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The Conversation Canada - Children on individual education plans: What parents need to know, and 4 questions they should ask

The Conversation Canada - Children on individual education plans: What parents need to know, and 4 questions they should ask

Already a month into the school year, and after two years of disrupted learning by COVID-19, students with special education needs have been deeply affected. Individual education plans (IEPs) have become a crucial part of the education system. And the number of students on IEPs is growing across Ontario public schools.

Meet a Grad Student: Mirco Stella

Meet a Grad Student: Mirco Stella

This month’s graduate student profile features international PhD Candidate, Mirco Stella. His research focuses on experiences of migration and displacement, and questions of pedagogy. "Crucial to my thinking about the world and education are the image of borders," says Stella. "What it means to simultaneously inhabit and deconstruct the lines and places we've learned to […]

Meet a Grad Student: Zaitun Pwin

Meet a Grad Student: Zaitun Pwin

This month’s graduate student profile features Zaitun Pwin, a third-year PhD student in the Graduate Program in Education. Her research focuses on the role of education for Rohingya youths in Canada and the language and cultural socialization with regard to Canadian schooling. Pwin is the first Rohingya woman to study in a Canadian PhD program. "My advice is always believe in yourself and listen to your heart," she says. "Most of […]

PhD candidate Mohamed Duale awarded African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship at Boston College

PhD candidate Mohamed Duale awarded African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship at Boston College

Congratulations to Mohamed Duale, a PhD candidate at Faculty of Education, on being awarded the African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship at Boston College for 2020-21. As one of the most competitive fellowships in the social sciences and humanities in the United States, the fellowship with a $30,000 stipend recognizes students who pursue innovative and interdisciplinary projects within the field of African and African Diaspora Studies.

Meet a Grad Student: Diana Karolina Grimaldos

Meet a Grad Student: Diana Karolina Grimaldos

This month’s graduate student profile features Diana Karolia Grimaldos, a part-time graduate student in the Master of Leadership and Community Engagement Program (MLCE). Grimaldos’ research interest lies in the intersection of community engagement and equity in education. “I pursue this area of research because of my direct experience with the non-for-profit sector, which led me to work with racialized parents who have experienced racism and discrimination within the education system,” she says.

Meet a Grad Student: Ixchel Bennett

Meet a Grad Student: Ixchel Bennett

This month’s "Meet a Grad Student" profile features Ixchel Bennett, a 2nd year student in the Indigenous Education PhD Cohort. Ixchel is interested in Indigenous teacher education programs that support communities in obtaining a Bachelor of Education degree and becoming OCT (Ontario College of Teachers) certified.

PhD Grad Amira El Masri wins two best doctoral thesis awards

PhD Grad Amira El Masri wins two best doctoral thesis awards

Amira El Masri, a recent PhD graduate at the Faculty of Education has recently been awarded two national awards: the Michel Laferrière Research Award for the best doctoral thesis by the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC) and the George Geiss Award by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE).