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    April 20
    Recent grad Keshini Senanayake nominated for teaching proficiency award
    Recent grad Keshini Senanayake has been nominated for the Edwin Parr Teacher Award for proficiency in teaching. Keshini attributes her success as a novice teacher to OISE professors who helped shape her path in education. "I owe my success in my first year of teaching to the amazing work that was done through the Concurrent Education Teacher's Program," she said. Read more.
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    April 16
    Prof. Njoki Wane appointed Chair of OISE's Department of Social Justice Education
    Congratulations to Professor Njoki Wane who is the incoming Chair of Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) and the newest member of OISE's academic leadership team. Prof. Wane will serve a five-year term beginning July 1, 2018. Since 2016, she has served as the Associate Chair of SJE. "Not only is Dr. Wane an internationally renowned scholar but an inspiration to students and colleagues alike. Her recent appointment is extremely well deserved," said Dean Glen Jones. Read more.
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    April 16
    Professor Katreena Scott shares insights on domestic violence prevention
    Following the recent murder of a mother and her two children in Ajax, Ont., Dr. Katreena Scott says knowing the risk factors, along with helping victims - and their abusers - is key to prevention.Learn the risk factors linked to domestic violence, and how to prevent it by not only helping women and children - but also the men in their lives. Read more.
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    April 13
    Major innovative changes to three Doctor of Education (EdD) programs approved by OISE Council
    OISE Council has approved major changes to its three Doctor of Education programs. Did you know OISE is the only faculty at U of T that offers this research-intensive and practice-oriented degree that's designed for practicing professionals? Learn about our redesigned and revitalized EdD programs in Counselling Psychology, Educational Leadership and Policy and Social Justice Education. Read more.
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    April 10
    AERA 2018: More than 130 faculty, students to represent OISE in NYC
    NYC-bound: Armed with expert research, innovative studies and bold new ideas, a stellar team of 130-plus OISE faculty and students are bound for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in the Big Apple April 13-17. Read more.
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    April 06
    OISE's Leesa Wheelahan appointed to provincial College Task Force
    OISE Associate Professor Leesa Wheelahan has been appointed to the Ontario government's newly established College Task Force, which will create a forward-looking plan for the province's publicly assisted college system, it was announced Friday. Read more.
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    April 03
    7 actionable insights from the 2018 Summit for Mentoring Indigenous Graduate Students
    This past February, Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, students and faculty came together at OISE for the Summit for Mentoring Indigenous Graduate Students, which explored best practices for teaching, supervising, and supporting Indigenous grad students. Here are 7 actionable insights from the event.
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    March 27
    OISE Teaching Excellence Awards recognize outstanding faculty and instructors
    Congratulations to OISE's 2018 Teaching Excellence Award recipients, including Professor Kathleen Gallagher, Professor Mary Reid, Professor Lauren Bialystok and Kristi Ivan. The award recognizes their outstanding contributions in teaching and learning which further OISE's success as a leader in education. Read more.
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    March 27
    OISE honours staff excellence, innovation and leadership at annual awards event
    Congratulations to OISE's 2018 Staff Excellence Awards winners: Lise Watson, Laize Bacay, Rushain Abbasi, the Education Commons Team and the Continuing and Professional Learning Team for their outstanding contributions and service at OISE. "We are truly privileged to have so many outstanding administrative staff members who are committed to making a difference in everything we do at OISE," said Dean Glen Jones. Read more.
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    March 23
    Prof. Megan Boler addresses the recent Facebook data breach and concerns over information warfare
    Professor Megan Boler of OISE's Department of Social Justice Education addresses the recent Facebook data breach - "Information is being weaponized," she says with regard to evidence that Facebook data was used to sway the U.S. election. Prof. Boler says users should take action to stop the trend and to protect their data. "Did we sign up on Facebook thinking that our information was going to be used to change political elections? I don't think so." Read more.
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    March 23
    Prof. Leesa Wheelahan weighs in on digital pilot project aimed at getting high school students into university
    Professor Leesa Wheelahan of OISE's Department of Leadership, Adult and Higher Education praises a Canadian e-portfolio pilot project aimed at reaching high school students with great skills but low grades and providing a way to higher education. "It is trying to help students by recognizing the breadth and depth of their experience and readiness to study at university," says Prof. Wheelahan. Read more.
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    March 22
    Education at OISE ranked 1st in Canada
    For the second consecutive year, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto has been ranked No. 1 in Canada by the QS World University Subject Rankings. OISE also placed third out of all publicly funded universities in North America, and fifth overall in North America. Ranked 11th worldwide, OISE was the only Canadian institution in the top 15 spots. Read more.
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    March 22
    OISE PhD student and team at new Toronto political group aim to bring change to city hall
    PhD student Janelle Brady, a coordinator at OISE's Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies, is helping to bring change to city hall as a founding advisor for Progress Toronto - a new initiative aimed at championing progressive leadership and decision-making at Toronto's city council. Read more.
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    March 22
    OISE faculty and students tackle issues of racism, discrimination at IDERD conference
    OISE faculty and students recently tackled issues of racism and discrimination at U of T's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) conference - which is also where MA student Marie Laing received a special recognition award. Faculty participants in the conference included OISE Professors Njoki Wane, Lance McCready, and Abigail Bakan as moderators. Read more.
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    March 20
    OISE student Marie Laing receives UofT award for leadership, advocacy in anti-Indigenous racism
    Congratulations to MA student Marie Laing for receiving the UofT International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Campaign Award! Marie has been awarded for her collaborative work with Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members to challenge anti-Indigenous racism and increase Indigenous education at OISE. Read more.
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    March 20
    Prof. Michal Perlman's research aims to understand why governments let childcare businesses operate without oversight
    Research by Professor Michal Perlman of OISE's Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development and her team at the University of Toronto reveals the factors behind why governments continue to let childcare businesses operate without oversight. "Bringing unlicensed home child care providers out of the cold and into the light of government oversight will go a long way to addressing these gaps in parent information and reducing the risks for children in care." Read more.
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    March 19
    Prof. Gavin Moodie discusses recent closures of Australian universities and the implications for local and academic communities
    Adjunct Professor Gavin Moodie of OISE's Department of Leadership, Higher, and Adult Education discusses recent campus transfers and closures of Australian universities and the ways these changes will affect faculty, students and the future of some universities. Read more via The Conversation.
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    March 16
    OISE's Julie Blair and Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing honoured with President's Award for Outstanding Indigenous Student of the Year
    Congratulations to staff member Julie Blair of OISE's Indigenous Education Network (IEN) and Social Justice Education PhD student Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing who have received the President's Award for Outstanding Indigenous Student of the Year for academic excellence and community service. Read more.
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    March 14
    OISE professor Stephanie Waterman receives ACPA Senior Scholar Award
    Congratulations to OISE Associate Professor Stephanie Waterman of the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education who has received the 2018 Senior Scholar Award from the American College Personnel Association. This is a great recognition for her outstanding contributions and research in higher education and Indigenous student affairs. Read more.
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    March 14
    Black Panther film gives 'hope and possibility', says OISE Prof. Lance McCready
    As blockbuster film Black Panther surpasses the $1 billion mark, OISE Professor Lance McCready shares how a movie with an all-black cast of African superheroes is smashing stereotypes, inspiring black excellence and giving kids 'hope and possibility'. Watch here.
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    March 13
    OISE study reveals how good leaders make good schools
    Leadership affects learning: A co-study by professors at OISE and the University of Minnesota reveals how principals impact the success of schools. "We have not found a single case of a school improving its student achievement record in the absence of talented leadership," the study finds. Read more via NY Times.
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    March 13
    Prof. Scott Davis' research highlighted in op-ed on debate over publicly-funded Catholic schools
    Professor Scott Davies' research was recently highlighted in an op-ed about publicly-funded Catholic schools. His research indicates students at Catholic schools are more likely to have university-educated parents; and, in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Catholic schools boards have fewer students with special education needs and vastly fewer students whose first language learned at home was not English. Read more via Toronto Star.
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    March 12
    Prof. Jennifer Jenkins, Atkinson Chair of Early Child Development and Education provides three simple ways to teach kids empathy
    Research by Professor Jennifer Jenkins, Atkinson Chair of Early Child Development and Education at OISE finds that empathy in kids can be encouraged and cultivated by empathic siblings, as well as adult caregivers. Prof. Jenkins and team provide three simple ways to encourage young children to be more empathic. Read more in Today's Parent.
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    March 12
    Prof. Shahrzad Mojab answers: What are some of the biggest challenges facing women today?
    What is the biggest challenge facing women today? Professor Shahrzad Mojab of OISE's Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education and U of T's Women and Gender Studies Institute identifies the struggle for freedom, equality and secularism of women in the Middle East and North Africa as a key challenge. Read Prof. Mojab's answers in State of Nature Blog.
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    March 12
    Master's student Jennifer Sylvester helps organize powwow at U of T
    Master's student Jennifer Sylvester helped organize the second annual U of T powwow this weekend with the Indigenous Studies Students' Union to celebrate Indigenous music, food and culture on and around campus. "It's a matter of building those relationships between the non-Indigenous and Indigenous community," said Sylvester. "For me, it's about being surrounded by family," she added. More at CBC News.
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    March 08
    International Women's Day: Which woman inspires you?
    To celebrate International Women's Day, OISE News asked you - students, professors, staff and various members of the OISE community - "Which woman inspires you?" From teachers to family members to celebrities, your responses help highlight incredible women making a difference.
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    March 08
    Powerhouse team of OISE women selected to research STEM curriculum
    The Ontario Ministry of Education, through a second-stage procurement process, selected six professors from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto to conduct a research report on STEM education, that will inform Ontario's education system. "For this group of female professors from OISE - who specialize in STEM research education - to have been chosen to conduct this research is huge," said Dr. Mary Reid, one of Canada's leading experts in mathematics and teacher education. Read more.
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    February 28
    #PinkShirtDay: Professor Roy Gillis gives parents, educators tips to prevent cyberbullying
    February 28 is Pink Shirt Day, an anti-bullying initiative that began in 2007. This year, Pink Shirt Day is targeting cyberbullying specifically. It's encouraging students and people of all ages to think twice before posting something negative - and instead, use the internet to spread kindness. Learn how parents, teachers and educators can prevent cyberbullying and help victims in these tips from OISE Professor Roy Gillis. Read more.
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    February 27
    Black Panther: PhD student Emmanuel Tabi says film is important for all of society
    OISE PhD student Emmanuel Tabi grew up in Milton, Ontario, which he describes as like being, "a raisin in a bowl of Corn Flakes." Despite learning about blackness and black excellence from his parents, he says the mostly white kids at his school didn't believe him when he said there were black superheroes. But he knew differently. Thanks to the Black Panther comic book, he had King T'Challa as a role model - a strong black leader of the fictional African nation Wakanda. Watch Tabi explain why Black Panther is so significant.
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    February 25
    Prof. Eve Tuck weighs in on the challenge of Indigenization in post-secondary institutions
    Professor Eve Tuck discusses the challenges universities face as they strive to Indigenize. "Universities don't become different just by wishing for it," says Prof. Tuck. "University administrators say 'Indigenization' and what they mean is, simply bringing more Indigenous people into the same structures, into the same buildings without much thought about what universities can learn from Indigenous communities." Tune in via CBC Radio.
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    February 23
    International visiting graduate student tackles barriers to STEM studies for black, minority students
    "You're born on a ladder. If you come from a family of educated people, then you have inherited the language of the institution and access." Research fellow Veronique Merritt investigates factors that deter black and minority students from pursuing STEM studies - that is, studies involving science, technology, engineering and math. Read more.
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    February 20
    Prof. Creso Sa discusses federal superclusters initiative and its implications for higher education
    "The superclusters plan promises more than it can likely deliver." Professor Creso Sa of OISE's Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education looks at what the new federal superclusters innovation initiative means for universities and academic research. Read more in University Affairs.
