Muffins for Granny, Screening

Still from Muffins for Granny, image of older woman in a dress with a cigarette in her mouth
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

Muffins for Granny Documentary Screening
January 24th, 2019
6:30pm-9:00pm
Rm. 230, 100 McCaul St.

Written and Directed by filmmaker and Faculty and Curriculum Development Centre team member, Nadia McLaren. 

Muffins for Granny is a remarkably layered, emotionally complex story of personal and cultural survival. McLaren tells the story of her own grandmother by combining precious home movie fragments with the stories of seven elders dramatically affected by their experiences in residential school. McLaren uses animation with a painterly visual approach to move the audience between the darkness of memory and the reality that these charismatic survivors live in today.

Jesse Wente, named Muffins for Granny “… among the best modern Canadian docs, this fascinating and devastating look at the legacy of residential schools in Canada mixes personal story telling and animation to great results.”

“… a marvellously assured and moving debut…”
- Deirdre Swain, NOW Magazine NNNN
 

Part of the 5th Annual Teaching Expo

Friday, January 25th, 2019
113 McCaul St, 5th Floor

9am-5pm



OCAD U Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the 5th Annual Teaching Expo! 15 diverse sessions, united by the theme Teaching & Practice, will be led by members of the OCAD U community.

Please join us for any or  all o f the day’s events, including:

    •    panel talks, mini-lessons on pedagogical research and practice  


    •    complimentary lunch  

    •    keynote presentation by  Dr. Mike DeGagné, Founding Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University, addressing Education and Reconciliation.   


Please also join us for the expo’s kickoff event on Thursday, January 24th from 6:30pm-9pm featuring a screening of Muffins for Granny, a documentary by filmmaker and FCDC member Nadia McLaren, that tells the story of her own grandmother by combining precious home movie fragments with the stories of seven elders dramatically affected by their experiences in residential school. A Q and A with McLaren and Dr. Mike DeGagné will follow.

Key Dates and Locations

January 24th | 6:30pm-9:00pm | Rm. 230, 100 McCaul St. | Screening
Documentary screening, Muffins For Granny by filmmaker and FCDC member Nadia McLaren.

January 25th | 9:00am-9:30am | Rm. 520, 113 McCaul St. | Coffee and Opening Remarks
Join us for refreshments and opening remarks by Interim Vice-President, Academic & Provost, Dr. Caroline Langill as we kickoff the 5th Annual Teaching Expo. 

January 25th | 1:00pm-2:30pm | Rm. 230, 100 McCaul St. | Keynote 
A keynote examiningEducation and Reconciliationby Dr. Mike DeGagné, Founding Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University.   


January 25th | 9:00am-5:00pm | Various Rooms, 113 McCaul St., 5th Floor | Sessions
All Teaching Expo workshops will be held in various rooms at 113 McCaul St. in the Faculty and Curriculum Development Centre.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Room 230
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/faculty-curriculum-development-centre.htm
Email: 
fcdc@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
ext. 2662
Cost: 
FREE

Education and Reconciliation, a keynote address by Dr. Mike DeGagné

Portrait of President of Nipissing University, Dr. Mike DeGagne
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

A keynote presentation by Dr. Mike DeGagné
Part of the 5th Annual Teaching Expo

January 25th, 2019
Rm. 230, 100 McCaul St.
1:00pm-2:30pm

A keynote examining Education and Reconciliation by Dr. Mike DeGagné, Founding Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University.   


Dr. Mike DeGagné is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University. He holds a PhD in Educational Administration from Michigan State University, and a Master of Law Degree from York University’s Osgoode Hall on the subject of Alternative Dispute Resolution. From 1988-1998, Dr. DeGagné served as an Executive with various provincial and federal government agencies. In 1998, Dr. DeGagné became the founding Executive Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, a national Aboriginal organization dedicated to addressing the legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential School System.  He was the senior negotiator on the Labrador Inuit comprehensive claim. Since 2001, Dr. DeGagné has given numerous presentations from Canada’s coast to coast on issues of Aboriginal health, residential schools, law, reconciliation, and governance. Internationally, he has brought the same message to the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. DeGagné has authored and co-authored a number of publications in Canada and Australia on reconciliation and healing. In January 2010, Dr. DeGagné was awarded the Order of Ontario for his dedication to improving the health, wellness, education and governance of Aboriginal peoples. He was the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in June 2012.

5th Annual Teaching Expo

Friday, January 25th, 2019
113 McCaul St, 5th Floor

9am-5pm



OCAD U Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the 5th Annual Teaching Expo! 15 diverse sessions, united by the theme Teaching & Practice, will be led by members of the OCAD U community.

Please join us for any or  all o f the day’s events, including:

    •    panel talks, mini-lessons on pedagogical research and practice  


    •    complimentary lunch  

    •    keynote presentation by  Dr. Mike DeGagné, Founding Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University, addressing Education and Reconciliation.   


