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    April 12
    Fourth in the world: OISE achieves highest QS World University Ranking
    QS World University Rankings has placed OISE as the 4th best educational institution in the world. Read more.
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    April 12
    Professor Ann Lopez receives Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize for Influential Leader
    Professor Ann Lopez is recognized as an influential leader who has consistently made positive and lasting contributions in the areas of scholarship, service to others, and action against discrimination. Read more.
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    April 12
    Alum Dr. Douglas Gosse appointed as a Vice-Chair on the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers
    OISE alum Dr. Douglas Gosse (PhD '15) has been appointed to the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) as Vice-Chair of the Selection and Nomination Committee. Dr. Gosse, an Associate Dean at the Faculty of Education and Professional Studies at Nipissing University will bring his leadership and expertise to help govern the College. The University of Toronto is proud of Dr. Gosse's contributions. Read more.
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    April 11
    Professor Glen Jones receives the Vivek Goel Citizenship Award
    An award-winning scholar and leader, Professor Jones creates spaces for conversations and exchange of diverse perspectives and ideas by bringing together other leaders and community members in highly participatory and engaging ways. Read more.
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    April 11
    Professor Erica Walker, an expert in math education, appointed dean of OISE
    Erica Walker, an award-winning researcher, educator and professor of mathematics education has been appointed Dean of OISE for a five-year term starting January 1, 2023. Committed to building on OISE's many strengths, her first priority is to get to know the community. Welcome to the University of Toronto, Professor Walker! Read more.
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    April 08
    'I turn coffee into education': Vincent De Freitas on ed tech, mentorship and thinking bigger
    Vincent De Freitas (MT '17), the son of two teachers with a combined 80 years of classroom experience, always thought he would work his way through the public education system. But a future relationship - with his wife - who worked at tech startups, inspired Vince to merge his love of education with a passion for technology. With more than a decade of experience teaching, coaching, consulting and learning, Vince likes to say he turns coffee into education. Read more.
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    April 08
    'Preparing students to tackle world crises': Here are the 2022 OISE Teaching Excellence Award winners
    Meet our faculty winners of this year's awards of excellence, who have gone above and beyond to ensure that students are ready to tackle the world's crises head on. Their selfless leadership, expertise and advocacy have been crucial to the success of others. Read more.
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    April 08
    Profs. Ann Lopez, Glen Jones among 2022 U of T Awards of Excellence winners
    The University of Toronto has announced the winners of the 2022 Awards of Excellence, a prestigious program presented annually in collaboration with the U of T Alumni Association. The Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award has been awarded to OISE Prof. Glen A. Jones, and Dr. Ann Lopez received the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize - Influential Leader. Congratulations! Read more.
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    April 08
    Meet our 2022 recipients of the OISE Staff Excellence Awards
    Every staff member at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education deeply supports our academic mission in many ways - whether it be through their leadership, their caring, their administrative abilities and technical expertise, or their boisterous support of faculty and students. This year, we're recognizing 12 individuals and teams with an OISE Staff Excellence Award. Meet our winners. Read more.
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    April 06
    What Ontario parents really need to know about the new early learning and child care agreement: OISE's Kerry McCuaig
    Last week, Ontario announced that it signed the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, which promises to bring parent fees down to an average of $10 a day while increasing child care access, explains Kerry McCuaig, Fellow in Early Childhood Policy at OISE. She compares Ontario's agreement against other provinces and outlines "necessary improvements" to attract more child care providers and keep fees low for parents. Read more.
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    April 05
    Professor Kang Lee, world authority on childhood lying, wins 2022 President's Impact Award
    Dr. Kang Lee, based in OISE's Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development and Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, has been named one of this year's laureates of the President's Impact Award. The award celebrates and honours faculty members whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia. Kang Lee is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and the world's foremost authority on childhood dishonesty. Read more.
