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Leaders and Legends Awards

The Leaders and Legends Awards recognize the many outstanding contributions of alumni and friends of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, locally and globally, with six unique awards.

The awards acknowledge and celebrate that impact of OISE alumni and friends around the world who exemplify the Institute's mission for excellence in education.

There are six award categories:  

  • Excellence
  • Emerging Leader
  • Innovation
  • Distinguished Service
  • Global Service 
  • Mentor of the Year 


Photo: The recipients of the 2019 Leaders and Legends Awards were honoured at a special Alumni Reunion event.


Past recipients  

2020: The recipients of the 2020 Leaders and Legends Awards were Carol A. Mullen, Sam Long, Carol Nash, Jillian Roberts, Doug McDougall and Edward Jackson. Learn more about each of the honourees

2019: This year, we honoured Michael Salvatori, Sandra Hudson, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, Edward Thompson, Liliana Compagnone, Fabian Garcia. Learn more about the recipients

2018: Eight outstanding OISE community members were recognized in 2018. Kathleen Gallagher, Rumeet Billan, Brian Hodges, Christina Mitas, Jeff A. Myers and Marvin Zuker, Eucline C. Alleyne and Ashley Yoannou. Learn more about the winners