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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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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

• Special: OISEAA Election Results!

Our projects

Each year, we help deliver events, services and programs that create meaningful connections between alumni, students and alma mater.

Here are some new and annual projects in collaboration with the alumni association.

Connecting the Community

The OISE Stay @ Home Club is a new Twitter Live series that features 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.

Bridging Divides

The association helps connect international alumni to new opportunities, online and abroad! On OISE Orientation Day, we invite alumni based outside of the Toronto to share their experiences with incoming students at a special fireside chat.

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 Grad 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 475 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 coordinate efforts to select and celebrate OISE's student winners.

Celebrating Change-makers

Now in its third year, the Leaders & 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.

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  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.  



#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 consultants at a postsecondary institution. She has an important message for Indigenous students.

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