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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

The OCAD U Learning Zone is seeking WORKS IN PROGRESS or UNFINISHED WORKS of all mediums from student and emerging artists and/or designers for the group exhibition “[click here to edit]” curated by Salisa Jatuweerapong. This exhibition will run from December 17th to Janurary 21st. 

Every artist has that old work that they've lost inspiration for or simply ran out of time to do and never finished; this exhibition aims to shine a light on those neglected pieces. It's a sort of ode to the constantly-traveling, fickle mind of the artist; the unconventional processes; the abandoned. The exhibition also aims to explore the true concept of "finished", and its finality--how does one decide that? Is an artist's "unfinished" another viewer's "finished"?

Priority consideration will be given to artists that identify as Indigenous, Black, people of color, women, LGBTQ2+, people with disabilities, and members of other marginalized communities. OCAD students & alumni will also be given priority, though ANY emerging artists can submit. Artists may submit multiple works; if the works are unrelated please submit as separate forms or email. 

There is no submission fee. Unfortunately we cannot cover any transportation costs for works; if you are located outside Toronto you may submit digital work to be displayed on our TV screen. We are sadly unable to pay artists at this time. 

Accepted works will need to be dropped off at the Learning Zone by December 10th. ALL MEDIUMS ACCEPTED! ALL LEVELS OF PROGRESS!

DEADLINE: Sunday, December 2nd, 11:59PM
SUBMIT ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/gYURizqNY5RpFRoo1

OR: Send an email to salisajat@yahoo(.)com, subject line “click here to edit – [your name]” with your name; Program of Study & Year Level; Title, medium, and size of work(s) to be exhibited; on a scale of 1-10 how finished you consider your work to be; why it's unfinished (optional); and supporting visual (and/or written) documentation.

If you have any questions or need any assistance with your submission please contact Salisa Jatuweerapong at salisajat@yahoo(.)com.

Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul Street, Level 1. also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/177232479859265/
Email: 
salisajat@yahoo.com

Chill Zone

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Chill Zone is a new drop-in at the Learning Zone where students are welcome to stop by, hang out and de-stress. Come say hi!

We’ve got zines, puzzles, games, colouring and tea :)

We know it gets stressful so let’s take care of ourselves ♥

The Learning Zone is an accessible venue with two gender neutral washrooms located within the space. Please email mchudolinksa@ocadu.ca if you would like to participate in this event and would like to discuss accommodations.

Illustration by Natalie Mark.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext 2529
Cost: 
Free & open to all students

Chill Zone

Drawing of simplified human figure surrounded by fun items like zines, tea and books, with other figures relaxing around them
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

The Chill Zone is a new drop-in at the Learning Zone where students are welcome to stop by, hang out and de-stress. Come say hi!

We’ve got zines, puzzles, games, colouring and tea :)

We know it gets stressful so let’s take care of ourselves ♥

The Learning Zone is an accessible venue with two gender neutral washrooms located within the space. Please email mchudolinksa@ocadu.ca if you would like to participate in this event and would like to discuss accommodations.

 

Illustration by Natalie Mark. 

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext 2529
Cost: 
Free & open to all OCAD U students

OCAD Artist Alley 2018: Holiday Edition

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm

Looking for unique gifts for friends and family this holiday season? Come to OCAD's student-run Holiday Artist Alley: Holiday Edition, where you will find a wide variety of beautiful posters, prints, zines, stickers, greeting cards, ceramics, fashion, jewellery items and more from local creators. This event is open to the public.

Remember to BRING CASH as most artists do not have card readers. There are ATMs in the building.
We are a wheelchair accessible space. Please take the main lobby rear elevators to Level 2, Great Hall.

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/ocadartistalley to view Artist Profiles leading up to the event!

If you want to volunteer or have questions, please email ocadartistalley@gmail.com

ABOUT ARTIST ALLEY:
The OCAD Artist Alley is a student initiative, created with support from OCAD Student Union, giving students and alumni across all programs the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work.
Poster art by Becky Wu.

RSVP:
Please register your intent to attend through our Eventbrite link (tickets NOT needed for entrance): https://bit.ly/2P6y7sr

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall (Level 2), 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/ocadartistalley/
Email: 
ocadartistalley@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free Admission
Holiday OCAD Artist Alley

Call for Submissions: Willows for Wellness

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:15pm to Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:45pm

"Willows for Wellness" is having an Open Call For Submissions, an Exhibit, and will host three (3) Interactive Workshops on the subject of mental health awareness and advocacy!

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
We encourage works that specifically relate to Alzheimers Disease but are interested in works in all kinds of mediums and media that address personal relationships to mental health, themes of advocacy and work promoting awareness!

