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At OISE and the University of Toronto, we’ve prepared for a different 2020-2021 academic year. Expect the same commitment to inclusive learning environments, transformative research and a safe, healthy community.

To help keep our students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends safe during COVID-19, OISE is postponing all events that cannot be hosted remotely. Learn more by visiting OISE's guide to the academic year.

Below, we will continue to showcase many upcoming virtual events and free webinars.


  • Wednesday, April 7 to Friday, April 30
    Call for Nominations: 2021 Leaders & Legends Awards (open until April 30!)
    The 2021 Leaders and Legends Awards are accepting nominations from OISE community members. Recognize the many outstanding contributions of alumni and friends of the Institute, locally and globally, with six exciting awards. Make your nomination by April 30!
  • Wednesday, April 21 to Saturday, April 24
    EECOM 2021: Exploring the Nature of Cities - Urban Environmental Education in Action
    #EECOM2021 is open for early bird registration! Hear from leading environmental education speakers across 70+ sessions online from April 21-24. Plus, connect with attendees through Nuit Verte social events. Don't miss this special environmental education conference, brought to you by the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM). Register now!
    Location: Online

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  • Thursday, April 29 - 4:30 - 6:00 PM
    Re-thinking Job Search Strategies: OISE Mentorship Program
    Presenters: Dr. Cindy Sinclair with guests Chris Garbutt, Maha ElHindawy, Traci Cook, William Sinclair
    The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the predictions for future career paths locally and globally. Some businesses have closed. Unemployment rates are high. Traditional jobs and workplace structures are changing while students study online and in isolation, with few opportunities to meet professional alumni and potential employers.
    This session will look at the emerging job market and where the jobs are advertised in 2021 and beyond. We will show you how to self-reflect and analyze your education, skillsets and life experiences to fit job requirements. You will hear from successful OISE alumni in Canada and abroad about their job-seeking experiences, workplace cultures and tips for job searches. Students and alumni are encouraged to bring a copy of a job description they are interested in pursuing.
    Current mentors and mentees may check their email for details. Can't find your invite email? Contact us at
    Location: Online for OISE mentors and mentees

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  • Thursday, April 29 - 5:00 - 6:00 PM
    Writers' Roost: Episode 2: The Storm by Arif Anwar
    An OISE Alumni Conversation Series
    Hailing from Bangladesh, Arif Anwar (PhD, '21) is a senior policy with the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. He's also a novelist, whose debut novel, "The Storm," landed him on CBC's 2018 annual writers to watch list.
    The Storm is an epic saga that weaves together five love stories that chronicle sixty years of Bangladeshi history.
    In this episode, Jeff speaks to Arif about his work-and how he uses storytelling to highlight critical global economic and social issues and their effects on people. Register now!
  • Friday, May 7 -
    Natural Curiosity Educator Awards - Apply Today!
    Natural Curiosity's awards for exemplary educators are now open. Do you know an educator or teacher candidate with a deep commitment to environmental education? Nominate them for the Edward Burtynsky Award or David Suzuki Fellowship by May 7. Learn more.
    Location: Online

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  • Wednesday, May 12 to Friday, May 14
    U of T's Teaching & Learning Symposium
    Call for Proposals!
    The University of Toronto's Teaching & Learning Symposium is taking place this May, and we're seeking proposals from presenters! Learn more about this tri-campus event, which connects colleagues to discuss opportunities for future research, teaching, and innovation projects. Learn more.
    Location: Online

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