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  • Wednesday, January 16 to Monday, February 4
    Conflict Resolution for Teachers Workshops (3-part Series)
    Whether you're facing bickering students, angry parents, or disagreements with colleagues, conflict is an inevitable part of teaching. But conflict doesn't have to be destructive! In this practical, hands-on workshop series you will learn crucial skills for handling conflict effectively, including:
    * staying calm under pressure
    * de-escalating anger and hostility
    * raising concerns constructively
    * win-win problem-solving
    * helping to resolve student-to-student conflicts
    This is a 3-part event series; you are expected to attend all 3 sessions.
    Space is limited and registration is required.
    Dates and Times:
    Workshop #1: 2019-JAN-16 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Workshop #2: 2019-JAN-30 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Workshop #3: 2019-FEB-06 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Location: OISE 8-280


    More info: https://uoft.me/OISEworkshops
  • Monday, January 21 - 5:00 - 6:30 PM
    MRHP training session at OISE
    Nadia Saracoglu, the Research Systems Technology Manager in the Division of the Vice- President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) will deliver a 90-minute training workshop to OISE students and faculty on the My Research-Human Protocols (MRHP) system. (This online system for the review and submission of human ethics protocols replaced the paper-based process in October 2017.)
    For more information: contact Lisa Smith at oise.research@utoronto.ca.
    Location: OISE KITL lab (3-104)

  • Tuesday, January 22 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    Traumatized Subjectivity and Consent: Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Youth in Sexuality Education
    Brown Bag Seminar with student Jessica Wright. Details coming soon.
    Location: OISE, Room 12-252

  • Tuesday, January 22 - 4:30 - 5:30 PM
    Casting a Wide Net: Exploring EcoJustice Through Eco-Art Education
    Presenter: Hilary Inwood
    Join Dr. Hilary Inwood to learn about environmental art education as an engaging way to help children and youth become more environmentally-attuned, and introduce them to age-appropriate forms of environmental activism.
    In this workshop, participants will learn more about how artists are addressing ecojustice issues, specifically in relation to the Great Lakes, and work on an eco-art installation for OISE that could be replicated with an elementary or secondary class or Eco-team. No previous skills in art-making are necessary and all materials are provided.
    Free, but registration required.
    Location: FE 134 (*in the 371 Bloor St. W.)


    More info: https://uoft.me/OISEworkshops
  • Wednesday, January 23 - 12:30 - 1:30 PM
    Plotting Black Studies in Canada
    Brown Bag Seminar with Dr. Rosalind Hampton
    Dr. Rosalind Hampton will discuss her current research examining conceptions and activities of Black Studies in Canada since the 1960s.
    This study uses methods of institutional ethnography, political activist ethnography and arts-informed inquiry to map institutional processes that have shaped the potential and development-or lack thereof-of Black Studies in Canadian universities. A critical distinction is made between Black Studies in Canada and Black Canadian Studies, creating space for questioning and theorizing notions of Blackness and of Canadian nationhood.
    Black Studies is understood as an inherently political project, informed by and accountable to Black students, scholars, activists and communities. Additional premises shaping this work include the transdisciplinary-or unidisciplinary-nature of Black Studies, and the crucial role of arts and creative practice within the Black radical tradition.
    Location: OISE, Room 12-252

  • Thursday, January 24 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Growling Ontologies: Indigeneity, Becoming-Souls and Settler Colonial Inaccessibility
    IEN's 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: Vanessa Watts
    OISE's Indigenous Education Network (IEN) presents the first 2019 event of our 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: Growling Ontologies: Indigeneity, Becoming-Souls and Settler Colonial Inaccessibility. A talk by Vanessa Watts who is Mohawk and Anishinaabe Bear Clan. She is currently the Academic Director of Indigenous Studies and an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at McMaster University. Registration required.
  • Saturday, January 26 - 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    "Write-In" Days for doctoral students
    "Write-Ins", also known as writing boot camps, are full-day sessions where doctoral students bring their laptops and their work (theses, comps, assignments) to write in a quiet space, uninterrupted, for the day. They are designed to give you a pleasant and supportive place to write, alongside fellow thesis travelers. During the session, no talking, social media or phone calls allowed in the room. Faculty are on-hand if you choose to step out to consult about any aspect of your doctoral thesis proposal or drafts.
    Please register in advance.
    Location: 11-244


    More info: https://uoft.me/OISEworkshops
  • Wednesday, January 30 - 12:30 - 2:00 PM
    APHD Colloquium Series: Dr. Tracy Solomon on Math Education
    Join us for this month's talk on the topic of math education with Dr. Tracy Solomon. All are welcome!
  • Thursday, January 31 - 4:30 - 5:30 PM
    Environmental Leadership Circle - Meeting 3
    Facilitated by Hilary Inwood. Free, but registration required.
    Location: OISE Room 5-270


