Boreal Baroque

Boreal Baroque
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 4:00am

A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), OCAD alumna Mary Anne Barkhouse is a recognized Canadian artist who lives in Haliburton County. This installation is a stunning display of Barkhouse's belief and understanding of nature juxtaposed into our domestic surroundings. She describes the work as follows: I will be doing sculptural works that combine the ideas of both baroque and boreal to look at issues of survival and sovereignty in a northern I am using animals that have developed specific survival strategies for living in this delightful climate that we have and then putting them in a baroque living room setting...
A partnered exhibition with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa; Art Gallery of Sudbury; Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo; Thames Art Gallery, Chatham. Sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council

Venue & Address: 
Agnes Jamieson Gallery 176 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, Ontario

Info Session --Teaching at Aboriginal Literacy Camp

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn about Frontier Colleges' Summer Literacy programs in northern Ontario and how you as an OCAD student can participate. Meet two students who participated in 2007.
A challenging and life-changing teaching experience can be yours this summer (June 24 to August 27, 2008, as a Camp Counsellor. Literacy is a fundamental right and helps empower people to make changes in their lives through non-formal learning. If you agree and have the right stuff ' the 'resilience and creativity in engaging the community, and involving community members in the camp curriculum' ' then you and the people at Frontier College need to connect.

You will be working in remote areas, living in camps which 'aim to promote a love of reading and learning while strengthening the English literacy skills of children and youth (between the ages of 6 and 15) living in isolated and/or fly-in-only First Nations communities in Northern Ontario.'

OCAD is partnering with Frontier College, and will be developing an Arts and Crafts component to the summer reading camp program.

Venue & Address: 
Student Centre Lobby 51 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

DesignJam: A Collective Discussion for Northern Ontario

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm

How might we re-­energize our economy through entrepreneurship and social innovation?

This special event brings together catalysts for individual and collective development of entrepreneurship and social innovation in Northern Ontario: government representatives, community organizations, industry, academic experts, and young people. Using a Design Thinking process, we will gain new and fresh insight into persistent issues in an interactive format.

We'll explore "How might we... 
diversify our economic foundation, 
support young people in transition, 
build and foster diversity and
revitalize downtown areas
in Northern Ontario cities?"

A Collective Discussion for Northern Ontario is a unique event for 50 people at two locations, who will explore economic development and social innovation in Northern Ontario, through Design Thinking processes. The speakers will be simulcast to both locations, and the workshops will be facilitated locally with north/south shared reporting. 

  • Sault Ste Marie: 1520 Queen St. E., Rm EW205
  • Toronto: 230 Richmond St. W., 3rd Fl., Rm 322

Speakers include: 

Andre Morriseau, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

Dr. Gayle Broad, NORDIK Institute, Algoma University

This gathering, which is the precursor to a larger conference in Summer 2017, will be led by OCAD University and Algoma University in a unique partnership between Northern and Southern Ontario institutions, bringing together in depth knowledge of entrepreneurship and social innovation from the North and Design Thinking processes from the South.

Expert "Lightning Talks" will set the context, describing entrepreneurship and social innovation in Northern Ontario and proposing why is it important as an engine economic development as well as for social change. The interactive sessions facilitate connections and conversations, bringing clarity to the topic, surfacing existing initiatives, nurturing potential partnerships and strengthening collective commitment to entrepreneurship and social innovation in Northern Ontario.

The results of this conference will shape a larger conference called INTERSECTION in North Ontario: Entrepreneurship and Social innovation. This will be a larger, two-day event in the city of Sault Ste. Marie, which will build on the August conference and develop further conversations and connections across Northern Ontario.

The event is free of charge (after you register and attend, we will refund your $30.)

If you know of a social entrepreneur who wants to attend this even, and who has a financial barrier (i.e. does not have a credit card), please ask them to contact the organizer, Peter Scott, directly at

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 230 Richmond St. W. 3rd Floor Conference Room 322