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ABOUT OISE

Important Notice: The health, safety and well-being of our community members is very important to us. We regret to inform you that owing to the current situation with COVID-19, all place-based events have been postponed/cancelled until further notice.

Once conditions permit, further information about the possible rescheduling of these events will be updated on this page.

In the meantime, we invite you to check out our upcoming virtual community webinars and events featured here.

Please accept our apologies and our best wishes for your continued health and wellbeing.


 

Events

  • Thursday, April 9 to Thursday, August 27
    OISE Mindful Moments Online Sessions (Thursdays)
    Facilitator: Rose Mina Munjee
    OISE's Mindful Moments online sessions with Rose Mina Munjee take place every Thursday until August 27, 2020. Mindful moments sessions are open to all staff, students and faculty, and include a short introduction, 20-30 minutes of practice (breath meditation, body scan, mindful walking or movement, compassion and loving kindness, and gratitude practices), plus sharing and discussion about stress management, benefits of mindfulness meditation, and the latest research findings about mindfulness in mental health, physiology and neuroscience. Register for a session today.
  • Thursday, August 6 - 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    OISE Free Webinar: Are Ontario Schools Ready for Reopening?
    As Ontario gets closer to the reality of school openings, there are many unanswered questions about whether we are prepared for September. Are schools ready to ensure a high-quality learning environment that is safe for students and teachers, and supportive of parents' needs? From the nuts and bolts of social distancing and sanitization to social and emotional supports, it's time for a school re-opening checkup. Kwame Mckenzie, Annie Kidder, and professors Ann Lopez and Mary Reid will tackle this critical question with special guests. Register today.
  • Friday, August 7 - 11:00 - 11:30 AM
    Chrystal pardons your French pt. 2: OISE Stay At Home Club
    In this session, educator Chrysal Smith will take participants through some of the rules of forming masculine and feminine adjectives in French. Viewers will learn rhymes and songs that help them become more familiar with simple and fun ways to know what to look and listen for when speaking and writing French. All levels are welcome!
  • Monday, August 10 - 11:00 - 11:30 AM
    Sheliza confronts unconscious bias: OISE Stay At Home Club
    Recent events across the world have highlighted the discrimination that can result from unconscious biases: attitudes or stereotypes that influence our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. In this session, Sheliza Jamal, an equity and inclusion facilitator and certified educator, will share how to become aware of bias. Learn how unconscious biases can be harmful, and how can we interrupt and unlearn them. Tune in live, no account required.
  • Friday, August 14 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Isabella's augmented reality voyage: OISE Stay At Home Club
    Science is about making sense of the world around us. In this episode, Isabella Liu, an OISE alum and educator, discusses how augmented reality (AR) can be a valuable tool for understanding reality itself. You will learn how to engage students virtually using immersive technologies like MergeCube, AugmentifyIt, and HoloLabs. Tune in on Twitter, no account required!
  • Friday, August 21 - 11:00 - 11:30 AM
    Janelle's decolonizing Caribbean kitchen: OISE Stay At Home Club
    Join PhD candidate Janelle Brady as she shares recipe tips from her Caribbean cuisine and reads her poem titled: 'In my Mother's Kitchen: Spirituality and Decolonization' from the Decolonizing the Spirit in Education and Beyond anthology edited by Njoki Wane, Miglena Todorova and Kimberly Todd. Bring your appetite for learning and unlearning decolonization and good food! Tune in live, no account required.