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Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE)
Office Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 12:00pm – 5pm
Room 2-225, OISE, University of Toronto
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.
It is important to make sure that science education is not left behind in the development of education.
Starts May 9, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to July 11, 2013
Here`s how to register:
Self-Publishing Around The World: http://2learn.utoronto.ca/uoft/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&cms=true&courseId=25437365
Write About Anything!
Credit of $600.00 CAD for new graduates of the University of Toronto to take a course!
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Presenting session two of our Women/Embodiment, Environments, and the Arts series
A seminar series about creative physicality in reaction to, and construction of, blended social and designed environments.
Session Two: Screening of “Toxic Trespass”
In Toxic Trespass director Barri Cohen launches an investigation into the effects of the chemical soup around us, starting with her 10-year-old daughter, whose blood carries carcinogens like benzene and the long-banned DDT. Cohen then goes to Windsor and Sarnia, Canadian toxic hotspots, with startling clusters of deadly diseases.
January 24, 2013 12—1:30pm,
at the CWSE, room 2-227, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Free, bring your lunch! For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Screening presented by Barri Cohen and Dr. Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg.
Barri Cohen is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and TV series producer. She won the Writers Guild of Canada award for Toxic Trespass. She will speak on the creation of this film.
Dr. Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg is the Executive Producer of Toxic Trespass and teaches environmental health and policy at OISE. She will speak to the film’s research and educational and activist uses.
TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW/ – October 22-23, 2012 – Researchers and policy makers are meeting here in a two-day symposium to examine the best ways of delivering preschool education to all Canada’s children. International and Canadian experts will present the latest evidence on effective program policy and practice to government officials from across Canada and the three northern territories. Continue reading
True heroes of Africa often lie in unmarked graves. Their achievements are only celebrated by a minority of dissidents who are sparsely located around the continent and throughout its diaspora. Stifled by the fabricated feats of the African neo-colonialist aristocracy, the legacy left by our unsung heroes is more endangered than the mountain gorilla.
The African press expediently exhumes their contributions during national holidays, only to bury them again once the celebrations are over. The global media is fixated on despots and warlords. The recent sensation about Joseph Kony should be a lesson to all Africans that if we don’t select the narratives that we would like to universalize, someone else will. And we won’t like it. Continue reading
September 19, 2012
Toronto, ON – The Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity (NPAS) has organized a forum to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of Steve Biko. This event will be on Thursday, September 20 at 7pm in Room 5-280 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (252 Bloor Street West, at St. George station). Continue reading
By Khalid Musa
Artwork for above By Akina Lalla
I claim I’m not a poet but I can feel it in my bones
I say I don’t carry pain but u can hear it in my tone
First they enslaved us, then when we fought for change
Our minimum wage was just change
I’m from a land of poetry, literary, literally so don’t try to belittle me
Hundreds of years has passed, independence at last
But when they left, they made sure that our economic state had crashed
And here I thought I was gonna get severance before they passed
Here comes the World Bank to make things fair
With so much restriction, might as well give me the money and cut off my air
No oxygen, I’m left in my own country like hostage-men
Now we are here in the modern day
Where you can C slavery in a modern way
Where the islands are commodified to cater to tourist’s desires in every way
Where my counterpart N I are seen as racialized hypersexual objects
Where our job is to please and serve outsiders like a royal subject
Poverty is @ an all-time high, unemployment is @ an all-time high, and misery is @ an all-time high
I’m left with my physical frame just to get by
The question I have left is to ask is how long it will take till it’s all gone by
I never said that I’m a poet but I can feel it in my bones
I never said I carry pain but u can hear it in my tone.
Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School
NEW YORK, March 1, 2012, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Teachers College Press is pleased to announce the publication of Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School, the newest book from best-selling education authors, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan. Copublished with the Ontario Principals’ Council, Professional Capital promises to be the most important collaboration yet by Hargreaves and Fullan, both of whom are recognized internationally at the highest levels as experts on teaching and educational change. This book is so different, TC Press has not revealed the title and its central idea until today.
Hargreaves and Fullan remind us that the future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In Professional Capital, they show how the quality of teaching is captured in a compelling new idea: the professional capital of every teacher working together in every school. It’s a game changer. We will never be able to think about or discuss the nature or the future of teaching in the same way, ever again. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted, these two world authorities—who know teaching and leadership inside out—set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education.
Pre-publication anticipation has been building and the book has already gained international recognition and praise from such notables as Sir Ken Robinson (world-renowned educator and author), who writes “Transforming education is one of the signature challenges of our times. Professional Capital sets out exactly and undeniably why the only way to do it is to honor and improve the profession of teaching. Written by two of the sharpest educational thinkers in the world, Professional Capital is an incisive critique of the failing reform movements in many countries and a powerful manifesto for the only strategy that can and does work. This book should revolutionize how policymakers and practitioners alike think and act in education. The price of failure is more than they or our children can afford.”
