Explore Design

Explore Design
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 4:00am to Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 4:00am

2 days of interactive exhibits, seminars, and workshops

Offering programs and information in film, graphics and architecture to interior, furniture and fashion, meet Universities, Colleges, Institutions and Design Professionals from across North America.

Are you a student? Educator? Parent? Looking to find career inspiration and ideas? Here's a snapshot of some of the speakers who will be at ED...

ARCHITECTURE Phil Goodfellow and Susan Lewin from The TSA (Toronto Society of Architects), and John Shnier of Kohn Shnier shed light on the world of architecture.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Paul Rowan co'founder UMBRA discusses his design approach coined 'The Whole Brain Designer' and Senior Designer David Quan talks sustainable design.

GRAPHIC DESIGN Bob Hambly, of Hambly & Woolley an accomplished illustrator for clients such as American Express, Newsweek, Nike and Rollingstone talks of his experience and works with students in a logo design workshop. Hockey fans will be happy to know they're working with the man behind the new visual identity for the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL! Among Hambly & Woolley's clients are the Ontario College of Art & Design.

GAMING DESIGN Bioware Games' Designer Kevin Barrett tells his story. For those who know and loveBaldur's Gate, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, this will be an exciting look into how these games came to be.

ADVERTISING DESIGN Michelle Donnelly of ZIG Advertising will talk about her design for the cool Virgin Mobile campaigns and how words and visual imagery play a huge part in the design process of commercials.

SKATE PARK DESIGN There is more to skating than ollies! Jim Barnum, former boarder now founder of Spectrum Skatepark Creations will be on hand to share some stories. Kids will be stoked to know he is designing the new Toronto Beaches/Ashbridges Bay skatepark!

FASHION DESIGN One of Canada's leading designers on the international fashion scene, Joeffer Caoc will be speaking firsthand about what it takes to make it in the design world.

INTERIOR DESIGN HGTV's Designer Guys ' Allen, Matt & Anwar will be speaking about how designing interiors can be cool, lucrative and fun! Hear the residential, commercial and retail design do's and don'ts with Linda Makins of Makins Ladna Design, Alan Guinan of Figure 3 and Lindsey Anacleto of Anacleto Design presented by ARIDO.

There is something for everyone at Explore Design. Visit www.exploredesign.ca to get the complete event schedule... and learn how to win the KRUPS Design Scholarship!

Venue & Address: 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Constitution Hall255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Ontario Universities Fair

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 9:00pm

Come to the Ontario Universities Fair (September 25-27) and learn about the extraordinary art, design and digital media programs offered at Canada’s University of the imagination. As the country’s oldest and largest art, design and digital media University, we welcome students from across Ontario — and the world — and prepare them for exciting careers.
Faculty, staff, alumni and current students will be on hand to tell you, your friends and family all about life and learning at OCAD University. Throughout the day, we’ll also be delivering presentations on our innovative programs and sharing info about the many career paths open to people with an OCAD U degree.

Venue & Address: 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Website: 
http://www.ouf.ca/
Cost: 
Free!

OCAD U meets with prospective students and their families at OUF

Alumna Arielle Gavin speaking with two prospective students.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 4:00am

Over the weekend, OCAD University faculty, staff, alumni and students were on hand to meet with more than 129,000 prospective students and their families at the Ontario Universities’ Fair, Canada’s largest post-secondary education fair, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Attendance at this year’s fair was up by more than 7% over last year. 

During the three day event, prospective students had a chance to ask questions about OCAD U’s programs, career opportunities and life on campus. Information sessions were presented four times a day showcasing specific programs and highlights of studying at OCAD U. The event gives the university an opportunity to share our stories and successes with students, parents and teachers from across the province, and invites them to our many other events such as Look Inside (October 25), National Portfolio Day (November 8) and our Portfolio Clinics (Saturdays and Sundays, November through February).

OCAD University’s Admissions & Recruitment team extends a heartfelt thanks to all those who helped make the weekend such a success:

  • Our students: Karella  Raffinan, Nicole Rebello, Zviko Mhakayakora, Jeremy Nir and Daniel Jones;
  • Our alumni: Cecilia Leddy, Sylvia Pinsonneault, Alex Thompson, Arielle Gavin, Tim Manalo, Katie McGuire, Lauren Vaile, Layne Hinton and Lucero Milchorena;
  • Our faculty, Deans and President: Sara Diamond, Spencer Harrison, JJ Lee, Dot Tuer, Caroline Langill, Gayle Nicoll and Colette Laliberté;
  • Staff from all corners of campus: Meghan O'Neill, Sayeda Akbary, Beth Kotierk, Jeff Zoeler, Kanyika Yorke, Lola Landekic, Sarah Mulholland, Kelly Faller, Andre De Freitas, Diana Bahr, Zach Moss, Deanne Fisher and Elisabeth Paradis.

OCAD U welcomes students to the Ontario Universities Fair

OCAD U's booth at OUF. Photo by Sarah Mulholland.

At OCAD University, you’ll work hard because you’ll want to. Because you will be inspired. Because you can’t imagine being anywhere else.

OCAD U alumni, medal winners, faculty and staff want students to know more about what makes this university unique and what it takes to study here. This year’s OCAD U booth at the Ontario Universities Fair (OUF), held September 27 to September 29 at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre, was bigger and more active than ever.

OUF, North America’s largest education fair, brings together representatives from all 21 Ontario universities. Last year it was attended by more than 115,000 students, parents and educators from across the province and beyond. This year there were 121,000 attendees, and Saturday was the second largest attendance days in the history of the event, with more than 52,000 people going through.

“It’s an opportunity for students to learn more about all of the universities in Ontario at one place and at one time. There’s no other event like it,” says Jan Sage, OCAD U’s Director, Admissions & Recruitment. “Our focus is to answer questions and let students know OCAD U is an art and design university with the same academic rigour as other universities. It’s an option for students who want to study art and design at a university level.”

Sage says the fair is primarily for highschool students investigating their options for post-secondary education. It’s an important place to learn about universities they may wish to attend and what the admission requirements are. “When choosing courses, it’s really important to have an idea of where you want to end up,” Sage says. “For university you need a combination of U or M designated classes.”

Are you interested in attending OCAD U?

See the 2013 viewbook

Find out more about OUF:

OUF official website

Follow the OUF on Twitter: @OntarioUniFair, #OUF2013

Like the OUF on Facebook

Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF)

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 4:00am

Attend the only official event with all 21 Ontario universities together in one place!

Each Ontario university hosts an exhibition booth and presents information sessions at this three-day event.

Attendees can talk personally with senior faculty and representatives from all 21 Ontario universities, much as they would at a university tour or open house.

The OUF is the largest education fair in North America. Last year, more than 120,000 students, parents and educators attended the event.

Follow the OUF on Twitter: @OntarioUniFair, #OUF2014

Like the OUF on Facebook: www.facebook.com/OntarioUFair/

Venue & Address: 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front St W. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ouf.ca
Cost: 
Free

Visit OCAD U at the Ontario Universities' Fair!

 Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF)
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 4:00am

Meet OCAD University alumni, students, faculty and staff at Ontario's official university event for prospective students! Listen to presentations, ask questions and learn about OCAD U's admissions requirements, learn about our incredible programs and find out what our alumni do after they graduate.

Connect with OCAD U on social media!
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ocad #OCADU
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ocaduniversity
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ocaduniversity

Ontario Universities' Fair on Twitter: @OntarioUniFair, #OUF2014

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W.
Toronto, Ontario
www.ouf.ca
Free

Cost: 
Free

Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF)

 Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF)
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 4:00am

Attend the only official event with all 21 Ontario universities together in one place!

Each Ontario university hosts an exhibition booth and presents information sessions at this three-day event.

Attendees can talk personally with senior faculty and representatives from all 21 Ontario universities, much as they would at a university tour or open house.

The OUF is the largest education fair in North America. Last year, more than 120,000 students, parents and educators attended the event.

Follow the OUF on Twitter: @OntarioUniFair, #OUF2013

Like the OUF on Facebook: www.facebook.com/OntarioUFair/

 

www.ouf.ca

 

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front St W. Toronto, Ontario