Congratulations to winners of fall quiz!

Congratulations to Lynn D’Souza, Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice-President, Academic & Provost, Karen Chung, Assistant Registrar, Records & Registration, Office of the Registrar and Victoria Ho, Coordinator, Sustainability Initiatives, on winning the fall quiz draw ($50 Duke of Cornwall gift certificate).

Left to right; Karen Chung and Lynn D’Souza

Did you Know? Q&A

Did you Know? Q&A – meet a different faculty/staff member each month (to familiarize internal audiences with our various programs). This month: interview with Nick Hooper, Director, Facilities and Studio Services.

1. How does your department stand out from others?

OCAD U joins new research initiative on zero emission buses – a first in North America

Hosted by OCAD U, the event featured the announcement of more than $4.7 million in federal and industry funding to support low-carbon and smart mobility research.

CUTRIC and its members are contributing a total of $4.2 million in funding over three years with an additional $551,000 through the federally supported Mitacs Accelerate and Elevate programs to fund CUTRIC’s National Academic Committee on Zero-Emissions Buses (NAC-ZEB).

OCAD U hosts Honouring Indigenous Knowledges symposium

OCAD University was honoured to host an opportunity for conversation and community building on Saturday, February 8 at a symposium, Honouring Indigenous Knowledges: Creating Pathways Through Art and Design Education.

The symposium was the culmination and a celebration of a two-year Indigenous Students Pathways Project funded by the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer to support the development of a framework for enhancing the access and mobility of Indigenous learners into postsecondary art and design education.

OCAD U students to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa in May

Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project (GEP 2020)

In May 2020, OCAD University’s Faculty of Art will bring acclaimed South African visual activist Zanele Muholi to Toronto, with special engagements at OCAD U and throughout the city. OCAD U students enrolled in the GEP course will engage with the artist during their Toronto residency, then travel to Johannesburg, South Africa to visit the artist’s studio and gallery, to connect with artist networks abroad, and to witness first-hand the making of an international art practice.

OCAD U participates in eCampusOntario Micro-Certification Pilot Project

The Office of Research and Innovation, with support from the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD), and in partnership with the Faculty of Curriculum Development Centre and the Office of Continuing Studies, have been awarded $25,000 to participate in eCampusOntario’s Micro-Certification Pilot Project.

Onsite Gallery ̶ CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt

On January 8, more than 450 visitors enjoyed the opening night of Onsite Gallery’s latest exhibition, CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt (running through April 25, 2020). The exhibition, curated by Tom Barker, examines how society is influenced by technology, innovation and design.

OCAD U celebrates campus revitalization milestone

State-of-the art. The heart of OCAD U.

These descriptions come to mind when talking about the newly renovated Fabrication Centre at 100 McCaul St.

“Today, we celebrate an exciting milestone as part of our Creative City Campus plan, which includes the revitalization and expansion of our core campus on McCaul St.,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, president and vice-chancellor of OCAD University, in welcoming guests to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Centre on Feb. 25.

Ana Serrano selected as OCAD U’s new President and Vice-Chancellor

OCAD U will welcome Ana Serrano as President and Vice-Chancellor on July 1, 2020.

Currently Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Film Centre (CFC), Serrano has a track record as a global leader and visionary in digital media. She was winner of the Digital Media Trailblazing Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards and has more than 20 years’ experience building award-winning digital products, securing public and private sector investment, creating strategic alliances and starting new ventures.

President’s Message

Dear Colleagues:

With warmer weather on the horizon, many of us are gearing up for a rewarding and eventful spring at OCAD U.

The new year kicked off with some exciting news and events. The University announced the selection of Ana Serrano as the new president and vice-chancellor, beginning July 1. A global leader and visionary in digital media, I’m confident that Ana will steer OCAD U into a new era of expansion and innovation.