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.


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

OCAD U Library Fall Newsletter

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Learn about Library services, resources, policies, collections and initiatives with our Fall Newsletter, available online at

News items include:

  • E-Reserves: course materials made [e]asy!
  • Staff Profiles: Meet Ariella Edema, our new Archivist! 
  • Learning Zone: don’t miss the Indigenous Peoples and Decolonization zine display
  • Collections: check out our newest library additions in print and online

Finally, mark your calendars for the popular Library Book Sale, October 15-19th in the main lobby of 100 McCaul, 9am-5pm. 

Read about these items and more in our Fall 2018 Newsletter

Supporting Students in Distress workshop for staff, faculty and interested students

Introduction to the university protocol, and brief workshop on noticing and engaging with students in distress. Facilitated by the Health & Wellness Centre. 

Staff & Faculty Day at UofT Bookstore

Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 10:00pm to Friday, December 7, 2007 - 1:00am

OCAD faculty and staff members are invited to the UofT Bookstore appreciation event! Enjoy 20% savings (all day, some restrictions apply), as well as free gift wrapping, live jazz entertainment, hors d'oeurves and refreshments.

Venue & Address: 
UofT Bookstore 214 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

Join the O-TEAM! Volunteer for O-DAYS!

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 2:00pm to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:45pm

Volunteer to help with OCAD University orientation...

O-DAYS! 2017

Positions open to students, staff/faculty and alumni.
To sign up, please visit

Venue & Address: 
Campus Life
416 977 6000, Ext. 4021
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Staff Equity, Excellence and Service Recognition Awards announced

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 3:30pm

The annual Employee Appreciation Event, held Friday, June 20, celebrated OCAD University staff for their dedicated years of service, excellence and commitment to diversity. 

Ana Pineiro, Senior Procurement Officer in the Finance Office, was recognized with the Equity Award. Pineiro oversees the purchase of goods and services for the university, and took a lead role in ensuring that accessibility criteria be embedded in OCAD U's Procurement Policy. Her initiatives help ensure products, services and systems used by students, faculty and staff are as accessible as possible, and the accessibility requirements help encourage vendors to be forward-thinking. She was commended for not only achieving minimum compliance, but also pushing us all to a higher standard.

James Morrow and Renzi Guarin both received Employee Excellence Awards. 

Morrow is a student advisor and was recognized for contributing to the success of the new Student Advising Centre and for his insightful, respectful and encouraging student coaching in his capacity as advisor. In addition to inspiring students, he is also making a contribution to the university's goals around accessibility as part of the Customer Service Working Group on Accessibility.

Guarin is an AV support specialist in the IT Services Department. He was recognized for consistent and exceptional service to the entire OCAD U community, playing an instrumental role in ensuring the university's many events are seamless, and assisting everyone from the president to the student union to external stakeholders. He was highly praised for his energy, patience, professionalism and "can do" attitude.

The following employees were granted Service Recognition Certificates:
Peter Lashko, for 35 years: Lashko is the Director, Facilities Planning & Management.
Cynthia Little for 30 years: Little is a payroll administrator.
Jill Patrick for 25 years: Patrick is the Director, Library Services.

Dr. Sara Diamond, OCAD U’s President, was at the event to extend her thanks and congratulations to the staff.

Professional Development Day for Student-Facing Staff

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:00am

Hosted by the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Students

Learn from your colleagues who will share their knowledge and perspectives. Develop opportunities to collaborate and enhance the student experience at OCAD U. Attend the whole day, a single session, or anything in between. My overview presentation will be repeated (morning and afternoon.) A light lunch is provided and everyone is encouraged to join us at a local pub at the end of the day for a little mingling.

The day is designed for administrative staff at OCAD U who work with students, whether or not you're part of the Student Affairs portfolio. (Staff are encouraged to get clearance from supervisors to attend; faculty are welcome if interested.)

Please rsvp to Laura Penny <>.

Because space is limited, we ask you to indicate in your RSVP the following:

1. Sessions you will attend (just cut and paste into your rsvp):
State of the Student Experience – 9 AM
State of the Student Experience – 4 PM
Social Media – 9:40 AM
Collective Intelligence Gathering – 11 AM
Lunch 12 Noon
Delivering on the Promise – 12:40 PM
What we know about our Students – 1:40 PM
The Graduate Student Experience – 3 PM
End of Day Social 4:30 PM

Also include:
2. Any dietary restrictions

3. Any accommodations you require in order to fully participate in the day

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Please RSVP

Venue & Address: 
Room 81015, 10th Floor 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario