Exchange Student Exhibition

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:00pm to Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:00pm

Exchange Student Exhibition

The end of the 2016 winter term is upon us and our incoming exchange students would like to invite you to attend an exhibition they have organized.  This term we were very pleased to have 20 talented students join us from our partner institutions in China, Australia, the UK, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany and France.  Please come and celebrate their achievements during their time at OCAD U!

Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul St (Village by the Grange)
Opening Night: Friday, April 15, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Exhibition runs Friday, April 15 to Thursday, April 21

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Message from the students:

The time in Toronto has been for all of us very intense and rich.  After twelve weeks of intense work at OCAD U, we say goodbye to the University, to professors, to students and friends.  Before leaving, we would like to show the fruits of the work to the world and make sure that we keep connected for the future.  

The exchange students of Winter 2016 are very pleased to invite you to the exhibition of our work.  The Opening Event will be in the Learning Zone at 5 p.m. on Friday 15th of April.  Refreshments will be served. 

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul Street (Village by the Grange)
Exhibition poster with event info, picture of egg yolk and the word goodbye in multiple languages

Study Abroad India -- INFO SESSIONS

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 1:00pm

DESIGN IN INDIA
Reduced program fees and bursaries are now available!

Design Abroad: India is an exciting opportunity for students in all Faculties to travel, explore, and co-design with a local community in rural India. This 1.0 credit elective course will run from May 9 to May 27, 2016, in India. If you are a second year student or above and have a 70% overall average or higher, attend an upcoming info session, and submit your application today.

Attend an Info Session!
Location: 100 McCaul St., Rm 670

Wednesday, January 20 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, January 22 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Applications are due:
Friday, January 29th by 5:00 p.m.

To learn more about the course and how to apply, visit ocadu.ca/designabroadindia or send an email to stranum@faculty.ocadu.ca.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Rm 670
Website: 
http://ocadu.ca/designabroadindia
Email: 
stranum@faculty.ocadu.ca.
Cost: 
Free
Design in India poster with event info

OCAD University partners with Chinese university

7 Statues underneath stone archway with Chinese sign
Students working in a jewelry studio at Nanjing University of the Arts
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:00am

Deanne Fisher, OCAD University’s associate vice-president, students, has signed an agreement with China’s Nanjing University of the Arts that will open doors to exciting new opportunities for students and faculty at both institutions.

Fisher is in China as part of a mission to Jiangsu province led by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU). Today, the group met with a delegation led by Premier Kathleen Wynne in Jiangsu’s capital, Nanjing. The premier, along with Michael Chan, federal minister of citizenship, immigration and international trade, are celebrating the signing of multiple agreements with partners in Jiangsu.

OCAD U has participated for several years in the Ontario–Jiangsu Student Exchange Program, which facilitates the movement of undergraduate students between OCAD U and several Jiangsu universities that have art and design programs. This new agreement between OCAD U and Nanjing University of the Arts will expand cooperation between the two universities on research, conferences and other academic initiatives.

“Nanjing University of the Arts has long been a destination of choice for our students going on exchange and we are excited by the prospect of deepening our relationship with this renowned institution to areas of faculty mobility and collaborative projects,” said OCAD U president Dr. Sara Diamond.

Eleven Ontario universities are taking part in the weeklong mission, which is aimed at enhancing academic partnerships in Jiangsu, one of China’s most populous regions. They were invited by the Jiangsu Department of Education after several vice-presidents of research from Ontario universities were hosted there last year. The group also participated in the fourth annual Global R & D Summit in Nanjing.

Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange Program Information Session

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn about exciting study abroad opportunities in Jiangsu, China!

The Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange Program offers undergraduate and graduate students in Ontario the opportunity to take part in exchanges at Chinese universities. A summer research program and short-term language and culture programs are also offered. Scholarships are available for eligible participants.

Venue & Address: 
Room MCA 550, Level 5, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://ojs.ouinternational.ca/
Email: 
skemp@ocadu.ca

Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange Program Information Session

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Learn about exciting study abroad opportunities in Jiangsu, China!

The Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange Program offers undergraduate and graduate students in Ontario the opportunity to take part in exchanges at universities in Jiangsu, China. A summer research program and short-term language and culture programs are also offered.

Scholarships are available for eligible participants!

Venue & Address: 
Room 287 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://ojs.ouinternational.ca/
Cost: 
Free

OCAD U’s sLab partners with Barcelona’s Bau Design College to host Citizen Centred Innovation: Intensive Training Workshop

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 3:45pm

This September, sLab and Bau Design College will jointly host an exciting two-week international certificate course in Toronto and Barcelona. The course provides intensive, executive-level training on multidisciplinary methods and techniques used to address complex social problems. As the first in a series called “Citizen Centric Innovation,” this year’s workshops focus on urban food waste as an example of a complex social problem — with the idea being that methods and techniques learned to address this problem will be transferable to other complex social and environmental challenges.

Location: Toronto / Barcelona

Dates: September 14 to 26, 2014

Details and registration: http://citizen-centric.eventbrite.ca

OCAD U embarks on education mission to Brazil

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 4:00am

AUCC Presidents’ mission to build research, innovation and higher education partnerships; OCAD U signs agreements with four major universities in Brazil

(Toronto—April 26, 2012) OCAD University has formed four new partnerships with universities in Brazil, including Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Universidade Anhenbi Morumbi (UAM) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFGRS).

The partnerships include two-way faculty and student exchange opportunities, joint research collaborations and opportunities for jointly organized scientific events, conferences, workshops, and seminars. The announcement was made as part of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Presidents' Mission to Brazil.

"We believe that growth and prosperity are hinged on our ability to be innovative and globally competitive," said OCAD University President, Dr. Sara Diamond, who, with Dr. Helmut Reichenbächer, OCAD U's Associate Vice-President, Research & Dean, Graduate Studies, is a member of the AUCC mission in Brazil. "These new partnerships pair OCAD U with leading institutions in the fields of information and communications technology research, data visualization, science, and art and design practice. These agreements create new pathways for students and faculty of both institutions to collaborate and represent a significant investment in Canada's knowledge economy. We have dedicated graduate scholarship funds to help to support Brazilian students who would choose to spend a semester at our university."

  • With PUC-Rio, OCAD U will explore design thinking, practice, mobile technologies and intersections between art and technology.
  • OCAD U will continue its biomedical visualization research and data analytics with UnB.
  • UFGRS and OCAD U are exploring multi-screen platforms for data visualization, text and social media analysis and visual analytics.
  • Finally, OCAD U will explore mobile and wearable technology design for health and for fashion with UAM.

"We will continue to link Canadian companies to our research partners through the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre, the Rio Content Market and other partnered events and conferences," said Diamond, who currently serves on the Canada/Brazil ICT Working Group with private industry and the Government of Canada.

The AUCC mission is the largest-ever education mission undertaken by Canadian university presidents. Key events include the AUCC Canada-Brazil University Presidents' Roundtable, the Canada-Brazil Innovation Forum and visits to universities across Brazil in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Campinas, and Brasilia. The mission is led by Canada's Governor General, His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, a former university president of two Canadian universities. President Diamond is moderator of the panel entitled, "How Canada-Brazil Academic-Private Sector Collaboration can drive Innovation for Commercialization" during the mission's upcoming Canada-Brazil Innovation Forum in São Paolo.

Background:

OCAD University's new partners in Brazil:

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) was established in 1914 as Brazil's first private, non-profit institution. The Brazilian Ministry of Education has consistently ranked PUC-Rio among the best universities in the country. Through its academic curriculum and research activities, PUC-Rio is committed to high-quality teaching, applied research and scientific development, in order to constantly contribute for the education of critical and conscious citizens. The Arts and Design department of PUC-Rio originated in the Department of Literature and was based on a group of theoretical disciplines such as art and artistic manifestations and history of art. In 1978, the Department of Arts was established as a result of the number of students who had graduated from the various arts-related disciplines. In later years, PUC-Rio launched a Masters in Design that drew on over 20 years of work in that field; in 2003, PUC-Rio added a PhD in Design to its offerings. Both programs are the first of their kind to be offered in Brazil and PUC-Rio is recognized as a leader in this field in South America.

