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Institutions out of sync: pressure points for change

March 14, 2011

TORONTO, ON – It is time to take a cold, hard look at our insti­tu­tions of edu­ca­tion. Our pan­elists will engage in a crit­i­cal dis­cus­sion explor­ing some of the pres­sure points cur­rent­ly fac­ing edu­ca­tors in Toron­to schools. Bring­ing socio-spa­tial and ped­a­gog­i­cal research to the prob­lems of dis­crim­i­na­tion wide­ly expe­ri­enced by many new immi­grant groups in Toron­to, our pan­elists will pro­vide empir­i­cal illus­tra­tions of the cur­rent real­i­ties fac­ing the Roma and Soma­li com­mu­ni­ties, two groups that bring with them his­to­ries and con­tem­po­rary real­i­ties of war and per­se­cu­tion.


What:    “Insti­tu­tions out of Sync: Pres­sure Points for Change”
Pub­lic lec­ture pre­sent­ed by the Cen­tre for Urban School­ing at Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, made pos­si­ble through the gen­er­ous sup­port of Phyl­lis and William Waters

Who:    Gina Csanyi, is the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Roma Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre in Toron­to,
Fouzia Warsame, is cur­rent­ly a PhD can­di­date in OISE’s Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and  Equi­ty Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion (SESE)
Pro­fes­sor Jim Cum­mins, is a Cana­da Research Chair in the Depart­ment of Cur­ricu­lum, Teach­ing and Learn­ing at OISE
Pro­fes­sor David Hulchan­s­ki, Asso­ciate Direc­tor for Research at UofT’s Cities Cen­tre and a pro­fes­sor of hous­ing com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment in the Fac­tor-Inwen­tash Fac­ul­ty of Social Work

When:    Wednes­day, March 30, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: The Hart House The­atre,  7 Hart House Cir­cle, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to.

For more infor­ma­tion: Cen­tre for Urban School­ing: Karen Mur­ray, at 416–978-0181 or or OISE: Jan­ice Spencer at 416–978-1127 or

About OISE:
The Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion (OISE) of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is an inter­na­tion­al leader in the research, teach­ing and study of issues that mat­ter in edu­ca­tion. As Canada’s largest fac­ul­ty of edu­ca­tion, OISE oper­ates a broad range of inno­v­a­tive aca­d­e­m­ic pro­grams and research ini­tia­tives.