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SJE Statement on the CAUT Academic Censure:

SJE Faculty Support the CAUT Censure of the University of Toronto.
More information? https://www.caut.ca/content/censure-against-university-toronto and https://censureuoft.ca/ We welcome and support students interested in all forms of critical inquiry.

 

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    June 01
    Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Schools Panel - June 1st
    June 1st at 5pm: Join SJE profs. George Dei & Njoki Wane for a panel at the launch of TDSB's Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement - to address and dismantle anti-Black racism in schools and improve the Black student experience. Register at: http://tdsb.on.ca/CEBSA-Launch
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    June 01
    Happy Pride Month from the Department of Social Justice Education
    In solidarity with LBGTQ2S+ communities, the Department of Social Justice Education, would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Pride month. The Department of Social Justice Education supports anti-discriminatory and inclusive frameworks for all LBGTQ2S+ peoples and actively seeks ways to challenge systemic oppression from the classroom to the streets.
    Looking for some uplifting social justice and celebratory oriented Pride activities? Visit https://www.pridetoronto.com/ for a list of online events and resources.
    Happy Pride!
    The Department of Social Justice Education
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    March 17
    Website Launch: Centre for Global Disability Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough
    The Centre for Global Disability Studies (CGDS) is a new research centre established in 2020 and housed at University of Toronto Scarborough. CGDS serves a catalyst to bring together faculty members, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and others conducting anti-ableist, intersectional, and interdisciplinary social science and humanities disability studies research from across all three University of Toronto (UofT) campuses and broader community. CGDS supports transdisciplinary research in disability studies and promotes a transnational, anticolonial approach to advancing the field of disability studies, with a strong commitment to interdependence, accessibility, and disability justice. Seeking to improve the campus climate for researchers and audiences with disabilities across UofT, CGDS aspires to foster critical conversations that advance other ways of thinking about disability.
    To learn more about CGDS, visit: https://globaldisabilitystudies.ca/
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    February 22
    Virtual Master of Education Open House - March 6, 2021
    Are you interested in earning a Master of Education degree from OISE at the University of Toronto? Join us on March 6 for our Master of Education open house from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to learn more about our unique Master of Education programs, career prospects post-graduation, and meet with program and admissions representatives.
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    February 11
    COVID Update: All Social Justice Education courses will be offered online
    As a result of COVID, all courses available during Summer 2021 will be offered online.
    Important Dates:
    Monday, March 15, 2021: Summer Session 2021 course offerings and selection information available this week.
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021: Summer 2021 Course selection begins at 6am Toronto Time.
    For more information or updates, visit: https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ro/Graduate_Students/Continuing_Students/Course_Information/Course_Schedules/Fall_Winter_Course_Schedule.html
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    February 10
    Difficulties navigating COVID? Check out our COVID Student Resource Guide!
    The Social Justice Education COVID Student Resource Guide offers a variety of services accessible within the Greater Toronto Area
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    February 08
    Social Justice Education Celebrates African Scholars Award Winner: Tshweu Moleme!
    'Exceptional role models': African Scholars Awards recognize contributions to university and society
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    December 18, 2020
    Meet some of our current students!
    The department is working to better highlight the research and work of our current students. Stay tuned for more updates!
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    December 18, 2020
    Meet some of our current students!
    The department is working to better highlight the research and work of our current students. Stay tuned for more updates!
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    December 18, 2020
    Meet some of our current students!
    The department is working to better highlight the research and work of our current students. Stay tuned for more updates!
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    December 14, 2020
    From Engineering to Social Justice Education: Meet Mani Azimzadeh, SJE MEd, 2019
    Mani Azimzadeh graduated from the Master of Education in Social Justice Education in 2019, with a collaborative specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies. Read more about his experience at SJE!
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    December 04, 2020
    Video recording and closed captioning for Indigenous Land and Water Defense Actions & Strategies of Solidarity Virtual Round-table now available
    There is now a video recording and closed captioning available for the Indigenous Land and Water Defense Actions & Strategies of Solidarity Virtual Round-table that took place on November 6, 2020. The event was organized by SJE Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en and the Indigenous Education Network at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto and supported by funding from the Department for Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Education, University of Toronto.
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    November 26, 2020
    Congratulations to our Department of Social Justice Education Class of 2020!
