Digital Futures Grad Students lauded as "artists to watch" on BlogTO

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:30am

It's an exciting time of the year at OCAD University as the creative works of over 900 emerging artists are showcased at the 102nd annual GradEx. The exhibition runs May 3-7 and features several graduate students who's work is catching the attention of local and national media, including the very popular BlogTO. We congratulate Digital Futures graduate students; Fusun Uzun (medal winner), Jordan Shaw and Jazmine Yerbury, for their excellent work and for making BlogTO's list of artists to watch at this year's GradEx.

The 102 annual GradEx showcase is on at OCADU until May 7th, and it features installations from 900 up-and-coming artists throughout three different buildings. You can visit this awe-inspiring exhibition for free until Sunday, May 7 at 5 p.m. There's so much to see, so be sure to take your time.

For the full BlogTO list of artists to watch at this year's GradEx, visit:


GradEx Schedule

Opening Night Celebration Wednesday, May 3 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Thursday, May 4, 9:30 a.m.– 8 p.m.
Friday, May 5, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Secondary school visits can be booked on both Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Book your secondary school visit today!

Questions? Email

Venue and Address

OCAD University:
100 McCaul St.
113 McCaul St.
115 McCaul St.

TTC Directions: Get off at St. Patrick Subway Station and walk west on Dundas to McCaul (south of Dundas).

Accessible parking permit holders may park in designated city parking spots for free

Please note that parking along the west side of McCaul Street between Dundas Street and Grange Road will be closed on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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GradEx IAMD Students featured by Toronto Star

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Friday, April 28, 2017

The work of two IAMD MFA candidates is featured in this week's Toronto Star, representing the cultural diversity and variety of work produced by the OCAD student body.

Thomas Haskell's thesis work Mas-Queer-Raid is a collection of sculptures "that are inspired by the folklore of the annual carnival showing his multi-faceted heritage" as a European creole born and raised in Trinidad. More on his work can be found online:

Mariam Magsi's thesis work Purdah is focused on imagery of Muslim identity and expression specific to the practice of women wearing burkas. Speaking to her work, Magsi states that "'Photography has the power for social change and it can shift perceptions'...adding that she hopes the storytelling and images can inspire viewers to question their own assumptions and biases against women in burkas." More on her work can be found online:

These two students, along with 10 others in the IAMD program, are exhibitiing artwork in OCAD University's 102nd Graduate Exhibition, a five day cross-campus exhibition of the work of more than 900 undergraduate and graduate students.

Artwork by all participating IAMD students is on view in GradEX from May 3 - 7, 2017 in the Ada Slaight Gallery on the second floor at 100 McCaul Street.

GradEx opening hours:

Opening Night Celebration Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Thursday, May 4, 9:30 a.m.– 8 p.m.
Friday, May 5, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The full Toronto Star article can be read online here:

More on the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program:

OCAD University's 102nd Graduate Exhibition (GradEx)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:30pm to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

This year, GradEx is a five-day exhibition spread across three buildings on campus including the iconic Sharp Centre for Design. The university will throw open its doors, inviting the community to see works by the creative minds of OCAD U’s Class of 2017.

Students from undergraduate and graduate programs will show their final thesis work to an audience of more than 40,000 guests, some of whom attend the show to recruit new talent for their own galleries and firms.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St. 113 McCaul St. 115 McCaul St.
Gradex 102 Poster

GradEx 102 Needs You! Student Monitor Paid Positions

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:45am

Response Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017


Attention Students!*

It’s that time of year again! We’re hiring student monitors to work during the 102nd Annual Graduate Exhibition (GradEx), which is open to the public from Wednesday, May 3rd 2017 to Sunday, May 7th 2017.

Student monitor shifts are available starting Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, and continuing through to Monday, May 8th 2016.

Work includes setup, greeting and directing visitors, and more! 

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate 102 years of talent at GradEx and to work on a team.

Smart Serve Certification:
While not required for all positions is a bonus.

Students are required to complete a mandatory training session on Wednesday, April 26, 2:00PM – 3:00PM. This is a paid training session.

In addition, all monitors selected to work during GradEx will be required to complete an Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) online customer service learning module:    


Student Monitor Pay Rate:
$13.38 per hour

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In your response, please include your:

  • Availability
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Year of study
  • Indicate if you are Smart Serve certified
  • Indicate if you are legally eligible to work in Canada and possess a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • If you have worked as a student monitor in the past

* Fourth-year and graduate students who are exhibiting in the Graduate Exhibition are expected to be with their displays throughout the event.