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    February 15
    Professor Normand Labrie appointed to the governing council for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
    Congratulations to Professor Normand Labrie on his appointment to the governing council for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
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    February 14
    PhD student Sasha Reid creates database to help understand why people kill
    "You don't see patterns like this often." Why PhD student Sasha Reid believes that her databases of serial killers and missing persons could change the way we understand killers. Read more.
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    February 12
    Dean Glen Jones responds to the case of Colten Boushie
    On behalf of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) community, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Colten Boushie, to the Red Pheasant First Nation, and to the broader Indigenous communities, including those at OISE. We are deeply saddened that the court decision has once again raised serious questions of whether Indigenous peoples can receive justice within the current legal system. Read more.
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    February 12
    OISE profs meet Ministry leadership to discuss connections between math and well-being
    OISE Profs. Earl Woodruff and Jim Hewitt met with colleagues from Ontario's Ministry of Education to discuss connections between math and well-being in the wake of the Ministry's new report, "Yes I can! Paying Attention to Well-Being in the Mathematics Classroom". Read more.
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    February 08
    The Indigenous Education Network's free film series explores 'state violence and Indigenous resistance'
    OISE's Indigenous Education Network (IEN) is hosting the second installment of its State Violence and Indigenous Resistance film screening series at 2:30 pm on February 17 at the University of Toronto's Innis Town Hall. The event features a double bill that includes "Unearthling. In Conversation" and a performative screening of "The Formaldehyde Trip." Moire Hille, OISE Visiting Student, recently spoke with the films' directors, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński (Unearthling. In Conversation) and Naomi Rincón Gallardo (The Formaldehyde Trip) to learn more about their work. Read more.
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    February 07
    Atkinson Centre releases Canada's 2017 early childhood education report
    OISE's Atkinson Centre has released The Canadian Early Childhood Education Report 2017, an assessment of ECE systems in provinces across Canada. The report, "shows that Canada has made great strides since a 2004 study by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) exposed the country as a policy laggard." Read more.
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    February 06
    MA student Sidrah Ahmad's research addresses Islamophobic violence against women in the GTA
    Master's student Sidrah Ahmad of the Department of Adult Education and Community Development interviewed Muslim women in the GTA about their experiences of Islamophobic violence. With her findings, Ahmad created an online toolkit to offer resources and support where she found there were few. Ahmad hopes her research will give greater visibility to the violence and other negative experiences lived by Muslim women, and shed light on the intersectionality of discrimination. Read more.
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    February 06
    Doctoral student Natania Marcus receives award for research in LGBTQI2S health and wellness
    Natania Marcus from the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development has received the prestigious CIHR Institute of Gender and Health's "Hacking the Knowledge Gap Trainee Award for Innovative Thinking to Support LGBTQI2S Health and Wellness." Read more.
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    February 05
    OISE hosts Indigenous graduate student mentorship summit
    OISE's Summit for Mentoring Indigenous Graduate Students on Feb. 5 brings together university staff, faculty, and students to explore best practices for teaching, supervising, and supporting Indigenous graduate students. Lindsay DuPré, OISE's new Indigenous Education Liaison, says the summit dovetails with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which urged post-secondary institutions to make its spaces safer for Indigenous students. Read more.
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    February 05
    Prof. Mary Reid weighs in on innovative Ontario high school class that integrates English and biology
    Arts meets science for a Grade 11 class in Ontario, where students are learning both biology and effective communication strategies. Professor Mary Reid of the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning explains integrated teaching offers students learning that is relevant and grounded in the real world, and adds she would like to see research on the outcomes of the class. Read more at The Toronto Star.
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    February 01
    Study by Prof. Kang Lee and team uses an app to significantly reduce racial bias in young children
    A recent study by Prof. Kang Lee and PhD candidate Kitty Miao Qian of the Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development is the first to show a lasting effect in reducing racial bias in young children - with an app! The team developed an app with two games: One that's used to measure implicit racial bias, and another used to reduce it. When kids played a game designed to differentiate individuals, their racial bias was significantly reduced for at least two months. Watch via NBC News.
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    February 01
    Prof. Shahrzad Mojab discusses the protests in Iran over unveiled women
    Iranian women risk arrest as they remove their veils for #WhiteWednesdays. Prof. Shahrzad Mojab offers context and discusses the protests: "When the regime calls itself an Islamic regime, women become the political cultural symbol of that regime," she said. "And therefore monitoring, managing, punishing, disciplining a woman's body and their sexuality becomes a very important political policy." Read more via CBC News.
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    January 30
    PhD candidate Chizoba Imoka debunks myth of a 'post-colonial world' in education
    PhD student Chizoba Imoka gave a powerful keynote at the Hart House Hancock Lecture last week, where she addressed colonialism in education and its erasure of Black culture head-on: "You go to school and [you learn] your heritage is from Adam and Eve. Meanwhile, your ancestors pre-date Adam and Eve." Presenting an alternative vision, Imoka said Black students should bring their cultural selves to the classroom, and the school system must see that difference as the site of knowledge. Read more via The Toronto Star.
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    January 26
    OISE's award-winning lab school opens "new" doors
    Today, with the participation of over 200 guests, the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS), a world-acclaimed pre-school to 6th grade laboratory school, will officially open its renovated and expanded facility. Under the auspice of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, the Jackman Institute is well known for hosting unparalleled collaborations in service of education excellence. Read more.
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    January 24
    Upcoming OISE summit will explore best practices in supporting Indigenous graduate students
    On February 5, 2018, OISE will host the Summit for Mentoring Indigenous Graduate Students. This one-day professional development opportunity is open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous university staff, students and faculty. The first of its kind in Canada, the event is an important opportunity to discuss best practices for teaching, supervising, and supporting Indigenous students in our universities. Read more.
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    January 22
    OISE welcomes new professor of Indigenous mental health
    Meet Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos, OISE's new professor of Indigenous mental health. We caught up with him to talk about his current research and commitment to Indigenous mental health and wellbeing. Read more.
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    January 18
    U of T releases sexual violence education and prevention training for all members of the University
    The University of Toronto has released its sexual violence education and prevention training module for all students, staff, faculty and members of Governing Council. The online resource is part of the University's commitment that all of its community members should be able to study, work and live in a campus environment that is free from sexual violence. Read more.
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    January 18
    Professor Charles Pascal weighs in on the importance of extended-day child-care programs
    Professor Charles Pascal weighs in on the importance of extended-day programming, and adds that schools should continue to be the primary location for non-profit child-care expansion for older and younger kids. "the goal should be 'proper full-day kindergarten with extended-day programming in all schools,'" says Pascal. Read more.
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    January 16
    Childhood policy expert Kerry McQuaig weighs in on east coast and cross-Canada daycare systems
    Childhood policy expert Kerry McQuaig of the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development at OISE discusses success of government-directed, partially funded daycare in P.E.I., as the Gallant government ponders changes to the childcare system. "Every three years we do a cross-Canada scan of where the different early-year systems are at and P.E.I. has overtaken Quebec," McQuaig said. Read more via CBC.
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    January 11
    OISE alums to receive Order of Canada for work in human rights and community engagement
    Alumni Karen Mock (MA '69, PhD '75) and Mary Pat Armstrong (MEd '82) have been appointed to the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour, for exceptional dedication and service in their communities. Congratulations to Dr. Mock and Ms. Armstrong for their outstanding work and this well deserved recognition. Read more.
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    January 09
    Prof. Charles Pascal discusses broader issue of ex-principal accused with test tampering
    The former principal accused of tampering with EQAO tests at an Ontario school could highlight a broader problem, as school leadership and staff feel pressure to perform. "Sometimes because of leadership and how the purpose of the testing is conveyed, people and individual teachers feel a pressure that they shouldn't be feeling," said professor Charles Pascal. Read more.
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    January 08
    Professor Kang Lee's research shows how children's lies are a good thing
    If you discover your child lying at age 2 or 3, you should celebrate. Research by Professor Kang Lee of the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development has found that lying is not only normal; it's good for your brain. For parents, the findings present something of a paradox. We want our children to be clever enough to lie but morally disinclined to do so. Read more.
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    January 05
    Staff form group to learn about Indigenous history and teachings
    It was an inspiring lecture that prompted Lise Watson to start a group at OISE to learn more about Indigenous histories, cultures, traditions and teachings. Watson attended a talk by Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo, U of T's director of Indigenous Initiatives who co-chaired the university's Truth and Reconcilaiton steering committee. "He was saying, 'It's really up to non-Indigenous people to educate themselves. It's not up to us to teach you what you need to know,'" recalls Watson. "I really took that to heart."
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    January 05
    Dean Glen Jones weighs in on controversies with university boards
    In recent years, university boards have been under fire by critics on how they operate and govern - which varies widely depending on the institution. Dean Glen Jones provides his insight into best practices key to progress in our universities. Read more.
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    December 18
    Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development celebrate research projects at second annual gala
    The Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development (APHD) hosted the second annual Research Gala this Monday, December 11. The event, aimed at showcasing the active research occurring in the department, was attended by members of the OISE community including students, faculty and staff members, and OISE Dean Glen Jones. OISE's 12th floor was transformed into a research gallery, decorated with academic posters and interactive stations from APHD faculty and their labs. Read more.
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    December 13
    The prohibitive expense of math tutoring services is widening the achievement gap, says Professor Mary Reid
    Math tutoring services are becoming more popular as public schools struggle with poor math scores. The cost of these services, however, are prohibitively expensive for many families says Professor Mary Reid. "We're creating that divide between the haves and have nots and the achievement gap is widening because of that," she warns. Read more .
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    December 12
    Dr. Cecilia Morgan's new book explores remarkable history of Indigenous voyages from early Canada
    Professor Cecilia Morgan's new book entitled "Travellers Through Empire: Indigenous Voyages from Early Canada" provides surprising vantage points on First Nations travels between 1770 - 1914. Chronicling the emotional ties, contexts, and desires for agency, resistance, and negotiation that determined their diverse experiences, the book weaves together a fascinating account of Indigenous peoples in the heart of the British Empire. Read more.
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    December 11
    Professor Monica Heller awarded honorary doctorate by University of Bern
    Congratulations to OISE professor Monica Heller, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bern, Switzerland. Professor Heller is internationally renowned for her research on the role of language in the construction of social difference and social inequality, especially francophone Canada, and comparative work in Western Europe. Read more.
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    December 05
    Professor Kathleen Gallagher brings the 'radical hopes' of youth to the stage
    This weekend, Professor Kathleen Gallagher brings the radical hopes of youth to the stage. Her new play, "Towards Youth" brings together the voices of youth and teachers from around the world and asks: "As democracies thin out everywhere, how are our young people faring, and how are they teaching us a better way forward?" It premieres this weekend at Crow's Theatre in Toronto. It's free, but tickets are required. Get yours today.
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    December 04
    Dr. Eve Tuck named Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Methodologies with Youth and Communities
    In Canada and around the world, committing truth and reconciliation with regard to how settler societies have abused and disrespected Indigenous communities, requires community-led research approaches that reflect Indigenous ways of knowing and acting. In her recently announced position as Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Methodologies with Youth and Communities, OISE Professor Eve Tuck will provide significant leadership at this important time. Read more.
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    December 01
    Should the TDSB phase out specialty programs? Prof. Esther Geva comments.
    Should the Toronto public schools phase out specialty programs? Prof. Esther Geva weighs in on the trend towards integrating learners: "You don't want to put kids into boxes, you want them to learn from each other." Read more via Globe and Mail.
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    November 27
    Trustees have voted to end police officers serving in Toronto public schools. Alum Gita Rao Madan discusses next steps.
    In 2008, the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Police Service agreed to place police officers in select high schools around the city. The result was a program where some Black and Brown students said they felt targeted, harassed and intimidated, and where some undocumented students reportedly feared for their safety. OISE graduate Gita Rao Madan discusses next steps now that the program is over.
