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Writers’ Roost: An OISE Alumni Conversation Series

Join us for Writers' Roost, a new OISE web series featuring Jeff Myers talking to his fellow OISE alumni — change makers, world class thinkers, movers and shakers — about the books they’ve written.

Expect thought-provoking conversation, deep dives into critical questions, new ideas in education, and explorations of new ways of looking at the world.

Host: Jeff Myers, Former President, OISE Alumni Association
Introductions: Sim Kapoor, Director of Advancement, Communications and External Relations

Episode 1: International Education as Public Policy in Canada

Jeff chats with the editors of "International Education: Public Policy in Canada" who recently received a CBIE Catalyst Award for their book's role in advancing knowledge about international education.

Edited by OISE alum Merli Tamtik, Roopa Desai Trilokekar and Glen A. Jones, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of international education policy in Canada. It examines how government policies have shaped internationalization processes in Canada, and how these changes are redefining the purpose and role of higher education in Canada.

In this debut episode, the trio join Jeff to discuss ethical practices in internationalization — focusing on inclusion, equity, compassion, and reciprocity. 


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Jeff Myers is a proud OISE graduate and former president of the OISE Graduate Students Association and the OISE Alumni Association. Today, Jeff serves as the Director of Enrolment and Academic Strategy with a world-renowned international education organization.

His graduate research at OISE focused on second language education and citizenship learning. Driven by the ideals and challenges of international education, Jeff has written and spoken about this topic in various publications and conferences worldwide.



Roopa Desai Trilokekar is an associate professor of post-secondary education at York University. Before this, Roopa worked in international education in Canada, India and the United States for over 20 years.

Her research focuses on government policy in the internationalization of Canadian higher education, student experiential learning through international education and internationalizing pre-service teacher education. She has co-edited three volumes and published over 30 book chapters and journal articles.


Glen A. Jones is a professor of higher education and dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. A renowned scholar, Glen’s research focuses on higher education systems, governance, politics and academic work.

He served as the first Ontario Research Chair in Postsecondary Education Policy and Measure from 2008 to 2017, and has authored over one hundred papers on Canadian higher education. He has received numerous honours, including a Distinguished Research Award from the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. 


Merli Tamtik is an associate professor of educational administration at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on multi-level governance, internationalization of higher education and education policy.

Tamtik has received several federal and institutional grants for her research, and in 2019, she received the University of Manitoba’s Merit Award for Research. She served as a board director for the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) for five years and is currently co-editing a special anniversary issue for the Canadian Journal of Higher Education. Her recent research examines Indigenous entrepreneurship and international student experiences in Manitoba.