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Newsletter: Feminist Events coming up!


UPCOMING EVENTS!

Feminist Salon on the rise of UltraRight movements and white supremacy with Professors Abigail Bakhan, Shahrzad Mojab and Beverly Bain

November 24th, 3pm-5pm

OISE-Room 2-227

Join “LHA1181: Embodied Learning & Qigong” for their annual Art as Public Pedagogy Exhibition. Enjoy a series of art installations revolving around a variety of themes! This event will be taking place at OISE – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (Rm. 2211) from 6-8pm on November 27th. 

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/852169724955328/ 

 
Potluck style snacks will be provided by students in LHA1181. In efforts to be more environmentally friendly, LHA1181 asks that you bring your own plate/container & utensils for the Potluck!
This is a queer and Trans* positive space. This space is also wheelchair accessible.

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/128997754444166/

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Life in Canada by Joy (A Pseudonym)


And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.         

                                                             Romans 8:28

 

I moved to Toronto in August 2010. As I started my new life in Toronto I did not know a single person. I was not prepared for the high rental prices of Toronto and, after being priced out of rental housing close to the University, I finally ended up renting almost an hour away by bus and subway from the university.  During the first year, I spent a lot of time traveling as well as studying and found that my greatest challenge concerned my housing environment rather than academics.  The problem was that I had neighbors (a couple) in my apartment that liked to turn loud the movie/music and fight and drink until the early morning. I called the building security guard/manager and reported them 3 or 4 times per week. Eventually, they became tired of me and said that I had to report it to the police by myself. I lived in the building until my contract of one year was up.

In my second year, I lived in a five-story building of a Jewish owner. This time, I had issues that arose regarding both loud music and loud children as well as the dirty state of the building.  I was once again seen as a troublemaker because I complained so much. This time I reached the unbearable point one day when I discovered a dead mouse on the bathroom floor that had seemed to come from a small hole in my closet. Again, as soon as my one-year contract ended I left the apartment.                    

I then decided I needed a new approach to housing.  My solution was to seek a rental room in a house. I lived with a Chinese couple about two years and after that they wanted to sell the house. So quickly, I found another new place. Now I continue to rent a small room in a house of another Chinese couple.                                  

The years quickly passed and are now almost a blur.  I met many good people who I learned with and from. I studied hard and was completely satisfied with every single grade I received except for one where the professor made it very clear that failure to support her views on a particular social topic in the class discussion would be penalized.  It was the one class where I felt dissatisfied with my grade.  

Otherwise, I had some very good professors.  I hesitate to mention specific professors because I fear I might leave out other good ones.  However, there was one professor that I do have to mention. He had received an early Confucian oriented education that was probably much like mine and he had later somehow ended up teaching at the university.  The reason I have to mention him is that he is living proof that you do not have to be a native English speaker and a cultural native to be an effective teacher of learners who are. The Chinese Confucian educational model has a term for those who have traveled far along the Dao, the way of the Heavens.  The term used for such a person/teacher is “junzi”. This particular teacher made me proud to be Confucian Chinese in the background. His superior knowledge, his ethical treatment of learners, and his kind caring attitude toward learning and learners gave clear evidence of his progress along the Dao and of his status as junzi.

At present, I have finished my work at the university this year and have received the degree toward which my effort for so long has been aimed.  However, it was with deepest thanks and appreciation to all my dear OISE professors, friends, colleagues and OISE staff that I ended my journey in Toronto. I understood that without their spiritual support, suggestions, encouragement and their help, I would not have finished.

My next step is following God’s instruction where He wants me to serve Him.

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Wonderful Women Writers Series, TODAY!


Come and joint us today at 5:15pm!

Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), OISE, University of Toronto presents,

WONDERFUL WOMEN WRITERS SERIES
A reading series showcasing women writers and their feminist and women-centred fiction

with readings from authors,Mary Frances Coady, Elizabeth Greene, Gianna Patriarca, Zoë S. Roy

May 10th, 2017, 5:15pm – 7:00pm

Room 2-279, OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto.

Series is coordinated and hosted by Dr. Nora Gold, prize-winning author & and Writer-in-Residence at the CWSE and is sponsored by Inanna Press
Mary Frances Coady,is the author of eight books, including Holy Rule, published by Inanna last fall, and is an instructor in professional communication at Ryerson University.

Elizabeth Greene, has published three collections of poetry, The Iron Shoes, Moving, and Understories. Her novel, A Season Among Psychics, is forthcoming from Inanna in 2018.

Gianna Patriarca, is the award-winning author of 10 books. Her work has been adapted for stage, radio drama, and documentaries. Italian Women and Other Tragedies is in its 4th printing and has been translated into Italian.

Zoë S. Roy, is the author of Butterfly Tears, a collection of short stories, and two novels, The Long March Home and Calls Across the Pacific.

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OISE Dean’s Graduate Conference


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Sandra Kryzakos’ Ongoing Events


This is the information about her talk on April 10th
information about her regular Wednesday night Free online chat…
and info on Sandra’s 8 week intensive which starts soon… fyi
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March 12: Spaces of Indigenous Artistry‏


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The next session in our Women/Embodiment, Environments and the Arts Series is this Tuesday, March 12!

Spaces of Indigenous Artistry, with Dr. Jill Carter

Using her 2011 Nuit Blanche performance and embodied theatre practice, Dr. Carter will speak as an artist and educator on the necessity of decolonizing and reclaiming indigenous peoples’ space, as conceptualized through aesthetic strategies. Continue reading

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18th OISE Survey finds public satisfied with schools but less willing to increase spending


TORONTO, ON—Public satisfaction with the school system as a whole, and with the job teachers are doing are at record highs, according to the findings of the 18th OISE Survey of Public Attitudes Toward Education, conducted by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Continue reading

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Women Writing Letters 4:June 10, 2012: 2:30-4:00 pm


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Hi Everyone:

You are invited to join us for the fourth Women Writing Letters Event “A Letter to My Nemesis”.

Date: Sunday June 10, 2012
Time: 2:30-4:00 pm
Place: 12th floor Community Lounge, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West (St. George subway, St. George and Bloor)
Admission: $10.00

Reservations: gaileyroad@gmail.com (Edlyn Wong will take your reservation!)

Hope to see you there!

All the best,
Tara

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Reminder of Women Writing Letters Event: Sunday January 22, 2012


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Join us for the next Women Writing Letters Event

A LETTER TO MY ________ BIRTHDAY in honour of Gailey Road’s 5th Birthday Celebration.

With panelists:

Marianne Fedunkiw, playwright
Grace Feuerverger, writer, and educator
Marisa Gelfusa, fiction writer
Jackie Laidlaw, actor
Supinder Wraich, actor

Sunday, January 22, 2012
2:30-4:00 followed by birthday cake
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street West (at St. George subway)
12th Floor Community Lounge

Hope to see you there!

All the best,
Tara

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