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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
    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 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 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
    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 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 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 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 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 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.
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    January 06
    She created, she wrote, she led: Remembering Professor Bonnie Burstow
    Here at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the OISE community is mourning the loss of Bonnie Burstow, an exceptional scholar, author and activist who died on Jan. 4. To celebrate her life, we look back at some of Professor Burstow's many achievements.
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    December 20, 2019
    Indigenous student Diane Hill featured among U of T students who crushed it in 2019
    U of T students are doing and achieving things on a daily basis that make the university an outstanding place. Diane Hill is no exception. By joining OISE's social justice education program this fall, Diane has continued her dream of supporting Indigenous communities through education - just as her grandfather inspired her to do. Read more.
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    December 18, 2019
    PhD student Jacqueline Scott's 2020 adventure will help connect Black history and the Canadian outdoors
    In 2020, PhD student Jacqueline Scott begins an epic adventure highlighting Black history's connection to the Canadian outdoors. 'The Black Canada Hike' is both a real hike set along the places where the Great Trail connects to Black history - and a counter-narrative to the classic tales absent of Black and Indigenous faces "on grand tours of the wilderness." In CBC Sports, Jacqueline outlines the details of this important adventure. Read more.
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    December 17, 2019
    2019 Year in Review: Take a look back at OISE's top highlights of the year
    OISE had a stellar, cohesive 2019. As the top-ranked Canadian institution for teaching and education research, OISE's students, faculty, staff and alumni materialized innovative ideas, grew relationships locally and globally and achieved honours at the top of their fields. Take a look back at some of the highlights from a productive, fruitful year. Read more.
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    December 16, 2019
    Education and innovation: OISE alum Beverley Biggar brings together elements that enhance learning, the student experience
    At OISE's latest research cafe, alum Beverley Biggar presented her new language learning app Speax as the next step in the evolution of online educational resources. The project is one of many that demonstrate the varying ways education innovation is taking place within OISE. In celebration of the research café, we asked our researchers to share how they are using innovation to enhance the classroom learning experience. Read more.
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    December 13, 2019
    Video: Happy holidays from the OISE community!
    From all of us at OISE, we wish you a holiday season filled with laughter and joy, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year. Watch our community holiday greeting video from our Winter Wonderland and Community Skate event for a little winter cheer! Watch now.
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    December 12, 2019
    OISE graduate students receive Friedrich Froebel Early Childhood Education Scholarship
    At a bustling research gala on December 4 at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, six students were recognized for their studies in early childhood education. Jessica Costello, Aicha Jaichi, Krystina Telesca, Sarah Tracz, Jacqueline Wilson and Tajuana Payne received the Friedrich Froebel Early Childhood Education Scholarship, named in honour of 19th century German educator Friedrich Froebel and the Froebel Foundation, an organization dedicated to furthering childhood education. Read more.
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    December 10, 2019
    Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine wins Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award
    Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine has won Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the category of Inclusion Vanguard for her impact on diversity and inclusion as a teacher, advocate, community leader and the first black Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons. Read more about the remarkable OISE alum. Read more
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    December 04, 2019
    'A significant warning': Professor Charles Pascal weighs in on the Ontario teachers' strike
    Professor Charles Pascal, a former deputy minister of education, weighs in on the Ontario teachers' strike. He says that although the strike only lasted one day, it came with a "significant warning" and added that the one-day walkout, which affected roughly 40,000 high school teachers and 15,000 support staff, signals a full-blown one could be on the way. Read more in Global News.
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    December 04, 2019
    Alum Hyunjung Shin's new TED Talk explores power of compassion to embrace diversity as a newcomer
    By tackling the challenges in her class at the University of Saskatchewan, prof. Hyunjung Shin formed a deeper understanding of how social differences connect to social inequalities for migrants. In a new TED Talk, the OISE alum explains how a little effort to understand new people and perspectives around us, will help us work and live better. Watch now.
