Research Wednesdays: Century of Ontario Photographs

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This presentation examines some of the highlights from the Archives of Ontario’s extensive photograph collections, and showcases the work of government, amateur and professional photographers. It reveals the importance of the Archives’ photograph collections to understanding Ontario’s past, and explains how these records are managed and preserved. 

Danielle Manning has worked at the Archives of Ontario for five years, first as an archivist and now as an Outreach Officer. She is currently responsible for the Archives' tour program, social media, and Speakers Bureau presentations. Danielle holds a Master of Information from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in art history from the University of Western Ontario.

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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 (dpayne@ocadu.ca) 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.
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
Free

Performing the Text: Be the Storyteller of Your Research Workshop

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Workshop facilitator Julia Course teaches strategies to relax and prepare your mind and body for a presentation, connect your voice with gestures, hook your audience with a compelling ‘opener’ and rehearse techniques to minimize performance anxiety. As a professional actor with a background in academia, Julia is passionate about the “storytelling” of research — how students can borrow from the toolbox of an actor to captivate an audience.

This dynamic session is suitable for graduate students wanting to enhance presentation skills or participating in any knowledge translation communication challenge (the 3MT® competition).

Julia Course holds an honours B.A. from the Department of Dramatic Arts and a minor in English Language and Literature from Brock University. Awarded a SSHRC grant in 2006, she continued her studies at The School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. Under the supervision of playwright Judith Thompson she completed her M.A. in dramatic literature and theory. Julia is also a graduate of the acting program at the National Theatre School of Canada, and has been an ensemble member of the acting company at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake since 2010.

Free. All grad students welcome. REGISTRATION required.  Limited space. RSVP to gradstudies@ocadu.ca

Venue & Address: 
Room 322 @ 230 Richmond St. W.
Email: 
RSVP to gradstudies@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free!
Performing the Text Learn strategies to relax and prepare your mind and body for a presentation, connect your voice with gesture

Research Wednesdays: "Celebrate Open Access Week at OCAD University"

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

What is Open Access? Scholarly Communications Librarian Chris Landry will provide context by dispelling misconceptions about this international movement, while acknowledging the real challenges ahead. Learn about the OCAD U Open Research Repository (http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/) and find out how you can contribute to this growing portal that promotes OCAD U creative research to the world. 

Research Wednesdays, a new speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library, is a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, 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? Send an email to Daniel Payne (dpayne@ocadu.ca) 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: 
Learning Zone 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
http://ocad.libguides.com/ResearchWednesdays
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.217
Cost: 
Free

Research Wednesdays: “Empowering Creative Researchers at the Toronto Public Library"

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for the first presentation of the series: “Empowering Creative Researchers at the Toronto Public Library" with Irene Gotz. Irene Gotz is a librarian with over ten years’ experience working in academic and public libraries and is currently in the Arts Dept. at the Toronto Reference Library of the Toronto Public Library.  Irene is also a freelance illustrator and an OCAD U alumna. In this presentation Irene will give an overview of Arts specific resources and services available from the Toronto Public Library. 

Bring your OCAD U ID and get signed up for a Toronto Public Library card!

Research Wednesdays, a new speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library, is a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, 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? Send an email to Daniel Payne (dpayne@ocadu.ca) 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: 
Learning Zone 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
http://ocad.libguides.com/ResearchWednesdays
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.217
Cost: 
Free

Exhibitions as Advocates: From Auschwitz to Darfur

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 11:00pm to Friday, November 7, 2008 - 1:00am

Art exhibitions are increasingly being harnessed to support social justice causes, including genocide awareness. In this illustrated presentation, Carla Rose Shapiro, Ph.D, will look at traveling exhibitions depicting the crisis in Darfur, with particular reference to those employing documentary media. She will also explore how contemporary representations of the Holocaust have informed the ways in which the Darfur genocide is depicted.

Dr. Shapiro is a curator and critic whose work focuses on artistic and museological approaches to representing the experiences of Holocaust and genocide survivors. Everyone is welcome.

Supported by Hillel of Greater Toronto.

Seating is limited. First-come-first-served.

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
daniel.abramson@hilleltoronto.org

Public Presentation: Tom Barker, Candidate, Dean, Faculty of Design

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 6:00pm

Tom Barker, Candidate, Dean, Faculty of Design will give a presentation to the OCAD community, followed by a student social in the Lambert Lounge (Room 187) from 3 to 4 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Room 240 (Level 2) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Public Presentation: Ted Krueger, Candidate, Dean, Faculty of Design

Monday, April 28, 2008 - 6:00pm

Ted Krueger, Candidate, Dean, Faculty of Design will give a presentation to the OCAD community, followed by a student social in the Lambert Lounge (Room 187) from 3 to 4 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Room 230 (Level 2) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Public Presentation: Stephanie Power,Tenure Track Candidate, Faculty of Design

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 3:00pm

Stephanie Power is currently teaching 3rd Year Illustration Core Studio at OCAD. Stephanie has been the creator for editorials, advertising and publishing clients such as The New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Toronto Life Fashion, Scholastic Books, Dunkin Donuts, Hasbro, Nickelodeon and many other clients.

Venue & Address: 
Room 627, Level 6 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Public Presentation: Richard Hunt, Candidate for Tenure Track position, Graphic Design

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 7:00pm

Richard Hunt has six years of teaching experience in the York/Sheridan Bachelor of Design program at both campuses & has been a Sheridan course director for Typography 2 over the last 4 years, which entailed coordinating with both the York faculty and other course directors at Sheridan. Richard is currently teaching Information Design & Graphic Design 3 at Humber College and Research Methodologies for Design 2 at OCAD. Richard has been practising as a typographical consultant for over 20 years in Toronto, during which time he has worked in collaboration with Bruce Mau, Hahn Smith Design, Viva Dolan Communications, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Getty Research Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, during which time his work has appeared on many award winning design projects.

Venue & Address: 
Room 669, Level 6 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Public Presentation: Paul Sych, Candidate for Tenure Track position, Graphic Design

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:00pm

Paul Sych has been teaching at York University as a course Director in the Graphic Design program for the last 8 years and as a teacher at the OCAD for the last 3 years. His goal in teaching is for students to not only understand the various disciplines of Design, Typography, Book Design & Editorial Design but also assist them in finding themselves visually. His internationally renowned design firm “Faith” now turns 18.

Venue & Address: 
Room 669, Level 6 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

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