The Mighty Pen: BIPOC Student Workshop, Giving & Receiving Feedback

Headshots of authors, Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar  
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The Mighty Pen Reading Series welcomes authors Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar
Building relations. Claiming space. Uplifting diverse voices.

Toronto-based writers Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar have not only gathered attention for their own powerful stories of identity and resilience, but are also showcasing the vibrancy of Scarborough lives in their anthology FEEL WAYS, edited with Adrian de Leon.

BIPOC Student Workshop with Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar  
"Giving & Receiving Feedback"
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Rm. 258, 100 McCaul St. 

Workshop
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Click here to register. 

Public Reading
Doors open at 6:30pm
Reading at 7:00pm

Light refreshments will be served.
Books for sale courtesy of University of Toronto bookstore.
 

About The Mighty Pen
The Mighty Pen programming aims to bring voices from the margins and to center and celebrate BIPOC narratives in all their complexities. In addition to the Reading Series, which highlights emerging and established BIPOC writers and authors, The Mighty Pen also hosts a monthly writing group, open to all OCAD U students who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or as a Person of Colour. The group is facilitated by Phoebe Wang, Writing & Learning Consultant (ELL) and author of the poetry collection Admission Requirements.

Téa Mutonji
Born in Congo-Kinshasa, Téa Mutonji is an award-winning poet and writer. Her collection of short stories Shut Up You're Pretty was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (2019). Téa lives and writes in downtown Toronto.

Natasha Ramoutar
Natasha Ramoutar is an Indo-Guyanese writer from Scarborough (Ganatsekwyagon). Her work has been included in projects by Diaspora Dialogues, Scarborough Arts, and Nuit Blanche Toronto, and has been published in The Unpublished City II, PRISM Magazine, and more.

The Mighty Pen programming is co-presented by the Writing & Learning Centre (WLC) and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI), and is supported by funding from the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP).

Venue & Address: 
Rm. 258, 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
http://bit.ly/37E9FDY
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/writing-and-learning-centre/wlc-services/mighty-pen
Email: 
wlc@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
ext. 229
Cost: 
FREE
Event poster with photos of authors, Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar  

The Mighty Pen: Public Reading

Headshots of authors, Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar  
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:30pm

The Mighty Pen Reading Series welcomes authors Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar
Building relations. Claiming space. Uplifting diverse voices.

Toronto-based writers Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar have not only gathered attention for their own powerful stories of identity and resilience, but are also showcasing the vibrancy of Scarborough lives in their anthology FEEL WAYS, edited with Adrian de Leon.

Public Reading with Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar  
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Rm. 258, 100 McCaul St. 

Doors open at 6:30pm
Reading at 7:00pm

Light refreshments will be served.
Books for sale courtesy of University of Toronto bookstore.
 

About The Mighty Pen
The Mighty Pen programming aims to bring voices from the margins and to center and celebrate BIPOC narratives in all their complexities. In addition to the Reading Series, which highlights emerging and established BIPOC writers and authors, The Mighty Pen also hosts a monthly writing group, open to all OCAD U students who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or as a Person of Colour. The group is facilitated by Phoebe Wang, Writing & Learning Consultant (ELL) and author of the poetry collection Admission Requirements.

Téa Mutonji
Born in Congo-Kinshasa, Téa Mutonji is an award-winning poet and writer. Her collection of short stories Shut Up You're Pretty was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (2019). Téa lives and writes in downtown Toronto.

Natasha Ramoutar
Natasha Ramoutar is an Indo-Guyanese writer from Scarborough (Ganatsekwyagon). Her work has been included in projects by Diaspora Dialogues, Scarborough Arts, and Nuit Blanche Toronto, and has been published in The Unpublished City II, PRISM Magazine, and more.

The Mighty Pen programming is co-presented by the Writing & Learning Centre (WLC) and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI), and is supported by funding from the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP).

Venue & Address: 
Rm. 258, 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/writing-and-learning-centre/wlc-services/mighty-pen
Email: 
wlc@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
ext. 229
Cost: 
FREE
Event poster with photos of authors, Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar  

New Year = New Note Taking Strategies

Note Taking Workshops

New Year = New Note Taking Strategies: an interactive skills workshop for students registered with SAS. Presented by Student Accessibility Services and Writing & Learning Centre at OCADU 

 

Monday, January 20 from 1pm to 2:30pm

or

Wednesday, January 22 from 10:30am to 12pm

 

Save your spot and register by emailing sas@ocadu.ca or contact your SAS Advisor directly.

Venue & Address: 
OCADU SWC LAB, 8th Floor, 230 Richmond St. W
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/disability-services.htm
Email: 
sas@ocadu.ca

LNAP Digital Zine

text: "Study Up, Slow Down" surrounded by drawings of a book, glasses, a candle and incense
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 4:15pm to Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 4:15pm

The contents of this zine were created at LNAP, the Late Night Against Procrastination, on November 7th, 2019 at OCAD University.

LNAP is a late night event that provides a space for students to study and focus in a supported environment, organized by the OCAD U Writing and Learning Centre (WLC) in collaboration with various departments. Zine making was facilitated by staff from the OCAD U Library, home of the OCAD Zine Library.

Read or download the zine at: https://bit.ly/2LQmy5b 

Limited print copies are available at the Writing and Learning Centre and the Library's Learning Zone. 

Funding to produce this zine came from the Ontario Post Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP), administered by the WLC.

 

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 and Room 510
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Text • ure: woven words. /nest/ Exhibition Opening Reception

An image of reeds with a log in the bottom right corner with the word Just scratched into it.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to Friday, May 31, 2019 - 4:00pm

Text • ure: woven words.​​​​​​
An exhibition of text-based works by OCAD U undergraduate students, curated by the 2019 /nest/ Editorial Board

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 2nd, 2pm-4pm

Location:
113 McCaul St., Rm. 510 
*Light refreshments will be provided

Featuring works by:
Pauline Aksay
Taymah Armatrading
Ada Bierling
Kat Cassar
Kristian Consolacion
Malik Dieleman
Beatrice Douaihy
Noah Melrose
Sebastián Rodríguez y Vasti
Nicholas Schofield

Exhibition Location:
113 McCaul St., 5th Floor, South Hallway, Display Cases 

Exhibition Dates:
Thursday, May 2nd - Friday, May 31st, 2019

Check https://www.ocadu.ca/academics/writing-across-the-curriculum/nest.htm for updates.

/nest/ 2019 Editorial Board Members:
Kelly Anne Besmonte
Ana Luis Bernandez
Joel Lee
Francis Tomkins
Francisco Uy

/nest/ is a platform for OCAD U undergraduate students to showcase diverse forms of critical essays, studio and process writing, creative writing and text-based works. We welcome works which express linguistic diversity and are inclusive of a range of student abilities, year levels and disciplines. /nest/ is the student journal of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Initiative.

The editorial board acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we live, work and create.

Image: Just (2019) by Malik Dieleman, part of the series Devotions.

Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul St., 5th Floor
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/academics/writing-across-the-curriculum/nest
Email: 
wac@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
FREE!

Graduate Academic Intensive Workshop Series: Week 1: Critical Reading Strategies TODAY

These workshops are designed to aid graduate students whose native language is not English and to give them strategies to support their academic work.

MRP/Thesis Writing Intensive

MRP/Thesis Writing Intensive
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:00am to Friday, December 16, 2016 - 5:00am

Working on your Masters Thesis or MRP? Deadlines are coming and the Writing & Learning Centre wants to help you get it done! This five-day writing "bootcamp" will help you work through your tough spots, flesh out your ideas and access individual consultations in a supportive group environment and with a minimum of distractions. We'll set daily goals, work on practical tools and strategies to maximize productivity, benefit from peer feedback and fire up your writing engines.

Refreshments, snacks and lunch provided daily.

Applications are due by: Friday, November 25 at 5 p.m.

*Very limited enrollment space*

 

 

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond Street West
Website: 
http://bit.ly/2eXhdTu
Email: 
wlc@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977-6000 Ext. 229
Cost: 
$150
MRP/Thesis Writing Intensive

Graduate Thesis//MRP Week

Graduate Thesis//MRP Week logo
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 5:00am to Friday, November 18, 2016 - 5:00am

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Open Thesis/MRP Office Hours Monday, November 14, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Drop in for a demo of the Open Research Repository. Look at the bound copies, get your formatting checked.

Thesis/MRP Alumni Panel Tuesday, November 15, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Alumni are invited to come and share their MRP/Thesis experience.

REB for Grad Students Wednesday, November 16, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

An Intro to the REB and ROMEO for graduate students at various stages of their thesis/MRP research.

Copyright for Graduate Students Thursday, November 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

What should students be considering when looking at copyright and Creative Commons for the Thesis/MRP? How should students be referencing copy written materials in their work and how to give proper credits?

Graduate Level and Scholarly Writing Faculty Panel Friday, November 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Moderated by the Dean of Graduate Studies, a panel of Graduate Faculty member’s discussion what scholarly writing at the graduate level should look like.

 

ACCESSIBILITY: Accessibility is important to us. If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate fully in this event, please email us as soon as possible so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond Street West
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/current-students/thesis-mrp.htm
Email: 
abrummell@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 x4367
Cost: 
Free
Graduate Thesis//MRP Week full poster

Long Night Against Procrastination

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 1:00am to 1:00pm

This ALL-NIGHT EVENT gives students a safe and quiet space to complete their work at a critical time in the semester. Students will be able to work individually,and there will also be Writing & Learning staff on hand for assistance throughout the night.

Venue & Address: 
The Great Hall
Email: 
cleung@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext 229
Cost: 
Free
Long Night Against Procrastination poster with event info

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