Guerrilla Education! A Very Hands-On Open Education Week Event

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Schedule of events

The Learning Zone

10:00 - 10:30am | Morning coffee

10:30 - 11:00am | Opening remarks and welcome

11:00 - 1:00pm | Panel and breakout sessions with

Sheila Batacharya, Writing Instructor, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga

Amy Buckland, Head, Research & Scholarship, University of Guelph Library

Jairus Khan, Outreach, Internet Health Report, Mozilla Foundation

Serena Lee, Coordinator, Center for Emerging Artists & Designers

 Alexandra Hong, Project Officer, Center for Emerging Artists & Designers

Jess Mitchell, Senior Manager Research + Design, Inclusive Design Research Centre (Moderator)

1:00 - 2:00pm | Lunch

The Dorothy H. Hoover Library

2:00 - 5:00pm | Art+Freminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. 
Art+Feminism is a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, non-binary folks, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia.

Facilitated by Ella Dawn McGeough

Everyone is welcome! 

No preparation necessary! 
Bring a laptop! (if possible)
Please create a Wikipedia account before the event! 
(It is easy to do and instructions are here: 


Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 | The Dorothy H Hoover Library, 113 McCaul Street, Level 2., Rm 201
416-977-6000 x 224
Free Register at

Research Wednesdays: "Open Access: A How-to Guide"

Research Wednesdays 1-2pm in the Learning Zone October 24: Open Access: A How-to Guide. In celebration of Open Access Week
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In recognition of Open Access Week we will feature a practical introduction to Open Access with information on how to make the best use of this vital 21st century publishing model. Join use to learn about practical approaches and resources, regardless of your career stage. 


Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a supportive environment. Take a break over lunch to learn about new opportunities for Toronto creative researchers!

Interested in presenting at Research Wednesdays? We are currently programming our winter schedule (Jan-April). Send an email to Daniel Payne ( and include:

  •   brief 250 word description of your talk,
  •   indication of which Wednesdays would be available for you,
  •   list of technological needs,
  •   ideal set up of the presentation seating arrangement,
  •   description of any participatory activities that may be used. (NOTE: any focus groups or survey-type activities may need Research Ethics Board approval, so be prepared to include this in your proposal.)
Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library's Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul Street Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick St.
416-977-6000 ext. 217


Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 4:00am to Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 4:00am

The Spoke Club in Toronto hosts an exhibition of recent OCAD graduate work addressing certain concepts embedded in the metaphysics of time.

This group show features a collection of work in a variety of media from OCAD's graduating class of 2008.

Coinciding with the official launch of OCAD Open Access, BLINK will examine relationships between the past, present and future, as well as overlooked or in-between moments captured by memory.

Presenting recent work from Hugo Arias, Alex D'Arcy, Janet Gasparotto, Cathy Keum, Brooke Manning, Amanda Nedham, Joe Pascal, Ben Prus, Niloufar Salimi, Erin Siegel and Kirsten White.

BLINK will exist on the evening of Wednesday, June 11th and the show will run virtually for 2 months at

Venue & Address: 
The Spoke Club 600 King Street West, 4th floor, Toronto, Ontario

Open in Action: Open Access Week at OCAD University

Corina MacDonald presents at OCADU's 2015 Open Access Week event
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:30pm to 7:00pm

Open Access Week is a global event providing the academic and research community with an opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation. The theme this year is "Open in Action." In that spirit, we will be featuring a panel of stakeholders in art and design publishing to talk about why they decided to make their work open. We will also feature OCADU researchers and innovators who are doing interesting work with open data. Join us for this one-day event exploring recent developments in open access.

Schedule of events:

8:30 – 9:00  
Morning coffee

9:00 – 9:15  
Welcome & Opening remarks | Gillian Siddall, Vice President, Academic & Provost 

9:15 – 10:45  
Panel: Open Access Publishing Models for Art and Design
Sara Angel, Founder and Executive Director, Art Canada Institute, Massey College, University of Toronto
Tucker McLachlan, Organizer, OCAD University Student Press
Kate Monro, Publisher, C Magazine
Daniel Payne, Head, Instructional Services, Dorothy H Hoover Library and Chair, ARLIS/NA Open Access task force

10:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30
Open Research Repository Update
OCADU librarians will be on hand to answer questions and familiarize users with the deposit process, rights management, and research metrics. 

