Newly Admitted Students

OISE building exterior.
Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations & Welcome to OISE, Newly Admitted Students!

Welcome to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto!

As the Dean of OISE, I am so pleased that you have been offered admission to graduate studies at our institution. I know that you have worked very hard to get to this point and I am excited about the new journey you are beginning with us. I look forward to greeting you at our fall orientation sessions where you will have a unique opportunity to experience OISE and U of T firsthand and to have many of your questions answered.

As a top-ranked graduate faculty of education, OISE is a vibrant and diverse community ready to support you with your intellectual and professional pursuits. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where you can explore new ideas, perspectives, and practices. The OISE Registrar's Office & Student Experience (ROSE) is available to answer any questions you may have on the admission and registration process, and they will do everything they can to assist you with a smooth transition to your studies (

As a graduate student at OISE, you will have access to the wonderful resources available at OISE and also to the resources and support systems of the University of Toronto, one of the world's leading universities. You will discover extensive opportunities to attend cultural events, access a wide range of support services, participate in seminars and special conferences, and use one of the very best libraries in North America. We look forward to meeting you and we are confident that you will find a welcoming home here at OISE. You are joining an energetic community of fellow students, faculty, staff and alumni and friends who are committed to helping you grow and thrive.


Erica N. Walker
Professor and Dean
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

OISE Dean Dr. Erica N. Walker.