Please also join us for the expo’s kickoff event on Thursday, January 24th from 6:30pm-9pm featuring a screening of Muffins for Granny, a documentary by filmmaker and FCDC member Nadia McLaren, that tells the story of her own grandmother by combining precious home movie fragments with the stories of seven elders dramatically affected by their experiences in residential school. A Q and A with McLaren and Dr. Mike DeGagné will follow.

Key Dates and Locations

January 24th | 6:30pm-9:00pm | Rm. 230, 100 McCaul St. | Screening
Documentary screening, Muffins For Granny by filmmaker and FCDC member Nadia McLaren.

January 25th | 9:00am-9:30am | Rm. 520, 113 McCaul St. | Coffee and Opening Remarks
Join us for refreshments and opening remarks by Interim Vice-President, Academic & Provost, Dr. Caroline Langill as we kickoff the 5th Annual Teaching Expo. 

January 25th | 1:00pm-2:30pm | Rm. 230, 100 McCaul St. | Keynote 
A keynote examiningEducation and Reconciliationby Dr. Mike DeGagné, Founding Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University.   


January 25th | 9:00am-5:00pm | Various Rooms, 113 McCaul St., 5th Floor | Sessions
All Teaching Expo workshops will be held in various rooms at 113 McCaul St. in the Faculty and Curriculum Development Centre.

Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul St. Rm. 230
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/faculty-curriculum-development-centre.htm
Email: 
fcdc@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
ext. 2662
Cost: 
FREE

Land As Pedagogy

Portrain of Leanne Simpson.
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 6:30pm

Land As Pedagogy
Friday, January 18th, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Rm. 190, 100 McCaul St. 

OCAD U and FCDC welcome Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Join us for a public lecture on Land as Pedagogy, followed by a question and answer period. All are welcome.

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the intersections between politics,  story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity.

Working for over a decade an independent scholar using Nishnaabeg intellectual practices, Simpson has lectured and taught extensively at universities across Canada and has twenty years experience with Indigenous land based education. She holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba, and teaches at the Dechinta Centre for Research & Learning in Denendeh. Simpson's books are regularly used in courses across Canada and the United States  including Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, The Gift Is in the Making,  Lighting the Eighth Fire (editor), This Is An Honour Song (editor with Kiera Ladner) and The Winter We Danced (Kino-nda-niimi editorial collective).  Her latest book, As We Have Always Done:  Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance  was published by the University of Minnesota Press in the fall of 2017, and was awarded Best Subsequent Book by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.

As a writer, Simpson was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King in 2014 and in 2017/18 she was a finalist in the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Trillium Book Award. She has published extensive fiction and poetry in both book and magazine form. Her second book of short stories and poetry, This Accident of Being Lost is a follow up to the acclaimed Islands of Decolonial Love and was published by the House of Anansi Press in Spring 2017.

Simpson is also a musician combining poetry, storytelling, song writing and performance in collaboration with musicians to create unique spoken songs and soundscapes. Simpson's second record f(l)light produced by Jonas Bonnetta (Evening Hymns), was released in the fall of 2016.  She was awarded the inaugural Outstanding Indigenous Artist at the Peterborough Arts Awards in 2018.

Simpson is Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg and a member of Alderville First Nation.

Venue & Address: 
Rm. 190, 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/faculty-curriculum-development-centre.htm
Email: 
fcdc@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977-6000 ext. 229
Cost: 
FREE

Inspired Teaching Awards - Call for nominations

Image of instructor and students
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:00pm

Every year, the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre recognizes teaching excellence in faculty and teaching assistants (TAs) working with undergraduate and graduate students.

The Inspired Teaching Awards are presented to faculty members and TAs whose passion for art and design education has enhanced learning and influenced creative practice. All members of the University community, staff, faculty and students, can submit nominations online until February 29.

"Creating Connections, Building Community"

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Friday, January 15, 2016

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Level 5, 113 McCaul St.

 

The Faculty and Curriculum Development Centre is hosting the 3rd Annual Teaching Expo on Friday, January 15, 2016. The purpose of the half-day event is to share advice and connections among OCAD University's teaching community. 

Listen and share with your colleagues how to re-imagine ways to assess and critique students; hear how one chair managers her "work-work-work" balance; and consider how faculty across the university approach the teaching of colour, just to name a few of the topics to be covered. 

 For more information, visit the FCDC's web site, which includes a full schedule, as well as the presentation topics.

Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul Street, 5th Floor (Faculty and Curriculum Development Centre)
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/services/faculty-curriculum-development-centre/workshops-and-events.htm
Email: 
FCDC@ocadu.ca

Board Games Night for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Board Games Night for Faculty, Staff, and Students
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:00pm

An evening of pizza, pop, snacks, and games for faculty, staff, and students

Before you delve into exam/critique period, give yourself some time to have fun and relax. Come to Board Games Night; an evening of pizza, pop, snacks, and games for faculty, staff, and students.

This event is jointly hosted by the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre, The Writing & Learning Centre, and First Generation.

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
Room 1512 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario