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    June 04
    OISE alum Sasha Gollish among nine women to watch from U of T Engineering's class of 2020
    Sasha Gollish was one of the first students enrolled in OISE's collaborative specialization in engineering education, offered jointly by U of T Engineering and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, where she studied attitudes toward math among engineering faculty. "The ability of students to think and communicate mathematically is so much more important than I envisioned," she says. Read more.
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    June 04
    PhD candidate Janelle Brady discusses how parents can talk to kids about standing up to racism
    'A problem doesn't cease to exist because you don't experience it': On Global News, PhD candidate Janelle Brady, an anti-racist researcher and educator, discusses how parents can talk to children and youth about standing up to racism. "I think they are never too young to start the conversation, and a lot of conversations don't have to happen verbally. They happen by what we [as parents and educators] model to our children in our homes and communities." Watch now.
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    June 03
    Professor Rosalind Hampton shares new national Black graduate network in Canada
    A new network aims to provide Canada-wide institutional support for Black students and Black studies. "Academic racism impacts the growing number of students interested in pursuing Black studies in Canada," writes OISE Professor Rosalind Hampton, co-president of the Black Canadian Studies Association which is helping build the new National Black Graduate Network (NBGN). Set to launch online in July 2020, the research network will provide emerging scholars with opportunities for dialogue, idea generation and collaborations in Black studies across disciplines. Read more.
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    June 03
    Statement from Dean Glen A. Jones on anti-Black racism
    "Anti-Black racism has no place at the University of Toronto, at OISE, in our communities or anywhere in this world." OISE stands in solidarity with the Black community. Read Dean Glen Jones' statement on anti-Black racism. Read more.
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    June 02
    #OISEGrad20: MEd student and mother of grad congratulates historic Class of 2020
    To the unique OISE graduating Class of 2020, you are a group that will no doubt go down in history. Be proud of your resilience and celebrate your superpowers. You are already one step ahead of the game, getting ready to make a difference for the brightest future of education, writes MEd student Latifa Soliman, whose daughter graduates from U of T today. Read more.
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    June 01
    Activist, hip-hop artist, educator: OISE grad Marcus Singleton shares his journey
    For Marcus Singleton, graduating with a master's degree in social justice education from OISE is just the latest step in his evolution as an activist, hip-hop artist and educator. Next up: OISE's doctoral program in fall of 2020. After that: Bringing new ideas and approaches into schools. Watch now.
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    June 01
    OISE alum Shama Dossa explores the future of online higher education in Pakistan
    The pandemic has forced both public and private universities in Pakistan to move their classes online, but how will students fare? OISE alum Shama Dossa explores what e-learning conceptually requires to effectively meet the needs of students in the nation. Read more.
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    June 01
    Dr. Gila Hanna receives Partners in Research Canada Award
    OISE alum Dr. Gila Hanna has received the prestigious Dr. Jonathon Borwein Mathematics Ambassador Award from Partners in Research Canada. Read more.
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    June 01
    OISE grad - and mother of three - Mariam Abeid knows the value of an education: 'I had to fight for it'
    Mariam Abeid spent a lifetime seeking an education but had her dream derailed by discrimination and tragedy. The mother of three persevered and is now about to become an educator herself. Mariam is now graduating with a master's degree in child studies and education from OISE, and is looking forward to her first teaching job. Read more.
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    May 29
    'I want to be a teacher of teachers': David F. Boshra reflects on his Master of Teaching experience
    Motivated by making a difference, aspiring teacher David F. Boshra wanted to build on what he knew about education. Through his studies and extracurricular activities, David discovered the OISE community could offer just the stepping stone he needed. Read about the new grad's experience in the Master of Teaching program. Read more.
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    May 28
    The doctor is in: Q & A with Sunnybrook COVID-19 doctor, and new OISE graduate, Ariel Lefkowitz
    Dr. Ariel Lefkowitz, a doctor on the coronavirus frontlines and new MEd graduate, sat down with OISE News to discuss how he juggled his medical career and parenthood with graduate studies, and his growth as a person. Read more.
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    May 27
    In their own words: Meet this year's OISE Leaders & Legends Awards winners
    Six OISE alumni - Carol Mullen, Sam Long, Carol Nash, Jillian Roberts, Doug McDougall and Edward Jackson - are being recognized with our Leaders and Legends Awards program. Nominated by their peers at the Institute, the annual honour recognizes members who have shone through leadership in teaching, research and advocacy - while striving for excellence in academic programs, student experience, research and scholarship. Read more.