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    December 03, 2019
    PhD student Amani Hitimana appointed chair of federal committee for awards in volunteering
    Amani Hitimana firmly believes that volunteering is imperative to improving society and his resumé shows it. Last month, in recognition of his extensive contributions, the OISE PhD student was appointed chair of the national advisory committee for Canada's Volunteer Awards. Read more.
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    December 03, 2019
    Professor Mary Reid weighs is on Ontario's mandatory math test for teachers
    Ontario will institute its mandatory math test for all new teachers next spring. But education experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of the test. Professor Mary Reid, who teaches future teachers, says her own mandatory math knowledge course is a better way to improve students' math knowledge and teaching skills. Such courses are cost-effective and allow for "progressive instruction" rather than a "one-time, high stakes proficiency test," explains Reid. Read more.
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    December 02, 2019
    Professor Cassie J. Brownell creates the space for children to talk about serious issues
    While teaching in post-Katrina New Orleans and during the Sandy Hook school shootings, Professor Cassie Brownell realized how important it was to create space for children to discuss social issues. Those experiences now drive her research in critical literacies, which seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of children in ways that shift how adults understand them to be - which is often apolitical and naïve. Read more.
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    November 29, 2019
    Professor Stephanie Waterman discusses how postsecondary institutions can better serve Indigenous students
    In a new blog at the close of Indigenous Education Month, Professor Stephanie Waterman discusses her research on how postsecondary institutions can better serve Indigenous students and help them thrive. Waterman, who leads the student development and student services stream at OISE, says her goal is to "enhance student services and knowledge about Indigenous people and our communities so that students can thrive in postsecondary rather than having to endure educational structures that deny their Indigeneity." Read more.
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    November 26, 2019
    'We need to find the voices of Black males': Ahmed Ali Ilmi joins OISE as Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow
    "We need to find the voices of Black males in education and account for the ways in which their early educational experiences are linked to their lack of opportunity." Black Studies scholar Ahmed Ali Ilmi has joined OISE as a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow. Over the next two years, he will be exploring how Black boys are being socialized in Canada's K-12 classrooms by gathering and analyzing stories of their schooling experiences. Read more.
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    November 25, 2019
    Professor Megan Boler discusses how disinformation is spread through video-sharing platforms
    YouTubers are embracing climate activism, but experts question reach and motive. Digital media scholar Megan Boler explains how disinformation is spread through the video-sharing platform. "We are beyond any age of innocence when it comes to the ways media is now used and abused for an infinite number of hidden, subversive, selfish or greed-based intentions," she writes. Read more.
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    November 22, 2019
    OISE, global educational partners renew Memorandum of Understanding
    A memorandum of understanding signed by 11 educational institutions, including the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), has signalled a continuing, strengthening global partnership. The MOU, signed by the International Network of Education Institutes (INEI) on the first day of meetings on Nov. 11, affirmed that the organization would continue for a new five-year term - ending in 2024. Read more.
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    November 20, 2019
    Close the gap between words and behaviour on children's rights, says Prof. Charles Pascal
    Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - a marker for the progress of a nation regarding the health and wellbeing of its children and youth. So, how is Ontario and Canada doing? Considering our material resources and what's required to secure substantial progress for the wellbeing of our children and youth, for many, a passing grade is a stretch, writes Pascal. Read more.
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    November 20, 2019
    OISE marks 30 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
    With the Canadian government's ratification of the Convention in 1991, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education has worked tirelessly to develop a children's rights approach to education and assist others in doing so. OISE professors have studied children's rights as they affect provincial policies for decades and have consulted with many organizations, including UNICEF, and have developed resource guides and toolkits for educators. Read more.
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    November 18, 2019
    When it comes to bullying, what works? Professor Kathy Bickmore weighs in
    Restorative justice programs that bring people together to talk through issues can be more effective than punitive responses such as suspension - but it's contingent on certain conditions being in place, says Professor Kathy Bickmore. Read more.
