Tea & Coffee Workshop

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Friday, July 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Nicole Hull and the Peer Wellness Educators at Health & Wellness for an illuminating workshop on coffee and tea. Free. Open to all OCADU Community Members.

Learn more about how to brew coffee and tea, how to enjoy it on a budget, and the effects of caffeine. RSVP encouraged to give HWC an estimate of coffee, tea, and snacks for participants. 

Venue & Address: 
Health & Wellness Centre, 230 Richmond Street W., 8th Floor

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.
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Animating Artists' Health

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Artists' Health Alliance, OCADU HWC, and OCADU CEAD presents Animating Artists' Health: a screening of eight short animations exploring artists’ health and wellbeing.

Venue & Address: 
OCADU Auditorium (Room 190), 100 McCaul

Flu Shots for STUDENTS and STAFF

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Flu shot drop-in is open to STUDENTS on Tuesdays from 1-3:30pm during October and November! Appointments are also available, please contact scree@ocadu.ca to book yours. 

Flu shot drop-in for STAFF & FACULTY: Thursday November 8 and Thursday November 15 from 4-6pm

--Posters designed by Anisa Nagakawa--

Venue & Address: 
230 Richmond Street West, 6th floor
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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.

Salad Day!

grOCAD members harvesting greens for Salad Day 2017
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Last summer grOCAD celebrated their community garden bounty with a Salad Day event held in the Learning Zone. This year grOCAD will be joined by the Cooking Club, who will be making homemade and delicious salad dressings from scratch.

Join grOCAD and the Cooking Club at the Lambert Lounge in the Main Building at noon then take a walk over to grOCAD’s community garden to harvest greens for the Salad Day event.

It is free event open to all OCAD U Students. RSVPs are encouraged but drop-ins are welcome. Please contact Sarah at scree@ocadu.ca or ocadgrows@gmail.com.

Drop by and enjoy some salad, share gardening stories, or your favourite recipes and checkout some good reads on urban agriculture from the OCAD U Library.



Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street, Room 187

Cooking Club - Grain Bowl Edition (facilitated by Health & Wellness)

Grain bowl
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

All current OCAD U students are invited to join us for another FREE session of COOKING CLUB on Friday June 29 from 1-4pm! We will be making grain bowls with purple rice and seasonal vegetables. 

Why make one meal when you can have several? Students are encouraged to bring containers to take home any extra prepared food. 

Please contact Sarah at scree@ocadu.ca with any questions or to sign up in advance. Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are just as welcome!

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge (100 McCaul, room 187)
Poster June 29

Ali Mapara

Being sedentary has extensive health effects on our mind and body, especially in large financial firms where employees find themselves inactive for long periods of the day. The generation coming into the workforce today does not value physical activity enough to priorities it and desk-bound jobs are not going away anytime soon, we need to look beyond active users and target inactive employees to find a solution that intersects the Gen-Y lifestyle.

Conquering Me

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, March 30, 2018 - 4:00pm

Conquering Me spotlights artworks and artists that deal with themes of anxiety and/or depression. Our aim is to foster a sense of community for those that face mental health issues and to highlight the importance of discussion in order to combat stigma. 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening Remarks at 2 p.m.

Additional Events:

  • Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 
    Watercolour Workshop
  • Friday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
    You've got Mail Workshop
  • Tuesday, March 27, 1 to 4 p.m.:
    Build-a-Beast Workshop

This event is funded by the Student Union. 

Venue & Address: 
6th Floor, 230 Richmond Street West
Conquering Me Exhibition Poster