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OISE student wins 2015 Jackman Award 

20 July 2015


2015 Jackman Award winner, Ryan Persadie

OISE is proud to announce that BEd student Ryan Persadie has won the 2015 Jackman Award for his essay "Both the Vehicle and the Road."

Awarded to an inspiring educator enrolled in an Ontario education program, Jackman Award applicants submitted essays that reflected on the mentorship relationship and the ways in which it has contributed to their growth as a teacher.

Ryan's winning essay focused on the impact of Dr. Stewart-Rose, assistant professor in OISE's Department of Curriculum, Learning and Teaching.  

"Through her efforts, Dr. Leslie Stewart-Rose not only gave me the vehicle and toolbox to lay the foundation for current music pedagogy but paved the road in which I could establish and expand myself within my own ideas, frameworks and teaching practice," he wrote. 

Having recently completed his BEd, Ryan will begin graduate studies in ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto in September of this year. His interests lie in culturally responsive teaching, multicultural music education, and issues of social justice.

The Jackman Award was established by the Toronto Chapter to honour its founding president Henry Jackman, who modelled lifelong dedication to education and a deep concern for the individual student. The Jackman Award is open to any student enrolled in an Ontario-based degree-in-education program. The winning entry will receive $500 and a one-year membership in Phi Delta Kappa (PDK).