OCAD University Senate Meeting

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:15pm to 6:15pm

The Senate is responsible for the establishment and regulation of academic policy, standards and procedures at OCAD University. In particular, the Senate and its many committees are in charge of all matters pertaining to OCAD U’s academic resources, academic programming, academic strategic planning, student affairs and any other such matters relating to academic issues. Membership of Senate consists predominantly of senior faculty, but also includes undergraduate and graduate student representation, as well as a representation of the academic administration.

At least seven regular Senate meetings are held between September 1 and May 31. Senate meetings take place on the last Monday of every month, from 3:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., unless otherwise stated.  The Senate includes the Senate Executive Committee; Senate Academic Policy & Planning Committee; Senate Academic Standards Committee; Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee; Senate Graduate Studies Committee; Senate Student Appeals Committee; and the Senate Quality Assurance Committee as well as a number of sub-committees.

To learn more visit the Senate website.  Stay up to date on upcoming elections on the Senate Elections website
 

Venue & Address: 
322, 230 Richmond Street West
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/about/governance/senate.htm
Email: 
nnanton@ocadu.ca

OCAD University Senate Meeting

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 3:15pm to 6:15pm

The Senate is responsible for the establishment and regulation of academic policy, standards and procedures at OCAD University. In particular, the Senate and its many committees are in charge of all matters pertaining to OCAD U’s academic resources, academic programming, academic strategic planning, student affairs and any other such matters relating to academic issues. Membership of Senate consists predominantly of senior faculty, but also includes undergraduate and graduate student representation, as well as a representation of the academic administration.

At least seven regular Senate meetings are held between September 1 and May 31. Senate meetings take place on the last Monday of every month, from 3:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., unless otherwise stated.  The Senate includes the Senate Executive Committee; Senate Academic Policy & Planning Committee; Senate Academic Standards Committee; Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee; Senate Graduate Studies Committee; Senate Student Appeals Committee; and the Senate Quality Assurance Committee as well as a number of sub-committees.

To learn more visit the Senate website.  Stay up to date on upcoming elections on the Senate Elections website
 

Venue & Address: 
322, 230 Richmond Street West
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/about/governance/senate.htm
Email: 
nnanton@ocadu.ca

OCAD University Senate Meeting

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 3:15pm to 6:15pm

The Senate is responsible for the establishment and regulation of academic policy, standards and procedures at OCAD University. In particular, the Senate and its many committees are in charge of all matters pertaining to OCAD U’s academic resources, academic programming, academic strategic planning, student affairs and any other such matters relating to academic issues. Membership of Senate consists predominantly of senior faculty, but also includes undergraduate and graduate student representation, as well as a representation of the academic administration.

At least seven regular Senate meetings are held between September 1 and May 31. Senate meetings take place on the last Monday of every month, from 3:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., unless otherwise stated.  The Senate includes the Senate Executive Committee; Senate Academic Policy & Planning Committee; Senate Academic Standards Committee; Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee; Senate Graduate Studies Committee; Senate Student Appeals Committee; and the Senate Quality Assurance Committee as well as a number of sub-committees.

To learn more visit the Senate website.  Stay up to date on upcoming elections on the Senate Elections website
 

Venue & Address: 
322, 230 Richmond Street West
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/about/governance/senate.htm
Email: 
nnanton@ocadu.ca

OCAD University Senate Meeting

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:15pm to 6:15pm

The Senate is responsible for the establishment and regulation of academic policy, standards and procedures at OCAD University. In particular, the Senate and its many committees are in charge of all matters pertaining to OCAD U’s academic resources, academic programming, academic strategic planning, student affairs and any other such matters relating to academic issues. Membership of Senate consists predominantly of senior faculty, but also includes undergraduate and graduate student representation, as well as a representation of the academic administration.

At least seven regular Senate meetings are held between September 1 and May 31. Senate meetings take place on the last Monday of every month, from 3:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., unless otherwise stated.  The Senate includes the Senate Executive Committee; Senate Academic Policy & Planning Committee; Senate Academic Standards Committee; Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee; Senate Graduate Studies Committee; Senate Student Appeals Committee; and the Senate Quality Assurance Committee as well as a number of sub-committees.

To learn more visit the Senate website.  Stay up to date on upcoming elections on the Senate Elections website
 

Venue & Address: 
322, 230 Richmond Street West
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/about/governance/senate.htm
Email: 
nnanton@ocadu.ca

Digital Governance

Digital governance is the central challenge facing governing institutions and societies in the coming decades where information knows no boundaries, power is dispersed and authority and accountability need to be reconceived. What is digital governance and why is 'digital' a governance issue?

Westminster parliamentary democracy is widely credited with a high capacity to adapt to societal evolution. Its ability to adapt to the realities of a digital society is putting this claim to the test. Westminster governments were never designed with the digital era in mind. Two forces – digital and governance – are meeting like tectonic plates, shifting the landscape and giving rise to new peaks and valleys around key governance questions that all Canadians need to be concerned about: Who has real power? How should decisions be made? How can all players make their voices heard and ensure that account is rendered?