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    May 27
    PhD student Diana Burchell discusses disability, accessibility and community-building in higher education
    OISE PhD student and volunteer Diana Burchell discusses her personal experiences with disability and accessibility services in higher education, her involvement in starting an OISE virtual peer support community amid COVID-19, and more with fellow students at Accidental Podcast. Listen now.
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    May 22
    Professor Jennifer Brant reflects on the new ways Indigenous communities are coming together during COVID-19
    Professor Jennifer Brant reflects on the new ways Indigenous communities are coming together during COVID-19. From virtual Jingle Dress Dance to TikTok videos, "these new connections are creative acts of love that have inspired a virtual movement to ensure Indigenous survivance," she says. Read more.
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    May 21
    Has the abrupt shift to online learning due to COVID-19 solved problems or created more? Prof. Charles Pascal weighs in
    COVID-19 has pushed many institutions and individuals to leap headlong into online learning. Professor Charles Pascal weighs in on this forced shift, challenges along the way, and how we can continue to optimize education in these times. Read more.
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    May 21
    Prof. Angela Pyle explains how parents can make teaching more fun and engaging during pandemic
    Children are not used to seeing parents as teachers - but parents can make learning less stressful through play-based learning, says Prof. Angela Pyle. Here are some ways parents can make teaching more fun and exciting. Read more in London Daily Post.
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    May 20
    Can we really keep kids distant in school amid COVID-19? Prof. Charles Pascal weighs in
    The "nuts and bolts" of distancing measures in schools will be a challenge but, overall, the "easy part," says Professor Charles Pascal. He says that schools must also consider social and emotional preparation for both students and teachers. Read more in Global News.
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    May 20
    Alum Dr. Jillian Roberts gives advice for talking to kids about the changing pandemic rules
    If you're a parent, how are you talking to your kids about safely socializing, as provinces across the country prepare to loosen lockdown restrictions? OISE alum and child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts gives advice. Listen on CBC Radio Vancouver.
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    May 20
    How can schools re-open safely and effectively? Prof. Charles Pascal weighs in on CBC Radio
    With some schools reopening, what needs to be done to keep students and teachers safe? Professor Charles Pascal, former deputy minister of education in Ontario, discusses on CBC's The Current. Listen now.
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    May 18
    After coronavirus: Global youth reveal that the social value of art has never mattered more
    Our post-pandemic planning could shift in powerful ways if we changed who is at decision-making tables and started listening to youth, says Professor Kathleen Gallagher. Gallagher's drama research project "Youth, Theatre, Radical Hope and the Ethical Imaginary," was turned into the 2019 hit play, Towards Youth which explores the concept of radical hope among youth in our current times of global unrest. Read more.
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    May 16
    Alum Dr. Jillian Roberts explains how children deal with their emotions during a pandemic
    OISE alum and child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts answers parents' questions about how children deal with their emotions and safety during a pandemic. Watch now on CBC News.
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    May 14
    More than just a website: OISE online learning team delivers practical support in COVID-19
    A new initiative is taking some of the uncertainty out of online teaching and learning with personalized supports and resources for faculty, students and a growing #OISEOnlineTogether community. With a new website, OISE's online support team has created a one-stop-shop to assist those who are transitioning to an e-learning environment. Read more.
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    May 13
    Looking back: The 1918 flu pandemic and its impact on education in Ontario
    In 1918, the arrival of Spanish Flu in Canada led to widespread closures of schools and businesses across Canada, while quarantine efforts, the use of face masks, and the implementation of public hygiene rules were put in place. Students Jenna Mlynaryk and Denise Makovac dug deep into the archives to find out how the pandemic impacted education in Ontario - and U of T. Read more.
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    May 12
    Careful and advance preparation needs to be put in place well before schools open, says Prof. Charles Pascal
    Schools should not re-open without careful, and well thought-out social and emotional preparation in place. This is so that we can better support students, teachers and parents, says Professor Charles Pascal in a new op-ed. Read more.
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    May 11
    How should we explain COVID-19 to kids? Alum Dr. Jillian Roberts explains
    How should we explain COVID-19 to kids? Try to maintain a routine at home, while focusing on reading and math exercises, says OISE alum and child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts. Plus, on Friday's OISE Stay At Home Club web series, Jillian helps kids deal with tragedy. Watch live at 11AM or anytime @OISEUofT on Twitter. Read more.
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    May 08
    PhD student Stacy Costa explains why solving puzzles feels so good during the pandemic
    Doctoral student Stacy Costa says puzzles create a sense of order in times of chaos and can even have real-world applications, which make them useful during a pandemic. As a puzzle designer, one of Stacy's areas of research is puzzles and the brain. She's giving a 20-minute lecture on May 8 as part of OISE's innovative web series, the OISE Stay At Home Club. Read more in NOW Magazine.