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    November 27
    Professor Bonnie Burstow argues against the use of electroconvulsive therapy on CTV News
    Professor Bonnie Burstow disputes the safety and effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy on CTV News. Watch.
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    November 23
    Drs. Carol Campbell and Michael Fullan co-author discussion paper for Ontario's student assessment review
    The independent review of Ontario's educational assessment and reporting practices is now underway. Check out this new discussion paper co-authored by Professors Carol Campbell and Michael Fullan, Education Advisors to the Premier and Minister of Education. Read more.
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    November 22
    Is unabashed embrace of free speech the best option for universities? That's oversimplifying the problem, says Professor Creso Sá
    On-going controversies around free speech on campus have sparked much commentary recently. Aside from the customary assortment of op-eds on the issue from both insiders and outsiders to academia, the Globe and Mail felt urged to publish an editorial with the self-explanatory title: Why an unabashed embrace of free speech is the best option for our universities. That is a facile conclusion for two main reasons. Read more.
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    November 17
    Charles Pascal comments on the issue of academic freedom in ongoing Ontario college strike
    It doesn't come with a dollar figure attached, and is something striking college teachers argue is in the best interests of all students. But what do placards demanding "Academic freedom now!" actually mean, and why has the principle been a major stumbling block since faculty at the province's 24 colleges went on strike five weeks ago? Dr. Charles Pascal weighs in. Read more via Toronto Star.
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    November 13
    Doctoral student Edmund Adam writes opinion piece on the dangers of group-think on university campuses
    This past August, a group of professors from Harvard, Princeton and Yale universities published a statement advising students in the U.S. to keep an open mind and reject "the vice of conformism." When Edmund Adams first read this statement, he hoped it would rekindle debates on free speech and the mission of universities and colleges as institutions of democracy, and how they should respond in a period of unsettled times for higher education and the broader society supporting it. Read more via University Affairs.
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    October 31
    College strikes has echoes of the past: Toronto Star op-ed by Dr. Charles Pascal
    Dr. Charles Pascal was a college president in 1984 when faculty voted overwhelmingly for a strike because they felt they were treated as lemmings, victims of top-down management styles that eschewed proper faculty involvement in decision-making. In this new op-ed, Dr. Pascal weighs in on the current college strike. Read more via Toronto Star.
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    October 25
    Recent immigrant parents in Canada at greater risk of mental health issues; kids more likely to suffer learning setbacks, OISE studies find
    Canadian immigrant parents, refugees, women and minorities are at greater risk of mental health issues and socioeconomic challenges, with their children more likely to suffer learning setbacks before kindergarten, a pair of studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto have shown. Read more.
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    October 24
    OISE study looks at effects of domestic violence on workplaces - by asking the abusers
    A new study from OISE and Western University finds that domestic violence perpetration extends into the workplace, and has negative safety and productivity costs. Yet, most employers lack the resources to help perpetrators. Read more.
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    October 24
    Prof. Roy Gillis elected to the CPA International Union of Psychological Science
    Congratulations to Professor Roy Gillis, who's been elected for a 4-year term on the Canadian Psychological Association International Union of Psychological Science.
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    October 24
    TDSB is right to reconsider specialty programs that leave too many behind, writes Prof. Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández
    In an op-ed to the Toronto Star, Professor Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández writes, "A school board as diverse as the TDSB cannot continue to support programs that disproportionately advantage a small and already privileged segment of the population." Read more.
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    October 13
    OISE's Robertson Program responds to TRC with Indigenous math education conference
    OISE's Robertson Program co-hosted a unique conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education in response to the TRC. Educators gathered in Treaty #3 to improve mathematics teaching within a framework of reconciliation and reciprocal learning. The conference aimed to celebrate and highlight the important work being done by educators in Northern Ontario to improve student learning, including those students that come from First Nation Communities. Read more.
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    October 12
    Fighting anti-black racism: Teaching kids to identify individual black people can reduce racial bias
    Many times, those who hold racially biased views of other people see them as all the same. Instead of thinking of them as specific individuals, they lump them into a group - seeing them as "those people." Now a global team of researchers, including OISE's Dr. Kang Lee and PhD candidate Miao K. Qian, suggests one way to reduce racial bias in kids is by teaching them to identify individual faces of those of other races. The study, published on Oct. 12 in the journal Child Development, is the first to show a lasting effect in reducing racial bias - and in kids young enough to not be too set in their ways. Read more.
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    October 11
    CREFO - OISE's Centre for Franco-Ontarian Studies - wins prestigious award
    Recently, OISE's Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne (CREFO) won the Prix du 3-juillet-1608, a prestigious award given by the Conseil supérieur de la langue française du Québec (CSLF)*. Each year, this event recognizes an organization that has distinguished itself through exemplary efforts to defend and promote French language and culture in North America, while also providing exceptional services to a specific French language collectivity as well as to the entire North American francophone community. This award is significant for CREFO members since it acknowledges the excellence of their work across Canada.
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    October 04
    Doctoral student Asima Vezina announced as Algoma University's new president and vice-chancellor
    Asima Vezina, longtime educator, will take over as Algoma University's new president and vice-chancellor later this month. Congratulations! Read more via Soo Today.
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    October 04
    OISE ranked 11th best educational institute in the world by Times Higher Education
    The 2018 Time Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject has placed the University of Toronto 11th in the world for education. Read more.
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    October 04
    What's HIBAR research and why do we need more of it? Professor Creso Sá explains.
    Can cooperative research known as Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) research help us transform science and society? Co-author professor Creso Sá argues more academics should embrace cooperative research to address societal problems. Find out why in The Conversation.
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    September 29
    Orange Shirt Day: OISE and U of T show support for residential school survivors
    A small sea of people wearing orange shirts gathered at OISE Friday as part of a national campaign to commemorate residential school survivors. "Our objective is for people to understand the true history of residential school survivors in Canada," said Jennifer Sylvester, an event organizer and first-year master's student at OISE. Read more via U of T News.
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    September 29
    Professor George Dei honoured by U of T's African Alumni Association
    Professor George Dei has been recognized as a community influencer by the U of T African Alumni Association for his tireless work to ensure inclusion and empowerment in schools. Dr. Dei is a mentor to young scholars at OISE, and he is a strong proponent of African-focused schools in Toronto. Read more.
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    September 28
    Megan Boler and Elizabeth Davis discuss the role of emotion research in contemporary politics
    In a new op-ed for the Toronto Star, professor Megan Boler and doctoral student Elizabeth Davis looks at the role of emotion and emotion research in contemporary politics. They conclude that scholars need to catch up with the more nefarious uses of emotion research. Read more via Toronto Star.
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    September 25
    Nova Scotia gets tough on students with strict school absenteeism policy
    School absenteeism has become a problem in Nova Scotia, prompting a tougher policy brought in by the ruling Liberal government. Professor Charles Pascal believes the problem of student absenteeism comes down to the root of the question: Why are you not coming to school? Pascal explains we should take a closer look at the schools and the relationship with parents. Listen on CBC's The Current.
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    September 21
    How I am learning to include Indigenous knowledge in the classroom
    There is a new duty felt by teachers at all levels of our education system to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action. For professor Kathleen Gallagher, she knew she had to make the process of understanding past truths and reconciliation a personal journey. In The Conversation, Dr. Gallagher describes her journey with Indigenous education - a humble path to a better Canada. Read more.
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    September 19
    Should we get rid of standardized testing?
    The results of standardized testing can help us understand some things, but they can also be misleading. If not designed properly, standardized tests can mislead students - for instance through confusing and unfamiliar cultural references. So what do these tests actually measure? And are they worthwhile? MT professor Arlo Kempf investigates. Watch at TED-Ed.
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    September 15
    Congratulations to SSHRC Impact Award finalist Dr. Jack Quarter
    Professor Jack Quarter is finalist of the prestigious SSHRC Impact Award which honours the highest achievements in Canada in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities in the humanities and social sciences. Dr. Quarter is recognized as a champion of community partnership research on Canada's social economy. Congratulations Dr. Quarter!
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    September 12
    Kids praised for being smart are more likely to cheat, according to new research from Dr. Kang Lee and team
    If kids do well in a game or a task, parents and caregivers often praise them so they feel good about themselves. But, according to two new studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and co-authors in the U.S. and China - that praise can backfire in a big way. Kids who are praised for "being smart", or who are told they "have a reputation for being smart", are more likely to cheat, research has found. Read more.
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    September 08
    9 ways to create an inclusive classroom: Tips from OISE's experts
    OISE Professor Ann Lopez, winner of numerous multicultural education awards and distinctions, and Richard Messina, Principal of OISE's Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) give 9 tips for teachers on how to create an environment that celebrates equality in an increasingly diverse world.
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    September 07
    Professor George Dei elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
    Considered one of Canada's foremost scholars on race and anti-racism studies, Dr. George Dei has spent his academic life instilling more equity and social justice in the education system.
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    September 06
    Back to school: Top tips from OISE Dean, advice for students, teachers, parents
    Looking to start your school year off on the right foot? OISE Dean Glen Jones has two important tips that will help ensure your success. Pluscheck out helpful tips for teachers, students and parents from OISE's education experts.
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    August 31
    Trump tornado must not blow Canadian reconciliation off course, says Dean Glen Jones
    Media emphasis on the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., and Trump's igniting responses, risks diminishing the attention given to dealing with Canada's own racist colonial history, says Dean Glen Jones. Universities should not lose sight of the importance of the domestic reconciliation project and the need to address our own complex, multifaceted narrative of colonialism and racism, says Jones. Read more.
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    August 28
    OISE's Normand Labrie and Yollande Dweme Mbukuny Pitta helps plan Ontario's first French-language university
    Ontario is proposing to create a new French-language university, the first of its kind in the province, giving French-speaking students more opportunities to study in French. In consultation with the francophone community, the French-language University Planning Board has provided recommendations to the government for the creation of a French-language university in Central and Southwestern Ontario, governed by and for Francophones. Read more.
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    August 25
    Professors Carol Campbell and Michael Fullan re-appointed as education advisors to the Ontario Premier and Minister of Education
    The Government of Ontario has re-appointed OISE professors Carol Campbell and Michael Fullan as education advisors to the Ontario Premier and Minister of Education. They are recognized internationally for their research and leadership in public education. Congratulations!
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    August 17
    New study by professor Patricia Ganea finds kids learn more effectively from stories with humans than with human-like animals
    A new study from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows kids aged 4-6 learn social lessons, like sharing or telling the truth, most effectively from a certain type of book. The results may surprise you. Read more.
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    August 16
    Dr. Kang Lee breaks down Obama's tweet about racial bias
    Dr. Lee's research shows that infants have to be carefully taught not to hate things different than them, instead of the other way around. Read more via National Post.
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    August 04
    How did Canada become an education superpower? Professor David Booth analyzes the reasons why
    When there are debates about the world's top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic know-alls, such as Finland or Norway. But with much less recognition, Canada has climbed into the top tier of international rankings. How did it happen? Professor David Booth highlights Canada's "strong base in literacy." Read more via BBC.
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    August 03
    Ontario's full-day kindergarten program has lasting benefits on child learning and behaviour, OISE study finds
    It's been 7 years since Ontario launched its full-day kindergarten program. What's been the impact? Research by professor Janette Pelletier reveals that it's had lasting benefits on child learning and behaviour. Children in the program scored higher on reading, writing and number knowledge than those in a half-day program. They also scored higher on self-regulation, which is the capacity to respond to life's stresses and return to a calm and alert state. Read more via The Conversation.
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    July 26
    Canada launches funding program to recruit international researchers. Dean Glen Jones comments.
    A host of new initiatives by national governments - in Britain, Canada, France and most recently Germany - seek to lure foreign researchers to their shores with pots of money earmarked for international recruitment. What caliber of talent will countries be able to attract with these new funding schemes? OISE Dean Glen Jones weighs in. Read more.
