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YOUR GUIDE TO OISE IN 2020-2021


The 2020-2021 academic year will look different than it has in the past. While the challenges of COVID-19 will have a tremendous impact on your semester, you can expect the same level of commitment to community-building, high-quality learning, transformative research and health and wellbeing.

We don’t have all the answers, but we are committed to ensuring that students, faculty and staff are supported during these uncertain times. Working together, we'll ensure an exciting and successful year for all.


 

 

PREPARING FOR A SAFE RETURN

Although all classes will be online this academic year and staff and faculty are working remotely where possible, we understand that there will be times where you will need to access the building and its facilities. We are ready to welcome you back to a safe and healthy environment, but please review the following before you visit.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: CHANGES TO THE 2021 WINTER TERM

OISE graduate courses will begin the week of January 11, 2021 as originally scheduled, with the exception of our teacher education programs. The Master of Teaching (MT) and the Master of Arts in Child Study in Education (MA-CSE) programs are scheduled to begin January 4, 2021. These programs are carefully monitoring decisions being made by the province and our board partners, and any changes in program scheduling will be communicated directly to our teacher candidates. 

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RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY

 

 

 


 

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WELLNESS AT OISE

The well-being of our community is one of OISE's top priorities. We are working hard to enhance our wellness programming in response to our community's diverse needs during these challenging times.

This academic year, be sure to devote time for self-care by attending some our wellness events — designed to promote learning and practice opportunities that contribute to both individual and collective healing and change.
 

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The Mindful Educator Lunch and Learn Series

Strengthen your personal practice and explore various ways of integrating mindfulness-based strategies in education settings. Explore the latest research and the benefits of mindfulness in education. Learn more

Living and Working Lunch and Learn Series

Explore topics related to wellness, such as mindfulness, self-compassion, Indigenous understandings of wellness, and more. Engage in activities and practices to help improve your health and wellbeing. Learn more

Weekly Opportunities for Practice

Join these drop-in sessions to reconnect with your body, mind and emotions. Learn techniques, including mindfulness and yoga, to increase your capacity to be reflective, strengthen resilience, and improve your relationships with others. Learn more

Mindfulness Community of Practice Meetings

A space for educators and teacher candidates to become part of a community of support. Cultivate and deepen your mindfulness practice, engage in critical inquiry and reflection, explore applications of mindfulness in education and more. Learn more

 

 

COMMUNITY BUILDING ONLINE

Community is the cornerstone of OISE. While we can't be together physically this school year, plenty of online spaces have opened up to keep our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends closer than ever. Here are some of the digital community building initiatives taking place at OISE.
 

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OISE Black Resistance and Self-Restoration Series

OISE's Black community are invited to attend this new series of workshops that will discuss the impact of anti-Black racism, explore ancient African practices for resistance and self-restoration, and offer tools for mitigating the traumatic impacts of institutional anti-Black racism. Learn more.

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OISE Academic Social Club 

AcSoc is a student-led group that organizes academic, professional development and social events to bring OISE students together. Come out to an upcoming meet up, chat with fellow students and forge new friendships. Find out about upcoming events

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OISE Student Collective

This grassroots initiative is a space for students to engage, organize and care for each other. Since April, the group has been gauging student concerns through surveys, town halls and events, and voicing student demands to the leadership at OISE and the School of Graduate Studies. Connect with them on Facebook and subscribe to their newsletter

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OISE Caremongering Facebook Group

Founded on the idea that small acts of kindness can improve the lives of those around us, this student-led Facebook page aims to provide social and academic support to all members of the OISE community. Join the group.

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Indigenous Education Network Virtual Events

From tea times to a two-spirit knowledge sharing series, OISE's Indigenous Education Network has launched diverse and vibrant virtual events to keep students, staff and faculty connected and engaged. Attend an upcoming event.

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International Students Association Hangout and Chat

This WhatsApp group and weekly virtual hangout aims to help international students feel supported, heard and cared for. Meet fellow OISE students, ask questions, chat and share resources. E-mail the ISA for the chat link.

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OISE Stay At Home Club

In the time of social distancing, it can be challenging to come up with fresh ideas for teaching and entertaining children. This Twitter Live series features alumni and friends leading interactive, educational lessons for kids, adults and educators. Watch upcoming episodes.

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GSRC Workshop Series

The OISE Graduate Student Research Conference may be cancelled for 2020, but the GSRC Workshop Series is here to step into its place. Engage with OISE's student research community on various topics related to education and research. Check out the fall schedule

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InsideOISE Newsletter

InsideOISE is an internal and informal newsletter for faculty, staff and students. Learn about all the initiatives and stories coming out of OISE – and share yours! Subscribe today.