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    May 08
    OISE researcher receives COVID-19 grant to investigate how universities can manage mental wellness needs during pandemic
    Dr. Valerie Damasco and team will use the Toronto COVID-19 Action Initiative grant to help universities understand and respond to the mental wellness needs of students and communities. "The study will provide practical guidelines for how we assist students at the University of Toronto to deal with health crises. The COVID-19 pandemic requires unique health communication and outreach, as well as education and learning strategies relayed to students," writes Damasco. Read more.
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    May 07
    Prof. Carol Campbell and colleagues offer insights as Canada plans for education in COVID-19 era
    A new blog by Professor Carol Campbell and OISE alumni Pamela Osmond-Johnson and Katina Pollock offers key questions and reflections for governments, teachers and principals in Canada as the country plans for education in the COVID-19 era, including the complex issue of when and how to reopen schools. Read more.
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    May 07
    Like mother, like daughter: Educators, OISE PhDs, higher education advocates
    They each have PhDs from OISE and work in education today, but Valerie Lopes and her daughter Krista Holmes took different paths to the present. "If you look at just the two of us, our paths, our reasons, our stages in life, were so very different. Yet, OISE certainly offered paths that both of us could follow," explains Valerie. "There were people trying to help us to overcome whatever barriers we faced." Read more.
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    May 06
    Connecting during COVID-19: Jackman Lab School keeps their students on the learning curve
    The coronavirus pandemic has forced teachers at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School to change their workflow, curriculum and interactions, and they have done so smoothly but shifting online came with a unique set of challenges. Here's how JICS teachers have maintained a connection with their students online, plus tips for teachers who are transitioning to an e-learning environment. Read more.
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    May 05
    Measure your health with your smartphone in the time of coronavirus
    A new app that can measure your stress and anxiety, and assess your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke, has launched. Anura was developed by a startup led by Professor Kang Lee, and is now available in Apple Apps and Google Play stores. For the Anura team, this app comes just in time - to serve as a means to promote wellness as the coronavirus pandemic carries on. Read more.
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    May 05
    Extending the 'new normal': Enrica Piccardo shifts OISE graduate courses online to great effect
    In her courses on language and literacy, Professor Enrica Piccardo regularly incorporates technology that connect and engage her students. So when the coronavirus pandemic began, she quickly transferred her courses online - well before the University of Toronto decided centrally to cancel classes, and deliver teaching and learning through other means, in early March. The course ended in early April with profound success. Read more.
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    May 04
    OISE launches all-ages learning series on Twitter, writes NOW Magazine
    If quarantine has you tired of the same old routine but you don't want to commit to any long-term project (who has the energy?), OISE has launched a new learning series that's perfectly flexible, doable and fun for the whole family. Featured in NOW Magazine, the OISE Stay At Home Club is a new Twitter Live series that features OISE alumni and friends dispensing their wisdom - for both adults and kids. And it's all free. Read more.
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    May 04
    Teacher Appreciation Week: Meet Grade 1 teacher Raadiyah Nazeem
    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! In this profile by the department of applied psychology and human development, meet child study and education graduate Raadiyah Nazeem. A former teacher-librarian and technology integrator, Raadiyah, now a Grade 1 teacher, tells us about her practice and why she loves being a teacher. Read more.
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    May 01
    Some parents are ditching their child's homeschool lessons, and prof. Clare Brett say that's OK
    Some parents have decided to replace their child's school assignments with other activities, such as baking, crafts and games - a solution experts say is perfectly fine. "The most important thing is your relationship with your kids and the sense of safety and comfort and love for one another," says professor Clare Brett. Read more.
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    April 30
    Rising star reignites passion for the arts at OISE, tells stories of worlds apart
    An expatriate in Saudi Arabia, now a writer, actor and producer in Toronto: Mercedes Cardella has stories to tell. After completing her degree in curriculum and the arts at OISE, she published a book - but Mercedes was not always in touch with her creative side. It took an inspiring teacher at OISE to reignite her passion for the arts and help her address the emotional abuse and racism she experienced in theatre school many years before. This is her journey of self-discovery and stardom. Read more.
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    April 29
    Doctor of Education in Child Study and Education approved, first cohort to be enrolled this September
    OISE's new Doctor of Education (EdD) in Child Study and Education has received formal approval from the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities. The only research-intensive, practice-oriented education doctorate at the University of Toronto, the program is expected to enrol its first cohort in September 2020. "Congratulations to all those who worked to bring us to this final step in the creation of this program," said Dean Glen Jones. Read more.
