Category Archives: Historical Collection

150 Years of Canadian History Textbooks

This month we’re showcasing Canadian history textbooks across the years! On display inside the glass table on the ground floor of the library, you will find a selection of textbooks from nearly every decade since 1867. In early Ontario schools, … Continue reading

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A Century of Ontario Normal School Yearbooks

With many of our students convocating this month, check out the glass display table on the ground floor of the OISE Library for a selection of historical yearbooks from Ontario Normal Schools! The Ontario Historical Education Collection has yearbooks from … Continue reading

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Empire Day and Commonwealth Day in Ontario Schools

On display in the glass table this month is a selection of colonial booklets and programmes used in Ontario schools for Empire Day and Commonwealth Day ceremonies. Empire Day was first celebrated in Ontario on May 23, 1899. By design, … Continue reading

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Learning about the Environment in Early Ontario Schools

Spring has sprung and Earth Day is coming April 22nd. Check out the glass display case on the ground floor of the OISE Library to see how students in early Ontario schools learned about the environment!Education about the environment was a … Continue reading

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OISE Pop-Fem Lectures — now available in T-Space!

In the 1980’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s, The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE) hosted monthly lectures given by pioneering feminist scholars from OISE. The OISE Pop-Fem Oral History Digitization Project has sought to digitize and preserve this historically significant … Continue reading

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