OCAD U Holiday Social - December 7, 2017

Please join us at 49 McCaul St.(3 to 5 p.m.) as we gather with friends and colleagues to celebrate the holiday season. Prizes, Cash Bar & Refreshments!

Cassels Brock Pitch Competition

Cassels Brock Pitch Competition
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

OCAD U CO and Imagination Catalyst would like to invite you to our new office space at Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts to participate in our
7th annual Cassels Brock Pitch Competition.

The competition will showcase new startups founded by OCAD U alumni who will compete for $5000 in start-up funding.

The event runs from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in our new innovation campus space at Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts building at 130 Queens Quay East and Lower Jarvis.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cassels-brock-pitch-competition-tickets-48886700437
 

Venue & Address: 
Daniels Waterfront: City of The Arts. 130 Queens Quay East M5A 3Y5 Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/research/imagination-catalyst.htm
Email: 
ic@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x4258
Cost: 
FREE
New Waterfront innovation campus

O-DAYS! MATURE STUDENT WELCOME/MIXER

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

As a mature student who is 25+, your experience will be different in many ways and you are not alone.

This annual mature student-specific activity is a great opportunity for our new 25+ undergrads to mix, mingle and get acquainted with other peers. Connect with a few friendly faces before you hit the books, canvas, and/or laptops!

OCAD U staff and current mature students are welcome to attend as welcome ambassadors. Refreshments will be served.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
www.eventbrite.ca/e/mature-student-welcome-mixer-tickets-48330540949

ABOUT O-DAYS!
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

*Currently on exhibit until September 29: Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

Photo by Sabrina Leeder

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. West (RHD)
Website: 
www.eventbrite.ca/e/mature-student-welcome-mixer-tickets-48330540949
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
image of mature students socializing

O-DAYS! Campus Life CONNECT U

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

As part of O-DAYS! 2018, this activity is designed as an informal social opportunity to connect those new undergrads who may wish meet and connect with others in advance of the Labour Day weekend and BIG-Day! (Tuesday, September 4). This activity is hosted by Student Mentor Program. All new first-year undergrads are welcome! Special guest and inspirational speaker Andy Thibodeau will enlighten and entertain! 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/campus-life-connect-u-tickets-47850049787

ABOUT O-DAYS!
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street or access via Grange Food Court, 113 McCaul St.
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! 2018 Campus Life CONNECT U

PROUD at OCAD U Café

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join PROUD at OCAD U for a café-themed event with free tarot card readings.
Beverages and cafe snacks provided!

EVENT LINK:
www.facebook.com/events/139869036669576/

ABOUT PROUD AT OCAD U:
PROUD at OCAD U is an LGBTQ+ student organization dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive and positive community at OCAD University. We are committed to an intersectional, diverse approach and strive to provide LGBTQ+ students on campus with support and resources, ways to create art and design, and celebrate our identities through meetings, events, and other initiatives. In addition, PROUD at OCAD U is a resource for students, staff and faculty who are not part of the LGBTQ+ community to learn how to better support and accommodate their students and colleagues; however, emphasis will always be placed on the LGBTQ+ student population.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street (or alternatively, access via 113 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/proud.ocadu/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
www.facebook.com/events/139869036669576/
Email: 
proud.ocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE
Proud at OCAD U graphic

YALAH REACH!

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

It is time to meet the OCADU MSA team! Join us for our first event this year.
There will be food, booths, guest speakers and more to enjoy.
Please RSVP at http://yallareach.app.rsvpify.com

ABOUT OCAD U MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The OCAD U MSA is here to provide and facilitate for Muslims on campus. We’re here to raise awareness about Islam and maintain a peaceful prayer space for Muslims. All Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff are welcome. 
Email: msa.ocad@gmail.com / Official Facebook page / Facebook Social Group / MSA Twitter / MSA Instagram

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge, Room 187, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/ocadumsa/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
msa.ocad@gmail.com
Yalah Reach! Muslim Student Ass'n poster graphic

Nomadic Residency public talk - Tania Bruguera: Arte Útil

Photo Tania Bruguera, woman with long brown hair, photo by Hugo Huerta Marin
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tania Bruguera’s projects apply the aesthetics of art to everyday life. Focusing on the transformation of social affect into political effectiveness, they are intensive interventions into the institutional structure of collective memory, education, and politics.