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    April 29
    Professor Angela Pyle: 10 ways to teach kids through play at home
    Professor Angela Pyle explores and recommends ways to better stimulate and support children's learning as the coronavirus pandemic continues. She lays out a list of great ways to engage children's learning through play - a less stressful and productive way to support children's learning. Here are 10 ways to teach kids through play at home. Read more.
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    April 24
    Ramadan Mubarak: Alum Rania Mirza reflects on the connection between food, memory and nostalgia
    In a Toronto Star column, OISE alum Rania Mirza reflects on the connection between food, memory and nostalgia this Ramadan. "Nothing signals the start of Ramadan like the scent of pakoras filling the air in my house. It's not surprising. Our sense of smell has a strong connection to memories," she explains. Read more.
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    April 24
    Professor Angela Pyle: In social isolation, there are ways to support children's learning at home
    Professor Angela Pyle of OISE's Play Learning Lab discusses ways we can help stimulate and support learning at home. From involving kids in planning out their day to allowing them to direct their play, here are some of the ways parents can help children grow during self-isolation. Read more.
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    April 23
    Prof. Charles Pascal says Ontario schools need a "new normal" after COVID-19 shutdown
    It is time to start thinking about what schools should look like when they re-open. Professor Charles Pascal says that pandemic measures have shown "how important genuine collaborations with parents and guardians are," which must be better incorporated into school life. Read more in Toronto Star.
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    April 21
    Black lives are further in peril in a time of COVID-19, writes Professor Rinaldo Walcott and colleagues
    Coronavirus discriminates against Black lives through surveillance, policing and the absence of health data, writes OISE professor Rinaldo Walcott, alum Dr. OmiSoore Dryden and University of Toronto Mississauga lecturer Beverly Bain. They add that racism, poverty, and limited social supports and access to health services are chronic conditions that must be considered during this pandemic. Read more.
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    April 20
    Canada's co-operatives: Helping communities during and after the coronavirus
    The outbreak of COVID-19 spurred Canada's co-operative sector to immediately step up and respond to the needs of communities - in many cases, sooner and more concretely than governments and corporations. Professor Marcelo Vieta says that co-operatives can and should be key to Canada's rebuilding now and following COVID-19. Read more.
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    April 15
    Recent grad Katie Doering receives Leithwood Award for Outstanding Thesis of the Year
    Congratulations to recent graduate Dr. Katie Doering who has won the Leithwood Award for Outstanding Thesis of the Year. Building on her work as principal of the Ronald McDonald House in Toronto, Dr. Doering's thesis looks at representations of children with serious illness in picture books and children's responses to these texts - which has broad potential impact across the fields of children's literature, healthcare and research methodologies. Read more.
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    April 14
    Prof. Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández explores the meaning of solidarity during the COVID-19 crisis
    What does solidarity mean during a global pandemic and every day? Professor Ruben Gaztambide-Fernandez breaks down the meaning of the word in universal, social, political and creative terms - as we imagine new ways of being with one another in and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. Read more.
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    April 14
    Why are kids scared of masks? Professor Kang Lee breaks it down
    Why are kids scared of masks? Prof. Kang Lee breaks it down: Those younger than 6 tend to pay attention to individual features, like the size of a nose, rather than the person as a whole. So, people in masks, especially at a distance, may look unfamiliar. Read more in the New York Times.
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    April 13
    Online meeting space helps U of T students connect during COVID-19 crisis
    Called Stories from a Distance, this virtual connection initiative invites U of T students to stay connected by sharing stories, experiences, challenges, encouragement and resources with their peers at a time of social distancing. "We can be more connected when we are forced to be apart," says OISE student Gabriele Simmons, who helped launch the initiative. "There's so much richness in hearing shared things because there are so many common threads." Read more.
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    April 10
    Famed artist and OISE volunteer Burtynsky turns his talents to making 3D masks for COVID-19 fight
    Toronto Star columnist Shinan Govani caught up with renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky to discuss his innovative response to the urgent needs of healthcare workers: Burtunsky and his team at Think 2 Think have developed a basic, open-source concept for a 3D printed face shield with a snap-together design that can be printed economically and shared publicly. Read more.
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    April 06
    Professor Carol Rolheiser receives 2020 UTAA Award of Excellence
    Professor Carol Rolheiser has won the University of Toronto Alumni Association's Award of Excellence which celebrates faculty, staff and students who are inspiring examples - people who make the University, and often the world, a better place. As a longtime OISE faculty member and administrative leader, Carol has deeply impacted teacher education programs and improved support for teaching across the tri-campus. Learn more about the champion for teaching excellence. Read more.
