Teaching at OCAD U: A One-day Workshop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 8:45pm

Registration open to instructional staff at OCAD U

The teaching faculty of OCAD University includes a rich diversity of talent and experience. Many faculty members are practicing professionals in the community at large and lend their expertise to OCAD U by teaching occasional courses. This one-day workshop is intended to give teaching faculty an intensive introduction to the practice of post-secondary teaching and OCAD U, providing practical strategies and guidance for teaching and learning success.

While intended for sessional faculty and faculty new to OCAD U, the session will be useful for those with either little or considerable teaching experience. The sessions will cover issues such as teaching students with diverse learning needs, using technology-enabled learning strategies, designing and implementing effective assessments and using active learning techniques in the lecture, seminar and studio.

9:00 – 9:15 Coffee and snacks

9:15 – 9:30 Welcome address, Carol Roderick, Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre

9:30 – 10:45 Planning your Course: From Course Outline to First Day

11:00 – 12:15 Technology-Enabled Learning

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 How to Thrive at OCAD U: featuring experienced Undergraduate and Graduate faculty members from across the university

2:45 – 4:00 Teaching Today’s Students, Deanne Fisher, Associate Vice-President, Students

4:00 – 4:45 Wine and cheese reception

Registration required

Venue & Address: 
Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre, 5th floor 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://fcdc-registration.ocadu.ca/departments.jsp  
Email: 
fcdc@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

O-DAYS! International Welcome

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

A Welcome Reception for International Students

New International Students should make plans to attend this special welcome! It will be a great opportunity to make new friends, ask questions and get advice. Watch your email for details. Current international students are encouraged to attend as Welcome Ambassadors.

Refreshments will be served. Watch your email for details.

Note:
ACCESSIBILITY:
Accessibility is important to us. If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate fully in this event, please make a notation in the appropriate field in the online RSVP form and submit it prior to August 22, 2014 so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

FOOD:
Lunch and snacks will be provided at O-DAYS!
It is your responsibility to email us and notify us of any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we may do our best to accommodate you. Please do so at your earliest convenience, no later than August 22, 2014.

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Please be advised that OCAD U hosted events may be documented through photographs and video. These images may be used by the university for promotional, advertising, and educational purposes. By participating in our events, both on campus and off-site, you consent to allowing OCAD U to document and use your image and likeness. However, if you do not want us to use a photo or video of you, please don’t hesitate to let us know when you arrive at the event. You’re also welcome to get in touch with OCAD U’s Campus Life office.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone Level 1, 113 McCaul Street Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocaducampuslife@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Open Life Drawing Studio

Model being drawn by students
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:00am to 3:00am

All are welcome!

Room 615, 100 McCaul

Life Drawing (no instruction), open to all
Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction.

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumni to attend - they're open to everyone! 

Bring a board and materials - no reservation is required. Payment may be made to the monitor. 

Wednesday sessions 7:00-10:00pm 
Friday sessions 7:00-10:00pm

Fall 2014 Semester Schedule

September
Wednesday 10, 17, 24
Saturday 13, 20, 27

October
Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Saturday 4, 11, 18, 25

November
Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

December
Wednesday 3, 

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
$10

Open Life Drawing Studio

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 12:00am to 3:00am

All are welcome!

Room 615, 100 McCaul

Life Drawing (no instruction), open to all
Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction.

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumni to attend - they're open to everyone! 

Bring a board and materials - no reservation is required. Payment may be made to the monitor. 

Wednesday sessions 7:00-10:00pm 
Friday sessions 7:00-10:00pm

Fall 2014 Semester Schedule

September
Wednesday 10, 17, 24
Saturday 13, 20, 27

October
Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Saturday 4, 11, 18, 25

November
Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

December
Wednesday 3, 10, 17
Saturday 6, 13

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
$10

Money Mondays: Protect You and Your Money

Creative funds logo for Money Mondays
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Free hands-on financial planning for students and grads. Learn a financial skill every Monday!

Participate for a chance to win: $350 OCAD U tuition credit, $100 AboveGround gift card or $50 for OCAD U bookstore!

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/services/financial-matters/info-sessions.htm
Cost: 
Free

UAAC Conference 2014

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:00am

Universities Art Association of Canada Conference hosted by OCAD University

Sessions are encouraged that explore - within any geographical and temporal context - issues from the full range of scholarship in the visual arts including art history, visual and material culture, creative practices and research in studio art, design practices and research, theory and criticism, pedagogy, and museum and gallery practices.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.uaac-aauc.com/en/conference
Cost: 
Free

Fall 2014 Graduate Workshops: OGS/SSHRC Part 2

Image from the top floors of OCAD looking south at the skyline of Toronto
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Fall 2014: Graduate Studies Workshops: OGS/SSHRC 2 Part Series Tuesday September 23 3pm - 4:30pm and Wednesday October 15 10am - 11:30am

Fall 2014 Graduate Studies Workshops: OGS/SSHRC 2 Part Series

UPCOMING FALL 2014 WORKSHOPS

The Office of Graduate Studies and its partners from across the University deliver various professional development and academic support workshops throughout the year. We encourage you to take part in as many as possible and are open to suggestions you may have for new and future workshops. Workshops will be announced through the Graduate Studies Weekly Blog and website.

OGS/SSHRC Information for Students
Interested in applying for an SSHRC (Canadian Graduate Scholarship) and/or an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)? This session will provide students with further information about competitions, timelines and best practices. These are prestigious awards and all full-time graduate students are encouraged to apply. Please RSVP here.