The Universidade de Brasília (UnB) was founded in 1962 on the principle of providing high-quality education, research and outreach programs to the community-at-large. It is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious public universities in Brazil. The University has four campuses spread throughout the Federal District of Brasilia. UnB is the ideal institution to combine the rigour of science with the boldness of art using its three-dimensional approach of teaching, research, and extension that is respectful of all forms of knowledge and committed to the public. UnB offers 61 undergraduate programs, 49 master's degrees and 27 doctoral programs. More than 260 formally constituted research-groups work in more than 400 different laboratories, investigating close to 890 different areas. As well, UnB runs 115 community outreach projects, offering a total of 438 courses and events that involve the direct participation of professors and students.

Universidade Anhenbi Morumbi (UAM) is a Brazilian private university located in São Paulo and owned by the Laureate Education Inc. It was established in 1970 with a Faculty of Social Communication and Tourism and in 1997, UAM was officially constituted as a university. In the years following its establishment, UAM quickly developed a number of degrees with the intent of providing students with innovative academic programs, leading-edge facilities and unique opportunities for academic advancement. UAM has four campuses in São Paulo which house state-of-the-art laboratories, training centers, and libraries for more than 32,000 students. It is currently ranked one of the top three private universities in São Paulo by the Guia do Estudante (Student's Guide).

In 2002, UAM created the Centre of Design and Fashion and subsequently offered Brazil's first bachelor's degree in Game Design. In 2005, UAM the University sealed an agreement with the International Network of Laureate Universities - a prestigious global network of universities which allows students to complete their studies through exclusive exchange programs at 55 higher education institutions in 28 countries. At UAM, students are encouraged to adopt the broad vision of becoming global citizens while exploring business opportunities and travelling the world to seek avant-garde research. Today, UAM continues to enjoy its reputation for pioneering as it promotes production and transmission of knowledge based on respect for human values and aimed at benefitting society.

The Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFGRS) is one of the largest federal universities in Brazil with four campuses in Port Alegre. UFRGS originated as a School of Pharmacy and Chemistry in 1895, expanded in 1896 with an engineering college and became the Universidade de Porto Alegre in 1934. In 1950, control of the university passed to the Federal Government at which time it was formally known as Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. As a public institution, UFRGS provides free education to students who pass its annual competitive exam.

UFRGS ranks among the best Brazilian universities. It has achieved national and international recognition for academic program quality, faculty excellence, the breadth of student assistance programs and constant investment in infrastructure. The university strongly supports the production of knowledge through high-quality research, community involvement and fostering diversity inspired in the ideals of freedom and solidarity. Since its inception, UFRGS has become a leader in terms of publications and scientific production.

About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada's "university of imagination." The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange Program Information Session

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 5:00pm

Learn about exciting study abroad opportunities in Jiangsu, China!

The Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange Program offers undergraduate and graduate students in Ontario the opportunity to take part in exchanges at Chinese universities. A summer research program and language and culture programs are also available.

Accepted students are eligible for scholarships!

 

www.ojs.ouinternational.ca/about-ojs

 

skemp@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 Level 2, 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Student Mobility/Exchange Program Information Session

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 4:30pm

Spend a semester at one of OCAD U's partner universities in another country and earn credit towards your degree!

Living and studying in another country can provide you with a wealth of unique experiences to enhance your creative, academic and personal development.

Undergraduate students are invited to attend this information session to learn more about available exchange opportunities and hear from students who participated in the program last year.

 

www.ocadu.ca/programs/alternative_studies/mobility_exchange.htm

international@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 544, Level 5 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Student Mobility/Exchange Program Information Session

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Spend a semester at one of OCAD U's partner universities in another country and earn credit towards your degree!

Living and studying in another country can provide you with a wealth of unique experiences to enhance your creative, academic and personal development.

Undergraduate students are invited to attend this information session to learn more about available exchange opportunities and hear from students who participated in the program last year.

 

www.ocadu.ca/programs/alternative_studies/mobility_exchange.htm

 

international@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 284, Level 2 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

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