    More info: https://uoft.me/OISEworkshops
  • Thursday, February 7 - 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM
    "Write-In" Days for doctoral students
    "Write-Ins", also known as writing boot camps, are full-day sessions where doctoral students bring their laptops and their work (theses, comps, assignments) to write in a quiet space, uninterrupted, for the day. They are designed to give you a pleasant and supportive place to write, alongside fellow thesis travelers. During the session, no talking, social media or phone calls allowed in the room. Faculty are on-hand if you choose to step out to consult about any aspect of your doctoral thesis proposal or drafts.
    Please register in advance.
    Location: 11-244


    More info: https://uoft.me/OISEworkshops
  • Thursday, February 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    Sovereignty of the Soul: Sexual Violence in Native America
    OISE's Indigenous Education Network (IEN) 30th Anniversary Lecture Series brings you Kansas U Professor Sarah Deer, a 2014 MacArthur Fellow from Muscogee (Creek) Nation who will present "Sovereignty of the Soul: Sexual Violence in Native America". Register on Eventbrite.
  • Tuesday, February 12 - 5:00 - 6:30 PM
    Building a New Global Architecture to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 4 with Prof. Karen Mundy
    CIDE Seminar Series: In this presentation, OISE Professor Karen Mundy takes a look at Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the education challenge and some of the institutional innovations in the global architecture launched to fill the gap in education financing. Brought to you by Comparative, International and Development Education (CIDE). No registration required.
  • Tuesday, February 19 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    Individual and Collective Learning in Community Organizing in Response to the Mimico-by-the-Lake Secondary Plan
    Brown Bag Seminar with student Abbe Edelson
    My qualitative methodology employs in-depth interviews and selective ethnographic and participant observation (including researcher involvement) in, for example, City-hosted community meetings and public consultations.
    I discuss preliminary findings from initial data collected from approximately 20 interviews with activists within the Mimico community. These explore the ways that community-based planning networks-focusing on responding to the urban planning process within Mimico-are formed, shaped, and reshaped as they evolve and grow. I will look at how issues of identity and social relations-e.g., class, gender, and race-contribute to the development of such networks.
    I am particularly interested in forms of learning particular to the process of coalition and network activities as people engage with each other and each other's groups, learn about their commonalities and differences, and engage in collaboration, negotiation, and, sometimes, dissipation and disassociation.
    Location: OISE, Room 12-252

  • Tuesday, February 19 - 4:30 - 5:30 PM
    Roots & Shoots: Creating Compassionate Citizens
    Presenter: Lauren Saville, Manager of Roots & Shoots from the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada
    Learn Roots & Shoots 4-Step process to help students become compassionate leaders and make positive effects on their community through action and service projects. During this session you will take part in a mini-community mapping exercise to identify sustainability issues that impact people, animals and the environment in their community. Lauren will also introduce Roots & Shoots upcoming sustainable food and climate change pilot project, and how interested schools can participate.
    Location: Alexander Stirling PS, 70 Fawcett T


    More info: https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ss/Conferences_and_Workshops/
  • Wednesday, February 20 - 12:30 - 1:30 PM
    RedED Africa: Memory and Academic Exchanges between Communist Africa and Communist Europe after the Second World War
    Brown Bag Seminar with Dr. Laura Bisaillon. Details coming soon.
    Location: OISE, Room 12-252

  • Thursday, February 21 - 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    "Write-In" Days for doctoral students
    "Write-Ins", also known as writing boot camps, are full-day sessions where doctoral students bring their laptops and their work (theses, comps, assignments) to write in a quiet space, uninterrupted, for the day. They are designed to give you a pleasant and supportive place to write, alongside fellow thesis travelers. During the session, no talking, social media or phone calls allowed in the room. Faculty are on-hand if you choose to step out to consult about any aspect of your doctoral thesis proposal or drafts.
    Please register in advance: https://uoft.me/OISEworkshops
  • Wednesday, February 27 - 12:30 - 2:00 PM
    APHD Colloquium Series: Dr. Cristina Attance on Future Thinking
    Join us for this month's talk on the topic of future thinking with Dr. Cristina Attance. All are welcome!
  • Wednesday, February 27 - 5:30 - 8:00 PM
    U of T's Annual Mentor Recognition Event for OISE Mentors
    OISE mentors of the OISE Mentorship Program are cordially invited to attend U of T's Annual Mentor Recognition Event at the spectacular Design Exchange on Bay Street. We look forward to celebrating your contributions as mentors over a wonderful evening reception. This event is invite-only.
    Location: Design Exchange (234 Bay Street)

  • Thursday, February 28 -
    Call for Papers: 2019 Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference
    Faculty and students are invited to submit a proposal for the 2019 Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference which will be held August 22-24, 2019 at OISE. Learn more.