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    April 04
    Meet this year's OISE Staff Excellence Awards winners
    Staff play a critical role in fostering OISE's overall mission of preparing scholars, teachers and other professional leaders for the world of education. They are the backbone of the Institute. Each year they are recognized with an award of excellence. This year, Neil Tinker, Andrew Chiang, Anna Mozharova, Michelle Pon and Natalie Neumann Butler have each been named as winners. Learn more about the awards and this year's recipients. Read more.
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    April 04
    Leadership, dedication, scholarship: Learn about this year's OISE Teaching Excellence Awards winners
    Tara Goldstein, Sameena Eidoo, Robin Persad and Ann Lopez have something in common. Each of them, faculty at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, have made enormous contributions to teaching and learning at the Institute. They are also the 2020 recipients of OISE's Teaching Excellence Awards. Learn about the teaching awards and the recipients. Read more.
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    April 03
    Alum Amanda Parris says artists are getting us through COVID-19 and can no longer be taken for granted
    Alum Amanda Parris says artists who have kept us entertained and sane during the COVID-19 pandemic should no longer be taken for granted by governments and voters. "This lockdown should be a wake-up call to all of us who are leaning on these creatives now: arts and culture needs to be an unwavering national priority," she writes. Read more in CBC Arts.
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    April 02
    Student spotlight: Francis Wall shares his experiences in OISE's school clinical child psychology program
    Third year PhD student Francis Wall opens up about the lessons, experiences and achievements that have made him the student, and person, he is today. He shares his experience applying to OISE and studying in the School Clinical Child Psychology program. Read more.
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    March 31
    Excellence at OISE: Meet this year's U of T student leadership award winners
    Four students from OISE have been recognized for their outstanding student leadership, service, and commitment to the university. The annual University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards, an honour bestowed by the U of T Alumni Association, named Jason Brennan, Entisar Yusuf, Emma Sabzalieva and Susan He as part of their large cohort of winners. Meet OISE's winners. Read more.
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    March 27
    Professor Carol Campbell discusses teacher learning and leadership in today's changing world with Anthony Mackay
    Tune in with OISE Professor Carol Campbell and Anthony Mackay, President and CEO the National Center on Education and the Economy, who discuss Ontario's Teaching Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP) and the role it plays in promoting knowledge exchange and innovative teaching practices. Watch now.
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    March 27
    Natural Curiosity enhances inquiry-based learning with Indigenous perspectives
    Since its first edition published in 2011, Natural Curiosity stood out as a trusted source for educators in developing inquiry-based learning in Canada. But, when it began working with Indigenous Peoples to integrate Indigenous perspectives into its program, it went even further. This is their story. Read more.
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    March 20
    'I am grateful for the OISE community's resilience': OISE Dean's message on COVID-19
    Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, OISE Dean Glen Jones has created a short video to address the state of affairs at OISE - and to show his gratitude for the community's resilience in this difficult time. Watch now.
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    March 16
    How to talk to children about coronavirus: Professor Cassie Brownell shares advice
    Professor Cassie Brownell offers advice on how to talk to children about coronavirus. "I think we need to create a really open space where we can talk about the facts, correct misinformation and be honest." Read more in Global News.
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    March 13
    Important COVID-19 announcement from OISE Dean Glen Jones
    Please read this important COVID-19 announcement from OISE Dean Glen Jones regarding the cancellation of classes and events. Effective Monday, March 16, OISE classes will no longer be held in-person for the remainder of this academic term. OISE's Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School will be closed March 14 to April 5 in parallel with the recent decision to close public schools. Read more.
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    March 12
    'Lifting each other up with love': OISE honours Indigenous students with special ceremony
    Surrounded by friends, family and community, seven Indigenous students were honoured for their scholarly and community contributions at last month's Indigenous Graduate Student Celebration. The first of its kind at OISE, the celebration set out to recognize the unique challenges that Indigenous students face in post-secondary education - and, in light of this, help them feel part of a community that values them. Read about the special ceremony and what it meant for our honourees. Read more.
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    March 09
    Alum and co-founder Ceta Ramkhalawansingh celebrates 50 years of support at U of T's women and gender studies program
    OISE alum Ceta Ramkhalawansingh co-founded U of T's women and gender studies program half a century ago. Now, on the 50th anniversary of the first gender studies course at the University, she has created a new scholarship to support students in the program. Read more.
