Fire Alarm Testing - 100 McCaul November 27th, 12:00 midnight – 8:00 am

As part of the renovation of the Fabrication Studios, on November 27th, 2019, there will be a contractor on site verifying the fire alarm system at 100 McCaul Street.  This will involve alarms and possibly other noises sounding throughout building 12:00 midnight – 8:00 am.  Evacuation is not expected to be required.  Hearing protection will be available at the Security desk in the main lobby to minimize disruption and inconvenience.  With any questions or comments, please contact

Mayor Tory makes public art announcement at OCAD University

Today, City of Toronto Mayor John Tory proclaimed 2021 as the Year of Public Art, a year-long celebration of art and community. The announcement was made at OCAD University, Canada's largest and most comprehensive Canadian university of art, design and media. Working in partnership with artists, arts organizations and communities city-wide, the City will engage residents and visitors in a city-wide recognition of public art. 

Exclusive offer for OCAD U to TAP:EX Augmented Opera

Buy-one get one-free exclusive offer for OCAD U to TAP:EX Augmented Opera

Policy Update: Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans

The Panel on Research Ethics has released the newly updated TCPS 2 (2018). The updated policy includes new guidance, topics moved from clinical trials (Chapter 11), clarifications, terminology changes, and corrections.

New Procedures for OCADU Researchers and Instructors

  • TCPS2 CORE certificate must be attached to all applications for research ethics approval

Applications open for new REB members

Applications open for new REB members

The OCADU REB seeks new members to address OCADU’s need for representation from various OCADU community groups. Membership is voluntary and requires time for doing reviews and attending meetings. We are conscious of the gap in Indigenous representation on our REB and are committed to addressing it. The following positions are open:

Newly appointed REB Chair

David Griffin (born Kingston, Jamaica) has been appointed the OCADU REB Chair from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021. Dr. Griffin has been a member of the OCADU REB since 2015. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Art. Dr. Griffin holds a PhD from the Glasgow School of Art, an MFA from the Pratt Institute, and a BFA degree from Parsons School of Design.

Testing of the fire alarm equipment - 100 McCaul - Nov 20 & 21 (evenings)

Area : 100 McCaul (entire building)

Reason: testing of the fire alarm equipment regarding Fabrication Studios renovation

Duration: Two early mornings: Wednesday, November 20 & Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 midnight – 8:00 am

Completion time and date: Thursday, November 20, 8:00 am

Late Night Social ***Cancelled Today***

SWC's Late Night Social Cancelled

Domestic hot and cold water to 115 McCaul St. - Shut-off

Please be advised that the domestic hot and cold water to 115 McCaul St. will be shut-off. The work has been scheduled for Saturday, November 9th for the entire day. Please note that additional work will be done such as  panels installation and the testing of vents and drains.

On Monday, November 11th, water to the the 3rd floor washrooms will be shut-off from  11AM until 1PM, washrooms on other floors should be unaffected.