O-DAYS! BIG-Day! 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

O-DAYS!—OCAD University orientation—welcomes new and first-year undergraduate students to the university each year. A number of department- and group-specific activities will be planned August 27 to 31, culminating in BIG-Day! (Tuesday, September 4) immediatly following Labour Day, when nearly 1,000 new and first-year undergraduate students will descend upon campus to kick off the academic year:

New undergrad students should watch their (personal/non-OCAD U) email August 23, 2018 for detailed instructions and team assignment for BIG-Day!

  • Team Connection
  • Official Welcome
  • Concurrent Team Activities
  • Lunch
  • Annual AboveGround Art Materials Fair
  • Annual Community Fair
  • Mature Student Coffee Break
  • OCAD U Campus & Community tours
  • OCAD Student Union Campus Scavenger Hunt
  • OCAD Student Union Open House
  • and more!

ABOUT O-DAYS!
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Butterfield Park, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! BIG-Day! 2018

O-DAYS! Campus Life CONNECT U

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

As part of O-DAYS! 2018, this activity is designed as an informal social opportunity to connect those new undergrads who may wish meet and connect with others in advance of the Labour Day weekend and BIG-Day! (Tuesday, September 4). This activity is hosted by Student Mentor Program. All new first-year undergrads are welcome! Special guest and inspirational speaker Andy Thibodeau will enlighten and entertain! 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/campus-life-connect-u-tickets-47850049787

ABOUT O-DAYS!
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street or access via Grange Food Court, 113 McCaul St.
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! 2018 Campus Life CONNECT U

O-DAYS! CURATOR’S TOUR: Diagrams of Power

Image: Forensic Architecture, The Ayotzinapa Case: A Cartography of Violence (still), 2017. Video, 18 min. 24 sec
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

As part of O-DAYS! 2018, new students are invited to join curator Patricio Dávila for an exhibition tour! 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.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ocad-u-orientation-week-curators-tour-of-diagrams-of...

ABOUT O-DAYS!
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation

ABOUT ONSITE GALLERY:
www.ocadu.ca/gallery/onsite.htm

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. West
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
O-DAYS! 2018

O-DAYS! WORKSHOP: Time-Management at OCAD U

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:45am

A re-organization of your time, energy and resources is an important part of the transition to OCAD University.

In this free workshop, as part of O-DAYS! 2018, we will discuss strategies and tips on how to organize your time, set realistic goals and gain insight into your personal work style. We will engage in hands-on activities that will assist you in setting priorities, developing a schedule and managing your stress for the years ahead. Participants should bring their course schedules and any day-timers or calendars they currently use.

Facilitated by OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-workshop-time-management-at-ocad-u-tickets-47865866094

ABOUT O-DAYS!
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

ABOUT OCAD U WRITING & LEARNING CENTRE:
www.ocadu.ca/services/writing-and-learning-centre.htm

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall (Room 230), Level 2, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! 2018 workshop info session

O-DAYS! WORKSHOP: Academic Essentials for First-year

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

As part of O-DAYS! 2018, this free workshop offers hands-on exercises that will give you the opportunity to build essential tools for success in both your liberal studies and studio courses. We will look at critical reading, taking lecture notes and introduction to critique.

Facilitated by OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
www.eventbrite.com/e/academic-essentials-for-first-year-tickets-47772148783

ABOUT O-DAYS!
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

ABOUT OCAD U WRITING & LEARNING CENTRE:
www.ocadu.ca/services/writing-and-learning-centre.htm

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall (Room 230), Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! 2018 workshop info session

face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

The annual face2face: postcard exhibition, as part of O-DAYS! (OCAD University orientation) is a new student's opportunity to participate in their first on-campus undergraduate exhibition and to introduce themself to the OCAD U community.

Students create a self-portrait postcard to show us who they are. It could be a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation!

Whether it be drawing, painting, collage or photography, traditional or digital, students are encouraged to have fun and play around with the idea of self-image and how they would like to be seen.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Ada Slaight Gallery Level 2, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/face2face
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
banner face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

CALL FOR ENTRY: face2face postcard exhibition 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 4:15pm to Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:45pm

CALL FOR ENTRY!
Are you a new undergraduate student who has accepted your offer to study at OCAD University, starting in September 2018? Congratulations!