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    July 17
    OISE research fellow designs new police lineup procedure to help increase the accuracy of child eyewitness identification
    More than 370 innocent people have been wrongfully convicted of crimes in Canada and the United States. Mistaken eyewitness identification is the leading cause. Child witnesses are especially vulnerable to error. While children are capable of accurately reporting on their memory, they are more likely than adults to identify an innocent person when the true perpetrator is absent from a police lineup. A new police lineup procedure, designed by OISE post-doctoral research student Kaila Bruer, could help.
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    July 10
    Alum Cathy Crowe appointed to the Order of Canada
    OISE alum Cathy Crowe has been named to the Order of Canada for outstanding achievement in the area of homelessness. For over 45 years, Cathy has worked tirelessly as a street nurse in Toronto and social justice advocate for homeless people across the country. Read more via The Toronto Star.
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    June 30
    For Canada 150, facing the truth makes for a worthy celebration, say U of T profs
    As Canada recognizes its 150th birthday, OISE professor Dr. Charles Pascal, and Dr. Suzanne Stewart of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, argue there would be much more to celebrate if the nation connected its birthday bash with a more promising future and the TRC's Calls to Action. Read more via The Toronto Star.
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    June 23
    OISE grads receive final homework assignment
    When 525 graduates from OISE's Master of Arts, Master of Teaching and Bachelor of Education programs arrived for their convocation on June 22, they thought all of their tests and assignments were complete. Instead, Indigenous scholar Jean-Paul Restoule asked grads to play an important role in reconciliation process. Read more.
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    June 20
    First Nations school principals find support through OISE's online course
    There are a number of challenges principals face while working in First Nations schools - that's why OISE created the First Nations Schools Principals' Course. Read more.
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    June 20
    National Indigenous Peoples Day should be a statutory holiday
    OISE's Charles Pascal says National Aboriginal Day (recently renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day, following a statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on June 21, 2017) should be a statutory holiday in Canada. Read more.
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    June 15
    ABC's of PRIDE: 6 Tips to foster an inclusive classroom
    To recognize Pride Month in Toronto, OISE is celebrating with six tips to foster equality and acceptance in the classroom and beyond.
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    June 14
    Spring 2017 Convocation: OISE grads take the stage on June 16 and 22
    OISE graduates will take stage at the University of Toronto's 2017 convocation on June 16 and June 22 at Convocation Hall. "We are so proud of OISE's graduates," said OISE Dean Glen Jones. "Each year, we continue to be amazed by the incredible knowledge, skill, talent, drive and ambition demonstrated by these remarkable scholars. We look forward to seeing how these outstanding graduates will change the world." Read more.
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    June 13
    Why part-time conditions matter to full-time faculty: Grace Karram Stephenson explains
    The plight of the part-time professor has become a hot topic. For doctoral candidates who wish to remain in academia, the future looks grim: uncertain teaching contracts, last-minute course changes, low salaries, few benefits. At the same time, many full-time professors are now awakening to their own rising job difficulties. Post-doctoral student Grace Karram Stephenson weighs in on the common interests between part-time and full-time faculty - and calls for united advocacy for improved conditions.
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    June 12
    Does year-round schooling improve student learning and development? Professor Charles Pascal weighs in
    Summer vacay: yay or nay? Would students be better off without it? Charles Pascal, OISE professor and former deputy education minister, says yes. For Dr. Pascal, summer vacation actually interferes with the goal of providing a continuous opportunity for students to apply their learning. Read more.
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    June 07
    Professor Garfield Gini-Newman talks to the Toronto Star about the importance of teaching kids to think critically in age of Google
    In this era of increased automation, fake news and where virtually everything is Googleable, teaching kids to think critically is more important than ever, says OISE professor Garfield Gini-Newman. Read more.
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    June 06
    Congratulations to Daniela Bramwell and Emma Sabzalieva, recipients of the Vanier Scholarship
    The Government of Canada announced this year's Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships May 31, and the list include our doctoral students: Daniela Bramwell and Emma Sabzalieva. The Vanier CGS program was launched in 2008 to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and is considered the most prestigious of its kind. Read more.
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    June 06
    Professor and Development Psychologist Chloe Hamza awarded Connaught New Researcher Award
    An alarming one in five university students will turn to self-harming behaviours like cutting and burning to cope with stress, anxiety and sadness. But why students choose self-harm over other coping behaviours remains a mystery, says lifespan development psychologist Chloe Hamza. Understanding and eventually disrupting this cycle of self-abuse, which increases later risk of suicidal behavior by two to four per cent among students, is the focus of an ambitious research project by the assistant professor in the department of applied psychology and human development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Read more.
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    June 05
    Principals in First Nations schools find support through OISE's new online course
    Isolation, lack of adequate funding, limited resources, complex social issues - these are just some of the challenges principals face while working in First Nations schools. That's why OISE's Continuing and Professional Learning program started the First Nations Schools Principals' Course. The e-learning class addresses the specific needs of principals, vice principals and aspiring school leaders working in band-operated First Nations schools. Read more.
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    June 05
    The Naylor Report: How will Canadian science succeed?
    The Naylor report received its first collective appraisal from the scientific community this week. About 200 scientists, higher education administrators, and media gathered in Toronto on May 31st to articulate their shared response to the first review in four decades of Canada's fundamental science apparatus. Read more.
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    June 02
    Professor Njoki Wane wins U of T President's Teaching Award
    OISE Professor Njoki Wane has been named one of the winners of the University of Toronto's 2017 President's Teaching Award. The prestigious award honours faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching, educational leadership, research on pedagogy, and the integration of teaching and research. Wane, who teaches in OISE's Social Justice Education department, is the second OISE professor to ever have been named to U of T's highest teaching honour. Read more.
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    June 02
    OISE's Clare Kosnik wins prestigious teacher education award in Singapore
    OISE's Dr. Clare Kosnik, Director of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) - the world's top lab school - has won the Dr. Ruth Wong Visiting Professorship in Teacher Education from the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore for her work in teacher education. "I'm incredibly honoured to receive this award," said Kosnik. "It validates the importance of studying teacher education which in so many ways is an under-researched area," she said. Read more.
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    June 01
    Schools must become 'hub' of mental health support, says Professor Katreena Scott
    Noting the amount of time kids spend at school - often six to eight hours a day - professor Katreena Scott said schools can become a "hub" of mental health support, by bringing together psychologists, social workers, teachers, parents and the child. "What if, instead of calling the parents and taking the problem out of the school, the school became the centre for help?" she said.
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    May 29
    Professor Judith Wiener wins U of T's JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award
    OISE professor Judith Wiener has been selected as one of the winners of the University of Toronto's 2017 JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award. The award honours faculty members for outstanding performance in the multiple roles associated with doctoral supervision. Wiener, who teaches in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, is the second OISE professor to win this prestigious award. Read more.
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    May 27
    Do armed, uniformed cops belong in Toronto high schools? Alum Gita Rao Madan weighs in
    When the Toronto police board met this week, a lesser-known police initiative called the School Resource Officer program was a minor item buried deep on a packed agenda - and nowhere near the chopping block. But by the end of the monthly board meeting, the 36 uniform cops assigned to work in 75 schools across the city had nearly been pulled out of class, the program suddenly on the brink of suspension pending consultation with school leaders and community members. Read more.
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    May 25
    Mental health video series: OISE hits the streets to test your mental health knowledge
    Featuring OISE's Dr. Katreena Scott, speaker at OISE's May 30, 2017 Jackson Lecture, the four-part video series highlights common myths and misconceptions about mental health in young people. In the videos, OISE News takes to the streets of Toronto and asks people a series of multiple choice questions. Dr. Scott, Canada Research Chair and psychologist, then weighs in with the answers, adding further insight to the equation. Read more.
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    May 24
    Canadian teens earn high rankings in financial literacy. Professors Mary Reid and Dan Lang discuss value of financial education
    Canadian teens earn high rankings in financial literacy - including in Ontario, where changes to the curriculum have paid off in the latest round of international testing. Dan Lang, a professor at OISE, believes the push for better knowledge has been fuelled by the economy. While five or six years ago, such strong results would have been a surprise, teachers and schools have been responsive. Read more.
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    May 24
    Professor Kang Lee's research on children and lying featured in National Geographic
    A new National Geographic article on lying features Professor Kang Lee's research.
    For Dr. Lee, learning to lie is a natural stage in child development and a re-assuring sign that cognitive growth is on track. Read more.
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    May 17
    Master of Teaching student Aakriti Kapoor wins national leadership award for her innovative online education tool
    As a researcher and aspiring educator, OISE Master of Teaching student Aakriti Kapoor has focused on education tools to help students navigate the digital world.
    Recently, she was named winner of the prestigious 3M National Student Fellowship for her work on mindJig - an online software that teaches students how to think critically and write analytically. The tool helps students navigate what Kapoor calls the "infoflux," that is, the overwhelming amount of information in the digital world. Learn more about Aakriti.
    education software designed to help students navigate information in the digital world. Learn more about Aakriti.
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    May 15
    Professor Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández weighs in on the cuts to arts education in Ontario
    The number of Ontario elementary schools with full or part-time music teachers has steadily declined in the last decade, according to a new report by People for Education.
    The trend can be partly explained by two main factors: declining enrolment, which equates to less funding for schools with fewer students and a sense that the priority is in different areas like math and science. Professor Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández worries that this "elitist conception of the arts" is keeping some educators and parents from appreciating how arts can help children. Read more.
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    May 11
    Will your doctor be replaced by a robot? Professor Brian Hodges talks about the future of healthcare
    OISE professor Brian Hodges has a stern warning for future healthcare providers: learn to be caring and compassionate or be replaced by robots in white coats. Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, deep learning and big data will in the near future make many tasks performed by physicians and nurses obsolete, Hodges told hundreds of healthcare professionals who packed his keynote presentation at the World Health Summit in Montreal on Tuesday. Read more.
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    May 11
    Staff member Lise Watson reflects on her experiences as the white adoptive mother of a young black child
    Lise Watson is a financial aid coordinator at OISE. She's also the white adoptive mother of an eight-year-old black boy. In this personal essay for the CBC, Lisa reflects on her gnawing fears as her young son begins to ask hard questions. Read more.
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    May 09
    Will crowdfunding for academic research take off? Benjamin Crase examines the recent phenomenon.
    With government research budgets not meeting growing demand for funding, a growing number of researchers around the world are turning to various emerging crowdfunding platforms designed specifically to raise funds for academic research projects. OISE graduate student, Benjamin Crase, talks about the recent phenomenon.
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    May 09
    Professor Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández urges ongoing conversation around issues of privilege and arts education
    When researcher Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández released a report last week showing that students entering Grade 9 at Toronto's arts high schools are more than twice as likely to be white-and nearly twice as likely to come from a wealthy family-than students at other Toronto public schools, he hoped the findings would spark interest. But even he and study co-author Gillian Parekh didn't realize just how much conversation would flow from these findings. Gaztambide-Fernández is eager to keep this conversation going in the days, weeks and months ahead. Read more.
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    May 05
    Professor Megan Boler, media and cultural studies expert, analyzes Trump's use of Twitter
    Since Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States, he has continued his prolific and bold use of Twitter that has long been his signature style. His tweets garner worldwide headlines, rock stock markets and send diplomats scrambling. CTVNews.ca asked Megan Boler, OISE's media studies professor, to weigh in on Trump's extraordinary use of the 140-character message service during his first 100 days.
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    May 04
    Professor Tanya Titchkosky receives Liverpool University Press' 2016 Award for Outstanding Journal Reviewer
    The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disabilities Studies has selected Professor Tanya Titchkosky, Department of Social Justice Education, as the winner of Liverpool University Press' 2016 Award for Outstanding Journal Reviewers.
    This award recognizes individuals who have provided exceptional service to their disciplines by contributing timely, rigorous and thoughtful peer reviews to some of the leading publications in their fields. Congratulations Dr. Titchkosky!
