In Memoriam: Dr. Roxana Ng

It is with great sadness that the Adult Education & Community Development program at OISE announces the passing of our dear colleague, teacher, and friend Dr. Roxana Ng. Roxana was a longtime faculty member at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, current Head of the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education here and a cherished member of the University of Toronto’s national and international women’s studies programs.  One of the first feminist scholars to make profound, critical contributions to the study of immigrant women, race, gender, labour, and embodied learning in Canada She made an enormous contribution to critical feminist knowledge by advancing Institutional Ethnography and methods to decolonize the process of knowledge creation.

Roxana will be deeply missed by her colleagues and students as well as her many friends in the numerous academic and activist communities that have been touched by her work. Several local events are planned to honor Roxana.

A gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, January 19th from 2-5pm at the Newediuk Funeral Home, 2058 Kipling Avenue, Toronto.

Here is also the online link to Roxana’s Tribute Page

On May 28,2013 a celebration of Roxana’s life and work will be held in the library here at OISE. For more information, visit

In addition to these arrangements, The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE) will hold open community space all this week for everyone who wishes to join them in remembering and mourning Roxana.  Students, staff, friends, faculty, everyone is welcome to come and to contribute. CWSE will be open Monday to Thursday, 12-5pm each day (room 2-225). There will be photos of Roxana, tea and snacks, and a tree to decorate with words of remembrance and love for Roxana.  If there is a way in which you wish to remember Roxana, or you simply need quiet space to grieve, please come and/or feel free to be in touch with us directly at or

Thank you to Dr. Angela Miles for sharing this information with our members.

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