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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
    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 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 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
    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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    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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    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
    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 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 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
    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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    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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    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
    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 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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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 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.