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    March 30
    'To amplify and recognize': Meet this OISE alum and his Black pro hockey player card collection
    During the pandemic, alum Dr. Dean Barnes created a hockey card collection, featuring about 100 Black hockey players. Those cards are currently on tour with the NHL Black Hockey History Tour - aiming to raise awareness of the League's ongoing history of pioneering Black hockey stars. On March 31, Dean is looking forward to seeing his cards and meeting a few former Black NHL alumni. Read more.
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    March 29
    An education system where no one is left behind due to literacy: OISE's Todd Cunningham
    'From assessment to intervention': In school-age children, a cognitive weakness that affects the ability to form letters and numbers accurately and efficiently can cause them to lose ground over time. In the Globe and Mail, OISE's Dr. Todd Cunningham discusses the importance of addressing students struggling with reading and writing - which are considered foundational for life success - and two OISE initiatives that have risen to the challenge. Read more.
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    March 14
    'Break the bias': Alum shares her thoughts on theme of International Women's Day 2022
    The theme of this year's International Women's Day - #BreakTheBias - encouraged people to imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. For early years teacher Usha Shanmugathasan, an OISE alum, breaking the bias is about centring justice. Read more.
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    March 09
    Observing a subject in motion: Elizabeth Buckner uses 'collage' to study the internationalization of higher education
    Universities dedicate significant resources to recruiting international students, developing outbound programs, and forming degree and research partnerships. But how does internationalization impact students, programs, and institutions? OISE Professor Elizabeth Buckner explored this question at the latest Focus on Research lunchtime lecture series - one hosted by OISE's Office of the Associate Dean, Research International & Innovation. Learn more about the talk. Read more.
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    March 08
    OISE alum, celebrated digital literacy advocate Melissa Sariffodeen gets her own Barbie
    This International Women's Day, meet a Toronto innovator breaking barriers and being honoured as a "Barbie Role Model" by Barbie Canada. OISE alum Melissa Sariffodeen is the CEO and co-founder of Canada Learning Code, helping inspire young girls to overcome the "dream gap." She joins Global News to unveil her one-of-a-kind doll. Watch here.
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    March 07
    Alum Emmanuel Tabi on fighting oppression, honouring diverse voices and fostering a courageous classroom
    OISE alum Dr. Emmanuel Tabi, an educator, artist and scholar, sits down with the McGill University community to discuss his perspectives on fighting oppression, honouring diverse voices and fostering a courageous classroom. Dr. Tabi was recently appointed assistant professor at McGill in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education. Read more.
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    March 04
    Prof. Lance McCready weighs in on bill aimed at countering racism in schools
    Kitchener MPP Laura Mae Lindo's bill aimed at countering racism in schools received nearly unanimous support in Queen's Park this week. The bill aims to formally review and develop anti-racism accountability programming for students and staff and to establish protocols for recognizing, acknowledging, tracking, measuring, investigating and responding to incidents of racism. OISE Professor Lance McCready weighed in on this with CBC News. Read more.
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    March 02
    VIDEO: OISE Black Faculty in Conversation reflect on the new Centre for Black Studies in Education
    The 2022 Black Faculty in Conversation, a webinar featuring numerous Black faculty from OISE, convened to discuss a new Centre for Black Studies in Education, which was officially announced by the Dean's office on Feb. 8. Watch here.
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    February 28
    Welcome to the Laidlaw Forum: OISE-based research centre launches peer-reviewed journal
    Faculty and researchers from OISE and the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School have launched Laidlaw Forum: Emerging Ideas in Child Study and Education, a new peer-reviewed journal. The Forum will promote the latest child study research, find meaning in it, and mobilize it towards people who can use it - from frontline educators to students and parents. Read more.
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    February 25
    In Mexico, how erasing Black history fuels anti-Black racism: OISE's Marycarmen Lara Villanueva
    In Mexico, anti-Black racism has been historically perpetuated by the legacies of slavery and the existence of a racist colonial-era racial caste system, and a modern nationalist myth that has associated true "Mexicanness" with being "mestizaje." (That means "mixed race," a racial and cultural mix of Indigenous and Spaniard.) In The Conversation Canada, doctoral student Marycarmen Lara Villanueva casts a historical light and explains how the legacy of racism against Blackness and dark skin continues today. Read more.
