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Welcome to the OISE Alumni and Friends website

OISE Alumni Association 

Get involved today, 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 creates events and experiences that foster a lasting bond between alumni, students, friends and alma mater. 

The OISEAA provides a meaningful volunteer experience in higher education planning, alumni governance and community building. Over 100,000 alumni stand to benefit by developing their careers, networks and skills and celebrating achievements through the Institute. 

Meet our members

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. Below are some examples of projects led by our alumni and staff.

Connecting the community

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

Sparking career conversations

We work with local and international alumni to build career connections. At OISE's back to school and recruitment events, we invite alumni based inside and outside of Canada to offer their advice and insights to new and future 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 doctoral students

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

Empowering alumni mentors

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 on campus. Each year, we help select and celebrate OISE's student winners.

Celebrating changemakers

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 through six exciting 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 - 7:00 p.m. in a hybrid format: virtual and in person at 252 Bloor St W., Toronto.

Here are our meeting dates for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • September 21, 2022
  • November 23, 2022
  • January 18, 2023
  • March 22, 2023
  • May 23, 2023

Ways to get involved

Support our students

We support OISE's graduate students, the next generation in education, and you can too. Champion our promising students leaders by making a gift in an area of your interest.


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 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, Communications and External Relations
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Nikoletta Papadopoulos
President, OISE Alumni Association

OISE Alumni Association Doctoral Fellowship

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