News Archive

Thursday, June 23, 2016

On June 23rd Professor Gord Peteran, in collaboration with Dr.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:15pm

The OCADU Illustration Podcast is a joint initiative of OCADU Illustration instructors Lauchie Reid and Christina Sealey. Through studio visits...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

OCAD University announced a research and educational partnership with the Jerusalem-based Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 2:30pm

Elizabeth Morris, MDes (2016) student in the Inclusive Design program, has a starring role in Ultrasound, the debut play from Adam Pottle.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

For the second year, The WayHome Music and Arts festival will feature an installation created by a team of OCAD...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Internationally-acclaimed writer, dub poet and community activist Lillian Allen will receive an Honorary Doctor of...

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 1:30pm

From opening night on Wednesday, May 4 to closing on Sunday, OCAD University was teeming with excited visitors for its annual graduate exhibition, GradEx 101.

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 10:00am

At the Faculty Appreciation Event on Thursday, April 28, six faculty members were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the student learning experience at OCAD University.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:30am

Environmental Design graduating student Vihn Le made the Metro News with his thesis project -- a plan to transform an under-enrolled elementary school into an intergenerational community centre....

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 2:15pm

OCAD University is throwing its doors open for GradEx 101, a public exhibition and celebration of more than 900 graduating students, the next wave of creative thinkers, makers and collaborators....

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:30pm

Furniture Design #1 taught by Gord Peteran asks the student to reconsider furniture's earliest psychological and physical origins.Then in collaboration with Ted Hunter's co-requisit wood lab they...

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:30pm

I am delighted to announce the relaunch of, showcasing thesis portfolios of the Illustration Program's 2016 Graduating...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mary Baumstark, graduate student in the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories program will join twenty doctoral and master’s degree students from across Ontario to present his/her...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Congratulations to Amy Satterthwaite (MDes ’16), soon to be a Strategic Foresight and Innovation (SFI) graduate, for being selected as “Leader, Transforming Childhood and Youth Years” at Ashoka...

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:15am

I’m delighted to announce that several recent OCADU alumni have been nominated for the ...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:45pm

The IDeA team at the Council of Ontario Universities is pleased to announce this year’s top finalists for the Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) Student Competition 2016.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:30am

Good luck to Francesca Chan (3rd Yr) and Meaghan Way (4th Yr)!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:30am

I just wanted to share with you what a wonderful night the “Not Just a Fashion Show” was on Friday.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

OCAD University’s auditorium was transformed into a quasi-catwalk on Friday April 22 for Not Just a Fashion Show.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 8:30am

Katrina Tompkins, a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) program, is the 2015 recipient of the Kingcrafts/Lady Flavelle Scholarship awarded by Craft...

Monday, April 25, 2016

At an event at City Hall on April 25th, Toronto mayor John Tory unveiled a striking work of art: a brain-shaped sculpture customized by the unmistakable art of illustrator, artist and associate...

Friday, April 22, 2016

OCAD University welcomes Dr. Myrna Francis and Daniel Sawaya as external members of its Board of Governors.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 2:15pm

Virginia Gail Smith, a third year student in OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation (SCIN) program, is the winner of the 2016 First Capital Realty Public Art Competition.

Friday, April 15, 2016

On April 13, 2016, Dr. Sara Diamond joined her counterparts from Toronto’s universities for a panel discussion on the roles of their institutions as city-builders and collaborators.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 7:45am

We are pleased to announce that two 4th yr illustration students, Adam Glowienka and Maxwell Galley have both been notified of their inclusion in ...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 7:00am

The Council of Ontario Universities, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, is pleased to present the fourth annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

(Toronto – April 12, 2016) The Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, has announced that OCAD University will receive a $27-million investment towards...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:45am

Associate Professor Jody Hewgill garnered two American Illustration awards, the pieces will be featured in the American illustration 35 book  an illustration on the theme of Courage commissioned...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:30am

Please join me in congratulating Audrey Hudson, our colleague in the Faculty of Design, on her recent successful defense of her doctoral thesis entitled, "Decolonizing Indigenous Youth Studies:...

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

Mary Baumstark (MA 2016), graduate student in the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) program will join 20 doctoral and master’s degree students from across Ontario to...

Friday, April 8, 2016

Students from OCAD U’s Digital Futures program joined 17 other...

Friday, April 8, 2016

Four OCAD University students present papers at CASAE (Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education) 2016 Regional Conference: Learning in Times of Struggle.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:15pm

The 2015-16 Florence program has recently launched a website ( ), created to showcase the student work produced in...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 4:45pm

More than 2,000 gamers, developers and industry recruiters are expected at the sixth annual Level Up Showcase...

Monday, April 4, 2016

It was a mash-up of concert, exhibition, dance party and animated conversation.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:30pm

The Globe & Mail has published this article on Assistant Professor from the Environment Design Program: Neal Prabhu.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:30pm

The OCADU Illustration Podcast (our working title) is a joint initiative of OCADU Illustration instructors Lauchie Reid and Christina Sealey. Through...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:15pm

Toronto Life Magazine has published the top 15 list from the One of a Kind Show.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:15pm

Graphic Design student Aqil Raharjo’s under-desk hammock has gone totally viral. You’ve probably seen it, but today it’s multiplying like rabbits.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Akimbo recently started an online video service called AkimboTV. Continuing Associate Professor, Geoffrey Shea directed one of the series: Artland.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A cheer went up each time auctioneer Stephen Ranger’s gavel slammed the podium at the seventh annual Project 31 fundraising auction.

Monday, March 28, 2016

The OCAD University community was saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Eddie Charpentier on Sunday March 20 at Toronto East General Hospital. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

On Saturday March 19th, Jon Todd – Assistant Professor from OCADU’s Illustration Program, led a Collaboration Mural Project Workshop for OCADU students. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:45am

Illustration Alumni Hanna Barczyk’s “Artist Profile” is in this month’s American Illustration.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Artur Wrona, a second year Industrial Design student, has made it to the second round of competition in the...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

OCAD University is doing things differently this Earth Hour.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:45am

Advertising Associate Professor Ann Urban was asked to submit an article about design education and she specifically mentioned the OCAD U ad program to the Applied Arts magazine on the occasion of...

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:45am

Creative Quarterly 43 New York, Doug Panton, Illustration Faculty

Winner in the Fine Art Professional Category

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Houston-based artist Mel Chin opened his March 9 talk “You are Never Done” with a solo rendition of Elvis Presley’s “...