CSD & FAA Note-taking Pilot Program

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 6:15pm

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the CSD at CSD@ocadu.ca. In the subject line of your email please insert: "Note Taking Position". Also, include a list of courses you’re registered in. 

Successful applicants will be contacted and given note-taking assignments once the CSD receives note-taking requests from students.

Poster about hiring Note Takers

Call For Submissions: Living Queer Icons

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 4:15pm to Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:00am

The Peer Wellness Educators are a diverse team of students at the OCADU Health and Wellness Centre who have come together to install a series of portraits that celebrate living queer icons.


an orientation, identity, and a sense of community that challenges the societal normalization of heterosexuality, gender identity & gender expression*

Submission Requirements:
-All submissions must feature a living queer icon.
-Swearing and profane language is to be used responsibly and purposefully. No slurs will be tolerated.
-Ideas and work should not perpetuate existing assumptions, generalisations, stereotypes & stigma.
-Submissions must celebrate individuals living with disabilities, diversity, gender identity, and the overarching aim of the project.
-Please avoid romanticising substance use and illness.
-Once submitted, artists are consenting to their work being photographed, shared, reproduced, and printed.

*As defined by Peer Wellness Educators at the Health & Wellness Centre.

Please submit portraits to HWC by email under the subject header “Submission Pride” to Alex McLaren at amclaren@ocadu.ca by June 23rd

Venue & Address: 
Health & Wellness Centre, 230 Richmond W.
queer defn

Culture Inbetween

let's roll
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

Are you living in between cultures? You have multiple ‘homes’? Join my journey to find a sense of belonging in between cultures. Let's be friends!

My name is Naya. I was born and raised in Seoul, Korea until my parents decided to immigrate to a small town in BC when I was 14 years old. My journey as a ‘cultural inbetweener’ came with a constant battle of choosing between two cultures, two homes and two identities.

As a student working on a thesis project for Industrial Design BA, I spent countless hours on honest conversations on this topic of living in-between cultures. No matter how alone I felt growing up, I now know that I am not alone in living ‘Inbetween Cultures’. In fact, that there is whole bunch of you guys!

I invite you to join an evening full of sushi-making and cultural conversations. You will learn how to roll sushi from me (a former sushi chef), make new friends and share your unique stories. I have designed a very special workshop in collaboration with the Health and Wellness Centre at OCAD University and they will provide a nice and safe place for us to have the best evening. They are also sponsoring us with basic fresh vegs but please bring any special sushi ingredient and impress us with your preparation! I am so excited to meet you all.

The event is FREE and no ticket is needed. But please RSVP to save your spot and to help us preparing enough ingredients for sushi.

Lambert Lounge @ 100 McCaul St. (Lambert Lounge is inside the pencil crayon building! Turn left as soon as you enter the lobby and you will see the sign for the workshop.)

Feel free to bring any additional sushi ingredients to impress us, but the basics are provided for you.

5:00pm – Say Hi
5:05pm – Group Guideline
5:15pm – Ice Breaker(Collaborative mind map)
5:30pm – Conversation Cards
5:50pm – Learn How To Roll
6:05pm – Let’s Roll
6:30pm – Present your Sushi
6:50pm – Enjoy & Reflect

Naya Choi is a 1.5 generation Korean-Canadian, aka ‘Cultural Inbetweener’. She is currently finishing her Bachelor of Industrial Design at OCAD University. With one year of studying abroad as a part of Codesign Master Program in Denmark, her passion and interest lay on participatory design adapting Codesign methodology.

*By attending this event, you are expected to be filmed/photographed for documentation of the workshop. If you wish otherwise, please let us know ahead of time. *

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul

Talking Wellness at OCAD U Library Research Wednesdays

Digital promotion for OCAD U Library Research Wednesdays presentation Talking Wellness by students, faculty and staff
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Talking Wellness at OCAD U, is a project and exhibition by Pam Patterson's Art and Design Education Lab (ADEL): Community investigating various concerns around how we might achieve a healthier art and design education community at OCAD U.

Join students, Angie Ma and Nataly Kais with faculty and staff members Pam Patterson, Robyn Shaw, and Marta Chudolinska to learn about the original premise and organization of the Talking Wellness project, an investigation into the wellness experiences of students at OCAD University. This talk will cover the ADEL students research experience and hanging of the exhibition along with OCAD U's Health & Wellness Centre's collaboration, and the Learning Zone's role and participation.

PRESENTERS: Angie Ma and Nataly Kais (ADEL students), Pam Patterson (Lecturer, Faculty of Art), Robyn Shaw (Manager, Health & Wellness Centre), Marta Chudolinska (Learning Zone Librarian)

Discover more about the Talking Wellness project including the participating artists/researchers at the Talking Wellness Libguide.

Free take away text bubbles from the exhibit will be handed out to all attendees (while supplies last).

All are welcome! January 30th from 1 to 2 pm.

Talking Wellness is part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000, ext. 217

Cooking Club - Pizza Edition! Facilitated by the Health & Wellness Centre

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Interested in learning how to cook a budget-friendly, simple, and nutritious meal?  Do you like FREE FOOD? Then join us for COOKING CLUB on Friday October 5 from 1-4pm!  Cooking Club will take place in Lambert Lounge (100 McCaul, room 187). All food and equipment will be provided. We encourage students to bring their own reusable bottles/cups to drink from as well as reusable containers, in case there is pizza available to bring home.

