Community gathers to support Lifeline Syria

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 4:45pm

November’s Lifeline Syria fundraiser and silent auction expressed OCAD University's efforts as part of the Lifeline Syria Challenge, in concert with our sister universities in the GTA. The event on November 27 involved an impressive 20 volunteers and 40 contributing artists, with a total of 50 works put up for auction.

More than a hundred students staff and faculty came together to share stories, enjoy a meal and raise awareness about the refugee crisis. They also raised money: approximately $3,000 over the course of four hours.

Several guests spoke at the event: Deanne Fisher, Associate Vice-President, Students; Professor Nabil Harfoush (who talked about his experiences as a Syrian immigrant to Canada); Martin Ginsherman, a resettlement volunteer, former refugee justice and the parent of an OCAD U student; and Pablo Munoz, an Industrial Design student who also donated a print for the auction.

The afternoon was made possible through the amazing efforts of the Impact Collective team, OCADSU and Jay Ginsherman, Bianca Channer, Sharene Shafie, Madison Leeson and Dana Prieto. A highlights for guests was the delicious curry, kibbeh, salad, sambusak, sweets and more prepared by a team of volunteer cooks that included: Nadia Zoobi Shafey, Najah El-Zoobi, Rima Hanbali, Mona Saab, Ghada Algabi, Amana Sanjakdar, Hanna Husamaldin, Mona Alkari, Fatoon Alkari, Radieh Moussa and Zarina Decambre.

Please visit ocadu.ca/syria to see how you can contribute!

Glenn McArthur, assistant professor, OCAD University, has been awarded first place in the poster competition at The International Colour Association (AIC) conference held in Buenos Aires in October. The poster highlighted the work of OCAD U first-year Colour and Two-Dimensional design students Alacia Karishma Jiwanand (Lisa), Brendan Callan and Carrie Ma.
OCAD U Instructor Anson Liaw's two illustrations have been selected to be a part of this year's OCAD University “ArtWorks 2019” art exhibition. The two illustrations selected for exhibition are: 1) Title: "Solidarity for New Zealand" .  The first submitted illustration entry is a personal non-commissioned illustration created in response to the two consecutive Christchurch mosque terrorist shooting attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on 15 March 2019. 2) Title: "Pray for Amazonia" .     
The Canada School of Public Service has announced its new Digital Fellows -- among them, Dr. Jutta Treviranus, Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University and Director and Founder of the Inclusive Design Research Centre.
Important news updates from the Research Ethics Board
Professor Saskia van Kampen (San Francisco State U) and Associate Professor Cheryl Giraudy (OCAD U) have received almost $25,000 under the Canada SSHRC Partner Engage Grant (PEG) for their Toronto-based research project Design Wo/ManifesT.O. 2020.
Saturday Nov 9 2019 - 5:30pm to Saturday Nov 16 2019 - 5:00pm
City MOGULS is a unique event that celebrates Toronto's entrepreneurs in an unforgettable fashion show to raise money for Canadian charities. This year we are proud to be supporting Covenant House Toronto.  The event is Thursday, November 7th at The Toronto Event Centre and we are looking for volunteers! This will be an amazing opportunity to meet people from all different industries in Toronto, as well as be a part of an amazing charity event. If any students are interested in this opportunity, please fill out THIS google form no later than Monday October 21st. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Victoria Marshman at victoria@citymoguls.com or visit www.citymoguls.com for more information.   
Partial Gallery x OCAD U Artist Showcase banner made of logos
Check out the OCAD U Artist Showcase, where you can discover works available for rent or sale by current OCAD U students and recent graduates 
People standing by a podium
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 4:45pm

November’s Lifeline Syria fundraiser and silent auction expressed OCAD University's efforts as part of the Lifeline Syria Challenge, in concert with our sister universities in the GTA. The event on November 27 involved an impressive 20 volunteers and 40 contributing artists, with a total of 50 works put up for auction.

More than a hundred students staff and faculty came together to share stories, enjoy a meal and raise awareness about the refugee crisis. They also raised money: approximately $3,000 over the course of four hours.

Several guests spoke at the event: Deanne Fisher, Associate Vice-President, Students; Professor Nabil Harfoush (who talked about his experiences as a Syrian immigrant to Canada); Martin Ginsherman, a resettlement volunteer, former refugee justice and the parent of an OCAD U student; and Pablo Munoz, an Industrial Design student who also donated a print for the auction.

The afternoon was made possible through the amazing efforts of the Impact Collective team, OCADSU and Jay Ginsherman, Bianca Channer, Sharene Shafie, Madison Leeson and Dana Prieto. A highlights for guests was the delicious curry, kibbeh, salad, sambusak, sweets and more prepared by a team of volunteer cooks that included: Nadia Zoobi Shafey, Najah El-Zoobi, Rima Hanbali, Mona Saab, Ghada Algabi, Amana Sanjakdar, Hanna Husamaldin, Mona Alkari, Fatoon Alkari, Radieh Moussa and Zarina Decambre.

Please visit ocadu.ca/syria to see how you can contribute!