Design with natural and synthetic STONE

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Suzy Margorian, manages Cosentino Toronto. Consentino is the leader in surfaces materials for design and architecture with its brands Silestone, Dekton, Sensa; used for facades, floors, walls, interior surfaces and multiple other custom uses from product design to sculpture.

Join us in the Material Innvoation Centre on Wednesday February 14 at 2:00 pm. Seating is limited!


Venue & Address: 
Material Innovation Centre, 100 McCaul, Room 530

2D & 3D Workshops: New dates added!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:30pm

Skilled student monitors with experience in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Rhino 3D and more.

The MIC is also starting to offer hands-on, student access to 3D printing technologies: Formlabs, Form 2 and Lulzbot Mini.

Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday *New
 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Friday *New
9:30 pm - 11:30 am 

Venue & Address: 
Material Innovation Centre, 100 McCaul Street, Room 530
2D & 3D Workshops

3D Printing in the MIC

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Please join us on Wednesday, March 01 at 2:00pm in MCA 530 for a presentation by Greg Sims, Assistant Professor, Material Art and Design; introducing the new 3D printing technologies and resources now available in the Material Innovation Centre.

These machines offer a wide range of material possibilities and finishes, from quick prototypes and models to quality production and manufacturing. Suitable for all disciplines including, jewellery, sculpture, industrial design, environmental design and more.

We will set up and print several parts… bring along one of your own small STL files for the chance to have it printed.

Everyone is welcome...

See you at the MIC!

Venue & Address: 
Material Innovation Centre 100 McCaul St.
3DP in the MIC

Material Innovation Centre presents: Lecture with Tom Bernard

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday, February 15

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Material Innovation Centre
Room MCA530

Venue & Address: 
Material Innovation Centre. Room MCA530 100 McCaul Street
Octopus Lecture

Technology & Technique: Drop-In Tutorial Sessions

3D Printing
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:30pm

The Material Innovation Centre is now offering help for all students in need of assistance with common 2D and 3D design program software. Student monitors with knowledge and experience using Rhino 3D, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are available on Tuesdays (3D) and Thursdays (2D) from 6:30- 8:30pm, throughout the Winter 2017 semester.


Come to work, drop-in to ask questions... get (or give) help... learn and share among your peers.


•       Technical advice and assistance for common design software

•       Troubleshooting, file checking and proper formatting advice for 2D and 3D outputs

•       Advice on 3D printing


The MIC is also starting to offer hands-on, student access to 3D printing technologies (Formlabs, Form 2 and Lulzbot Mini) This will roll out in the next few weeks... Stay tuned! We will be adding software tutorials sessions and access to 3D printers as the semester progresses. 


Everyone is welcome. See you there!

Venue & Address: 
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm in the Material Innovation Centre. 100 McCaul Street, Room M530
MIC Workshops

Material Innovation Centre presents: Lecture with Saskia Van Kampen

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us in this lecture with Graphic Design Assistant Professor Saskia Van Kampen, a graphic designer with experience in editorial design, wayfinding signage, corporate branding, consulting and illustration. 

Her personal design projects focus on the intersection of design and craft, and involves a cross-pollination between various disciplines including painting, printmaking, typography and sewing. Presently she is using stitching to explore different techniques of disrupting design conventions, and to inform the practice-based approach of her teaching methodology. 


Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Room 530
Saskia Van Kampen Rebel Aesthetics

Material Innovation Centre presents: Lecture with KUKA Robotics

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us in this lecture with Ashley FitzGerald, Market Development Specialist from KUKA Robotics, a pioneer in robotics and automation technology and one of the leading manufacturers of robotic systems worldwide.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, Room 530 - Material Innovation Centre
KUKA Poster

Material Innovation Centre presents: Lecture with Chung-Im Kim

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

Material Art & Design Assistant Professor Chung-Im Kim's work balances between design, art and education. Initially immigrating to Canada in 1990 from South Korea, she has been a resident in the Textile studio at Harbourfront Centre and a freelance designer for over 15 years. Over the last 5 years Kim has conducted several collaborative course projects with institutions such as Baycrest, Toronto Western Hospital, Ontario Science Centre and others. In 2015 she held a solo exhibition ‘living geometry’ at David Kaye Gallery in Toronto. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Objects in Flux’ at Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA 2015-2016; ‘International Sculptural Felt’ in Holland and Australia 2014-2015; ‘The Living Tradition’ Suwon Park Museum of Art, Korea 2016. This fall she will be featured in a two-person exhibition at the Korean Consulate in Boston.

* Photo: Mutation 3, felt. Chung-Im Kim

Venue & Address: 
Material Innovation Centre (Room MCA 530) 100 McCaul Street
Work by Chung-Im Kim

Material Innovation Centre - Lunch & Learn

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 5:30pm

Guest Speaker: Rick Pauptit, President Flash Reproductions

What distinguishes print from all others is the tactile and physical quality it brings.

Everyone is invited to attend the 3rd Lunch & Learn on March 3rd in Room 530
Come and see a renaissance of appreciation for fine print techniques, substrates and finishes.

Venue & Address: 
Room 530 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Material Innovation Centre - Lunch & Learn

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Material Innovation Centre will host a Lunch & Learn - February 10th Room 530 at 12:30pm

Roarockit Skateboard Company - Ted Hunter & Norah Jackson

On February 10th at 12:30 pm come see Ted Hunter and Norah Jackson speak about the winding road from Maui to Toronto. How skateboard building changed our lives!

Venue & Address: 
Room 530 100 McCaul Toronto, Ontario