committee Memberships


July 1, 2021 - Greetings from OISE Interim Dean Normand Labrie


Academic Year 2020-2021

June 30, 2021 - Final Update from Dean Glen Jones


June 2, 2021 - OISE Statement Fall/Winter 2021/22


June 1, 2021 - Appointment of Acting Associate Dean Programs - Sarfaroz Niyozov 


May 31, 2021 - OISE Dean Glen Jones Statement on discovery of remains of 215 Indigenous children at Kamloops BC

April 22, 2021 - OISE Climate Action Emergency Declaration

Visit the OISE Climate Action Emergency Declaration signatory page to see the list of those who have signalled their support.  


April 21, 2021 - OISE Dean Glen Jones welcomes Interim Dean Normand Labrie 


March 26, 2021 - Dean Glen Jones Statement on Anti-Asian Racism


February 16, 2021 - Decanal Promotions Committee 2020-21


February 9, 2021 - Deans Community Update

Update includes: (i) OISE Equity Committee - Black Faculty in Conversation; (ii) Graduate Student Research Conference; (iii) Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Launch; (iv) OISE Review Update; and (v) OISE Virtual Awards Ceremony. 


February 2, 2021 - Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship


January 18, 2021 - Deans Community Update

Update includes:  (i) Welcome back to the Winter Term; and (ii) Working and Learning from Home


December 11, 2020 - Deans Community Update

Update includes: (i) OISE Start of Winter Term; (ii) OISE Building Closure; and (iii) Teaching Excellence Awards


November 23, 2020 - Deans Community Update

Update includes: (i) President’s Announcement about the Start of Term; (ii) OISE Graduation Celebration; (iii) faculty searches; (iv) part-time faculty ranks; and (v) teaching awards. 

November 2, 2020 - Deans Community Update

Update includes: (i) UofT Convocation & OISE Virtual Celebration; (ii) OISE Black Resistance and Self-Restoration Series; (iii) Winter 2021 Tuition Exemption Information; (iv) OISE graduate student supports and resources; (v) UofT School of Graduate Studies Hub; (vi) Education Commons Update; and (vii) OISE Building Entry Reminder. 


October 22, 2020 - Deans and Chairs Memo - Addressing Anti-Black Racism 


September 18, 2020 - Deans Community Update


September 8, 2020 - Deans Welcome Back 2020/21


September 4, 2020 - OISE Commitment to Addressing Anti-Black Racism


August 31, 2020 - Deans Update to OISE Faculty and Staff 


August 24, 2020 - OISE Faculty Searches 2020/21 and OISE Library Update


August 19, 2020 - OISE Tenure and Promotions Announcement 


August 17, 2020 - Community Update for OISE Faculty and Staff 


August 4, 2020 - Deans Community Update


July 10, 2020 - Community Update Climate Action Committee and other updates

Update includes: (i) Climate Action Advisory Committee members, (ii) Distinguished Professor Creso Sa, (iii) SGS Initiatives to support students, (iv) OISE Restart and Recovery, and (v) New OISE Alumni Association Executive Board.  


Academic Year 2019-2020

June 15, 2020 - Community Update Restart and Recovery


June 3, 2020 - Statement from Dean Glen Jones on anti-Black racism


May 19, 2020 - Climate Action & Teaching Awards Committees


May 14, 2020 - COVID-19 Update Fall/Winter Term


May 12, 2020 - New Faculty Appointments 2020


May 4, 2020 - Dean Glen Jones Completion of Term


April 28, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

This weeks Deans update note includes: (i) COVID-19 Current Context and Ongoing Response; (ii) COVID-19 Student Supports; (iii) Spring Convocation 2020; (iv) Ministry Approval of Doctor of Education in Child Study and Education; (v) Special Committee on Teaching Awards; (vi) OISE Building Cleaning. 

April 22, 2020 - Special Statement Earth Day


April 14, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

Updates from this week include:  (i) Next Steps on Climate Action, (ii) Indigenous Education Network COVID-19 resources, and (iii) New UofT COVID-19 Reporting Measures. 

April 6, 2020 - Community Update - Convocation Plans

This week Dean Jones shares a few updates regarding (i) OISE Council (ii) Spring Convocation, and (iii) APHD Department Chair. 

March 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

Dean Jones shares the latest information on (i) spring/summer academic sessions, (ii) Equitable and Inclusive Practice Working Remotely, (iii) OISE Library Services, and (iv) subscribing to Provost Digest and Research Alerts. 

March 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

Dean Jones provides update on (i) OISE COVID-19, (ii) remainder of term plans, (iii) Central Support Services, (iv) OISE Wellness, and (v) UTQAP reviews. 

March 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Video Message from Dean Glen Jones

Video message to OISE community on the COVID-19 situation. 

March 17, 2020 - COVID-19 (Update #1)

Dean Jones provides an important update on OISE operations and services related to COVID-19.

March 17, 2020 - COVID-19 (Update #2)

Important update from Dean Jones on access to the OISE Building as a result of COVID-19. 

March 13, 2020 - Update on COVID-19

Dean Glen Jones provides important update on the implications of some of the recent University of Toronto and Government of Ontario decisions pertaining to COVID-19 and the implications for our community. 

March 5, 2020 - COVID-19 - Student Update

OISE Dean Glen Jones provides students with an update on the implications of COVID-19.

March 5, 2020 - COVID-19 - Faculty and Staff Update

OISE Dean Glen Jones provides faculty and staff with an update on the implications of COVID-19. 

January 27, 2020 - Coronavirus Update

To OISE Community from Dean Glen Jones. We have received a number of questions concerning the coronvirus given that there are now a couple of presumptive cases in the Toronto area. 

January 15, 2020 - Promotions Committee 2019/20

To OISE Faculty from Dean Glen Jones. Announcement of OISE Promotions Committee for 2019/20. 

January 22, 2020 - Academic Administratve Appointments

Announcement of reappointments of Professors Nina Basica, Michele Peterson-Badali and Earl Woodruff. 

December 18, 2019 - Community Update

In this update you will find: (i) OISE Climate Action Summit, (ii) Master of Teaching Visioning; (iii) AERA San Francisco & OISE Reception; and (iv) OISE Awards. 

November 14, 2019 - Community Update

In this update you will find: (i) Distinguished Professor; (ii) William Davis Chair; (iii) UofT Mental Health Survey; (iv) United Way Day; (v) Winter Wonderland & Community Skate; and (vi) OISE Wellness.  

September 18, 2019 - Faculty Search Committees for 2019-2020

I am pleased to announce that OISE has launched six new searches for continuing faculty. The positions are listed below along with the membership of the committees responsible for conducting each search.  

September 9, 2019 - Community Update

Welcome to the 2019-20 academic term and to another year of exciting opportunities to teach, learn, work and conduct research at OISE. I hope that everyone had a terrific summer and that as we begin the term, you are feeling rested and ready for a great academic year (Read More). 

Please feel free to review the permanent archive of messages from the Dean.