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OISE Together 2020

Community Updates and Resources

The OISE Deans Office provides regular updates and announcements to members within our community. Check back regularly for the latest message from Dean Glen Jones and to review the archive of previous messages. Further information from the University of Toronto is also available on the UTogether 2020 site

Below are links to OISE central resources to support and prepare for the 2020/21 academic year.  

 Student Supports

Visit the School of Graduate Studies and the OISE Office of the Registrar and Student Services for the latest student related COVID-19 information.

Education Commons

Faculty and Staff, as well as students, should review the Digital Contingency Plans developed by the Education Commons. 

Community Newsletter

Inside OISE e-newsletter helps you stay up-to-date  with what is happening as we study, work and connect remotely during this transitional period. 


 Financial Supports & Funding Opportunities

Visit the UofT Office of the Vice Provost Students for the latest COVID-19 related financial supports and funding opportunities.


Teaching and Learning Online

Faculty, instructors, and students will find resources for Teaching and Learning Online developed by experts in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.   


Watch this space for further updates as they become available.



OISE Deans Updates (Academic Year 2020/21)

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.  


OISE Deans Updates (Academic Year 2019/20)


June 15, 2020 - Community Update Restart and Recovery (read more)


June 3, 2020 - Statement from Dean Glen Jones on anti-Black racism (read more)


May 19, 2020 - Climate Action & Teaching Awards Committees

Read more about the call for advisory committee members for the Climate Action Committee and the membership of the OISE Teaching Awards Committee. 

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

Read the full announcement (revised May 22) regarding plans for the Fall/Winter 2020/21 session.

May 12, 2020 - New Faculty Appointments 2020

Read more about the appointment of faculty to tenure stream positions for 2020. 

May 4, 2020 - Dean Glen Jones Completion of Term

Read more of Dean Glen Jones announcement to the community regarding the completion of his 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. (Read More)  

April 22, 2020 - Special Statement Earth Day

This is a community update with a special statement from OISE on Earth Day (Read More

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.  (Read More)

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. (Read More)

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. (Read More

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. (Read More).

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

Video message to OISE community on the COVID-19 situation (link here).

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

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

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

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

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. (Read More)

March 5, 2020 - COVID-19 - Student Update

OISE Dean Glen Jones provides students with an update on the implications of COVID-19 (read more)

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 (read more). 

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. (Read More

January 15, 2020 - Promotions Committee 2019/20

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

January 22, 2020 - Academic Administratve Appointments

Announcement of reappointments of Professors Nina Basica, Michele Peterson-Badali and Earl Woodruff.  (Read More)

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. (Read More

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. (Read More

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. (Read More

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.