OCAD U student and staff discount for Frida Kahlo documentary!

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema presents GAME CHANGERS: FRIDA KAHLO

Saturday, August 18 – 2:15 p.m., 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto

FORM TOGETHER: Work by students and alumni of OCAD University

PATCH, in partnership with OCAD University's Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, facilitated a call for artists for an exhibition on hoarding surrounding the FORM condo development site on McCaul Street. More than 120 OCAD U students and alumni submitted work in response to an exhibit concept developed in collaboration with Tridel, one of Canada’s leading developers.

President's Message

While spring has been slow to come, the end of this academic year seems to have arrived in a flash – GradEx 103 is just two weeks away! Our eye-catching posters, featuring works from last year’s medal winners, are all over the neighbourhood including the subway. It is going to be another amazing exhibition with 23 program medal winners, the most ever. Thank-you to all of our faculty, academic administrators, staff, and entire community for the support that you have provided for our students this year.

Facilities Unit Review

Unit reviews of all units within the Vice-President, Finance & Administration portfolio are being undertaken over the next three years in order to flag possible organizational and efficiency issues and to assess alignment of stakeholder service expectations with unit responsibilities and performance. Facilities Planning & Management was the first unit to be reviewed due to the impending retirement of its Director, Peter Lashko. The primary observation of the review report was that Facilities is charged with doing a lot with very little. The overlap of some unit functions with responsibilities of other units was also noted.

OCAD U Holiday Social - December 7, 2017

Please join us at 49 McCaul St.(3 to 5 p.m.) as we gather with friends and colleagues to celebrate the holiday season. Prizes, Cash Bar & Refreshments!


President’s message

In this issue of The Insider, Dr. Sara Diamond takes this opportunity to say farewell to the OCAD University community as she steps down as President and Vice-Chancellor on June 30 after 15 years. We welcome Ana Serrano as new President and Vice-Chancellor on July 1, 2020. Read more about Dr. Diamond’s remarkable legacy here.

Dear Colleagues,

OCAD U virtual convocation celebrates graduates and medal winners

OCAD University’s first virtual convocation took place on Friday, June 12, 2020, honouring its graduating students and medal winners.

COVID-19 emergency fund supports students in need

OCAD U students are being hit hard on many fronts during the COVID-19 pandemic, including financial hardship.

To meet this rising demand and provide short-term financial assistance, the University launched a fundraising campaign in early April for the COVID-19 Emergency Bursary Fund.

Recognizing Canada’s Black visual artists

In a climate of impassioned global protests against pervasive anti-Black racism, Canada is being forced to more fully confront its own legacy of systemic inequality that has marginalized generations of Black citizens. As we consider how to right this historic wrong, Dr. Andrea Fatona says one good place to start is by increasing the visibility of Black artists in Canada.