Jump to Main Content
Decrease font size Reset font size Increase font size

Additional Qualifications Online Application System

You may use this system to:

  • Apply for Additional Qualifications courses
    (Note that a valid email address and credit card are required)
  • Check the registration status of your application
  • Update your current contact information

Research Spotlight: Jennifer Hann 


MA Candidate
Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology

QUESTION

How did Toronto’s urban reform movement shape the public library system that exists today

RESEARCH

I am interested in exploring how public libraries can strengthen their ties to neighbourhoods and communities. My research will explore the role of civic engagement in the development of a reflective and adaptive library system open to community involvement.

Toronto’s public libraries are highly visible, accessible, and dynamic public institutions that provide a unique window into the communities they serve. My research will explore how Toronto’s urban reform movement in the 1970s shaped the public library system that exists today.

Public participation in the library planning process during this period resulted in the “equalization” of library services across the city, a renewal of the local branch system, and the restructuring of programs and services to meet community needs as defined by communities themselves.

Jennifer works with Featured Research Celebration Professor Jack Quarter

Professor Quarter has encouraged me to pursue my interest in public libraries. He has also given me the opportunity to work with him on historical research into co-operative businesses in Canada

Why OISE?

The MA program offers an enriching, rigorous, and interdisciplinary graduate experience.

See more Research Spotlights