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    March 06
    OISE Alumni Association Doctoral Fellowship honours and supports PhD candidates who volunteer
    The OISE Alumni Association Doctoral Fellowship is a $10,000 award - generously established by the OISE Alumni Association - that honours and supports PhD candidates who volunteer within the association and broader OISE community. The deadline for students to apply is April 30, 2020. Read more.
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    March 06
    Calls to action: OISE faculty reflect on International Women's Day
    #IWD2020: What is one action someone should undertake while recognizing International Women's Day? From reflections on unpaid labour, violence against women, and equality promotion, learn what OISE professors have to say. Read more.
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    March 05
    SEE U of T program has lasting impacts on students, faculty, community
    Support, engage, experience - those are the pillars of the University of Toronto's new SEE program designed for high school students to experience what it's like studying at the university. Co-led by OISE professor Ann Lopez, the program aims to lessen barriers for students from underrepresented groups, including Indigenous and racialized students. Read more.
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    March 04
    Fifth in the world: OISE achieves highest QS World University Ranking to date
    QS World University Rankings has placed OISE as the 5th best educational institution in the world - its highest ranking to date. Improving on its 7th-place ranking in 2019, OISE remains the highest ranked educational institute in Canada. "I am so proud of our community for its excellence in teacher education, education research and international collaborations. This acknowledgement is a shared honour," said OISE Dean Glen Jones. Read more.
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    March 03
    Professor Kang Lee comments on study that finds seeing faces in objects correlates to creativity
    "The world we see is not entirely determined by what is out there," says Prof. Kang Lee, who comments on the psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia that causes people to see patterns in objects, such as a face in a tree trunk. Researchers are now saying facial pareidolia correlates with creativity. And for the non-creative types, you can cultivate this faculty with practice, says Lee. By tapping into higher cognitive processes, you may illuminate these patterns for the mind. Read more.
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    February 28
    When it comes to youth homelessness in Canada, alum Emily Wright says parents and educators can make a difference
    In an article about the realities of youth homelessness in Canada, alum Emily Wright - an advocate who has experienced homelessness firsthand - says parents and educators can make a difference by talking to the children in their care about the realities of homelessness and why it happens while emphasizing the humanity of those experiencing it. Read more.
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    February 28
    MEd student Carine Diverlus embarks on international practicum in counselling psychology, global mental health
    Meet Carine Diverlus. After noticing a lack of Black women working in mental health spaces, she was inspired to pursue the field and start her MEd degree. This year, Carine embarks on an international practicum in the country of her choosing as part of OISE's unique counselling psychology program in global mental health. Carine hopes to improve mental health services for minority groups with a specific focus for Black and Indigenous women. Read more.
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    February 27
    Alum Dr. Joelle Rodway profiled for fostering education in Newfoundland and Labrador
    Dr. Joelle Rodway grew up in Toronto, but always had a strong familial connection to Newfoundland and Labrador. She's featured in a new profile by the Gazette, which discusses her move to St. John's where she recently joined Memorial's Faculty of Education - and the steps she took to grow her research and practice in education. Read more.
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    February 26
    Prof. Linda Cameron suggests ways parents can help their children understand and deal with the ongoing Ontario teacher strikes
    Prof. Linda Cameron suggests ways parents can help their children understand and deal with the ongoing Ontario teacher strikes. This includes maintaining consistency at home, and using this time for educational activities and helping children understand the strikes. "They don't need to think it's just a holiday but they have to understand that it's a movement that will make the world a better place," she says. Read more.
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    February 22
    Professor Charles Pascal joins new radio series to discuss pressing issues in education today
    Internationally renowned educator Prof. Charles Pascal joins VoiceEd Canada's In Depth to discuss the most pressing issues in education today. For over half century, Dr. Pascal has worked extensively and internationally in areas ranging from early childhood to post-secondary education. In this conversation, he begins by sharing the guiding principle for his career. Listen now.
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    February 21
    OISE's Black faculty discuss the future at Black History Month panel
    What does it mean to be Black in Canada? Last week, six OISE faculty - George Dei, Njoki Wane, Wanja Gitari, Rosalind Hampton, Lance McCready and Ann Lopez with moderator Andrew Campbell - started a conversation. At the intersection of past, present and future, they explored the critical issues affecting Black communities and the role of education to shape our collective futures. Here's what the faculty had to say. Read more.
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    February 21
    'The Vari Scholarship has paved the way': Sights and sounds at this year's Vari Scholars luncheon
    For over 20 years, the George and Helen Vari Scholarships have changed the lives of students at OISE and Victoria University. Last month, past and present scholarship winners came together to celebrate their achievements as educators of tomorrow. Here's what some speakers had to say about the scholarships - and the Vari family. Read more.