Connect with our nurse Sarah to RSVP or to ask any questions at scree@ocadu.ca. This event is open to all OCAD U students.

Fall Cooking Club dates: October 5, November 9, December 7

Logo design by  Pauline Aksay

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, room 187 (Lambert Lounge)
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CSD Office Now Located at 230 Richmond St. West 6th Floor

The Centre for Students with Disabilities Office is now located at 230 Richmond St. West 6th Floor.

HWC July Health Promotion Events: Cooking Club - Sushi Edition and More

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come and join us for Sushi Day at Cooking Club! We're planning to make Mini Sushi Rolls, Onigiri, and beverages! 

All food and equipment will be provided. Why make one meal when you can have several? Students are encouraged to bring containers to bring home any extra prepared food. 

This session is FREE for all current OCAD U students, even those not enrolled in a summer class. Advise Sarah of any allergies or dietary restrictions at scree@ocadu.ca, and feel free to contact me with any questions. Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are just as welcome!  Staff and faculty are welcome to drop by as well. 

HWC events throughout July include:

Tuesday July 10 - Board Game Day (1-3:30pm at Lambert Lounge, as part of Camp Wellness)

We’ll be making brownies with Greek yogurt and psyllium husks, Jell-O with fruits, and playing board games.

Tuesday July 17 - Slime Making & Tie Dye Day (1-3:30pm at Lambert Lounge, as part of Camp Wellness)

Students are encouraged to bring their own clothing items to dye, and all other materials will be provided. A limited number of items to dye will be provided by HWC. If you have any well-loved white or off-white items you'd like to donate for this event (or if you'd like to stop by to dye something yourself!), please let me know.

Friday July 20 Cooking Club - Sushi Edition! (1-4pm at Lambert Lounge)

Thursday July 26 Salad Day! - grOCAD and Cooking Club (12-2pm, meet at Lambert Lounge)

-From Lambert, we'll head over to the grOCAD community gardens to harvest vegetables and herbs, then return to the kitchen to prepare salads and make a variety of dressings from scratch.

Tuesday July 31 - Seed Planting Day (1-3:30pm at Lambert, as part of Camp Wellness)

Poster credit: Mikayla

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge (100 McCaul, room 187)
Poster Sushi Day

Camp Wellness - Health and Wellness Centre

Tie dye tee
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Camp Wellness will take place on a drop-in basis every Tuesday and Thursday throughout June from 1-3:30pm (please see attached poster for complete schedule).  We have a variety of activities planned for Tuesdays - Our first event will be tie-dye t-shirts in Butterfield Park!   On Thursdays we will show a (health or mental health-related) movie at the Health and Wellness Centre, with snacks provided and the option to participate in a facilitated discussion.  

Tuesday June 5: Tie dye event - Do you have an article of clothing or an accessory to transform through the magic of tie dye? Bring it to Butterfield Park on Tuesday! (A limited number of items will also be provided by HWC.  FYI The dye will adhere best to natural fabrics!)
We will be meeting in Butterfield Park near Lambert Lounge at 1pm (look for the red table cloth). You can also meet us at 12:30pm at Health & Wellness to walk over together! 

Thursday June 7: Movie and snacks at Health & Wellness
Meet us at the Health & Wellness Centre (230 Richmond, 6th floor) at 1pm for a relaxing afternoon of snacks and a movie (slumber party theme present but optional). 

Venue & Address: 
Tuesdays in June: Meet at Butterfield Park / Lambert Lounge (100 McCaul room 187); Thursdays in June: Meet at Health and Wellness (230 Richmond, 6th floor)
416-977-6000 x2119
Camp Wellness Schedule

Bell Let's Talk Day

Bell Let's Talk Day at OCAD U
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

You're invited to join OCAD U Health & Wellness, Campus Life, and student groups for #BellLetsTalk Day on January 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of 100 McCaul St for hot chocolate, tea and treats, freebies and self-care tips. Mental health affects us all. Join the conversation by sharing your ideas for how we can take better care of both ourselves and others, and help end the stigma of mental illness.

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will support mental health initiatives by donating 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of the Facebook frame or Snapchat geofilter. For complete details on how to participate and how funds raised are used, visit the Bell Let's Talk website.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street Lobby
416-977-6000 x1327

OCADU Health & Wellness Centre Closure - Friday November 10th, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 9:00am

OCADU Health & Wellness Centre

Will be CLOSED on  



We will re-open and resume regular office hours MONDAY NOVEMBER 13th, 2017


If this is an emergency, please visit the nearest hospital emergency department – Mount Sinai Hospital located at 600 University Ave or visit the nearest walk-in clinic – Apple Tree Medical Group at 275 Dundas St W.


If you are seeking support regarding a mental health concern, Good2Talk is a free, professional counselling service for students in Ontario. They are available 24/7 at 1855 925 5454.


If you would like to leave us a message, you can contact us at 416 977 6000 x 260 or email hwc@ocadu.ca