In her public talk, as part of the Nomadic Residents series, Bruguera will discuss the concept of Arte Útil, a term that, when activated, harnesses the potential of art to shift perspectives and initiate social, political, and cultural change.

Bruguera participated in the Documenta 11 exhibition and also established the Arte de Conducta (Behavior Art) program at Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. Her work has been shown in the 2015 Venice Biennale, at Tate Modern, London, Guggenheim and MoMA, New York, among others. Bruguera has recently opened the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism, in Havana - a school, exhibition space and think thank for activist artists and Cubans.

Born 1968 in Havana, Cuba, Bruguera lives and works in Havana, New York and Cambridge.

About Nomadic Residents – International Residencies at OCAD University

The Nomadic Residents program was launched in 2006. Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006) Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010), Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012), Candice Breitz (2013) and Pedro Reyes (2014), and Ryan Gander (2016). The series continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.

For more information please contact:

Min Sook Lee
Assistant Professor, Art and Social Change
Faculty of Art
minsooklee@faculty.ocadu.ca

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Auditorium, room 190
Cost: 
FREE (Seating is limited, come early.)

MEETING: Art & Social Change Student Committee

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

We will be working on the 'Critical Engagements' event proposed by Sofy and Oliver, Pablo from Student Union will update us on the 'Money Matters' campaign,and as usual, new participants and new ideas always welcome at these meetings!

ABOUT ART & SOCIAL CHANGE STUDENT COMMITTEE:
The Art & Social Change Student Committee is a group of OCAD U students and alumni whose goal is to unify social justice and its integration into artistic practice. We put into the forefront urgent matters affecting the student body, staff and faculty on campus. Some of these issues include (but are not limited to) environmental justice, sexual violence, student poverty and housing, combating racism, as well as decolonizing the curriculum. Through various student-led initiatives, we aim to raise awareness of equity and accessibility issues, and build a strong social justice community on campus.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS STUDENT-RUN GROUP AND OTHERS: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 301, Level 3, 205 Richmond St. West
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
asoc.ocad@gmail.com
Event poster

Team Sage Wins Hult Prize at OCAD U Competition, Off to Compete at Regionals

Team Sage (Courtney Cooper, Vince Galante, Lisa Hart, and Ziyan Hossain (not pictured)) are students from OCAD U's Strategic For
Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Hult Prize is the world’s largest annual student competition and start-up platform for social good. It aims to identify and launch the world’s next wave of social entrepreneurs by encouraging students from around the world to compete in teams to solve the planet’s biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises. Annual Hult Prize winners can make their ideas reality with the help of USD $1 million in seed funding, as well as mentorship from a network of global leaders and changemakers.

This year’s challenge was “Refugees – Reawakening Human Potential”: Restoring the rights and dignity of 10M people by 2022. With a focus on people and societies who may be, or are forced into motion due to social injustices, politics, economic pressures, climate change and war, as well as those currently living in informal / illegal settlements.

OCAD U hosted its campus qualifying round on December 14, 2016. The winners of the qualifying round will bypass the traditional application process (20,000 applications!) and head straight to one of five final rounds of the competition in March 2017. The winning team was selected from a panel of esteemed judges including; Mathu Jeyaloganathan, Portfolio Manager of Impact Investing at World Vision, Marie Ang of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, and Ava-Dayna Sefa of LEAP: The Centre for Social Impact. Impressed with the OCAD U teams, the judges couldn’t just pick one! They selected 3 very close Runner Up and Honourable Mention teams.

OCAD U looks forward to keeping up with the team’s progress throughout the competition.

Good Luck, Team Sage!

 

Student Social: Tom Barker, Candidate, Dean, Faculty of Design

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tom Barker, Candidate, Dean, Faculty of Design will give a presentation to the OCAD community at 2 pm in Room 240, followed by a student social in the Lambert Lounge (Room 187) from 3 to 4 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge (Room 187) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

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