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    April 25
    Congratulations to Anthony Briggs, Chris Cully, and Rowena Rollon - OISE's 2017 Cressy Student Leadership Award recipients
    Congratulations to Anthony Briggs, Chris Cully, and Rowena Rollon - OISE's 2017 Cressy Award winners. The Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards recognize graduating students for making outstanding contributions to improving the world around them and inspiring others to do the same.
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    April 24
    Professor Hilary Inwood wins Post-Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award
    Congratulations to Professor Hilary Inwood on being named Post-Secondary Art Educator of the Year by the Ontario Art Education Association. Read more.
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    April 24
    TDSB trustee calls for review of arts school applications process after OISE study highlights inequities
    A Toronto District School Board trustee is calling for the board to review its application process for special arts high schools, after an OISE study highlighted that kids who attend such schools are overwhelmingly white and from high-income families. Scarborough trustee Parthi Kandavel called the results of the study "concerning" but said they come at a good time as the board is reviewing equity and has hired an outside consultant to do public consultations. Read more.
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    April 23
    TDSB's arts high schools: Nearly twice as many white, wealthy students, OISE study finds
    A recent study shows students entering grade nine in specialized arts programs in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) are more than twice as likely to be white and nearly twice as likely to come from a wealthy family when compared to students across Toronto public schools. The findings were revealed in a study conducted by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Read more.
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    April 21
    Will the Canadian government's support for science pass the litmus test?: Op-ed by Professor Creso Sá
    The Naylor report on federal science funding will test the willingness of Justin Trudeau's government to overhaul research support, writes OISE professor Creso Sá. Read more.
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    April 17
    OISE study finds that older victims of fraud have poorer cognitive skills, are less honest
    It's commonly believed that older people fall victim to such scams due to various vulnerabilities, loneliness and demographic factors such as gender, income, education and trust. But new research from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows poorer cognitive skills used in everyday activities to be the main determinant. Read more.
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    April 12
    OISE celebrates International Day of Pink with tips for an inclusive classroom
    Today is the International Day of Pink against bullying, homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny. OISE is celebrating diversity with six tips to foster equality and acceptance in the classroom. From how to intervene if homophobic or transphobic comments are made, to creating a sense of normalcy around same-sex families and gender transitioning, the tips are aimed at helping educators and parents instill respect and an acceptance of diversity in young people. Read more.
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    April 11
    New research from Professor Kang Lee: Racial bias begins in infancy
    It has long been thought that racial bias begins at the pre-school age. However, two recent studies by Prof. Kang Lee at OISE's Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) challenge that belief: results show racial bias begins in infancy at 6-9 months of age, with researchers suggesting lack of exposure to other race individuals as the cause. Read more.
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    April 10
    OISE experts hold educational workshop in Vimy, more than 100 take part online
    Along with thousands of Canadians who gathered in France to honour the 2017 Vimy Centennial, experts from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), in partnership with EF Tours, also took part by holding a special workshop for educators in Canadian innovation, leadership, courage and identity through the lens of Vimy. Read more.
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    April 07
    Professor Ann Lopez appointed Provostial Advisor on Access Programs at the University of Toronto
    OISE professor Ann Lopez has been appointed Provostial Advisor on Access Programs by Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost at the University of Toronto. Professor Lopez will advise the Provost on ways the University of Toronto can better coordinate and build on its suite of unique pipeline, access, outreach, and bridging programs to support its commitment to student success, and to enhance the ability of students from diverse backgrounds to attend the University of Toronto. Read more.
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    April 04
    Teaching Excellence Awards: OISE celebrates outstanding faculty
    On March 30, 2017 the OISE community celebrated four outstanding faculty members named to OISE's highest teaching honours - the 2017 OISE Teaching Excellence Awards. Congratulations to Professor Judith Wiener, Professor Coleen Scully-Stewart, Lisa Dack, and Tina Zita. Read about the winners.
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    April 04
    Champion of equity and diversity, Professor Angela Hildyard, receives Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award
    No one can accuse Angela Hildyard of talking the talk but not walking the walk. On her watch as Vice President Human Resources and Equity, the University of Toronto has gained recognition as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Hildyard's work has touched practically every sector of the University community. For her rich, meaningful, tremendously positive and lasting contributions, Hildyard, who is also a professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE, has been honoured with a 2017 Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award. Read more.
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    March 29
    Professor Lance McCready wins the 2017 Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize
    Professor Lance McCready has made it his life's work to help students access the benefits of education. For his outstanding efforts to shed light on the experience of racialized LGBT youth, especially gay and bisexual young men, he has been named the winner of the 2017 Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize, an award that honours positive, lasting contributions to education and action against discrimination. Read more.
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    March 28
    Staff Excellence Awards honour outstanding service
    Congratulations to the winners of OISE's 2017 Staff Excellence Awards - Sezen Atacan, Lara Cartmale, Kim Holman and Michael Moncada, who will be honoured at an OISE library reception on March 30 at 2 p.m. Read more about the winners.
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    March 21
    Canada needs a new narrative on the role and value of science in innovation: Op-ed by Professor Creso Sá
    The idea that science is inextricably linked to technological progress is now taken for granted, says professor Creso Sá. "We need a fresh discourse around the role and value of science in Canada, recognizing the multiple contributions research makes to knowledge creation, education, and technical advance." Read more via Globe and Mail.
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    March 17
    Artist and alum Jaime Black installs 100+ red dresses across U of T's St. George campus to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada
    Bright red dresses blowing in the wind - symbolizing the 12,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women - will confront people walking through U of T's downtown Toronto campus over the next few days. OISE alum and artist Jaime Black's powerful installation is meant to trigger and provoke reflection and dialogue about the issue of violent crimes against Indigenous women. Read more via U of T News.
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    March 16
    Julie Blair featured in CBC coverage of U of T powwow
    Saturday marked the first powwow at the university in at least 20 years. "I think it's important that we bring everyone together and share our culture," said finance coordinator Julie Blair, describing the powwow as a gathering and a celebration. "We're all here to welcome each other and be together in a good way." Read more.
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    March 15
    Black men perceived as bigger, more threatening: Professor George Dei shares insights
    New research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that people tend to perceive young black men as larger, stronger and more threatening than white men of the same size. This could place them at risk in situations with police. Professor George Dei said that such preconceived notions about black men and women are deeply rooted in racism that has occurred over hundreds of years. But he has hope that, through education, racism and bias can be eliminated. Read more.
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    March 13
    Education at OISE ranked top 10 internationally
    Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) was recently ranked within the Top 10 in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. Education joins five other University of Toronto subject areas that were ranked within the top 10 of each group. Read more.
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    March 08
    Professor Mary Reid aims to bridge gender gap in STEM-related careers
    OISE professor Mary Reid has an important opportunity. It lies in what she does each and every day: teaching future teachers how to teach math. While that alone is significant, there's much more to it than that, she says. If she can inspire future teachers to inspire their future female students, Prof. Reid can help boost the number of women in STEM - science, technology, engineering and math - careers. Read more.
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    March 07
    Women are less likely to be reappointed as faculty deans than men, finds study by doctoral student Eric Lavigne
    While recruitment of new deans at Canadian universities largely reflects the overall gender balance of its academic sector, a University of Toronto researcher has found that women were far less likely to be reappointed once their five-year office had concluded. Analysing almost 300 appointment and reappointment announcements from the Canadian publication University Affairs between 2011 and 2016, OISE doctoral student Eric Lavigne found that 58 per cent of appointments for dean positions went to men and 42 per cent were awarded to women. Read more.
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    March 06
    Disruptive children do not inspire similar behaviour in siblings, finds study by Professor Jenny Jenkins and colleagues
    New research conducted by OISE professor Jennifer Jenkins and colleagues examines the role of sibling training on disruptive behaviour during early childhood and concludes that disruptive behaviour produces greater disparity-rather than resemblance-among siblings. "We found that in early childhood, children do not learn from each other how to be disruptive, violent or disobedient." Read more.
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    March 01
    New book about OISE honours those 'who opened doors for the future'
    In recognition of his new book, OISE: 50 Years of Impact, author David Booth, Professor Emeritus, gives an inside look at his latest project which celebrates the history of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Read more.
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    February 27
    Universities must redefine their role in the Trump era, writes doctoral student Grace Karram Stephenson
    The last few weeks have been tremulous for Canada. The new leadership in the United States is changing all rules and no one knows for certain how far the changes will go. In the world of higher education, universities are trying to determine what the impact will be. Predictions aside, it is certain that Canadian universities need to renew their mission to develop socially conscious citizens in the hope that Canada is not the next nation swept along in the populist mania.
    Read more via University World News.
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    February 24
    Do race relations in the U.S. impact the Black Canadian experience? Professor Rinaldo Walcott weighs in on The Agenda
    In the U.S., Donald Trump's victory has been described by some as a "whitelash" - a racial backlash to the election of the first Black president that parallels to early periods of American history. The Agenda examines whether race relations in the U.S. shape the African-Canadian experience, and invites Professor Rinaldo Walcott to weigh in.
    Watch via TVO.
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    February 23
    How is the Deepening Knowledge Project bringing reconciliation into education?
    For elementary and high school teachers looking to bring the work of reconciliation into the classroom, OISE's Deepening Knowledge Project provides a diverse set of resources to compliment the current curriculum. The Deepening Knowledge Project aims to increase the presence of both Indigenous teachers, as well as the level of Indigenous perspectives in the training of future educators. Key to the success of this goal are the wide variety of online resources made available to both instructors and students.
    Learn more.
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    February 21
    Black Girls Magazine: PhD student Annette Bazira-Okafor inspired to make a difference
    When OISE PhD student Annette Bazira-Okafor saw the magazines and apps her daughter and her friends were using, she knew something was missing - representation of the girls themselves. "They just aren't there. The way they do their hair, their skin tone, it's not represented," she said. "It sends a message that they're not part of the norm. It's not right," she continued. "It's important for them to have a voice." So, Bazira-Okafor decided to give them one.
    Read more.
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    February 16
    Will Trump's election see more US students and scholars head to Canada?: Op-ed by Dean Glen Jones
    Will Trump's election see more US students and scholars head to Canada? Indeed, some universities have noted triple-digit increases in applications from the US since the 2016 US election. While it is far too early to know whether these early signals will translate into real change, this new environment certainly creates some fascinating possibilities for Canada, says Professor and Dean Glen Jones.
    Read more via Times Higher Education
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    February 14
    Making science education more equitable for black students: Professor Wanja Gitari shares her research
    Wanja Gitari has a pretty cool role to play at the University of Toronto. Not only does she design curriculum - she's been designing science curriculum with a focus on the black community since 2000. This February, as part of Black History Month, OISENews had the opportunity to chat with Prof. Gitari about the significance of her work.
    Read more.
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    February 13
    Podcast: Professor Kathleen Gallagher discusses drama-based research
    In this podcast, Kathleen Gallagher talks about research, the role of the researcher, the inclusion of youth as co-researchers in projects and her book, "Why Theatre Matters: Urban Youth Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real."
    Listen via Podomatic.
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    February 10
    Professor Ruth Hayhoe on why she's not boycotting academic conferences in the U.S.
    Drawing on post-Tiananmen Square experiences, Ruth Hayhoe says it's better to engage with U.S. colleagues.
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    February 08
    Superstar alumna Renu Sharma-Persaud on how her OISE education made an impact
    OISE PhD grad Renu Sharma-Persaud talks about her journey from OISE student to alumna, and how her experience at OISE continues to impact her life.
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    February 02
    Professor Michele Peterson-Badali releases new book, "Handbook of Children's Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives."
    Professor Michele Peterson-Badali is co-editor of the new book, "Handbook of Children's Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives." With contributions from international scholars, the Handbook brings together research, theory, and practice from diverse perspectives on children's rights. It serves as an important reference for both scholarly and policy-driven interest in the voices and perspectives of children and youth.
    Read more.