11:30 – 12:30    
Lunch (not provided)

12:30 - 1:00
Data Management and Preservation
Alan Darnell, Director, Scholars Portal Services 
Ontario Council of University Libraries

1:00 – 1:45    
Fueling New Business Models with Open Data 
Michael Nurse, CEO of Wishpad, an Imagination Catalyst company 
Gigi Lee, Co-founder and COO, Wishpad

1:45 – 2:00    

2:00 – 2:45    
Visualizing Toronto’s Recreation Programs 
Patricio Dávila, Associate Professor, Faculty Design, OCADU Mobile Media Lab, Visual Analytics Lab and Director, Zero Lab
Isabel Meirelles, Professor, Faculty of Design, Visual Analytics Lab 

2:45 – 3:00     
Thanks and closing remarks


Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge (Room 187), 100 McCaul Street
Open in Action: Open Access Week at OCAD University event poster

Open for Collaboration: Open Access Week at OCAD U - Day 2

The Learning Zone, interior
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 1:45pm to 6:30pm

9:45am – 10:00am - Introduction to Guest Speakers by Chris Landry, Scholarly Communications Librarian

10:00am – 12:00pm - Guest Speakers:

e-artexte: A Case Study on Open Access and Visual Arts Publishing in Canada
• Corina MacDonald, Consultant & Information Specialist, Mat3rial // former Project Manager, Open Access Repository, Artexte

Green and Gold and Data All Over: Options for Navigating the Open Access Landscape
• Wayne Johnston, former Head of Research Enterprise & Scholarly Communication, University of Guelph

Predatory Open Access Journals: Myths & Realities
• John Dupuis, Science Librarian, Steacie Science & Engineering Library, York University

12:30pm – 2:30pm - Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Note: the screening will take place in the Graduate Gallery on 205 Richmond Street West, Ground floor

Venue & Address: 
The Learning Zone (Accessible through entrances at 113 McCaul Street and 122 St. Patrick Street) Note: the 12:30pm screening of The Internet's Own Boy will will take place in the Graduate Gallery at 205 Richmond Street W., ground floor RSVP: Photo credit: Heather Evelyn
Chris Landry Scholarly Communications Librarian
416 977 6000 x 224

Open for Collaboration: Open Access Week at OCAD U - Day 1

The Learning Zone, exterior
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

9:00am – 9:30am - Morning Coffee

9:30am – 9:45am - Opening remarks with Sara Diamond, President

9:45am – 11:15am - Open Forum on Open Access: What Are the Implications of Opening Up Our Research at OCAD U?
Moderated by Greg Singer, Director, Research Services
• Sara Diamond, President
• Pam Patterson, Instructor, Faculty of Art
• Martha Ladly, Professor, Faculty of Design // Transition Graduate Program Director, Digital Futures
• Lynne Milgram, Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
• Greg Van Alstyne, Director, Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) // Associate Professor, Faculty of Design
• Jess Mitchell, Senior Manager, R&D + Design, Inclusive Design Research Centre
• Mike Steventon, Manager, Research Technology

11:15am – 11:30am - Refreshment Break

11:30am – 12:15pm - The Tri-Agency Open Access and Open Data Policies
• Greg Singer, Director of Research Services

12:15pm – 1:00pm Presentation of the OCAD U Open Research Repository including the e-thesis Collection
• Jill Patrick, University Librarian

1:00pm – 2:30pm Book Launch:
What is Information?: Propagating Organization in the Biosphere, Symbolosphere, Technosphere and Econosphere
By Robert K. Logan, Chief Scientist and a co-founder of Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) at OCAD University

Venue & Address: 
The Learning Zone (Accessible through the entrances at 113 McCaul Street and 122 St. Patrick Street) RSVP: Photo credit: Heather Evelyn
Contact: Chris Landry Scholarly Communications Librarian
416 977 6000 x 224