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OISE's Kathleen Gallagher highlights role of working together in convocation keynote

November 14, 2019

By Perry King

Kathleen Gallagher delivers convocation address to U of T graduands on Nov. 6 (photo by Lisa Sakulensky)

In her convocation speech to graduands of the University of Toronto’s School of Graduate Studies and graduate programs at the Rotman School of Management, Kathleen Gallagher challenged the graduates with two small thoughts.

Gallagher, a distinguished professor in the department of curriculum, teaching and learning, tasked the new graduates to join forces with those with different expertise and experiences in order to apply their knowledge. She also advised to offer support to those following them. She is doing this because we will need to work together in new ways to find new solutions for each other.

“As we move into increasingly precarious times, with growing inequality, political polarization, across the globe and an unprecedented climate emergency, it matters less what we are going to be and do and more how we are going to do it and who we are going to be,” said Gallagher, who is cross-appointed to the centre for drama, theatre and performance studies.

Watch her entire speech below.


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