L-R: Alumnae Merli Tamtik and Roopa Desai Trilokekar with Glen Jones, dean of OISE

Book by OISE dean, alumnae wins Catalyst Award from Canadian Bureau for International Education

Glen Jones, dean of the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and OISE alumnae Merli Tamtik and Roopa Desai Trilokekar have received the Catalyst Award from the Canadian Bureau for International Education for their book, International Education as Public Policy in Canada.

The award, one of the CBIE’s Excellence Awards, is given to an individual or group “for bringing cutting-edge knowledge” to the field of international education.

“I’m particularly proud of the breadth of regional and theoretical expertise that our chapter authors brought to the volume,” said Dean Jones. “I am also extremely proud that our contributors included both very junior scholars who bring fresh ideas, as well as highly respected established scholars who have shared their expertise on these very complex policy issues.”

Published in 2020, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of international education policy in Canada, tracing the complex history of when, how, and why it emerged as a policy area of strategic importance. It examines the topic in three distinct sections: federal policy, provincial policy, and critical perspectives.

“The University of Toronto congratulates Professor Glen Jones and our impressive OISE alumnae on this significant recognition of their great work,” said Joe Wong, U of T’s interim vice-president, international. “Global thinking is of tremendous importance to post-secondary institutions and their book – which is already informing vital discussions of Canada’s role now and in the future– is further evidence of OISE’s leadership in this crucial area.”

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