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    February 21
    New book by Prof. Martin Cannon takes an intersectional lens to the Indian Act
    Martin Cannon has wanted to publish a book about the Indian Act for decades. His new book, Men, Masculinity and the Indian Act explores over four decades of case law calling attention to the inability - if not refusal - by courts to connect sexism with racialization and to acknowledge Indigenous peoples as sovereign nations of peoples. "In the book, I am committed to seeing a change in the consciousness and minds of Indigenous peoples about sexism and its impact on Indigenous nationhood," said Cannon. Read more.
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    February 20
    Prof. Charles Pascal, architect of Ontario's early learning plan, says child care should be part of the public education system
    A new report from the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation is calling on the federal government to spend more on universal early childhood education. Professor Charles Pascal, the architect of the Ontario's early learning plan, said child care should be part of the public education system. "The social and economic return on this preschool educational platform would more than pay for this kind of investment." Read more.
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    February 20
    OISE alumni, faculty featured on CBC list of Canadian books to read for Black History Month 2020
    Add these to the list! CBC Books has compiled a list of seven works of Canadian non-fiction for Black History Month, including books by alumni Sandy Hudson and Syrus Marcus Ware, and professors Njoki Wane and Rinaldo Walcott. Read more.
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    February 19
    PhD student Jacqueline Scott shares the untold story of the Black snowshoers who walked 1,000 kilometres across Canada in 1813
    Doctoral student Jacqueline Scott shares the story of the Black snowshoers of the 104th New Brunswick Regiment of Foot who walked 1,000 kilometres across Canada in 1813 to bolster the country's defenses against an impending United States invasion. "The erasure of these Black soldiers of the 104th follows the usual pattern of deleting Black people from the mainstream history of Canada, as their presence or absence raises questions about race and empire, and genocide and slavery," writes Scott. Read more.
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    February 18
    Study led by alum Erin Hobin finds making cancer risks clear boosts public support for higher alcohol prices
    A new study led by OISE alum Erin Hobin found that people who learn alcohol is a carcinogen are almost two times more likely to support policies that raise the price of beer, wine and spirits. Less than 25 per cent of Canadians who consume alcohol are aware it can cause cancer. Read more.
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    February 17
    Prof. Mary Reid weighs in on the effectiveness of math proficiency tests for teachers
    Professor Mary Reid weighs in on the effectiveness of math proficiency tests for teachers. Reid, a math education expert, says that existing research shows no correlation between how well a teacher does on a math test and teacher quality. Last year, Reid helped roll out a mandatory math content course for teaching students at OISE. Tune in on 680 News.
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    February 16
    Professor Clare Brett discusses drawbacks and benefits of online learning courses
    E-learning: good or bad? "Depends entirely on how well it's done," says Professor Clare Brett who discusses the drawbacks and benefits of online learning courses, what it takes to successfully implement e-learning programs, and the preparation that's required. Listen now.
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    February 16
    Professor Jeffrey Ansloos discusses Wet'suwet'en and Canada's flawed consultation processes
    Consultation processes for development projects should not have predetermined outcomes - and they should not preclude the possibility of "no" from the community, says Professor Jeffrey Ansloos. He discusses Wet'suwet'en on Global News. Read more.
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    February 14
    Alumni Dionne Brand and Amanda Parris mentioned in article on Black arts, culture and heritage in Canada
    Outside of Black History Month, consistent and prominent displays of Black creative talent and artistic direction are exceedingly rare in Canada, says U of T alum Anthony N. Morgan. In a new article, he points to the successes of Black Canadian artists like OISE alumni Dionne Brand, Toronto's third Poet Laureate, and Amanda Parris, a 2019 Governor General's Literary Award winner, to highlight the need for a national Black arts, culture and heritage policy. Read more.
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    February 11
    Lecturer Andrew B. Campbell discusses Black self expression and navigating academic spaces at U of T
    "It is your responsibility to define your blackness." Andrew B. Campbell, lecturer at OISE, recently joined a panel to discuss being a Black professor on campus at the February 6th U of T Black History 365 symposium, Complexities of Blackness: Stories Told, Strategies Shared. Also in attendance were OISE professor Njoki Wane, alum Henry Ssali and students interested in exploring the drive for diversity in spaces like the university. Read more.
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    February 07
    Professor Charles Pascal discusses tensions between Ontario government and teachers' unions amid rotating strikes
    A series of newspaper ads published over the weekend heightened tensions between the Ontario government and three teachers' unions participating in rotating strikes. Professor Charles Pascal, former deputy minister of education in Ontario, weighs in. Listen now.
