Welcome to the first issue of The OISE Impact – a round up of top stories, media highlights and events coming out of the Institute. This issue, we are proud to announce the launch of the OISE Indigenous Educational Research Centre . The IERC is a safe space that connects Indigenous faculty and graduate students with other scholars to explore issues of pressing concern to Indigenous people and their communities. The vision and goals of the Centre are not about any one individual – it’s about community, land, and Indigenous resurgence. Read more .
What's New
Fernanda Yanchapaxi has lost so much. Family members in her homeland Ecuador had died due to COVID-19 or in the midst of the pandemic. She wanted to find a way to grieve and to help others in some way, so she started making masks. Read more.
Alum Karen Edge and her nine-year old son, Issac shared their experience as mixed-race family living in London, UK. Over 1300 people watched their session LIVE. And, more surprisingly, the video has received over 8,800 views to date. Watch the episode.
Congratulations to the new leadership team including President Matthew Stodolak  ( MT '17), Vice-President Internal Nikoletta Papadopoulos (MEd '13), Vice-President External Jamie Philip (MEd '16), Treasurer Janet Fu , (PhD '11) and Secretary Amy Christine Parker  (BEd '79).  Read more.
OISE Celebrates
Professor Jeffrey Ansloos  and his team will establish a comprehensive, contextual and critical understanding of the structural dimensions of suicide for Indigenous youth and their communities – a population disproportionately affected by suicide.    Read more .

Staff members Neil Tinker and Gladys Lim , Professor Carol Rolheiser, Professor Elizabeth Smyth and Associate Professor Antoinette Gagne are this year's recipients of OISE's Long Service Awards - represent a modest recognition of the loyalty and many contributions to OISE and the University of Toronto . Read more.
In the Media

Professor Ann Lopez applauds the end of streaming as a way to start dealing with systemic and anti-Black racism, but says the changes can’t be piecemeal and must fit into a larger plan.

Remote learning will exacerbate the inequalities between independent learners and those who need more support, says Professor Lauren Bialystok.

Professor Ron Lancaster says nature is a wonderful classroom for learning math. Get your children outside and help them explore how math can be found almost anywhere with these practical tips from Dr. Lancaster.

Professor Charles Pascal says Ontario Schools are 'so far away' from being able to reopen safely

Puzzling over the pandemic (University Affairs)

Doctoral student Stacy Costa explains the popularity of puzzles during COVID-19

Professor Clare Brett weighs in about online learning models
Walking the Talk
At OISE, we believe that one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against racism is education. That why we are launching the OISE Black Excellence Education Initiative. Funds from the initiative will help remove financial barriers to success for Black students at OISE and support students conducting anti-Black racism research. Every dollar donated to the fund to a maximum of $25,000 will be matched by OISE.
Upcoming Events
Serial entrepreneur, coach, and facilitator,  Sandra Kahale brings people together to connect and grow. On July 23, join her for a free webinar where you'll learn entrepreneurial thinking to get what you want in life – whether that’s building a business, advancing your career, or simply being happier. REGISTER
On August 6 , join e ducation experts  Annie Kidder, Dr. Ann Lopez, Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Dr. Mary Reid, and Dr. Charles Pascal as they have a critical conversation about whether schools are ready to ensure a high-quality learning environment that is safe for students and teachers, and supportive of parents' needs. REGISTER