    Today, we celebrate the many achievements and contributions of our SJE Class of 2020! 🎓🎉 We share these words to the graduating class. #OISEGrad20 #UofTGrad20
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    November 24, 2020
    Department of Social Justice Education is seeking an Assistant Professor - Disability Studies in Education
    The Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto invites application for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Disability Studies in Education. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter. All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by Thursday, December 17, 2020, 11:59pm EST.
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    November 23, 2020
    CIARS launches the Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Schooling, Education, and Beyond resource guide
    The Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies launches an Anti-Black Racism Resource Guide: Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Schooling, Education, and Beyond. The resource was developed following the inaugural CIARS in Conversation talk on Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Schooling and Education. The resource booklet provides books, interviews, webinars, documentaries, articles, reports, toolkits, and resources on the experiences of Black communities in Canada and the impacts of systemic anti-Black racism. It is organized by chapters which highlights: Black communities in Canada, Black feminism, Anti-racist and Anti-colonial theory, Teaching and Talking about Race and Racism, and Affirming Health and Wellness.
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    November 21, 2020
    In robes and pyjamas, with cake and hugs, U of T graduates celebrate virtual fall convocation
    With their families and on social media, thousands of University of Toronto students celebrated graduation Saturday during U of T's annual fall convocation - the second virtual convocation in its 193-year history.
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    November 20, 2020
    OISE in conversation with SJE MA student Tiana Bone, as part of a profile on Indigenous student researchers for Indigenous Education Week
    The year 2020 has been a year where systemic injustices have been amplified and exposed as detrimental barriers to health and wellbeing. As the University of Toronto and OISE mark Indigenous Education Week, focused on the theme of grassroots and community-building initiatives, OISE News wanted to highlight two Indigenous students who have a passion for education as a tool for creating healthier communities.
    "I think it's important for Indigenous people to be leading Indigenous research because most of the methodological approaches that Indigenous people want to see require their understanding and expertise. It's harder for non-Indigenous people to grasp them," says SJE MA student Tiana Bone.
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    November 18, 2020
    Congratulations to the Department of Social Justice Education Class of 2020!
    Congratulations to the Department of Social Justice Education Class of 2020! We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at the upcoming UofT and OISE convocations! 🎓🎉 #OISEGrad2020 #UofTGrad20. See OISE convocation hub for details on events.
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    November 13, 2020
    Virtual Roundtable: Indigenous Land & Water Defense Actions & Strategies of Solidarity
    SJE Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en and Indigenous Education Network organized a virtual roundtable event on November 6, 2020
    The panel of speakers consisted of Sandra Owén:nakon Deer, Sleydo' Molly Wickham, Starla Myers, Dr. Pamela Palmater and Skyler Williams. The event began with a warm welcome and ceremonial honouring of the land.
    The first panelist, Sandra Owén:nakon Deer, shared a personal recollection of the historical and current insufficient actions taken towards reparation, emphasizing the lack of dialogue between the Canadian government and Indigenous peoples for over 500 years. Sandra Owén:nakon Deer also spoke about the communal connection to the natural world that can be seen among all global citizens, asserting her imperative concern for the future of the earth, more specifically the lack of natural resources that will be left for her grandchildren.
    The second panelist, Sleydo' Molly Wickham, shared an update on Wet'suwet'en territory. She highlighted the importance of allyship, resiliency and strength, thanking the considerable number of Indigenous peoples and allies across Turtle Island that are perpetually exposing themselves to violence by virtue of the Canadian government and other agencies.
    Journalist Starla Myers spoke next, sharing first-hand experience interviewing elders with an abundance of practice defending the land and water over many years. She discussed how she utilizes her voice in journalism to boost the voices of her nation, suggesting that these are the voices often absent in media.
    Dr. Pamela Palmater spoke next, introducing a concept termed "criminally Indigenous" which refers to the fact that Indigenous peoples in Canada have had to break "every unjust law to be Indigenous." Dr. Palmater focused on illuminating resiliency and strength, while encouraging the audience to utilize their voices to generate change.
    The final panelist, Skyler Williams, called in from Land Back Lane 1492. Skyler Williams invited the audience to envision his surroundings by providing the audience with an in-depth analysis of the "flat, barren clay land" and the traumatic violence experienced by those defending the land. Skyler Williams concludes by encouraging the audience to critically examine the "uses and abuses of Canadian law".
    A link to the video recording will be made available shortly.
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    October 23, 2020
    SJE PhD Candidate Jacqueline Scott in conversation with OISE on her doctoral research and findings on Blackness, race, outdoor space and the environment
    SJE PhD Candidate Jacqueline Scott's research focuses on how to make outdoor recreation and environmentalism more welcoming for Black people, and says Toronto's lower-income and racialized communities have less access to green space and fewer trees.