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    November 18, 2019
    Professor Elizabeth Smyth discusses the history and social impact of the Sisters of Loretto in Canada
    Call them early feminists or the founders of modern healthcare in Hamilton, nuns have built a legacy in Canada. Professor Elizabeth Smyth discusses the history and social impact of the Sisters of Loretto - founders of one of Toronto's oldest educational institutions, whose legacy includes opening a 25-bed hospital and nursing school at the turn of the twentieth century in Ontario. Read more.
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    November 15, 2019
    Professor Kathleen Gallagher highlights role of working together in convocation keynote
    In her convocation speech to graduands of the University of Toronto's School of Graduate Studies and graduate programs at the Rotman School of Management, Kathleen Gallagher challenged the audience with two small thoughts. Gallagher, a distinguished professor in the department of curriculum, teaching and learning, tasked the new graduates to join forces with those with different expertise and experiences in order to apply their knowledge, and support those following them. Watch here.
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    November 15, 2019
    OISE ranked as top Canadian institute for education
    OISE has been ranked as top Canadian university for education. In the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 477 global universities, OISE ranked within the Top 20 (14th place) globally for the third consecutive year and as the top-ranked Canadian institute for education. Read more.
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    November 14, 2019
    Toronto needs to do more for its homeless population during extreme cold, says alum Cathy Crowe
    When extremely cold weather hits Toronto, where do vulnerable people across the city go? Alum Cathy Crowe, a street nurse and advocate who has been tackling homelessness for 30 years, says while the city has taken steps to help bring people out of the cold, more shelters and warming centres are needed - and fast. Read more.
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    November 14, 2019
    Researcher Dr. Kang Lee helps parents understand why children lie and how praise can help
    What should parents do if they catch their child under the age of 7 lying? In this week's New York Times, research by professor Kang Lee helps put parents' worries about their children's lies to rest. Lying is not only a normal sign of cognitive development, says Lee, but his research shows you can inspire kids to be more truthful by praising their honesty. Read more.
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    November 12, 2019
    Indigenous Education Month: Alum Tracey King reflects on her work to include more Indigenous peoples in higher education
    MEd grad Tracey King is Canada's first Indigenous human resources consultant for a postsecondary institution and a longtime volunteer of the OISE Alumni Association. This Indigenous Education Month, Tracey reflects on her award-winning work to bring more Indigenous peoples into higher education and closes with a heartfelt message to Indigenous graduate students pursuing their degrees. Watch now.
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    November 08, 2019
    Indigenous Education Liaison Julie Blair carves personal legacy and leaves imprint on U of T
    Yesterday, OISE's Indigenous Education Liaison Julie Blair received her Master of Social Work degree from a groundbreaking new program in Indigenous trauma and resiliency. The extraordinary grad earned a previous undergraduate degree in Indigenous studies with a 3.9 GPA, was the first Indigenous student to receive the Brookfield Peter F. Bronfman Gold Scholarship, and helped organize the first powwow at U of T in 20 years in 2017. Blair has not only carved out a personal legacy but left an imprint on the university itself. Read more.
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    November 05, 2019
    Professor Normand Labrie awarded honorary doctorate by the University of Quebec at Rimouski
    This week, Professor Normand Labrie received an honorary doctorate from the University of Quebec at Rimouski. The renowned linguist was recognized for his contributions to the development of knowledge and the influence of the French language. Read more.
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    October 31, 2019
    'Going back to my centre': How Suleyman Demi used PhD research at OISE to improve lives in Ghana
    Graduating student Suleyman Demi made Ghana the core of his research at OISE, studying everything from how his home country feeds itself to the role communities and local farming play in the future of food and the environment. Now, he's working to educate families about food security across the country. When Suleyman crosses the stage at Convocation Hall on November 7, he will know he got there by keeping Ghana in his mind - and close to his heart. Read more.