Additional admiration has come from Randi Weingarten (President, American Federation of Teachers), Pasi Sahlberg (Director General, CIMO at the Finnish Ministry of Education), Dan Domenech (Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators), Dennis Van Roekel (President, National Education Association), Steve Munby (Chief Executive, National College for School Leadership), Ben Levin (Professor and Canada Research Chair in Education Leadership and Policy, OISE/University of Toronto), and Christopher Harrison (President, UK National Association of Head Teachers).
Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the teaching profession and more from the systems that support it. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore.
Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College (www.andyhargreaves.com). Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (www.michaelfullan.ca).
Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School
Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan
March 2012/240pp/Paperback, $29.95, ISBN: 978-08077-5332-3/Cloth, $66, ISBN: 978-0-8077-5333-0
U.S.A.: http://www.tcpress.com (800) 575-6566
Canada: Ontario Principals’ Council http://www.principals.ca or UTP/Guidance Centre http://www.utpguidancecentre.com
UK, Europe, Southeast, East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand: Routledge Publishers http://www.routledge/education.com
Also available in Australia from Hawker Brownlow Publishers: http://www.hbe.com.au
SOURCE Teachers College Press
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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.
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,
Ontario has some of the most beautiful campuses in the country of Canada. Here is a quick description of some of them:
Queen’s University located in Kingston is a picturesque town with a campus that is charming. You can actually see the ivy growing on the university and it is relatively easy to maneuver your way around the campus.
The University of Toronto undoubtedly has one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada, and yes in Ontario too. Located in the centre of downtown Toronto, the Bata Shoe Museum is close by, plus the Royal Ontario Museum and the Textile Museum. There are great places to eat that surround the entire campus and some parts of it even have cobblestone.
York University’s campus is also beautiful and changing all the time. With its large quadrant that has a grassy knoll, plus a waterfall, it is huge space that has some elements of the old and the new. Just over to the south of the campus is Seneca College that also has many elements of a new design and is a building that displays its strength in understanding technology.
One of the lesser known universities in Toronto, however ones that are extremely interesting include Humber College and Guelph-Humber University. These institutions which are joined actually resemble the Pearson airport that is not too far away. At Guelph-Humber they have a wall that is filled with leaves and foliage right in the atrium. It is absolutely gorgeous for anyone who has the opportunity to see it.
Ryerson University, on the other hand, is like a modern village in the heart of downtown Toronto. With so much going on around it, it is amazing to think the students there actually get an opportunity to get any studying done. With its proximity to the Eaton Centre, as well as great restaurants, jewelry stores and a newly formed square close to the Hard Rock Café, there is so much going on there that it would be hard for a student looking to take a break to be bored.
Another interesting campus is Centennial College at Pape and Mortimer in Toronto that used to be the old teacher’s college. That school also used to be the location where the world famous “Degrassi Junior High” series was filmed. If you look at the show, as well as look at aspects of the school – you can easily identify some of the classrooms and location scenes from the show.
Snake dined on dinos
A University of Toronto snake hunter and researcher has discovered an ancient snake that made its meal out of dinosaurs.
The prehistoric viper, known as Sanajeh indicus, was the length of a small car and has been found to feast upon the sauropod hatchlings as they first emerged from their shells.
The snake was actually discovered back in 1987 in Gujarat, India. Originally mistaken for a dinosaur itself, the snake was found coiled around a sauropod egg within a large clutch of eggs. It was not properly identified as a snake until 2001 when the specimen was properly cleaned.
The snake’s position within the clutch of eggs is being taken as very strong evidence that the viper was there to consume the hatchlings as they emerged. Unlike large snakes that exist today, such as pythons and constrictors, that boasted jaws hinged especially to allow them to consume the eggs whole before they hatched, the Sanajeh indicus had a very narrow jaw structure that would have required the snake to wait until its meal to hatch before it ate.
As a professor, I was fortunate to receive the TOK reading series, issued by the University of Toronto. The TOK series is a collection of three books, all of them anthologies.
Once I finally got down to completing the series, other books interrupting the flow of my reading of the series, in general, I am glad that I did read this series. In particular, stories by Olive Senior and Lawrence Hill stand out. There are other stories in there that would be a great inspiration to an emerging writer to help them execute the craft of narrative.
Without giving away the plot to any of the stories, just know that this is a series worth investing in. The stories deal with a variety of topics, from the Russian mafia to wayward fathers, to the experience of being on Toronto’s public transit.
One of the most beautiful things about the stories is that they all take place in Toronto on the most part. These stories are all a way to connect to this city, as well to understand what lays in the heart of minds of new and old immigrants – be it right or wrong.