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Welcome to the OISE Alumni and Friends website

Watch past events

In 2023, Black faculty at OISE discuss building belonging and the new Centre for Black Studies in Education.

Join Scheherzade Rana for Mindfulness for Inclusive Leadership. Lead happier, high-performing teams!

Dr. Rumeet Billan explores the issue of trust in society and offers tools to help you manage for and earn trust.

Events and Programs   

Come out and experience OISE's vibrant and inclusive social community. Many of our events are now offered in person, online or both. See what's coming up below!

Upcoming events



June 9, 2023

Grand Opening of the Centre for Black Studies in Education

June 12, 2023

OISE Convocation (All Degree Programs)

June 16, 2023

OISE Convocation (Teacher Education Programs)

June 27, 2023

Alumni Career Series: How To Rock An Online Presentation

July 1, 2023

Hong Kong: Canada Day Alumni & Families Celebration Lunch

Until July 28, 2023

U of T Alumni Virtual Book Club: Remarkably Bright Creatures

November 9-11, 2023

Decolonizing Conference 2023

On demand webinars



Black Faculty in Conversation 2023

In an annual conversation, our Black faculty discuss building belonging and the new Centre for Black Studies in Education.

Why Being Creative is Good for You

Dr. Ella Karia walks you through strategies for exploring creativity to encourage self care, self discovery and stronger communities.

Mindfulness for Inclusive Leadership

Cultivate openness and awareness of bias, and learn new ways to connect to and lead your colleagues (and yourself) with empathy, compassion and courage.

Shifting from Climate Anxiety to Climate Action

Dr. Hilary Inwood explores educational strategies to help individuals, schools and communities shift the focus from climate anxiety to climate action.

Talking to Children about Current Global Events

Clinical psychologist Dr. Dillon Browne helps you talk to children about complicated and sometimes distressing events in the world.

Entrepreneurial Thinking for Everyone

Tap into the entrepreneurial spirit! Learn how to see opportunity where others see obstacles, take risks, and turn new ideas into reality.

Earning Trust

Explore the neuroscience of trust and how to navigate distrust. Gain tools and strategies to manage for and earn trust in workplaces and society today.

Ongoing classes



OISE Wellness Program

Join the community for weekly drop-in sessions to help you reconnect with your body, mind, and emotions.

Hart House Creative Classes

Nurture your creative thinking, and learn to live better in today's world — in person or from the comfort of your home! Use promo code alumni for 30% off.

Mastering LinkedIn

A free step-by-step online course to master LinkedIn, this exclusive resource for U of T alumni is available for a limited time (normally $125). Turn your profile into a recruiter magnet.

Open Online Courses

In partnership with Coursera and EdX, the University of Toronto offers free massive open online courses on cool topics from health to computing to Indigenous studies.


OISE community series and podcasts 



OISE Stay at Home Club

In a time of social distancing, it can feel challenging to come up with fresh ideas for teaching and entertaining children at home. Tune in to our award-winning interactive series for kids and adults alike!

Writers' Roost: An OISE Alumni Conversation Series

Jeff Myers talks to his fellow OISE alumni and friends — changemakers, world class thinkers, movers and shakers — about the books they’ve written.

Accidental Intellectual Podcast

Healthcare leaders and scholars from a variety of spaces discuss success and setbacks to reveal the 'human behind the experts.' 

voicEd Radio

A broadcasting community of experts and educators committed to knowledge mobilization in Canada’s K-12 and higher education spaces.

Chasing Encounters Podcast

Education researchers working at the nexus of language, culture and identity discuss critical topics like racialized accents, immigration, and identity.

whyPAR Podcast

Youth participatory action research practitioners discuss the issues, opportunities and ethical dimensions of their field.

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