Digital Governance, an sLab research project, explores unprecedented challenges and opportunities facing governing institutions and associated groups in the digital era. Through research and engagement activities the project develops a network equipped to understand these dynamics and to guide innovation. The initial partners are University of Victoria, Institute on Governance (IOG), OCAD University, Dalhousie University, and MIGHTY Purpose. Together with additional partners (to be identified) the Digital Governance team will build a digital governance research network.

Project Objectives:

  • Provide a platform for a national conversation on the issues and possibilities of digital technology and governance. The partnership has established itself as a Digital Governance Commission – a modernized, virtual royal commission that combines visibility, engagement and evidence based research, and that engages Canadians to develop practical solutions.
  • Recognize that the discussion must move beyond technological change to an understanding of the disruptive nature of digital transformation as an historic opportunity to recast the role and responsibilities of governments, citizens and other actors.
  • Explore emerging governance challenges and possibilities, but also specific practice areas such as evidence based policy analysis, advising ministers and legislators, citizen engagement, modernizing service delivery and realigning administrative systems to meet new and ever increasing demands on the part of governments at all levels.
  • Examine the new and emerging governance challenges of the Westminster system in light of the advent of digital, and to determine the transformative and evolutionary changes required of government and non-government actors in an evolving democratic environment across Canada.
  • Determine and articulate the new, core competencies required of all stakeholders and institutions (e.g. politicians, public servants, citizens, the private sector, and students) in the digital age.
  • Design a research program with windows of opportunity in mind in order to maximize impact and generate practical impetus for change.
  • Articulate the value brought to key stakeholders and include open, transparent and participatory methodologies on an ongoing basis.

 

For further information, please visit http://slab.ocadu.ca/project/digital-governance

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

 

Large text reading "Digital Governance: transforming government practice in the diigtal era"
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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:30pm
Lab Member: 
Greg Van alstyne
Peter Jones
Stuart Candy

Relating Systems Thinking & Design 5: Leading Thinkers Converge in Toronto

Liz Sanders presents at RSD5 Symposium
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 2:45pm

The fifth Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) symposium took place at OCAD University and MaRS Discovery District from October 13 to 15, 2016. The symposium presented work from the developing intersection of systems perspectives and strategic design known as systemic design. RSD focused this year’s event on systemic design for social complexity, such as the design problems of sustainable business, good governance, social services, urban design, healthcare services, human flourishing, and the intersections of these domains. RSD featured leading presenters from around the world with significant research, validated applications, and engaging workshops.

Peter Jones (RSD5 lead chair and OCAD U professor, Design for Health and Strategic Foresight and Innovation) notes: “We are continuing a tradition started a few years ago in Oslo. RSD combines the deep legacies of systems and cybernetics with today’s emerging design practices and teaching to share in compelling talks and intimate dialogue to bear on many of the complex human challenges we all face in an over-modernized civilization.”

The 2016 symposium featured five keynote speakers:

  • Humberto Maturana, founder of the Santiago School of cognitive science, and originator of the sciences of autopoiesis, evolutionary drift, and structural coupling;
  • Aleco Christakis, (with Maria Kakoulaki), visionary of science of dialogic design, leading thinker in social systems design since the Club of Rome’s “Predicament”;
  • Paul Pangaro, a visionary in design cybernetics, now heading the Interaction Design program at Detroit’s CCS design school;
  • Erik Stolterman, Chair of Informatics at Indiana University, co-author of The Design Way (with Harold Nelson), editor of MIT Press Design Thinking/Design Theory series;
  • Liz Sanders, founder of MakeTools, a leader in generative design thinking, human-centered design, and emerging practice, and co-author of Convivial Toolbox.

RSD is an annual symposium presented by the Systemic Design Research Network, an organization that advances the integration of systems thinking and design, to help individuals and organizations take action towards improving the wicked, interconnected challenges facing our planet. For more information visit: http://systemic-design.net/rsd-symposia.

More about Design for Health: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/design-for-health.htm

OCAD Board of Governors Meeting

Monday, June 1, 2009 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

In its monthly meetings the Board establishes policy and institutional priorities for the university. It makes major operating decisions and receives reports from the President; Vice-President, Academic; Vice-President, Administration; the Chair of the Academic Council; chairs of standing and ad hoc committees; and representatives of academic and administrative areas at the university as needed. For more information on OCAD's governance, please visit the link below.

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

OCAD Board of Governors Meeting

Monday, April 27, 2009 - 9:00pm to 11:30pm

In its monthly meetings the Board establishes policy and institutional priorities for the university. It makes major operating decisions and receives reports from the President; Vice-President, Academic; Vice-President, Administration; the Chair of the Academic Council; chairs of standing and ad hoc committees; and representatives of academic and administrative areas at the university as needed. For more information on OCAD's governance, please visit the link below.

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

OCAD Board of Governors Meeting

Monday, February 9, 2009 - 10:30pm to Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 12:30am

In its monthly meetings the Board establishes policy and institutional priorities for the university. It makes major operating decisions and receives reports from the President; Vice-President, Academic; Vice-President, Administration; the Chair of the Academic Council; chairs of standing and ad hoc committees; and representatives of academic and administrative areas at the university as needed. For more information on OCAD's governance, please visit the link below.

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

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