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Below is an archive of past news and events.


Dwight R. Boyd, Professor Emeritus of SJE, on the publication of his book Becoming of Two Minds about Liberalism: A Chronicle of Philosophical and Moral Developmen

Maya Chacaby, SJE PhD student, who was featured in Maclean's Magazine as a professor who is bringing Ojibwe culture to the classroom. See the story here: http://www.macleans.ca/education/how-one-york-professor-is-bringing-ojibwe-culture-to-the-classroom/.

Farai Gonzo, SJE PhD student, who was featured in the Toronto Star as part of the Scholars-At-Risk Program. Gonzo is doing her PhD in how community radio in Toronto might better serve immigrants from Africa: http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/10/23/scholars-at-risk-throws-lifeline-of-learning-to-those-whove-faced-danger.html.

Congratulations to Rusa Jeremic, SJE PhD student, whose artwork has been published in The Harper Record 2008-2015. The book can be found here and Rusa's art piece is on page 229: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/harper-record-2008-2015.

The University of Toronto Students for Barrier Free Access (SBA), Board of Directors is delighted to support the ongoing public disability centric events of the Department of Social Justice Education (SJE), with funds made available for this purpose in 2015-16. This award is to support future events while acknowledging and nurturing the collaborative relation between SBA, disabled students and social justice scholarship. Please watch for future event notices, and please visit http://www.uoftsba.com.

Lauren Bialystok, Assistant Professor, for her Huffington Post article on the Ontario Sex Ed Curriculum protests. Read the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/misha-abarbanel/sex-ed-curriculum-protest_b_8123292.html.

George Sefa Dei, Professor, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto, was awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora (ADF) 2015 Fellowship. This award is dedicated for educational projects at African higher education institutions.

OCUFA distinguished 2014 Status of Women Award of Distinction and the Lorimer Award, awarded in recognization of women who have improved the lives and working conditions of academic women and, by extension, their students, colleagues, families, and friends. Winners include:

Sandra Acker, Professor Emerita of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto, for her research on women academics and mentorship of graduate students

Kathryn Church, Director, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University and graduate of OISE, for her scholarship and advocacy on behalf of academic women with disabilities

Monica Heller is elected President (2013-15) of the American Anthropological Association, the world's largest academic society of anthropologists.

Monica Heller, 2014 recipient of the Prix du CRCCF award.

Tanya Titchkosky, 2014 recipient of The CDSA-ACEI Tanis Doe Award for Canadian Disability Study and Culture: http://www.cdsa-acei.ca/tanisdoe.html.

Miglena Todorova, 2014 recipient of the Professor of the Year Award, University of Toronto, Scarborough College.

Njoki Wane, "Off the Clock" profile: A Global Effort in Embu, Kenya. February, 2014. Read the profile here: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/new/otc2/otcwdnwsowa.htm.


Spring Convocation 2017, OISE Teacher Education Programs: MT, MA-CSE, Bachelor of Education, June 22, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am, Convocation Speaker: Professor Jean-Paul Restoule. Watch live: http://uoft.strmstr.com/. Join us for Reception: 12-2pm at OISE Library

Department of Social Justice Education Meet and Greet, June 21, 2017, 5-7pm, SJE Lounge

The Coloniality of Existence: Africa in Scholarship and Museums. Lecture by Professor George Dei. June 9, 2017, 6-7 pm, Location: ROM. Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre


Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm, OISE Library, ground floor. Join us for a panel discussion and book launch, Whose Lives Matter? Dying From Improvement - Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody.Sherene Razack, author.

Friday November 13, 2015, 2:00-4:00pm, 12th floor, 12-274, SJE Seminar Room. SJE Student Workshop: Scholars as Writers. Facilitators: Miglena Todorova and Eve Tuck, SJE Faculty. Have you felt discouraged and fearful you are the only one who hasn’t figured out how to be a prolific academic writer? Do you experience writer’s blocks and often feel you have nothing “important” to say or write? In this event, we invite SJE graduate students to a conversation about academic writing as “work” and cultivating routines and habits that make one a successful and published writer and scholar. The workshop includes Dr. Miglena Todorova who will share findings from research on the psychology, sociality and practices of academic writing, as well as ways to overcome blocks and doubts when writing dissertation chapters, essays, journal articles or conference papers. Frequent writer Dr. Eve Tuck will discuss her approaches to considering audience, cultivating a writing life, collaborating, generating new writing and avoiding getting stuck featuring Sondra Perl’s Guidelines to Composing. Please join us for this important event where we create communities of writers.

Wednesday, October 29, 2015, 4:00-6:00pm, Nexus Lounge, 12th floor, OISE. Join us for a Public Issues Forum on Sex Education: Curriculum and Controversy moderated by Lauren Bialystok. Panelists include David Rayside, Professor Emeritus (UT), Political Science, former Director of the Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Kathy Bickmore, Professor, Curriculum Studies (OISE/UT) and Rabea Murtaza, Founder of Muslims for Ontario’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum. Sponsored by the Centre for Ethics and the Department of Social Justice Education.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 2:00-5:00pm, Nexus Lounge, 12th floor, OISE. Join us to celebrate the launch of the edited volume, Theorizing Anti-Racism. Panel discussion with Abigail B. Bakan and Enakshi Dua (editors), and Sedef Arat-Koç, Himani Bannerji and Anthony Bogues (contributors). Co-sponsored by The Centre for Feminist Research at York University and University of Toronto Press.

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00-7:00pm, 12th floor, SJE Lounge. Social Justice Education, Departmental Orientation. Faculty, students and staff will be welcoming you into your program and to the department. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!