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    February 06
    Lecturer Sachin Maharaj joins CBC to discuss the impact of the ongoing teachers' strike in Ontario
    On this week's CBC The Current, OISE's own Sachin Maharaj discusses the impact of the ongoing teachers' strike in Ontario, how labor disputes influence the public's perception of teachers and why that matters in a public education system. Listen now.
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    February 05
    'It's bigger than hip hop': OISE student Marcus Singleton channels the spirit of hip hop into his classroom
    Hip hop saved Marcus Singleton's life. Growing up, it gave the Chicago rapper a way to think and talk about the violent, unpredictable life of his hometown. Today, the OISE student is giving back by building a leadership development curriculum around the artform. Read more.
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    February 04
    The New York Times remembers Professor Bonnie Burstow
    Professor Bonnie Burstow contended that many states of mind conventionally described as mental illnesses are in fact rational reactions to social, economic and political conditions. A self-described "feminist therapist," she was a prominent voice in the anti-psychiatry movement which she contended was patriarchal. The New York Times remembers Dr. Bonnie Burstow. Read more.
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    February 03
    Professor Jeffrey Ansloos joins CBC Unreserved to explore grief, death and dying in Indigenous communities
    Professor Jeffrey Ansloos joins CBC Unreserved to explore grief, death and dying in Indigenous communities. He speaks about stigmas around sudden death, and how media and politicians often oversimplify crises in remote Indigenous communities. Listen now.
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    February 02
    Professor Rinaldo Walcott on how the NFL is trying to change its image
    The NFL is trying to clean up its own image through "smart diversity moves" and by capitalizing on the causes that Colin Kaepernick was fighting for, says Professor Rinaldo Walcott who specializes in Black pop culture and politics. Read more in CBC News.
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    January 30
    Professor Charles Pascal weighs in on talks between the public elementary teachers' union and Ontario government
    Contract talks between the Ontario government and the union representing public elementary teachers resumed Wednesday for the first time since educators launched rotating daily strikes. Professor Charles Pascal, a former deputy minister of education in Ontario, weighs in on the bargaining discussions and what to expect. Read more on iHeartRadio.
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    January 29
    Accidental Intellectual podcast sets out to personalize healthcare and humanize academia
    A new podcast, launched this past fall by co-host and OISE PhD student Lee Propp, has set out to personalize healthcare - a mission set out in the podcast's tagline: humans behind the experts. Seeking out movers and shakers in the healthcare space, Accidental Intellectual shows a side of an academic that's rarely seen, something beyond their ideas and their contributions to society. Read more.
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    January 24
    Preparing for the future of work: New study highlights how Canada can better retrain workers displaced by disruptive technologies
    A new study by U of T researchers, including OISE Professor Michal Perlman, highlights how Canada can better retrain workers displaced by disruptive technologies. High-quality evaluations of employment training programs will be needed to help policy-makers identify the best models to prepare workers for the future - and also help them avoid deepening inequality, they write. Read more.
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    January 23
    OISE Professor Nina Bascia talks Ontario class sizes on CBC Radio
    How many students would be too big for a single classroom? What kind of impact do those classes have on learning? Professor Nina Bascia, chair of OISE's Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE) appeared on CBC Radio's Ontario Today to answer those questions with host Rita Celli.
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    January 19
    Professor Charles Pascal comments on the latest in job action from Ontario teachers
    Is school in or out? Across the province this week, teachers, who have been without a collective agreement since August 31 and are engaged in work-to-rule campaigns, prepare to take part in various days of action. The largest teacher job action in two decades, Professor Charles Pascal says larger class sizes and lost courses are sticking points in the tense labour negotiations. Read more.
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    January 16
    Alum and clinical psychologist Silvia Tenenbaum discusses challenging the gender status quo in academia
    "Name the problems, denounce them, and generate community." Alum and clinical psychologist Dr. Silvia Tenenbaum discusses challenging the gender status quo in academia, and offers advice to students. Read more in The Varsity.
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    January 13
    Prof. Charles Pascal comments on the value and the future of the EQAO
    Charles Pascal was deputy education minister when EQAO was started. He recently spoke with CBC's Conrad Collaco about the test, its value and its future.
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    January 10
    Professor Abby Goldstein talks about safety concerns around cannabis edibles
    This week, Ontario rolls out its online retailer of recreational cannabis including edibles, beverages and vaping products. Professor Abby Goldstein explains the potential safety concern surrounding cannabis edibles and how you and those around you can stay safe around them. Listen here.