Students to wow again this year at Level Up Gaming Showcase

Poster of Level Up Showcase with date listed as April 6 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 8:45pm

More than 2,000 gamers, developers and industry recruiters are expected at the sixth annual Level Up Showcase on Wednesday, April 6. Held at the Design Exchange in Toronto, it features 80 projects from 16 different institutions across Ontario, including students from OCAD University’s Digital Futures program. The event spotlights the most talented students in design, animation and computer science programs from colleges and universities across Ontario. The games incorporate the latest technology and gaming platforms, from motion sensors to virtual reality devices and beyond.

Level Up has become the biggest event in Toronto for gamers, recruiters and media to get the inside scoop on emerging talent in game development. The evening is cohosted and organized by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), University of Toronto, OCAD University and Algonquin College in partnership with AMD, George Brown College, Sheridan College and Ubisoft Toronto. The OCAD U community typically fares very well at Level Up, with Pitfall Planet, a game designed by Digital Futures students, named Best Overall Game at last year’s showcase.

40, i nuovi 20 - forties are the new twenties

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 2:00pm to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 2:00am

40, i nuovi 20 - forties are the new twenties  is an exhibition that celebrates the milestone 40th year of OCAD University's Florence Off-campus Studies Program. Students from the 40th year of this one-of-a-kind studio-based experience will showcase their works, 40 pieces from 20 artists and designers, alongside a curated archival display celebrating the incredibly rich history of the program.

Monday, November 23 to Sunday, November 29

OCAD University Great Hall

This exhibition is generously supported by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Great Hall, 2nd Floor 100 McCaul Street Toronto, ON
2015 Florence students

Exhibition Opportunity and Job Opportunity

Exhibition and Job Opportunity
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:15am to Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:45pm

This year OCAD University is hosting the 2017 Manning Innovation Symposium on November 30 in the Great Hall. We'd like to display 2D student artwork in the space during the event, already existing artwork is welcome.

Please send your online submissions to Karen Kwon at

Submission deadline is November 20 at 11:59pm.

Job opportunities for student monitors during the event on November 30, please contact if you have any questions.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, The Great Hall, Room 270
(416)977-6000 ext. 4782

innovateTO150 - Call for Submissions! Apply to win up to $30,000

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:15pm to Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:15pm

Submit your application to showcase your idea and get the chance to be selected to participate in the Pitch Competition where you can win $30,000 in awards! 

DEADLINE TO APPLY - Monday, October 16th, Midnight

Event takes place on Friday, November 3rd, 1 pm to 9 pm at The Design Exchange.

Visit for more information or contact Kathryn Ellis,


Venue & Address: 
Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, Toronto ON

Congratulations on a record-breaking GradEx!

The 102nd Graduate Exhibition attracted a record 45,000 guests, a nearly 20% increase over 2016, with over 10,000 visitors attending opening night! 

A Showcase of Student Work from Ron Wood's Black & White Photo 1 Classes

black and white photo of a hand
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00pm

A showcase another set of student work from my two Black & White Photo 1 classes (Ron Wood, Associate Professor). This 2nd assignment is called “Light & Shadow”. The students use analogue cameras, develop their own film and work in wet labs to produce their own prints. For most of the students, this class is their 1st time in the darkroom. The originals of this work are showing in the display cases 4th floor, Photography Department, 100 McCaul Street until April 11th. Link below is to the work on FLICKR. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Photography Department display cases 4th floor, 100 McCaul Street Toronto, ON

INT VAR VOID - end of semester showcase

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:00pm to Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 2:00am

Creation & Computation is a course in the first year of OCAD U's Digital Futures graduate program in which students learn to create works using programming, physical computing, visual computation, networking and connectivity.

Come join us for our end-of-semester showcase “INT VAR VOID” where we will be sharing selected projects from a series of five rigourous 2-week experiments. Works exhibited include games, art installations, design prototypes, and more.

Be sure to bring your smartphone fully charged as we will have several opportunities for participation via a mobile device.

Please RSVP to int var void event at:

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street West
poster for INT VAR VOID

A Showcase of Student Work

Black and White photo of mannequin heads on a shelf
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 5:00am

A SHOWCASE OF STUDENT WORK from Black & White Photo 1, taught by Ron Wood, Associate Professor , Faculty of Art, Photography.

This assignment is about "Depth of Field".

Students used analogue cameras, developed their film and worked in wet labs to produce their prints.

The images are posted on FLICKR, see link below.




In Progress: First-Year Graphic Design Illustration Exhibit

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 3:30pm to Friday, November 18, 2016 - 11:00pm

"In Progress" is an exhibit from the first year Communication Design Course.

November 13-18

Ada Slaight Student Gallery

100 McCaul Street 

Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Student Gallery 100 McCaul Street
In Progress

OCAD U artists shine at Yorkville Village Arts Fest

Picture of the interior of OCAD U pop up shop
Woman painting on a large canvas
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 5:00am

The third annual Yorkville Village Arts Festival kicked off with a gala event on November 3, unveiling the exhibition of one-of-a-kind contemporary art pieces created by 28 OCAD University students and recent graduates. The exhibition is open to the public through to Wednesday, November 9.

Over 200 guests attended the opening, where they were privy to a first look at the transformed and recently renovated Yorkville Village, interwoven with displays of art throughout the centre and retail wings. Artists were present to discuss their work while a live painting demonstration by Dahae Song captivated attendees.

"For the past 6 years, First Capital Realty has embarked on art initiatives across the country allowing us to support local artists and make contributions to the communities in which we live and work. Through our collaboration with OCAD University, First Capital Realty provides students with an opportunity to nurture and showcase their incredible talent," said Adam Paul, First Capital Realty President and CEO. "This is the third year we're doing the Yorkville Arts Festival and our goal is to build it into a premier art event and to help launch the careers of new artists."

"It's tremendously exciting for emerging artists to have their work exhibited to the public in such a beautiful, welcoming space," said Dr. Sara Diamond, OCAD University President and Vice-Chancellor. "We are grateful to First Capital Realty for inviting us again this year and for their ongoing support of our students."

The artwork presented at the festival was chosen through a rigorous jury process and will span photography, sculpture, painting and video installation. All artworks are for sale to the general public for the duration of the festival.

Also part of the Arts Festival is the Yorkville Village Arts Festival Pop-Up Shop, open until Saturday, November 12. The shop offers for sale a dynamic selection of student, alumni and faculty work including textiles, ceramics, artist multiples, cards, jewellery and more from 50 different artists. 90% of all sales will go to the creators and 10% will be donated back to OCAD U to support this initiative.