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    February 01
    Professor Lance McCready shares expertise on building black male student success
    OISE sits down with Professor Lance McCready to talk about challenges that black male students face in Canada today. Professor McCready is an expert on the health, education and well-being of young black men. His most recent work looks at the educational trajectories of young black men in Canadian urban centres, and programs and services for ethnic and racial minority males who are underrepresented in North American colleges and universities.
    Read more.
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    February 01
    Teacher and OISE alum, Sam Pisani, had his students send letters to a Toronto mosque - and reading them will give you hope
    Following the tragic Quebec mosque shooting, teacher and OISE alum Sam Pisani had his students write letters to a local mosque - and reading them will give you hope. 'This is your home. You are welcomed and you are supported,' one student wrote.
    Read more via CBC News.
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    January 31
    Quebec mosque shooting is an important, teachable moment: Professor Judith Wiener discusses.
    The Quebec mosque shooting is an important, teachable moment. For Judy Wiener, a clinical psychologist and a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, teachers and parents have a responsibility to talk to children about issues of race, bigotry and intolerance. "This attack can be used in a positive way to expand horizons and help kids understand, but at the same time also acknowledging that this is really serious and distressing."
    Read more via CBC News.
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    January 30
    OISE statement on Québec City mosque shooting
    The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto is deeply saddened by the horrific shooting at the Québec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night. We offer our deepest condolences to all those mourning the loss of family and friends, and those who have been injured in this terrible tragedy. We stand with the Muslim community, and reaffirm our steadfast commitment to diversity, inclusion and a better future.
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    January 29
    University of Toronto keeping close watch on impact of US travel restrictions
    The University of Toronto is keeping close watch on events related to President Trump's order restricting travel to the United States from seven countries. "We are working collectively with Universities Canada to express our concern regarding the travel restrictions, and our support for international students and scholars across the country who may be affected by these actions," says U of T President Meric Gertler. "The strength of research and teaching at the University of Toronto has always been based upon our ability to welcome the most talented individuals from around the world, and the freedom of our faculty and students to travel abroad for purposes of scholarship and study.
    Read more.
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    January 29
    Professor Cecilia Morgan discusses her new book, "Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920"
    Professor Cecilia Morgan is author of the new book, Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920. Learn more about the inspiration behind Professor Morgan's work.
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    January 27
    Dr. Suzanne Stewart to lead new institute devoted to health of Indigenous Canadians
    After nearly a decade as a leading OISE scholar devoted to improving the lives of Indigenous people, Dr. Suzanne Stewart, Special Advisor to the Dean on Aboriginal Education, has accepted the position of Director, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The Institute is dedicated to the health of Indigenous Canadians and is among the first of its kind in the world. It was created last June with a $10 million gift from Michael and Amira Dan.
    Read more.
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    January 25
    Online abuse against women: Professor Megan Boler discusses on CBC News
    The replies to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Twitter are not for the faint of heart. Kathleen Wynne is one among many female politicians in Canada and beyond who face sexist abuse on social media. "The use of these kinds of terms and this kind of language reduces women to sexualized objects who are just known by their body part names," Professor Megan Boler said.
    Read more via CBC News.
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    January 20
    Professor Rinaldo Walcott urges governments to invest in programs that improves poor, black communities.
    After one of the worst years for gun crime in a decade, Toronto Police Service Chief Mark Saunders is promising new tactics to combat the violence that advocates of the black community charge is not getting the attention it deserves. Rinaldo Walcott, a University of Toronto professor and advocate for the black community, urged governments to invest in programs, from recreation to housing, that improve the lives of the city's poor black people.
    Read more via the Globe and Mail
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    January 20
    Does Mandarin make you more musical? It seems to, says study by Professor Kang Lee and team
    In a paper published in Developmental Science, an international team of researchers shows that among the preschool set - or young children between the ages of 3 and 5 - native speakers of Mandarin Chinese are better than their English-speaking counterparts at processing musical pitch. The implications of the findings go beyond determining who may have a head-start in music, the researchers say.
    Read more via Science Daily.
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    January 19
    Professor Shahrzad Mojab releases new book, "Revolutionary Learning"
    Shahrzad Mojab, Professor in the Department of Leadership Higher and Adult Education, is co-author of a new book, "Revolutionary Learning: Marxism, Feminism and Knowledge." Revolutionary Learning is collection of essays exploring Marxist and feminist theories of education and learning.
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    January 12
    What drove doctoral student Annette Bazira-Okafor to create Black Girls Magazine
    Annette Bazira-Okafor wanted her daughter to see herself in the magazines she would flip through and the dress-up apps she would play with. She recalls the nine-year-old picking up magazines at the grocery check-out and seeing "very little that represents her."
    Read more via CBC News
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    December 20
    Highlights of the year: Check out OISE's top tweets and videos of 2016
    Check out 2016 OISE highlights in Tweets and videos on YouTube and Facebook. Thanks for your likes, shares and more!
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    December 19
    Watch: Season's greetings 2016 from OISE
    Wishing OISE staff, students, faculty, alumni and friends a wonderful holiday - in a most 'worldly' way!
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    December 16
    Student Erica Brunato and Assistant Professor Arlo Kempf featured in 'How Ontario sets its teachers up to succeed' (part 3 of a special series)
    OISE Master of Teaching student Erica Brunato and Assistant Professor Arlo Kempf featured in part 3 of a series comparing education in Ontario and Pennsylvania
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    December 14
    Professor Janette Pelletier highlights the benefits of pre-K and why Pennsylvania educators are looking to emulate it
    JICS Professor Janette Pelletier highlights the benefits of pre-K and why Pennsylvania educators are looking to emulate it.
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    December 09
    Professor Carol Campbell's Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) launches initiative to address student well-being and achievement in Ontario
    Ontario is providing teachers with new resources to help promote improved student well-being and achievement at school. The province has selected Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, in partnership with the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University, to lead a provincewide knowledge network for student well-being. This new network dedicated to student well-being will receive up to $1.3 million over four years through the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research.
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    December 08
    Findings from new study of educators' professional learning in Canada released. Congratulations Professor Carol Campbell and team
    Learning Forward has released the findings from a new study, The State of Educators' Professional Learning in Canada. A research team led by Carol Campbell, Professor of Leadership and Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, examined the professional learning that educators experience in the provinces and territories of Canada. Read more.
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    December 08
    Professor Emeritus Jim Cummins weighs in on Ontario's language education restrictions
    One of the ways to preserve heritage languages is through schools. However, in Ontario, the Education Act restricts the use of languages other than English or French for instruction in publicly funded schools. "Ontario's language education restrictions are an international embarrassment," says Dr. Jim Cummins, a researcher in bilingual education and professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Read more via Globe and Mail.
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    December 07
    Youth job security plunging, unemployment remaining steady since 1976, says Statscan report. Professor D.W. Livingstone discusses
    A new study from Statistics Canada said over the last four decades, young people have seen their job quality decline, even as the unemployment rate remains virtually unchanged since the 1970s. "My research over the past 25 years has documented a continuing decline in full-time employment and growth in both part-time involuntary employment and also increasing underemployment," says D.W. Livingstone, a professor emeritus from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Read more via Yahoo Canada.
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    December 06
    Instructor Lee Airton's new campaign makes gender neutral pronouns 'No Big Deal'
    Ontario Institute for Studies in Education's Master of Teaching instructor Lee Airton is leading a campaign on gender neutral pronouns. Read more about their No Big Deal Campaign via Metro News.
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    December 06
    Professor Mary Reid discusses OECD global education rankings on CBC Radio 2
    Canada is well above average in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s 2016 global education rankings. Professor Mary Reid discusses results. Listen via CBC Radio 2.
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    December 06
    Is there a "Trump effect" with Syrian refugees in Canada? Professor Megan Boler weighs in on CBC News
    In the wake of last month's election in the United States, racist acts and threats have been reported across that country as well as in Canada. Trump's campaign has been blamed for fuelling racist rhetoric and xenophobia while attracting support of the so-called alt-right white nationalist movement. CBC's Dwight Drummond spoke with Professor Megan Boler, a social justice education professor at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, about those reactions - whether the so-called "Trump effect" is playing a part. Read more via CBC News Toronto.
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    December 05
    OISE study reveals important findings about kids and e-books
    A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows that four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the e-book's voiceover. (Read more)
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    December 02
    Professor Abby Goldstein named Canada Research Chair
    Professor Abby Goldstein has been named Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada Research Chair. Goldstein is one of 25 new chairs at the University of Toronto. Goldstein's research seeks to develop a comprehensive understanding of risk behaviours and well-being in emerging adulthood, a psychologically unique developmental stage. This prestigious opportunity provides Goldstein with dedicated research time and resources to embark on this ambitious and important program of research, which has implications for policy and practice in Canada and internationally. Read more.
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    November 30
    Ontario's falling math scores are worrisome, says Professor Mary Reid
    Grade 4 kids in Ontario are lagging behind counterparts in Kazakhstan, Lithuania and 25 other jurisdictions in math, putting them in the middle of the pack in a 2015 global study of math and science. Despite the turnaround in Grade 8, the results for Grade 4 are worrisome, says Professor Mary Reid. "It's a concern because if we didn't have these gaps, just think about how much further along we'd be by the time they got to Grade 8." Read more via Toronto Star.
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    November 29
    Professor Suzanne Stewart leads key event to address TRC recommendations in education, research
    On November 30, OISE's Dr. Suzanne Stewart, Special Advisor to the Dean on Aboriginal Education and Interim Director of the Indigenous Education Initiative, will be leading a panel discussion titled, TRC Panel II. "The OISE community should have knowledge regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report and what it means for scholarly and community activity at OISE," says Dr. Stewart.
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    November 28
    Professor Normand Labrie and PhD student Yollande Dweme Pitta named to planning board for a French-language university
    The government of Ontario has appointed OISE professor Normand Labrie and PhD student Yollande Dweme Pitta to the planning board for a French-language University in Ontario.
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    November 27
    Dean Glen Jones weighs in on whether or not free tuition is feasible in Canada
    Is free tuition feasible, and can it reduce inequality in Canada? According to Dr. Glen Jones, Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, free tuition alone cannot surmount inequality and only tenably exists in countries with an already narrow income gap. Read more via The Varsity.
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    November 25
    Dr. Rinaldo Walcott responds to Toronto's new carding policy
    Last week, the Ontario government and the Toronto Police Services Board announced their decision to continue the controversial practice of carding. The Black community responded with an open letter to the Province of Ontario and City of Toronto, asking for a ban on the practice - citing the legal implications and the historical detriments it has had on the Black community. Professor Rinaldo Walcott weighs in via Vice Magazine. Read more.
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    November 24
    How can we create calm and comfortable learning environments? Richard Messina weighs in
    Richard Messina, the principal of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, says environment has a huge impact on the way students learn. "There's actually a significant amount of research that says everything from the amount of daylight that comes into the windows, to the workspace and flexibility, has incredible impact on children," he said. Read more via Inside Halton.
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    November 23
    OISE trends to 8th in world rankings
    The recent international rankings of universities by the prestigious Times Higher Education, notes that of the top universities in the world who offer education, the University of Toronto takes the 8th spot. This means that OISE is perceived to be 8th in the global context of education programming.
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    November 21
    Indigenous Education Month: OISE events, discussions, blogs create important dialogue
    November is Indigenous Education Month, which means many schools across Ontario are celebrating the histories, contributions, sacrifices, and achievements of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. And non-Indigenous peoples are called upon to deal with the devastating consequences of residential schools, the effects of which remain today. OISE and the University of Toronto, too, have been marking Indigenous Education Month in a big way. Read more.
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    November 18
    Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock shares lessons in leadership at OISE
    Toronto Maple Leaf Head Coach Mike Babcock recently shared lessons in leadership with principals and educators at an Ontario Institute for Studies in Education event titled, "Creating High Performing Teams: Achieving Excellence in Sport and Education." Before addressing the audience members, the veteran hockey coach also sat down with OISE's Lindsey Craig to give a one-on-one interview about leadership. Read more.