  • Submissions are due November 1, 2018, 11:59 PM.
  • Applications will be reviewed November 1 to 4, 2018.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted with further details by November 5, 2018.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If your work requires technology/equipment for display it will be the responsibility of the Artist/Designer to provide the equipment themselves. Internet connection cannot be guaranteed.

Please Submit To: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsNAyh16lgoZLfaxnhYdE5Z4AGjEJ2akCkiyg1kUWFW2zjNw/viewform?usp=sf_link

EXHIBIT & WORKSHOPS:
Workshops will be facilitated by the following "Willows For Wellness" members:

  • Nora Bahgat: A baking enthusiast, Nora will guide you through a relaxing and fun session of decorating delcious, baked, gluten-free vegan goodies!
  • Kaya Joan: Hit the books! or rather make one! Zine building with Kaya will help bring your inner author to life through drawing and text work!
  • Hekter Franklin: Keeps us up to date with whats hip! Join Hekter as they show us how to get down and funky with acorn instrument creation!

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM to 9 PM
Location: 49 McCaul Street

ABOUT "WILLOWS FOR WELLNESS"
Willows for Wellness is a not-for-profit organization that hosts mental health awareness events, in effort to educate spectators about various mental illnesses and how they affect those who struggle with them through interactive workshops, art exhibis and inofrmational talks. This months event is focusing specifically on Alzheimers disease and a portion of sales from the silent auction will be donated to the Alzheimers Society of Toronto. The goal of our exhibition and workshops event is to address mental health and seeks to provide a safe space where people can have a conversation about stigma and mental health awareness.

We want to thank you all for your interest and aim to show as much work as possible!
Remember to practice both Self Care and Self Love, reach out to a trusted loved on and remember you are not alone and more than what you struggle with.

Much Love,
Willows For Wellness

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/WillowsForWellness/
www.facebook.com/events/2056187654441346/
Willows for Wellness Graphic

NCCM Workshop: Islamophobia & Bystander Intervention

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

This workshop will cover the definition of Islamophobia. A bystander intervention workshop will use case studies in order to better educate students, faculty and staff on how to respond to incidents they may encounter on and off campus. This will be an interactive workshop that will engage the audience/participants in a dialogue and discussion.

Please RSVP:
See event and Eventbrite link here: www.facebook.com/events/856505614552846/

Supported by OCAD U Campus Life and Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives.

ABOUT OCAD U MSA:
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a Muslim community within OCAD University that is run by students. The MSA assists and represents Muslim students in several matters, and works with the Administration, and Campus Security to ensure a safe environment for Muslim students on campus, as well as a maintained safe, peaceful space for prayer. All events are open to Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff.

MORE ABOUT OTHER STUDENT-RUN GROUPS AT OCAD U:
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 230, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/groups/ocadumsasocial/
www.facebook.com/ocadumsa
Email: 
msa.ocad@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Call for Applications: Holiday Artist Alley

Apply Now: Holiday Artist Alley
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 11:45pm

We would like to showcase talent from current OCAD U students and alumni across all programs so every art form is welcome! Deadline to apply is Saturday, November 3, 2018 (11:59 PM)

This event will be held in the Great Hall in 100 McCaul Street (2 to 8 PM), on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

More details to apply on our Page OCAD Artist Alley
If you have questions, please contact: ocadartistalley@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER:
Please consider volunteering with us! Volunteers will be guaranteed space to sell their work.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall (Level 2), 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/OCAD-Artist-Alley-507513873031048/
Email: 
ocadartistalley@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free to apply and participate

OCAD U MSA BAKE SALE

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

OCAD U Student Group OCAD U MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION is having a bake sale. Proceeds support group programming.

Cupcake decorating
Custom buttons
Henna
and more!

OCAD U Health & Wellness will have a table too! Complement your baked goodies with a serving of fruit.

ABOUT OCAD U MSA:
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a Muslim community within OCAD University that is run by students. The MSA assists and represents Muslim students in several matters, and works with the Administration, and Campus Security to ensure a safe environment for Muslim students on campus, as well as a maintained safe, peaceful space for prayer. All events are open to Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff.

READ MORE ABOUT STUDENT-RUN CLUBS AT OCAD U:
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
www.facebook.com/ocadumsa/
www.ocadu.ca/services/health-and-wellness.htm
Email: 
msa.ocad@gmail.com
OCAD U MSA bake sale poster

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.

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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 (dpayne@ocadu.ca) 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.
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
Free

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 http://ocad.libguides.com/2018Fall/LibraryNews

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

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