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Orientation for Students with Family Responsibilities
Presented by U of T Family Care Office
The Family Care Office welcomes incoming and current students with family responsibilities to Orientation 2020! Start building your support networks and learn how to successfully navigate your degree while caring for others. Registration required. All incoming and returning U of T students with family responsibilities are welcome.
Monday, September 14 to
Friday, October 9
familycare.utoronto.ca
More info: https://familycare.utoronto.ca/


CIARS in Conversation Webcast: Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Schooling & Education: Fighting the Global Racial & Health Pandemic
Join the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS) for the inaugural launch of our CIARS in Conversation series. First in the series, this conversation will explore how COVID-19 has exacerbated longstanding systemic injustices as highlighted by Black and racialized communities being further exposed and disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. With the return to school, neighbourhoods more highly impacted by COVID-19 tend to be the ones with more frontline workers who are not left with many 'choices' regarding their children's educational options. Watch the webcast on YouTube.
Wednesday, September 23 to
Thursday, October 1
More info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avrBY3TXE_Y&feature=youtu.be


Family Stress during COVID-19: A multilevel examination
APHD Colloquia Series
Are whole families feeling the stress of the pandemic, or are certain individuals and family subsystems most implicated? Dr. Dillon Browne will explore these questions using an ongoing international cohort of children and families to help understand family stress during the pandemic. Emphasis will be placed on how the impact of COVID-19 on children's mental health may influence caregivers and the family system. Register now.
Wednesday, September 30
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Online
More info: https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/aphd/Home/News_Events/Colloquia_Series/index.html


Webinar: The SDGs Paradigm at U of T: An Exploration of SDGs Embedding in Courses and Activities
Special U of T event featuring Dr. Hilary Inwood, lead of OISE's Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE). The United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015 as a global framework to achieve prosperity for people and the planet by 2030.
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At U of T, actors and organizations from both academic and operational sides have adopted the SDGs to pursue important sustainability work in the social, humanitarian, environmental, and economic realms. This panel, which features champions of SDGs embedding on campus, will provide an insightful and in-depth exploration of how various initiatives have advanced U of T's commitment to the world's arguably most ambitious set of goals. Pertinent topics will include past and current work, such as the creation of an SDG-based course inventory, a new university ranking system according to SDGs, and the advancement of SDG design-thinking through community engagement work. The panel will also delve into upcoming initiatives, such as the ambitious "17 Tables" events that will feature 17 round tables of U of T researchers according to their SDG of focus, and OISE's Climate Action Plan to reduce its carbon footprint and work towards a sustainability mindset.
Tuesday, October 6
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Online
More info: https://pheedloop.com/ceccssustainability/site/sessions/?event=ceccssustainability§ion=32007&id=mTWpYk


Serving Students in Higher Education Program
Join OISE alumnus Cory Coletta this fall in OISE Continuing and Professional Learning's new, online Serving Students in Higher Education program, starting October 14. This program is designed for new and aspiring higher education professionals who want a deeper understanding of the field. Sign up by Sept 28 and save $100!
Wednesday, October 14
Online
More info: https://cpl.oise.utoronto.ca/public/category/programStream.do?method=load&selectedProgramAreaId=18119&selectedProgramStreamId=2650575


Activist Approaches to Educational Gardening
OISE Learning Garden Webinar
This webinar introduces how urban gardening and farming is being used to develop social justice and eco-justice education with children and youth across North America. Learn about the work of activist gardeners Ron Finley, Will Allen and Stephen Ritz, who are working with marginalized students in the US. Hear about similar trends locally from TDSB teachers Dan Kunanec and Ben Gross who are growing activist approaches in the urban farm at Don Mills CI, and Stephanie Ustianov, who cultivates belonging and community in the garden at West Prep PS for primary and middle school students. This event is part of OISE's Learning Garden webinar series.
As well, OISE students should ALSO register on Student Services to be able to count this as part of their Environmental Leadership (EL) Award by logging into their Student Services account here https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ss/Conferences_and_Workshops/Registration.html
Wednesday, October 14
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Online via Zoom (register via link)
More info: https://oise-utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMudumsqT0pHdbdqD7gVedGjUD8qRJ-FQJJ


Keynote Session: International Symposium on Transformative Leadership and Decolonial Praxis
Featuring SJE Prof. Njoki Wane
This virtual symposium invites scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, and community activists from around the world to share research and exchange ideas on critical issues impacting the field of educational leadership, policy, and practice. This event provides presenters and participants with an excellent opportunity to share new ideas and learn from others.
With internationally-renowned Keynote Speakers and Invited Presenters from across the globe, this symposium provides a space for an exchange of ideas and community building in these challenging times.
We look forward to welcoming you to this Inaugural CLD Symposium.
Friday, October 16 to
Saturday, October 17
More info: https://oise-utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkc-ihrzMuGd1DcBrByvZecVIGfbAOdjls


LGBTQ Families Speak Out: Ethical Principles and Practices for Arts-Based Testimonial Research
Please join us for Focus on Research, the virtual version of our OISE research brown bags. On October 22nd, Professor Tara Goldstein and Ph.D. Candidate Yasmin Owis will present: LGBTQ Families Speak Out: Ethical Principles and Practices for Arts-Based Testimonial Research. Invitations to register will be sent to OISE community members via email.
Thursday, October 22
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Zoom
More info: https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/research/Research_in_Focus_Talks_2020-21.html


Advancing Holistic Assessment of Young Learners' Cognitive and Metacognitive Abilities and Psychological Orientations through Artificial Intelligence
APHD Colloquia Series
In this talk, OISE's Dr. Eunice Jang will introduce a series of research from her lab IDELA using BalanceAI, a digital language and literacy assessment tool, to discuss emerging issues critical for optimizing the integration of AI to education. RSVP now.
Wednesday, October 28
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Online
More info: https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/aphd/Home/News_Events/Colloquia_Series/index.html