Just Me and My...

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

This is a FREE workshop hosted by the OCAD Student Union and Come As You Are. It's happeining at noon on February 12th in the second floor student lounge (next to That Place on the Second Floor). We're going to be talking sex toys, consent, and sex positivity for 90 minutes. 

This event is open to everyone but space is limited. Please email outreach@ocadsu.org to confirm your attendance!!

Venue & Address: 
Second Floor Student Lounge, 100 McCaul
416-977-6000 x 241
Just Me and My... poster with event info

Call for Nominations: DEEAS

Recognized students from 2014/2015 Awards Dinner
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:00pm to Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:00pm

The Diversity & Equity Excellence Award for Students (DEEAS) is sponsored by OCAD Student Union and the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Students. It includes a $1,000.00 prize and congratulatory letter from Dr. Sara Diamond, President/Vice-Chancellor. Nominations will be accepted from all members of the OCAD U community, describing the nominee’s exceptional contribution to OCAD University and to equity and diversity through advocacy and leadership, promoting human rights, social justice, inclusion, and impactful engagement.

NOMINATION FORMS can be found online, or pick up printed copies at Campus Life (51 McCaul Street); Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (Level 2, 115 McCaul Street); or OCAD Student Union (Level 5, 205 Richmond St. West). Submission deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Campus Life, 51 McCaul Street
416 977 6000, Ext. 275

Winter Feast

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 11:00pm to Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 3:00am

Join the Student Union for its 3rd Annual Winter Feast!
Grab your tacky holiday sweaters and get ready to join us for a night of food, music and activities. We're hosting a dinner to bring everyone together for the holidays at their "home away from home." Here's what you have to look forward to:

Photo Wall
Board Games
Amazing Food*
Tacky Sweater Contest

*While the event is catered, we encourage everyone to bring a favourite holiday dish to share. Please ensure that you bring a full ingredient list.

Please RSVP via the ticket link or by filling out the form here:

Venue & Address: 
The Great Hall, 100 McCaul St.
416-977-6000, ex 241

OCAD U Holiday Food Drive 2015

People in silhouette
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to Friday, December 18, 2015 - 9:00pm

OCAD University faculty, staff, students, alumni, neighbours and friends can make a difference by donating non-perishable and non-expired food items to OCAD U’s Annual Holiday Food Drive in support of the OCAD Student Union (OCADSU) Student Pantry, supporting OCAD U students in need.

Please contribute and help us fill the Student Pantry!
The most needed items include:

- peanut butter
- canned fruit and vegetables
- dried pasta and tomato sauce
- lentils and beans
- powdered, canned or Tetra Pak milk
- almond milk or soy milk
- canned fish and meat
- rice
- cans of soup or stew
- macaroni and cheese

Please bring your non-perishable donations to any convenient on-campus location.

Please consider encouraging your guests/attendees to bring non-perishable items to campus in support of this Food Drive!

Venue & Address: 
115 McCaul Street, Level 2* (outside Office of Registrar) 113 McCaul Street, Learning Zone, Level 1* 100 McCaul Street, Lobby (north wall) 51 McCaul Street, (adjacent to the front desk)* 205 Richmond St. West, Lobby* 230 Richmond St. West, Lobby* *Please note that five of the above locations will have small donation boxes, the contents of which will be collected weekly, while a larger box will be located at 100 McCaul Street.
416 977 6000, Ext 275

INVC Welcome Corn Roast

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indigenous Visual Culture & Student Union Hot Lunch

Venue & Address: 
Butterfield Park 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
Welcome Corn Roast poster with event info and picture of corn

grOCAD grows green to support sustainability

Photo of multiple plants

A group of art and design activists, the cleverly named grOCAD includes OCAD University students, faculty and administrators. The student union-funded group hosts workshops and lectures to promote and support community building around issues of urban sustainability. Member Tom Doughty, a fourth-year Industrial Design student, says, “We’re a community of people who take grassroots action to make OCAD U more sustainable. We work with what’s around us to make things better.”

What grOCAD members work with most often are plants. “The idea is that our environment can only be improved by creating a greater interface with plant life. Plants can be food and help to purify the air, but we can also learn from plants about how to be responsible by taking care of them and, through that, how to take care of each other as well,” says Doughty.

Since 2012, grOCAD members have organized various workshops on hanging gardens, aquaponics and window farms. Their inaugural workshop was part of OCAD U’s first urban ecologists conference and they have also participated in shows at Onsite gallery. Many of their endeavours address the question: How can we work with nature in increasingly dense urban environments?

“One of grOCAD’s cool initiatives is the Learning Zone Sustainability Program,” says Doughty. “It’s a materials trading post where students can donate and pick up new or used art supplies.” He acknowledges the “incredible support” of Marta Chudolinska, OCAD U’s Learning Zone librarian.

