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Streaming in Schooling

Our FESI webinar series for the 2020-2021 academic year wraps up with a dynamic, diverse panel that will explore streaming and educational pathways in Ontario schools. Systemic bias, racism, ableism, and deficit thinking results in the streaming and sorting of students based on perceived academic abilities. In particular, streaming greatly impacts students with intersecting oppressions, […]


How to Use Zoom in the New (Blended) Normal: Models for Student Inclusion and Engagement

As plans ramp up for students and faculty to gradually return to campus this fall and winter, educators will face a new normal.Some pre-pandemic, face-to-face classes will still be taught fully online. Some will offer students a mix of face-to-face and online study, while others will be largely face-to-face with an online component.Zoom will have […]

Faculty of Education Summer Institute (FESI) 2021

FESI 2021 will explore the many ways that we reproduce social hierarchies within educational structures. We reflect on all the different ways that students are sorted and stratified based on perceptions of their social identities. Pipelines ensure that social ideologies of oppression are reproduced in schools to maintain and create oppression we see in societies. […]

Celebrating Alison

Please contact Barb Webster at to receive the Zoom link for this event. Please join us for a celebration of the scholarly contributions, teachings, and impact of Dr. Alison Griffith (Professor, Faculty of Education, 1996-2019) Celebrating Alison Friday, October 1, 2021 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Featuring: A Tribute by Professor Emerita Sandra […]

BOOK LAUNCH - Borderless Higher Education for Refugees: Lessons from the Dadaab Refugee Camps

with Wenona Giles and Lorrie Miller Higher education is increasingly recognized as crucial for the livelihoods of refugees and displaced populations caught in emergencies and protracted crises, to enable them to engage in contemporary, knowledge-based, global society. This book tells the story of the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) project which delivers tuition-free university […]