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    February 21
    The almost lost story of Jean Lowe and the cost of ignoring our past by OISE's Perry King
    Jean Lowe was among the most decorated amateur athletes of her day, and yet few Canadians have ever heard of her. What can we learn from her story - and from the fact it was lost for so long? OISE communications officer Perry King tells the story of the lone Black track and field champion whose story offers a window into how we talk about, treat and nurture Black athletes in Canada and elsewhere. Read more.
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    February 16
    Drs. Mary Reid and Kien Nam Luu share findings about impacts of anti-Asian hate on Canadian educators
    At a recent event, OISE Prof. Mary Reid and Dr. Kien Nam Luu discussed their research findings on the impacts of anti-Asian hate on Canadian educators during COVID-19 - and gave recommendations in the areas of curriculum, representation, professional learning and community support. "Asian identities are viewed as adjacent to whiteness, and for this reason, anti-Asian racism goes unacknowledged," explained Reid and Luu. Their study, which asked Asian educators and leaders about their experiences with racism during the pandemic, was, for some, the first time their identities and experiences were affirmed in a professional setting. Read more.
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    February 15
    Prof. Mary Reid comments on incident in which racist man entered Asian student virtual meeting
    Trigger warning and content warning. Last week, OISE community members were subject to anti-Asian racist threats and video of a man holding a machine gun during a virtual meeting. OISE stands in solidarity with our community and we are appalled that such incidents continue to occur in our community spaces. We emphatically condemn anti-Asian discrimination and racism and all forms of hate and racial violence. Professor Mary Reid spoke to Global News about the incident. Watch here.
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    February 10
    Hip hop artist, educator and OISE alum Marcus Singleton embraces his role at Hart House
    As U of T Hart House's inaugural Hip Hop Education Community Connector, Marcus Singleton, a 2020 OISE grad, is doing what he loves most: engaging with students through hip hop; helping them explore who they are and who they aspire to be; fostering a sense of belonging; and striving for meaningful change. Read more.
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    February 10
    OISE alum and teacher Stephanie Duff writes children's book to celebrate Black identity
    A young girl has a heartwarming reaction to seeing herself being represented in a new book series that celebrates Black identity. The author, OISE alum Stephanie Duff, sits down with Global News Toronto to talk about her inspirational project. Watch now.
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    February 09
    Alum Rich Baxter, a teacher and entrepreneur, wins bronze at the "Oscars" of education
    OISE alum Rich Baxter, Principal of Innovation in Education, and his team have won bronze at the Reimagine Education Awards for his program The Bootstrapping Checklist - a pedagogical initiative that is equipping K-12 students with skills to succeed in the 21st century. The Reimagine Education Awards - considered the "Oscars" of Education - are open to edtech companies, universities, schools, and educational non-profits worldwide. Contested by applicants from 84 nations, they offer a global higher education platform to identify and reward outstanding pedagogical innovation. Read more.
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    February 04
    How OISE alum Rosemary Sadlier convinced Canada to recognize Black History Month
    How did OISE alum Rosemary Sadlier convince Canada to recognize Black History Month? She pushed province to province all while building up a community by doing hundreds of presentations. Ultimately, fellow alumna, the Honourable Jean Augustine and the first Black woman elected to parliament in Canada, took it to the House. Read more about Rosemary's hard-earned impact and how she continues to champion Black history. Read more.
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    February 04
    Education as liberation: OISE's new faculty member discusses her focus on Black Francophone Studies
    Dr. Amal Madibbo, who joined OISE in 2021 and has been appointed Founding Director of the Centre for Black Studies in Education, researches at the intersection of Black studies and Francophone studies - focusing on Black Francophone immigration, race and anti-racism, and ethnic relations in sub-Saharan Africa among other topics. Meet Dr. Madibbo. Read more.