The annual face2face: postcard exhibition is your opportunity to participate in your first on-campus undergraduate exhibition and to introduce yourself to the OCAD U community as part of O-DAYS! 2018.

HOW: Create a self-portrait postcard and show us who you are. Make it a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation! Draw, paint, collage, or photograph yourself. Or create it digitally. Have fun! Play around with the idea of your self-image and how you would like to be seen. Be modest, outrageous, fanciful, or elegant!

For more information and detailed instructions, visit www.ocadu.ca/face2face

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: Monday, July 16, 2018
FINAL DEADLINE: Monday, August 27, 2018

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/face2face
www.facebook.com/face2facePostcardExhibition/
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

O-DAYS! 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:45pm

A number of department- and group-specific O-DAYS! 2018 (OCAD University orientation) activities are planned the week of August 27, 2018, culminating in the Campus Life and OCAD University Student Union (OCADSU) collaborative BIG-Day! on Tuesday, September 4, when nearly 1,000 new and first-year #OCADU2022 undergrads will descend upon campus to kick off the 2017/2018 academic year!

Additional welcome activities are being planned September 5 to 7.

ABOUT O-DAYS!
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Toronto ON
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
O-DAYS! 2018

Camp Wellness - Health and Wellness Centre

Tie dye tee
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Camp Wellness will take place on a drop-in basis every Tuesday and Thursday throughout June from 1-3:30pm (please see attached poster for complete schedule).  We have a variety of activities planned for Tuesdays - Our first event will be tie-dye t-shirts in Butterfield Park!   On Thursdays we will show a (health or mental health-related) movie at the Health and Wellness Centre, with snacks provided and the option to participate in a facilitated discussion.  

Tuesday June 5: Tie dye event - Do you have an article of clothing or an accessory to transform through the magic of tie dye? Bring it to Butterfield Park on Tuesday! (A limited number of items will also be provided by HWC.  FYI The dye will adhere best to natural fabrics!)
We will be meeting in Butterfield Park near Lambert Lounge at 1pm (look for the red table cloth). You can also meet us at 12:30pm at Health & Wellness to walk over together! 

Thursday June 7: Movie and snacks at Health & Wellness
Meet us at the Health & Wellness Centre (230 Richmond, 6th floor) at 1pm for a relaxing afternoon of snacks and a movie (slumber party theme present but optional). 

Venue & Address: 
Tuesdays in June: Meet at Butterfield Park / Lambert Lounge (100 McCaul room 187); Thursdays in June: Meet at Health and Wellness (230 Richmond, 6th floor)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1701060083320865/
Email: 
scree@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x2119
Cost: 
Free!
Camp Wellness Schedule

OCAD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DESIGN WALLWORK FOR MERCEDES BENZ FINANCIAL SERVICES

Evelyn Quach & Karen J. Li, Ignite, winning proposal for Wallwork design for the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:15am

For the second year in a row, OCAD University students enrolled in the course Painting in the Expanded Field were given a unique opportunity to develop a Wallwork design for the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS) Mississauga-based office.

Students were invited to propose an installation for the wall space outside the Human Resources offices at MBFS. While considering the particulars of the site, including the physical and social qualities of the office space, they were also asked to consider the cultural and social nature of the space and the surrounding area.

On April 16, 2018, the six shortlisted students presented their proposals to MBFS Mississauga Employees. Through a voting system the MBFS community selected Ignite a collaborative piece by Evelyn Quach & Karen J. Li, from 13 entries. Evelyn and Karen describe their project as “an installation that examines forms of engine parts from both past and present of Mercedes Benz.” Each of the engine shapes made of Masonite boards will be backlit with LED lights that can be remotely controlled to change colours.

They will be installing their piece the weekend of May 26-27, 2018 and it will be up for a year.

The runner-up went to Jonathan Fong, with his proposed work titled Faces “A wall work installation that highlights the community at the MBFS office having painted portraits of their employees on various sized sheets of plexiglass juxtaposed along the wall of the HR department.”

A true advocate of the arts, the generosity of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has benefited our current students and helped shape the success of our graduates. 

Poster: 
proposal for Wallwork design for the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
proposals for Wallwork design for the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

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