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#OISEGRAD20
CONGRATULATIONS
YOU DID IT!

You are an inspiration. With determination to make the world a better place, you have achieved the difficult task of completing your studies in a challenging time. You have now earned a degree from one of the top education faculties in the world – and you should be very proud. Mission accomplished. 


 

OISE VIRTUAL CONVOCATION CELEBRATIONS

Although current circumstances prevented us from celebrating in person, the importance of recognizing your achievements and resilience remains. That's why we held a special virtual convocation celebrations for our grads! Couldn't make it? Watch the videos below. 
 

JUNE 16 
Honouring our MA, MEd, PhD and EdD grads

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JUNE 26 
Celebrating our MT and MA-CSE students

WATCH THE CELEBRATION

 

 

Meet Our Graduates

We’re so proud of our community of stellar educators, advocates, community leaders and change makers. As we prepare to celebrate your achievements, we are thinking about your hard work, resilience and determination.
We can’t wait to see what you’ll do next.

OISE grad - and mother of three - Mariam Abeid knows the value of an education: \u0027I had to fight for it\u0027

OISE grad - and mother of three - Mariam Abeid knows the value of an education: 'I had to fight for it'

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Activist, hip-hop artist, educator: U of T grad Marcus Singleton shares his journey

Activist, hip-hop artist, educator: U of T grad Marcus Singleton shares his journey

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Meet the graduates of the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development

Meet the graduates of the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development

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Excellence at OISE: Meet this year\u0027s U of T student leadership award winners

Excellence at OISE: Meet this year's U of T student leadership award winners

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The doctor is in: Q & A with Sunnybrook COVID-19 doctor, and new OISE MEd graduate, Ariel Lefkowitz

The doctor is in: Q & A with Sunnybrook COVID-19 doctor, and new OISE MEd graduate, Ariel Lefkowitz

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\u0027I want to be a teacher of teachers\u0027: David F. Boshra reflects on his Master of Teaching experience

'I want to be a teacher of teachers': David F. Boshra reflects on his Master of Teaching experience

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WELCOME TO THE OISE ALUMNI FAMILY

Our alumni community – over 100,000 strong – is making an impact in education every day. With a degree from one of the world’s top education faculties, you are now equipped with the knowledge and skills to help make the world a better and brighter place. As an alum, you have access to a wide range of benefits and services that will connect you to meaningful professional opportunities as well as fellow alumni and new friends.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS FROM YOUR FELLOW ALUM

CINDY SINCLAIR, MEd '09, PhD '17

"The world needs you. You have been given the tools to become a part of something big, and to be leaders in your areas. You are a graduate from the number one faculty of education in Canada. Pick up the baton and follow your dreams. Think big. Think outside the box. Most of all, believe in yourself."

SHAKINA RAJENDRAM, PhD '19

"Know that you are not alone because you are now part of a global community of scholars – unified not by your geographical location, but by your joint commitment to transforming education towards equitable, socially-just, culturally-responsive, and high quality learning."
 

SABRINA PERSAUD, MEd '13

"I know this is a tough time, but remember there are so many skills that you’ve developed that are transferrable across different industries and sectors. You have so much passion, you are all so amazing and unique, and you are going to do so well. Reach out to your fellow alumni if you need anything at all."

RUMEET BILLAN, MA '10, PhD '14

"I want you to know that it is not about the legacy you want to leave, but how you want to show up every single day. I hope you enjoy every single moment and that you take the time to celebrate this incredible achievement. Congratulations!"

SULEYMAN DEMI, PhD '19

"Don't rest on your laurels. Put all that you have learned at OISE to good use and make a difference in your various communities. Be inspired by the historical moment we are in to change the course of history."

MICHAEL SALVATORI, PhD '07

"Congratulations on the future that awaits you and the privilege to help students flourish. To help them become happy and productivity citizens in our civil society. To connect their learning to their lived experiences, and to their discovery."

PROFESSOR ANN LOPEZ

"As OISE graduates, we are counting on you in these challenging times to lead the charge for social justice and equity wherever you may be and in whatever context you may find yourselves. Go out into the world and create that change."

SHELLEY MURPHY, PhD '12

"You’ve navigated a lot – especially in the last months. But with resilience, dedication and hard work, you have graduated from an institution that this year was ranked the 5th best educational institution in the world. You have much to be proud of."

LILIANA COMPAGNONE, BEd '83

"My advice to you would be to send love ahead of you in everything that you do and everywhere that you go. You are never alone. Just look around and there will be someone there who is willing to help."
 

WALL OF WELL WISHES

Read or leave a congratulatory note to that special graduate
– or to the entire graduating class of 2020! 
 

Visit the Wall of Well Wishes

 

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