Dr. Paul Polak: <i>Out of Poverty: When Traditional Approaches Fail</i>

Out of Poverty
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 10:30pm to Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 12:30am

OCAD is proud to announce the launch of the Art & Design Society, a new patron's circle supporting and promoting the education of emerging artists and designers.

To celebrate this exciting new initiative, the Art & Design Society is presenting a free public talk by Dr. Paul Polak, founder of International Development Enterprises, a global non-profit organization that has helped 17 million people in developing countries escape poverty. His new book, Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail, exposes the flaws in Western efforts to alleviate poverty and offers effective alternatives. Dr. Polak's talk will preview the highly anticipated Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum touring exhibition, Design for the Other 90%, which opens at the OCAD Professional Gallery during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on October 4, 2008.

A psychiatrist for 23 years, Paul Polak founded Colorado-based non-profit International Development Enterprises (IDE) in 1981 to develop practical solutions that attack poverty at its roots. IDE has helped 17 million farmers increase their net income by $288 million annually. In 2003, Scientific American named Paul Polak one of their "Top 50" for his leadership in agriculture policy. Polak also received Ernst & Young’s "Entrepreneur of the Year" in the social responsibility category in 2004. Under Polak’s guidance, IDE has obtained more than $40 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Polak is a compassionate spokesperson for establishing market opportunities that serve the poor. He has presented to enthusiastic audiences at Pop!Tech, the Social Venture Network Conference and numerous academic and professional conferences, and his 2008 talks include speaking to 3,000 engineers and educators as the Distinguished Lecturer at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa. in June. He has been interviewed by National Geographic Weekend radio program and Wisconsin Public Radio and other shows, and featured in leading publications, including The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Wall Street Journal.

About the Art & Design Society
The Art & Design Society of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is made up of collaborators, partners, builders and “co-dreamers” who play a leading role in supporting OCAD's drive to be recognized as one of the world's leading universities of art and design. Membership benefits include invitations to exclusive events, lectures by leaders in art and design, gallery openings, and behind-the-scenes tours of OCAD studios. To learn more, visit www.ocad.ca/thesociety.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Ethics Out of the Box: examining ethical issues in art & design research

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:30pm

Ethics out of the box: examining ethical issues in art and design research" is a symposium that brings together an exceptional group of researchers/ artists/ practitioners/ administrators to discuss their perspectives on ethical issues unique to art and design research.

Moderator:  Nancy Walton, RN, PhD (Director, e-learning, Ryerson University and Chair, Research Ethics Board, Women's College Hospital)

Keynote: "There will be a happy meeting”: Participant Engagement, Practice-based Research and Ethics in an Art + Design University—supporting risk-takers 
Glen Lowry, PhD (Assistant Dean, Faculty of Culture and Community, and Chair, Research Ethics Board, Emily Carr University of Art and Design)

Theme: “Examining intersections of research ethics in the pedagogical ecology”

Ethics and Collaborative Research in Language Documentation, Keren Rice, PhD (University of Toronto)               

Dilemmas in Research Ethics and Pedagogy, Suzanne Stein, PhD cand (OCAD University)  

Art and Antagonism: Negotiating the ethics of discomfort in the classroom, Allison Rowe, PhD cand (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)       

Panel Discussion

Theme: “The role of research ethics in art and design”                  

Bringing the Riots In: considerations on the use of activist culture within artistic practice, video presentation, Syrus Marcus Ware, PhD cand (York University)

Internet Research Ethics: What (Art & Design) Researchers Should Know, Yukari Seko, PhD (University of Guelph)              

Why Are You Asking Me? The Reporter/Researcher, Joyce Smith, PhD (Ryerson University)     

Panel discussion                           

Morning refreshments and light lunch to be served.

Please register here

Venue & Address: 
320/ 3F OCAD University (Richmond St. Campus), 205 Richmond Street West, Toronto