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Writers’ Roost: An OISE Alumni Conversation Series

Join us for Writers' Roost, a new web series featuring Jeff Myers talking to his fellow OISE alumni and friends — change makers, world class thinkers, movers and shakers — about the books they’ve written.

Expect thought-provoking conversation, deep dives into critical questions, new ideas in education, and explorations of new ways of looking at the world.

Host: Jeff Myers, Former President, OISE Alumni Association
Introductions: Sim Kapoor, Director of Advancement, Communications and External Relations

Next episode

Rebound: Sports, Community, and the Inclusive City by Perry King

May 19, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Zoom
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If you want to get a feel for a community, pay close attention to the sports it embraces.

From basketball hoops to cricket bats, community sports play a role in our cities and are crucial to diversity and inclusion. In this episode, you will explore the impact sports have on diversity, fairness, public space and the future of our communities.

Join alum Jeff Myers with writer Perry King for an intimate conversation about Perry's debut book, Rebound.

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"Rebound is a loving portrait of Toronto, drawn from close observation of its Tibetan basketball tournaments, West Indian Cricket leagues, Sikh ball hockey festivals, nine-man volleyball games in Chinatown … King's ideas flow from events which few major media outlets cover." — David Giddens, CBC Sports. Read the full book review.



Perry King is an author, freelance journalist, communications strategist currently working at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He is a proud South Parkdale-raised Torontonian. With a literary focus on sports, education and urbanism, Perry has bylines in Spacing Magazine, the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, BBC and a litany of independent newspapers and magazines.


Jeff Myers is a proud OISE graduate and past president of the OISE Graduate Students Association and the OISE Alumni Association. Today, Jeff serves as the Director of Community Partnerships & Projects in the Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Watch past episodes

Season 1

Episode 1
International Education as Public Policy in Canada
By Merli Tamtik, Roopa Desai Trilokekar & Glen A. Jones

Episode 3
From My Mother’s Back: A Journey From Kenya to Canada
By Njoki Wane

Episode 4
Leading From The Inside Out: Hard-Earned Lessons from Education, Government and ... Baseball
By Charles Pascal


Season 2

Episode 1
Everyone but Fajza
By John P. Portelli

Episode 2
How Much Does a Great School Cost? School Economies and School Values
By Barbara J. Smith

Episode 3
Rebound: Sports, Community, and the Inclusive City
By Perry King