Presented by: The Office of Graduate Studies
For further details about scholarships and funding please click here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
3:00 to 4:30 p.m

second session
Wednesday October 15th, 2014 10:00 to 11:30

Both will be held at: Room 7301
205 Richmond Street W

Venue & Address: 
7301 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Bread & Circuses: The Costs & Benefits of Art Festivals

Image with white brush strokes against black background and the words scotiabank nuit blanche
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Nuit Talks in partnership with Canadian Art

Despite the success of many large art festivals, some artists and curators dismiss them as "spectacles" that drain funding from public galleries and museums. Others appreciate the large public audiences such festivals provide - especially in an era when many institutions focus on international "art stars" rather than local talents.

Moderator: Leah Sandals, Canadian Art Online Editor

Panelists: Gwen MacGregor, Artist and University of Toronto Geography PhD Student, Janine Marchessault, Curator and York University Canada Research Chair and Murray Whyte, Toronto Star Art Critic

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/2014-event/nuit-talks.html
Cost: 
Free
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AGO First Thursdays

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 11:00pm to Friday, September 5, 2014 - 3:30am

With OCAD U 2013 and 2014 Scultpure/Installation Medal Winners Shannon Lea Doyle and Alex Beriault

On September 4, Toronto’s most popular cultural night returns with a special celebration of the exhibition Alex Colville. Join us and headliner Bry Webb, frontman of the newly reunited band The Constantines, to celebrate this extraordinary exhibition, featuring more than 100 works by the internationally renowned Canadian icon, marking the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work to date.

Experience one-night-only artist projects and performances, stimulating tours and talks, as well as an interactive opportunity to engage with Colville’s oddly familiar scenes in surprising ways. The night will feature performances from contemporary dancer Katie Ewald, musician/artist Tor Lukasik-Foss, as well artists Alex Beriault and Shannon Lea Doyle who will present a three hour durational performance. Want some expert, on-the-spot info on Colville? The night will also feature Pop-up speakers including the exhibition’s curator Andrew Hunter, artist Simone Jones, academic Amy Lavander Harris and AGO Associate Curator Georgiana Uhlyarik.

In addition to Bry, the musical lineup also includes The Weather Station, result of our partnership with SappyFest, the beloved music festival in Colville’s adopted hometown of Sackville, New Brunswick, as well as DJ Leon Taheny.

Plus, one of the most talked about destinations at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, Grolsch Open House, brings its creative spirit to AGO First Thursdays. Featuring a performance by River Tiber, this dynamic Grolsch Open House teaser will take place in AGO's Galleria Italia, and will also include a DJ and interactive art-making.

Of course, it wouldn't be a First Thursday without amazing music from local DJs, the Out of the Vaults exhibition of rarely seen works from the AGO collection, delicious food and drinks, and a few creative surprises!

Tickets for the September First Thursday are on sale now. Regular-priced tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Admission for AGO members is $10 in advance and $13 at the door.

Party-goers can also purchase $22 advance combo-ticket packages for Alex Colville and September’s First Thursday. The exhibition will be open until 10 pm, with the last entry at 9:30 pm. AGO members enter the exhibition for free but are encouraged to book tickets in advance.

Image: Alex Colville, To Prince Edward Island, 1965, acrylic emulsion on masonite, 61.9 x 92.5 cm, Purchased 1966, National Gallery of Canada (no. 14954) © A.C.Fine Art Inc.

AGO First Thursdays Media Partner: NOW Magazine
AGO First Thursdays Supporting Sponsor: JOE Fresh
AGO First Thursdays Official Beer Partner: Grolsch Beer

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) 317 Dundas St. W. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ago.net/FirstThursdays
Cost: 
$10-$15 Admission (19+ Cash Bar)

OCAD Etsy Made in Canada Market

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm

The Made in Canada Market is a national grassroots initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors, and artisans in local communities across Canada.

30+ Canadian cities will be participating in this one-day event marking the first ever national marketplace movement. Vendors range from art to fashion to homeware. Join us for the first ever "Etsy: Made in Canada!!"

9 ETSY Sellers Will Be Attending:

RawBarrelCards Event will have Etsy vendors of varying backgrounds including stationary, household, vintage, fine art, and prints.

FlockofTeaCosy Smart, modern tea and coffee cosies, trivets and festive garlands in thick European wool felt. Nothing fussy or Victorian about them.

scting Handmade to be cute and quirky, these one-of-a-kind paper products and handmade accessories are everything you've ever wished for.

PrintsandNeedles Screen-printed apparel & accessories, including canvas zipper pouches & lunch bags

lifelonglove Handmade & Hand Lettered Treasures! Banners, Mini Chalkboard Signs, Illustration Prints & Buttons and Original Art. Please pop by!

CoolStuffIWant What do handcarved stamps, sassy greeting cards and enamelled jewellry all have in common? They look great with grumpy cats on them!

FitzyDesign Modern Leather Accessories: wallets, sunglass cases, bow ties, cord keepers, and some jewellery on sale.

contrabotanic Handmade felt succulents.

ROSECLIFFVINTAGE Jackets, sweaters, and boots OH MY! Get ready to bundle up in these great vintage finds!

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Great Hall 100 McCaul Street (2nd Floor) Toronto, ON M5T1W1
Website: 
http://www.etsy.com/ca/local/event/14132249405/ocad-etsy-made-in-canada-market-september-27
Cost: 
Free
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