Upcoming projects for grOCAD include another hanging garden workshop with students in the new Life Studies minor. Some of these gardens have been used to make natural dyes. Students grow and then dry the plants, boil them down and make their own dyes, without additives. Textile arts students are particularly interested in this technique in order to reduce the carbon footprint of their work.

All workshops are open to the public. For more information, check out their Facebook page, tumblr site or visit the Learning Centre in person. Doughty says grOCAD is always looking for enthusiastic people who are passionate about urban sustainability.

Retrospective Show 2014: Call For Submissions

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 4:00am to Monday, March 31, 2014 - 4:00am

An annual end of year exhibition sponsored by the Student Union

The Retrospective has been successfully mounted at OCAD University for the past 6 years. The show is entirely produced, curated, juried, and installed by students, featuring works from all years and disciplines. The Retrospective is an exciting opportunity to showcase and juxtapose art and design practice at OCAD U.

(Limit 4 pieces per person created within the past year)

Submission Form

Important Dates

Submissions Accepted: Thursday, March 13 to Monday, March 31

Jury Period: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Confirmation Email: Wednesday, April 2

Collection of Work: Accepted work will be handed in on Monday, April 7 in Room 287 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Hanging will take place Tuesday April 8 in the Great Hall. All students with entries are encouraged to help hang and prepare the exhibit.

Show Dates: Wednesday, April 9 to Thursday, April 18, 2014

Opening Reception: Wednesday April 9

Remove Work: Work must be removed on the final day of the show, Thursday April 18. Any work not picked up will be brought to the Student Union Office. Any work not removed from the office within the following week will be disposed of.

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OCAD U Student Union office moves to 205 Richmond Street West

OCAD U Student Union Logo
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

The offices of OCAD University’s Student Union (OCADSU) will be closed until Sunday, May 25 while they move to a new location on Level 5 of 205 Richmond Street West. During this time, the Student Advocate and OCADSU lawyer are still available by appointment by emailing ldenise@ocadu.ca.

For anyone using the Starving Artist Pantry, a list of alternative Food Banks in the Toronto area that can be accessed during the closure has been posted on OCADSU’s website.

“We are excited about this change as the new space is much larger and will facilitate all of the exciting programming and services we are planning and expanding for students in this coming year,” said the OCADSU Team. “Please come visit us on Level 5 of 205 Richmond Street to see all we have to offer you. The offices feature student lounge space with desktops and a printer, offices for meetings and an abundance of sunlight!”


O-DAYS! Student Union Day

O-DAYS! Student Union Day
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 4:00pm

We hope to see you again today!

Another afternoon of fun, creativity, info and live entertainment from the Butterfield Park stage--brought to you by your Student Union!

Student Union members, student Peer Mentors and the O-TEAM (enthusiastic orientation volunteers) will again be on hand to greet and help orient you to a new life at OCAD U!

Visit www.ocadu.ca/orientation for details!

Accessibility is important to us. If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate fully in this event, please email us (corrected link) prior to August 23, 2013 so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Lunch and snacks will be provided at O-DAYS!
It is your responsibility to email us (corrected link) and notify us of any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we may do our best to accommodate you.

Please be advised that OCAD U hosted events may be documented through photographs and video. These images may be used by the University for promotional, advertising, and educational purposes. By participating in our events, both on campus and off-site, you consent to allowing OCAD University to document and use your image and likeness. However, if you do not want us to use a photo or video of you, please don’t hesitate to let us know when you arrive at the event. You’re also welcome to get in touch with OCAD University’s Campus Life office.





Venue & Address: 
Main Building & Butterfield Park 100 McCaul Street Toronto, Ontario

Food 4 Fines at OCAD University

Food 4 Fines at OCAD University
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 4:00am

Donate your OCAD U fines away!

All donations go straight to the Student Union's Starving Artist Pantry to support students in need on campus!

Participating locations:
Dorothy H. Hoover Library, room 1215, 113 McCaul
AV Loans, room 341, 100 McCaul

For every non-perishable item donated, patrons will receive $2 off of their overdue fines to a maximum of $20. Please note this event only applies to overdue fines. It does not apply to fees for lost or damaged items.

Non-perishable items must be in good condition and must not be expired.

Suggested donations:
Vegetarian and non-vegetarian canned goods
Simple instant meals such as Mac and Cheese, 2 minute noodles, etc.
Pasta and sauces
Rice and sauces

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to clear your fines and support the students of OCAD U!

Donations are encouraged even if you don't have fines!

Brought to you by the Dorothy H. Hoover Library in collaboration with the SU Starving Artist Pantry and AV Loans.

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Dorothy H. Hoover Library
113 McCaul St., Level 2
Toronto, Ontario






Venue & Address: 
Multiple locations - see description for details 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario