Design Career Fair

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Portfolio reviews. Networking with creative teams. Industry insight. Drop by to meet with cutting-edge companies and learn about their approach to talent recruitment and careers in design!

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 49 McCaul Street
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Who’s dating whom in Toronto… and how often

Single doesn’t have to mean lonely this Valentine’s Day — not in a city as vibrant as ours, and definitely not according to findings from the 2016 NOW LOVE AND SEX SURVEY. INSTUDIO asked OCAD U Graphic Design student Shaheer Tarar to dive into data supplied by Now and create a picture of how we date.

The resulting visualization shows how frequently Torontonians date according to age, gender and sexual orientation. A matrix was used to organize survey respondents by age (see the columns) and frequency of dates (see the rows). Each dot represents a person — with an inner-circle colour identifying gender and an outer-circle colour identifying sexual orientation. 

Who’s dating whom in Toronto, and how often visualizes the 735 Torontonians who fully completed the survey. Want to learn more about how they lusted and loved? See full survey results at


Who’s dating whom in Toronto… and how often, Shaheer Tarar, 2016

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Dating patterns and presumptions:

  • The grass isn’t always greener. That is, no one is dating as much as we think that they are. Across all categories of respondents, ‘several times a week’ was selected by a comparative few.
  • Toronto youth really embrace diversity. In the 19–25 age group, dating frequency is fairly even across the board, with similar numbers of people going out ‘weekly;’ ‘monthly;’ ‘less often, if ever;’ or responding with the words ‘at this point…’
  • Millennials aren’t that easy to peg. The majority of those aged 26–35 date weekly. But a surprisingly high number in this group also identified their dating frequency as either ‘monthly’ or with the words ‘at this point…’
  • Our second-timers are a whole new breed. No clear pattern emerged in the 36–45 age group. Are these the divorce and re-marry years, or is middle age just a lot more fun?
  • Either love wins at some point, or Netflix does. Most of those aged 46–55 identified their dating frequency as ‘at this point…’ A high number still admitted to dating, albeit only ‘monthly’ or ‘less often.’
  • Some romance required? Most of those aged 56–69 described their dating frequency with the words ‘at this point…’ For this age group, the selection got double the number of respondents than the three other most popular answers.
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Neighbourhood Arts Network TELUS Social Club

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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 11:00pm to Friday, November 28, 2014 - 1:00am

Are you a newcomer artist looking to expand your network? 

Join the TELUS Social Club, a new series of networking events for newcomer artists. These social clubs will connect newcomer artists with key leaders from Toronto’s arts community.

The evening will kick off with refreshments, a lively speed-ideating* networking session, facilitated by the Neighbourhood Arts Network, followed by round table discussions with arts leaders.

*Speed ideating is a fast-paced, creative and thought-provoking networking activity designed to spark new ideas and community connections.

Snacks and beverages will be provided 

Organized in part by OCAD U alumna Nadia Galati.

Venue & Address: 
TELUS House 25 York Street, 2nd Floor

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:30pm to Friday, January 17, 2014 - 1:30am

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014. Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Four free evenings of professional practice events for students and alumni!

Creativity. Networking. Career Planning. Business Essentials.

• Engaging alumni panelists
• Inspiring guest speakers
• Informative presentations by practicing artists and designers

Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014
Monday & Thursday: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
All events at OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Great Hall (2nd floor)
Presented by Financial Aid & Awards, Student Success Programs and Alumni Relations

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Start Your Professional Practice Now! 2014, January 13-16, 2014