Established in 2005, the Centre for Urban Schooling (CUS) connects the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) to urban schools and communities. The Centre conducts research on and advocates for critical practice that is focused on how to better serve historically marginalized and racialized children and youth in public schools. Read our Mission Statement.
The Centre Urban Schooling
Welcomes Postdoc Fellowship
Student Gillian Parekh
A recent graduate from the doctoral program in Critical Disability Studies from York University and Research Coordinator at the Toronto District School Board, Gillian Parekh is currently working as a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Urban Schooling in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. In addition to joining the team at OISE, she is thrilled to be working with Dr. Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández and with CUS. Gillian’s research includes critical perspectives on special and inclusive education, social reproduction and structural organization of education institutions, and students’ experiences of social citizenship, belonging and exclusion in school. Drawing on critical disability and citizenship theory, Gillian’s work employs a framework of analysis that centralizes students’ experience of inclusion, recognition, and shared power as an indicator of structural equity in schools. Her postdoctoral plans involve expanding her analysis across student demographic characteristics and program placements as well as explore why students’ sense of social citizenship erodes over time, particularly as students approach graduation.
TESOL 2015 CONFERENCE
Thursday March 26 at 2:00pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 718A
Hong Kong, Canada by Tara Goldstein will be performed at the TESOL conference. Performers will be undergraduate and graduate students at OISE and the University of Toronto.
FREE YOUR MIND: A HIP HOP Education STEMposium
March 27 and 28, 2015
due to job action at OISE/UT
at Central Tech, 725 Bathurst Street
CUS is a co-sponsor for this event which brings together students, educators,
hip hop academics, and the GTA's finest hip hop education workshop facilitators
As a co-sponsor of this event, The Centre for Urban Schooling invites you to attend FREE YOUR MIND- A HIP HOP EDUCATION STEMPOSIUM on Friday evening, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. Please check out the event website at
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Issue 4, January 2015
Introducing the Graduate Student Research Assistants at the Centre for Urban Schooling
Issue 3, 2014
Tara Goldstein and Nicole West-Burns
Issue 2, April 2014
Dr. Lance McCready, Dr. Carl James, Ramon San Vicente
Issue 1, December 2013
The Math for Young Children (M4YC) Project: