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OISE’s Jane Gaskell honoured by Royal Society


September 12, 2014

by OISE Staff

Jane GaskellDr. Jane Gaskell, a professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education and a former dean of OISE, is one of 21 University of Toronto scholars to be named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

Gaskell is being recognized for her global leadership in the field of education and for her championing of public education in Canada and around the world. Her research and publications have focussed on a variety of policy issues in education, including the organization of secondary education in Canada; school choice; the impact of feminism on educational policy and practice; educational approaches to poverty; the links between education and the workplace; and the politics of research and policy.

"I'm very pleased by this honour and thank all those who were part of the nomination process,” said Dr. Gaskell. “It takes a community to make a career".

The mission of the Royal Society is to recognize scholarly research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada.

“This is a wonderful tribute to Dr. Gaskell,” said Julia O’Sullivan, Dean of OISE. “Being named a Fellow of the Royal Society is one of the highest honours a scholar can achieve in Canada”. 

Gaskell and her 20 fellow U of T honorees will be formally inducted at a ceremony in Ottawa on November 22, 2014.