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Welcome to the OISE Alumni and Friends website

OISE Alumni Association 

Get involved today, and expand your network and skills


The OISE Alumni Association (OISEAA) acts as the alumni voice on matters that affect our community. Together with the Office of Advancement & External Relations, the OISEAA create the events and experiences that foster a lasting bond between alumni, students, friends and alma mater. 

The OISEAA gives you a meaningful volunteer experience in planning, governance and community building. Over 100,000 alumni stand to benefit by developing and promoting themselves through the Institute. 

Learn more about us by consulting our constitution.
 


 

Our projects

Each year, the OISE Alumni Association helps deliver events, services and programs that create meaningful connections between alumni, students and alma mater. Here are some new and annual projects led by alumni and staff.
 

Connecting the community

The OISE Stay At Home Club is a new Twitter Live series featuring alumni and friends leading interactive lessons for children and adults alike. We want to keep the learning experience thriving – and our communities connected – during COVID-19.
 

Building bridges

The OISEAA helps connect global alumni to new opportunities, online and abroad! On OISE Orientation Day, we invite alumni based outside of Toronto to come chat and share their experiences with incoming students.
 

Planning OISE's future

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

Championing graduate students

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

Enabling mentorship

Chaired by alum Dr. Peter Liu, the OISE Mentorship Program boasts over 600 student and alumni participants annually — and the program continues to grow with the help of volunteers!
 

Awarding student leadership

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

Celebrating change-makers

The Leaders and Legends Awards — led by a committee of volunteers and staff — recognize alumni and friends who are making an impact around the world with six distinguished awards.

Meeting dates

We're always looking to welcome new faces! If you would like to help organize events and initiatives for alumni and friends and have a say in matters that affect our OISE community, email us to join a meeting!

OISEAA meetings are held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., online via Zoom. 

Here are our meeting dates for the 2020-2021 academic year.
 

  • September 23, 2020
  • November 25, 2020
  • January 19, 2021
  • March 24, 2021
  • May 26, 2021

 

 

Ways to get involved

Support our students

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


Volunteer 

Volunteer for activities and events on an occasional basis by following our volunteer group on Facebook, or email us! Volunteering is a great opportunity for both students and alumni. 


Join a committee

From lecture series' and awards programs to fundraising initiatives and more, find an alumni association committee that meets your interests. See how you can apply your talent and get involved by exploring our committees and meeting our chairs.


Attend one of our dazzling events 

OISE's events aim to educate, inspire and bring us together. There is always something new happening on and off campus. Attend an upcoming event.

 

Contact us

Sim Kapoor
Director, Advancement and External Relations
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
alumni.oise@utoronto.ca
416-978-5047 


Matt Stodolak
President, OISE Alumni Association
matthew.stodolak@gmail.com

OISE Alumni Association Doctoral Fellowship

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