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Welcome to the OISE Alumni Association 

Join a vibrant network of highly engaged alumni and friends worldwide.

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OISE Alumni Association President's message on COVID-19 

During these unpredictable days of the COVID-19 pandemic, let's take time to reflect, take care of ourselves and support each other for a stronger tomorrow. In the words of Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

To help keep our community safe, all gatherings both in Toronto and around the world have been cancelled or postponed through April 30. As well, all OISE Alumni Association meetings will be held online via Zoom. 

Our thoughts are with the health and well-being of all our alumni, friends and their families. We wish you all the best as we collectively face these challenging times. Please watch Dean Glen Jones' message to the OISE community.  – Cindy Sinclair, PhD, OISEAA President

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What do we do?

The OISE Alumni Association (OISEAA) acts as the alumni voice on matters that affect our community. Together, we create the events and experiences that foster a lasting bond between alumni and alma mater. 

The OISEAA provides a meaningful volunteer experience in governance, planning and community building for its members. Over 100,000 alumni stand to benefit by developing and promoting themselves through OISE. 

Why not get involved? Expand your network and skills today. 

• Meet the members

• Attend a meeting


Project spotlight

Planning OISE's Future 

The OISE Academic Plan 2017-2022 — created by and for the community — would not have been complete without contributions from alumni, who generated innovative ideas to help lead OISE towards its best future.

Championing Grad Students

The association generously established the OISE Alumni Association Doctoral Fellowship to honour and financially support qualifying doctoral students, while building bridges between students and alumni who volunteer.

Enabling Mentorship 

Led by alum Dr. Peter Liu, the OISE Mentorship Program boasts over 475 student and alumni participants annually — and the program continues to grow with the help of alumni volunteers! 

Awarding Student Leadership 

The University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards recognize graduating students for extra-curricular contributions and leadership. Each year, we coordinate efforts to select and celebrate OISE's student winners. 

Delivering Alumni Awards 

Now in its third year, the Leaders and Legends Awards — led by a committee of alumni and staff  recognize alumni and friends who are making an impact around the world with six distinguished awards. 

Ways to participate

Support Our Students

We support OISE's graduate students. You can too. Financially aid and champion our promising students leaders in countless ways. Make a gift.

Volunteer, Events & Programs

  • Join the OISEAA
    Let's meet! Connect with the alumni association and help deliver events and other initiatives in the community. It's the first step to becoming a member of the OISEAA. 
  • Volunteer
    Volunteer at events by visiting our volunteer group on Facebook, or email us to learn more. It's a great opportunity for students and alumni! 
  • Attend Events
    Join the community at dazzling events that educate, inspire and bring us together. There is always something new happening at OISE.  


From lecture series' and awards programs to fundraising initiatives and more. Find an alumni committee that meets your interests and see how you can apply your talent and get involved!

Explore committee chairs

Volunteer with us

Contact us

Sim Kapoor, CFRE 
Director, Advancement and External Relations 
OISE, University of Toronto
E: alumni.oise@utoronto.ca
T: 416-978-5047
Dr. Cindy Sinclair 
OISE Alumni Association
E: c.sinclair@utoronto.ca


OISE Alumni Association Doctoral Fellowship

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The OISE Alumni Association Fellowship honours and supports doctoral students who volunteer with the association or broader OISE community.  



#OISEWorld: Hear from alumni members and chairs

WATCH: Tracey King, former OISE Alumni Association member, discusses her work as one of Canada's first Indigenous human resources consultant at a postsecondary institution. She has an important message for Indigenous students.

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