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

CSD Office Now Located at 230 Richmond St. West 6th Floor

The Centre for Students with Disabilities Office is now located at 230 Richmond St. West 6th Floor.

Call for Submissions: Exhibition Proposals for the Learning Zone

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:15pm to Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:15pm

The Learning Zone is accepting exhibition proposals for the Fall & Winter term. With a large glass wall facing the first level of Village by the Grange, the Learning Zone Main Space provides an excellent opportunity to have your work seen by the OCAD U community and the general public. Due to the flexibility of our space, we can accommodate a broad variety of formats: two dimensional, three dimensional, installation, performance, audio or video work. 

The Learning Zone encourages submissions from all areas of study at OCAD University, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and alumni. We accept proposals for solo and group exhibitions. Students who wish to curate an exhibition of student work are also encouraged to apply.

Our application process is simple and easy. Students or Faculty interested in planning an exhibit in the Learning Zone should contact LZ Librarian, Marta Chudolinska at mchudolinska@ocadu.ca with the following information: Medium and theme of work to be exhibited, Approximate number of pieces to be installed, Potential dates of interest, Program of Study & Year Level. Don't be intimidated, we're here to help make your exhibit idea a reality! 

For more information on how to submit an exhibition proposal, please refer to our submission guidelines: https://www.ocadu.ca/Assets/content/exhibitions/Doc+Linked+from+How+to+Submit+Webpage_LearningZone.pdf

Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/Assets/content/exhibitions/Doc+Linked+from+How+to+Submit+Webpage_LearningZone.pdf
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

O-DAYS! Student Union Consent Workshop

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

"Let's talk sex, love, dirty talk, desire, intimacy, rejection, and consent!
Join Ignite Gallery and BAD SUBJECT for a free activities-based workshop providing practical tools to understand consent. This workshop is presented from an anti-oppression and intersectional perspective and is facilitated by a volunteer from BAD SUBJECT.

BAD SUBJECT is a youth-led, grassroots, non-profit group that offers interactive, non-hierarchical, intersectional workshops designed by-youth-for-youth on “Consent” and “Media Literacy: Spotlight on Rape Culture”.

Changing rape culture into consent culture...one workshop at a time!

ABOUT IGNITE GALLERY:
The OCAD University Ignite Gallery, located at 165 Augusta Avenue, represents the current creative voice of all OCAD U students through exhibitions, events and community programs.

ABOUT BAD SUBJECT:
We are an educational initiative that offers activities-based workshops on Consent and relevant topics to youth, educators, and professionals.

We work from an intersectional, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed framework that humanizes both the survivor and the perpetrator.

We are all in this together. We want to change rape culture into consent culture.

Venue & Address: 
Room 544, Level 5, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery.htm
www.facebook.com/BadSubject/
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

O-DAYS! OCAD Student Union Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Grab a buddy and follow the map to experience and learn about key spots and neighbourhoods around your new campus. Complete tasks to enter into a draw for awesome prizes!

Details: TBA

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

O-DAYS! Student Union Open House

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Check out the space, learn about our services, and meet the team. Here you are welcome to spend time year round whether working on class assignments or needing a quiet place to relax. We will be opening the space with a land acknowledgement, celebrating the start of your new chapter with snacks and announcing the winners for the scavenger hunt. Add your creative flare to the Student Union's new banner. 

ABOUT OCAD STUDENT UNION:
The OCAD Student Union is an independent, democratically run student organization with approximately 5000 members, incorporated as a not‐for‐profit corporation. The OCAD SU is committed to ensuring that the University campus and broader OCAD U community are inclusive spaces where all members are treated with respect and dignity. 

Venue & Address: 
Level 6, 230 Richmond St. West (RHB)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

O-DAYS! 4th Annual Safety & Wellness Day

Safety & Wellness Day photo
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

New and returning students, faculty, staff and members of the OCAD U community are invited to come and meet the Safety & Security Services and Health & Wellness teams.

Highlights include:

  • Free barber shop haircuts by The Mad One Barber Shop
  • Visit from local Therapy Dogs
  • Food trucks with discounted menus
  • Free food and giveaways
  • Enter-to-win prizes
  • Free self-defense class 
Venue & Address: 
Butterfield Park and Lambert Lounge (Room 187), 100 McCaul St. (MCA)
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Cost: 
Free

O-DAYS! OCAD Artist Alley

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Need new paintings or sculptures to decorate your room? Maybe a one-of-a-kind jacket, or a custom ring? Some prints, zines, or stickers?

This event is open to the public so come by and support local artists!
**Remember to BRING CASH as most artists do not have card readers**

We'll be revealing Artist Profiles leading up to the event... Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/ocadartistalley/

The OCAD Artist Alley is a student initiative, in collaboration with OCAD U Campus Life and O-Days! 2018, to give students and alumni across all programs the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work.

Poster art by Becky Wu.

Eventbrite link: (coming soon)*: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ocad-artist-alley-2018-tickets-49075457013 
*Tickets NOT needed for entrance.

VOLUNTEER! Or ask Questions:
Please contact: ocadartistalley@gmail.com

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U's Butterfield Park, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.instagram.com/ocadartistalley/
www.facebook.com/events/386542508542749/
www.facebook.com/OCAD-Artist-Alley-507513873031048/
Email: 
ocadartistalley@gmail.com
Artist Alley poster

BACK TO SCHOOL: Party & Programming Launch

Xpace event poster
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Join Xpace Cultural Centre for our annual back-to-school party, featuring a musical performance by Myst Milano, DJ yummy baby, art by Allana Mae Cooper, Natalie King, and many more - plus snacks and drinks!

TTC from OCAD U: Take the 505 Dundas West streetcar west to Lansdowne Avenue.

ABOUT XPACE
Xpace is a membership-driven artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union and dedicated to providing emerging and student artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting.

Venue & Address: 
Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto
Website: 
http://www.xpace.info/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
emily@xpace.info
Phone: 
416 849 2864
Cost: 
Free
xpace event poster

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
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