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    November 18
    Announcing the Bonnie Burstow Scholarship in Antipsychiatry
    An exciting new scholarship has been established at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. Called "The Bonnie Burstow Scholarship in Antipsychiatry," it is to be awarded annually to an OISE thesis student conducting antipsychiatry inquiry. What makes this initiative so important? Read more.
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    November 17
    National Child Day: Experts call attention to key concerns
    November 20 is National Child Day, which recognizes the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We've asked five OISE professors: What is the most important issue that requires serious public and/or government understanding and action?
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    November 17
    Only 31 per cent of Grade 3 children in Ottawa read with their parents. Cultural traditions may play a role, says Professor Esther Geva
    31 percent of Grade 3 children in Ottawa reported that their parents don't read with them regularly. Why might this be? Different cultural traditions may play a role, says #OISEUofT Professor Esther Geva. In some cultures, parents don't read to their children, she said. "The kids go to school, that's where they can learn to read." Parents may supervise homework and hire a tutor if their child is struggling."They still care about their kids' education, but the mechanisms they use are different."
    Read more (via The Ottawa Citizen)
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    November 16
    Racist behaviour in Toronto simply coming into sharper focus, says Dr. Rinaldo Walcott
    A recent rash of widely-reported racist and xenophobic incidents in Toronto - posters urging white people to join the "alt-right," video of racially-charged language being used during a dispute on the TTC - are just ugly attitudes that have long existed in society bubbling to the top, say experts and community members.
    "Trump's election has focused attention now on things that have been happening prior," says Rinaldo Walcott, OISE professor and director of the University of Toronto Women & Gender Studies Institute.
    (Via Toronto Star)
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    November 15
    Professor Stephanie Waterman appointed to the editorial board of The Journal of Higher Education
    Indigenous scholar and OISE professor Stephanie Waterman has been appointed to the editorial board of The Journal of Higher Education, a leading scholarly journal on the institution of higher education. This is the first time that an Indigenous scholar has been named to the board. Congratulations Dr. Waterman!
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    November 09
    Professor Suzanne Stewart offers advice on how to talk to kids about US election results
    How do we talk to children about the 2016 US election results? Clinical psychologist and OISE professor Suzanne Stewart weighs in on CTV News.
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    November 09
    Professors Megan Boler and Rinaldo Walcott weigh in on US election results
    Professors Megan Boler and Rinaldo Walcott discuss the US election results with U of T News.
    Megan Boler, professor of social justice education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, blames the media for favouring Trump's tweets to Clinton's historic run for office.
    Rinaldo Walcott, associate professor and director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, discusses what the the election results mean for African Americans and other people of colour in the US.
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    November 03
    OISE community praises Dr. George Dei, Whitworth Award winner
    "Compassionate." "Generous." "More than an inspiration." These are some of the words that have been chosen to describe Dr. George Dei, OISE professor and winner of the 2016 Whitworth Award for Career Research in Education. Read more to hear what students and colleagues have to say about Dr. Dei. Read more.
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    November 03
    OISE's Dr. George Dei wins prestigious award for profound impact on race and education
    Award presented at international decolonization conference Nov. 3-5 at OISE
    For his outstanding contributions to anti-racism studies, the advancement of human rights in education, equity and diversity, OISE professor, community leader and top Canadian scholar, Dr. George Dei has been selected co-winner of the 2016 Whitworth Award for Career Research in Education. Watch this video to hear what winning the award means to him.
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    November 03
    Inspiring OISE grad aims to fight for disabled
    Kathleen Forestell calls for greater mental health resources
    When a person starts to profoundly lose their vision, there are a number of resources available to help them physically adapt - like how to navigate the city using a cane or a guide dog. But what about their mental well-being?
    Kathleen Forestell, who is receiving her MEd in counselling psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) on Tuesday, wants to ensure those resources are there.
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    November 02
    Your help needed as OISE launches Academic Planning Process
    Interested in ensuring education excellence for the many not just the few? Be an idea generator and contribute to OISE's best future. Read more.
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    November 01
    International conference at OISE to probe racism, colonizing effects on Indigenous peoples
    From Nov. 3-5, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto is hosting the 10th anniversary of its "Decolonizing the Spirit," which is bringing together hundreds of researchers and scholars from across the globe to tackle issues involving, "Race, Anti-Racism and Indigeneity: Anti-Colonial Resurgence and Decolonial Resistance." Read more.
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    October 31
    Toddler spaces available at the OISE Early Learning Centre
    The Early Learning Centre provides a safe, secure, supportive and stimulating environment where children are free to grow to their potential. There are three sites to the Centre and the OISE location is on Bloor St. in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at U of T building. The centre endeavours to provide an environment that emphasizes developmentally appropriate learning in an anti-bias setting. To learn more, contact early.learning.centre@utoronto.ca or 416-978-6725.
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    October 26
    OISE Professor Emerita Merrill Swain wins CARLA's Distinguished Scholar Award
    The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota recently honoured OISE Professor Emerita Merrill Swain with the Inaugural Immersion and Dual Language Education Distinguished Scholar Award.
    This award is in recognition of a leader in the field of immersion/dual language education who has made significant contributions in the areas of research, service, or teacher education.
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    October 18
    Symposium on Workplace Learning in Postsecondary Education
    Organizers: CIHE at OISE, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
    The Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at OISE, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario will be hosting a half-day symposium:
    Work-Integrated Learning in Ontario's Colleges and Universities: Where there's a WIL, there's a way - but where specifically, and how best?
    Friday, November 18, 2017, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto
    This symposium will explore how work-integrated learning (WIL) can best prepare students for the workplace given that many students will find themselves in occupations that are not the obvious destination of their field of study. We will also examine WIL - or lack thereof - in a variety of academic programs with a special interest in how to avoid various pitfalls when developing, maintaining, and assessing WIL.
    The symposium will be held in the ground floor library at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (252 Bloor Street West) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free but registration is required. The event will also be webcast for those unable to attend the event in Toronto.
    Please visit our event page at: http://tiny.cc/WILSym
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    October 14
    Media seeks CIHE's Professor Lessa Wheelahan's and Professor Gavin Moodie's expert opinions
    Australia's VET FEE-HELP scheme
    With the Australian Government proposing a number of substantial reforms to the Australia's VET FEE-HELP scheme, Professor Lessa Wheelahan's and Professor Gavin Moodie's expert opinions were published in Higher Education, in The Australian as well as High Wired. Both are quoted, expressing their concerns over the serious potential implications of the implementation of these reforms, citing underlying issues that include "class-based politics" and inconsistent systems between higher education and vocation education.
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    October 07
    OISE experts: Why World Mental Health Day is important
    To recognize World Mental Health Day on October 10, OISE experts Dr. Abby Goldstein and Dr. Katreena Scott share why raising awareness of mental health issues is important. Watch video to hear more about their research at OISE, a leading educational institute at the University of Toronto, and how Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Scott are making an impact. Read more.
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    October 05
    Graduate video series 'With OISE I Can' unveiled
    Tamara, Aisha and Shaun credit their success to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
    The award-winning elementary school teacher, senior policy analyst and Member of Parliament each credit their success to the knowledge and experience they gained at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. Read more.
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    September 30
    Our student Yanar Mohammed is the recipient of the prestigious Norwegian Foundation award on human rights
    The Rafto Prize for 2016 is awarded to the human rights campaigner and leader of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), Yanar Mohammed, for her work on behalf of women and minorities in war-torn Iraq.
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    September 20
    OISE Arbor Award recipients share key to success
    Six members of OISE community honoured for outstanding service
    Six members of the OISE community have been recognized with an Arbor Award for their outstanding dedication and commitment to helping others here at OISE. OISE asked the winners, "Share with us a key to your success at OISE." Read more for their insights and to learn more about their contributions.
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    September 20
    Become a Homework Club Tutor at the West Mount Dennis Library
    You will be supporting students ages 6-12 with their academic success. We will provide you with the training you need to become a tutor. This program is in partnership with Action for Neighbourhood Change, St. Alban's Boys & Girls Club, Toronto Public Library Mt. Dennis Branch and the Centre for Community Partnerships, University of Toronto.
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    September 15
    CIHE Faculty Receive OHCRIF Funding from Provincial Government
    CIHE's Creso Sa, Glen Jones and Leesa Wheelahan have each had their respective Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund projects approved by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
    Creso Sa and his research team's project seeks to identify the outcomes that students participating in entrepreneurship programming in Ontario colleges and universities value, as well as the program attributes and/or experiences that help them achieve those outcomes. The project will focus on experiential programs supported by colleges and universities that are part of the provincially-funded Ontario Centres of Excellence. This study is intended to help inform Ontario's entrepreneurship and innovation policy landscape by examining the goals, expectations and outcomes of students in these types of post-secondary programs. This is a three-year project.
    Glen Jones and his research team's project is the Canadian component of a comparative, international project focusing on the changing academic profession in more than thirty countries. The study is a follow-up to a 2007 survey of university faculty and will build on the original questionnaire, with a new emphasis on understanding the perceptions of university faculty in the context of the "knowledge society." The core of the study will be a representative survey of full-time faculty employed in Canadian universities. The researchers will be able to explore changes in demographics and the perception of university faculty between 2007 and 2017 and contribute to our understanding of the academic profession in Canada compared to other countries. This is a three-year project.
    Leesa Wheelahan and her research team's project will assess the role and impact of baccalaureate degrees in Ontario. Baccalaureate degrees have been offered at Ontario colleges for 15 years. How have they impacted Ontario colleges and students? The research team includes Professors Leesa Wheelahan, Michael Skolnik and Gavin Moodie, with Dr Qin Liu as the post-doctoral researcher. The project will generate new insights on Ontario college baccalaureate degrees with respect to mission, curriculum, students and employment outcomes.
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    September 12
    CPL Award of Excellence 2016
    This year, we are pleased to announce Tina Zita as recipient of the 2016 OISE CPL Award of Excellence.
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    September 08
    OISE Professor Normand LaBrie elected to Royal Society of Canada
    OISE's Normand LaBrie joins 11 other University of Toronto professors to be inducted into the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The RSC is a longstanding Canadian institution that recognizes distinguished scholars, artists and scientists across the country. Read more.
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    September 07
    OISE prof lends expertise to University of Toronto's work on sexual violence and prevention
    Draft policy on sexual violence released Sept. 7
    On Wed., Sept. 7, the University of Toronto released a draft of its policy on sexual violence. "This is a critically important area for all universities," said OISE Professor Lana Stermac, member of the University of Toronto's Expert Panel on Education and Prevention of Sexual Violence. Read more.
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    September 01
    OISE expert: Peel District School Board shows leadership with gender neutral washrooms
    Responding to the Peel District School Board announcement that it is moving to gender neutral washrooms, OISE professor Lauren Bialystok commends the decision. "The Peel District School Board is showing leadership by requiring all high schools to include a gender-neutral washroom," she said. Read more.
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    August 31
    OISE dean Glen A. Jones featured on TVO.org
    OISE dean Glen Jones shares key ideas on how schools can get ready for kids.
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    August 30
    OISE professor Brian Hodges receives prestigious Karolinska Institutet Prize
    University of Toronto professor Brian Hodges has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education. Dr. Hodges, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, is also executive vice president, Education at the University Health Network and the Michener Institute for Education at UHN. He will receive the award and a prize amount of 50,000 at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 13. Read more.
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    August 29
    OISE experts: 11 Back to School Tips for Teachers
    As thousands of students head back to the classroom, parents and teachers alike will be focused on ensuring students begin on the right foot. What's equally important is ensuring teachers are also well-equipped and mentally prepared to tackle the new year. So, here at OISE, we've tapped into some of our leading education experts for top back to school tips for teachers. Read more.
