On May 30, 2019, Barbara Arrowsmith Young was recognized by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto for her innovation in the field of Education. This award is presented to an OISE alumni who has fostered novel ideas, approaches and solutions in their field. The award was presented by Glen A. Jones, Professor and the Dean of OISE. In his words of congratulations, he stated “I am extremely pleased to see your commitment and contributions recognized in this important way. Thank you for your outstanding contributions to education in Ontario.”
The Leaders and Legends Awards acknowledge and celebrate the work, impact and excellence of OISE alumni in Canada and around the world. The Innovation Award recognizes an individual who has fostered novel ideas, approaches and solutions in their field and demonstrated great performance, resulting in new or improved innovations. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Ms. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, Founder and Director of The Arrowsmith Program.
Ms. Arrowsmith-Young’s innovative Arrowsmith Program helps identify and address cognitive functions that underline a range of learning disabilities and aims to open learners to a world of possibilities.