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    August 29
    Back to School: 12 tips for student success at OISE
    With 3,200 students making their return to the classroom at OISE this week, we've put together some top tips to help ensure students get off to a smashing start. Helping in this mission is OISE grad Sabrina Persaud, Vice-Chair of the OISE Young Alumni Council and recipient of the 2016 University of Toronto Arbor Award. Here, Persaud shares some worthy advice on how to stay at the top of your game as you head into the school year. Read more.
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    August 16
    New OISE report on sessional faculty in Ontario universities
    "A Survey of Sessional Faculty in Ontario Publicly-Funded Universities" reports on findings from a survey of instructors at 12 universities. It identifies and discusses current pressures and challenges sessional faculty experience, and puts forwards several recommendations for improving the learning environment.
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    July 25
    Justice Marvin Zuker makes landmark decision in sexual assault case
    Judge Zuker is also an OISE professor and MEd graduate
    Justice Marvin Zuker, an OISE professor and alumnus, is making headlines across the country for his decision to hand down a guilty verdict in the sexual assault case of a York University student.
    In his statement, provincial court judge Zuker delivered a powerful speech about sexual violence and women's rights.
    "Rape it was. No confusion. No uncertainty from this court. Mandi Gray remembered. Asking her to remember the details is ridiculous Behavioural stereotypes - like delayed reporting, emotional state, lack of resistance - should not impact credibility," he said.
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    July 22
    Prof. Keith Oatley's research on how fiction impacts social skills creates buzz
    OISE professor's work published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences journal
    OISE professor Keith Oatley's research into the impact of engaging with fiction shows it can enable people to become more empathetic and less biased.
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    July 20
    If not now, when?: Implementing a shelved blueprint for anti-racist education
    In 1993, the Government of Ontario released a comprehensive anti-racist education strategy document. It's implementation was well underway when the entire plan and process was scrapped in 1995 due to changes in the political climate.
    OISE professor and then-Deputy Minister of Education in Ontario says it's time to dust off - and finally implement - that shelved report.
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    July 15
    Dr. Carol Campbell appointed to Scotland's new International Council of Education Advisers
    The world-leading education and business experts who will form Scotland's new International Council of Education Advisers have been confirmed.
    The ten members have extensive experience advising educators and governments on education leadership, school improvement and reform in countries including the US, Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Malaysia, Australia and the UK.
    They will advise on the Scottish Government's priorities for education and ensure the actions set out in its delivery plan are influenced by international best practice.
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    July 04
    OISE's Master of Teaching program to host Law Foundation Fellow
    Sarah Pole, Executive Director of Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), the youth outreach partnership between the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, has been named one of three recipients of the Law Foundation of Ontario's Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship.
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    June 29
    ABC's of PRIDE: 6 Tips for an Inclusive Classroom
    Video to help educators, teachers, parents - anyone who works with kids - instill a sense of equality and acceptance
    As Toronto's PRIDE parade approaches, OISE is celebrating with six tips to foster equality and acceptance in the classroom.
    From how to intervene if homophobic or transphobic comments are made, to creating a sense of normalcy around same-sex families and gender transitioning, the tips are aimed at helping educators and parents instill respect and an acceptance of diversity in young people.
    The video features Jeff Myers, President of OISE's Alumni Association and International Education Specialist, and Bhavani Munshi, OISE graduate and teacher with the Toronto District School Board.
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    June 29
    Dean Jones joins peers in strategic summit
    Gathering in Russia explores faculties of ed collaboration
    On June 17-18, Deans of Schools of Education from leading research universities gathered in the town of Pushkin, near St. Petersburg, Russia. The Summit entitled "Schools of Education at Research Universities: Challenges, Opportunities, Collaboration" was organized by the Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics, and the Graduate School of Education, Peking University.
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    June 21
    National Aboriginal Day 2016: 12 Things the Average Canadian Should Know
    National Aboriginal Day is a chance to educate and reflect on the lives and status of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
    To recognize this day, OISE's Suzanne L. Stewart, Interim Director of the Indigenous Education Initiative, and Jean-Paul Restoule, Associate Professor of Aboriginal Education have written National Aboriginal Day: 12 Things the Average Canadian Should Know.
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    June 21
    National Aboriginal Day: OISE prof challenges status quo
    Charles Pascal's Toronto Star op-ed pushes for National Indigenous stat holiday, blog calls for audit on TRC's education calls to action
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    June 17
    Father's Day: OISE prof praises film for challenging stereotypes of Black fathers
    Film presented in part by Black Daddies Club, an organization OISE's Lance McCready supports with research to better meet the needs of Black men and boys
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    June 15
    Prof. Carol Campbell appointed to new Wales Education Commission
    The Wales Education Commission brings together distinguished individuals who are considered leading thinkers with a record of outstanding success in their own fields of education. Drawn from across the globe, members of the Commission bring their individual thoughts, experience and challenges to bear on the work required to improve the quality of education in Wales. Prof. Campbell will advise on educational improvement, particularly related to teacher education and professional development.
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    June 13
    Statement on the events in Orlando
    The entire OISE community is in solidarity with the University of Toronto Leadership (see below) in expressing our deepest condolences to all those suffering in Orlando and by association, our own LGBTQ communities and around the world. Our tradition of, and commitment to, social justice remains steadfastly dedicated to a better future.
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    June 13
    OISE remembers 20th Century "Master" Psychologist, Jerome Bruner
    One of the most influential psychologists in the field's history, Jerome Bruner, died earlier this month at the age of 100. This obituary in the New York Times describes Bruner's remarkable impact.
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    June 13
    CIHE's Leesa Wheelahan is named featured author on the National Centre for Vocational Education Research database
    Congratulations to CIHE's Leesa Wheelahan, who has been named a featured author by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research for their VOCED database. The NCVER is a regional centre of excellence with UNESCO-UNEVOC.
    A link to their website and database can be found here: http://www.voced.edu.au/pod-pathways
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    June 09
    Dr. Ann Lopez elected President-Elect of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
    Dr. Lopez will actively further the mission of NAME, multicultural education and social justice based on her body of work and commitment over the last twenty years.
    In these challenging times Ann sees this role as an opportunity to continue the work NAME has done over the last twenty five years as a critical voice for educational and societal change in the United States and globally. Ann works collaboratively with activists, scholars, researchers, practitioners and students to create change.
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    June 02
    CIHE well-represented at Congress' CSSHE Conference in Calgary
    The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences' annual event took place at the University of Calgary this year. The Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) held its annual conference during this event. The conference had a very high turnout and it generated a multitude of intriguing discourses.
    CIHE was very well-represented at CSSHE, with over 20 total presenters offering their insights into the postsecondary sector across various contexts and streams. 5 faculty members presented their leading scholarship, while 16 graduate students and post-docs continued to demonstrate the leading research stemming from CIHE.
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    June 01
    OISE's Dr. Charles Pascal receives honorary doctorate from Laurentian University
    Member of the Order of Canada has made lasting impact in educational advancement in Ontario and around the world
    OISE professor Dr. Charles Pascal has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Laurentian University - the third honorary doctorate he has received in his accomplished career, along with three honorary college diplomas.
    Dr. Pascal receives the honorary degree on June 2 at a convocation ceremony in Sudbury, Ontario.
    "We are pleased to acknowledge and to celebrate Dr. Pascal's important contributions to education," said Laurentian University President and Vice-Chancellor, Dominic Giroux. "His lifetime of work in education policy will influence learning and teaching for generations to come."
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    May 31
    MyOISE Photo Contest 2016 winners
    Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 #MyOISE Photo Contest. We received many photos that captured the magic of OISE - it was hard to choose only three winners.
    After careful consideration by a panel of judges, we are pleased to announce the 2016 winners. Congratulations Shafiq Aziz, Bodong Chen, Geeta Ranikumar, and Hantian Wu!
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    May 27
    Leaders and Legends Awards honour OISE stars
    To recognize OISE's 50th Anniversary, Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals and eight outstanding OISE community members have been honoured with OISE's inaugural Leaders and Legends Awards.
    The awards were presented at the OISE Alumni Association's Spring Reunion event May 26 in the Nexus Lounge.
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    May 23
    CIHE's Glen Jones co-hosts academic conference in Israel
    Professor Glen Jones from CIHE and Professor Gili Drori, Chair of Sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are co-hosting an academic conference on Internationalization, Globalization and the Governance of Academe at the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on May 15-17, 2016. Other Canadian participants include Diane Barbaric (Ph.D. student, OISE) and Roopa Desai Trilokekar (OISE Alumni and Associate Professor at York University).
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    May 19
    Professor Glen A. Jones appointed new OISE dean
    University of Toronto Vice-President and Provost, Professor Cheryl Regehr, has announced Professor Glen A. Jones, as the 10th head of the University's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.
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    May 13
    TED Talk with OISE's Kang Lee announces innovative lying and hidden emotion-revealing technology
    Dr. Lee says technology can be used in education, health care - even dating
    Imagine you could tell if students in your classroom were stressed, bored, or having trouble with your lesson? Or how about, if your date really likes you?
    Dr. Kang Lee, a professor at OISE's Jackman Institute of Child Study at the University of Toronto, has developed a new technology that can answer these questions.
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    May 12
    OISE 50th Anniversary Celebration: A Roaring Success
    On May 9, OISE celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Jackson Lecture. TVO host Steve Paikin led a discussion with OISE scholars Carol Campbell, Sherene Razack, Jean-Paul Restoule, and Michael Skolnik, about the future of education in Ontario.
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    May 04
    Video - 50th Anniversary: Giving thanks to OISE's 50 years of impact
    To celebrate OISE's 50 years of impact, OISENews spoke with staff, students and faculty about what OISE means to them. Check it out!
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    May 04
    OISE celebrates Dr. Angela Hildyard at alumni InspirEd luncheon May 5
    Grandmother of four has been a senior academic administrator at the University of Toronto & OISE for 28 years
    On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the OISE Young Alumni Council honoured Dr. Angela Hildyard, University of Toronto's Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity with the InspirED award. This recognition is thanks to her impactful contributions to the higher education sector that have influenced the lives of others in a meaningful way.
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    May 02
    Mental Health Week: How OISE profs "Get Loud" for mental health
    For the Canadian Mental Health Association's 65th Annual Mental Health Week, the organization is asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health. OISE is speaking up!
    Getting loud means speaking up to end the discrimination and stigma often associated with mental illness. It means using our voices to raise awareness and support.
    At the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), research and scholarship "actions" usually do the "shouting". This week, some of OISE's leading-edge scholars are also "getting loud" with their voices to support this year's event.
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    April 29
    Did you know? 10 OISE facts to celebrate 50 years of impact
    In honour of OISE's 50th anniversary, we're looking back at our 50 years of impact.
    Read below for some fun, fascinating and little-known-facts about OISE.
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    April 29
    OISE's new "higher ed" centre hosts one-day think tank
    Ontario postsecondary institutions experience shifting faculty demographics, patterns of academic work, performance expectations, and policy requirements. How have colleges and universities dealt with these changes? What role can the provincial government play to induce positive institutional responses? These questions were debated on Friday April 29 at OISE in the Symposium on the Changing Professoriate in Ontario Colleges and Universities.
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    April 27
    OISE lab school JICS wins 'Outstanding' lab award
    Video of kids learning to code highlights JICS' innovation
    OISE's Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) has been named winner of the 2016 'Outstanding' Laboratory School Award.
    The recognition comes from the International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS). The organization will present JICS principal Richard Messina with the award at its annual conference in Puerto Rico on April 27.
    "The JICS school community is very excited about this award. It recognizes the hard work and creativity of our teachers, the involvement of our parents, and the guidance we receive from our scholars," noted Messina.
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    April 26
    My OISE Photo Contest is underway!
    Calling all OISE students, alumni, staff, and faculty - get your cellphone and camera ready and show us your OISE.
    The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and we want to see what OISE means to you in our My OISE Photo Contest. Here's your chance to show off your photography skills and win!