Sharifa Khan finalist in RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Vice-Chair of OCAD University’s Board of Governors has been named a finalist in the national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. Sharifa Khan is one of three finalists for the TELUS Trailblazer category of the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.

President and CEO of Balmoral Marketing Inc., Khan is a pioneer in the field of multicultural marketing with more than 30 years’ experience. In 2013 she joined the OCAD U Board of Governors as an external member.

The awards are an initiative of Women of Influence, an organization dedicated to advancing women globally. A record-breaking 6,400 women entrepreneurs from coast to coast were nominated for this year’s awards, with 18 finalists named. All nominees are required to submit through applications, which are reviewed and judged by a panel of prominent business leaders. The winners will be announced November 22, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

 

 

Vincent John Vincent, CEO, Co-founder, GestureTek and Dr. Sara Diamond
Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor of OCAD University, received Toronto Digifest’s Digital Media Pioneer Award at a ceremony yesterday at Artscape Launchpad. Dr. Diamond is a new media pioneer, curator, researcher, lecturer and artistic director who has become synonymous with Canadian art, culture and media. She has played a significant role as a champion for interdisciplinary collaboration among artists and engineers and leading visionary programs including the Banff New Media Institute and in her role as the President of OCAD University.
OCAD U/U of T team at Level Up 2019
A team made up of OCAD University and University of Toronto students won two awards at the 9th Annual Level Up Showcase, which took place at the Design Exchange. Their Fangs and Friends game received the Distinction in Art and the Best Overall Game awards. The group also came in second place in the People’s Choice Award category.
Together, by Jihee Min, a participatory mural installation created for CreativeTO
OCAD University’s alumna Jihee Min is the selected artist mentee for a Public Art Mentorship launched by The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space (STEPS) Initiative, a charitable organization that works with large scale public artworks, along with Brad Golden + Co.  There were more than 125 applicants from across the country.
Amanda Arlotta - chosen
Illustration Chair, Paul Dallas is proud to announce that the following OCADU Illustration students’ work has been selected for the American Illustration 38 annual award book and chosen to appear online as part of the AI Archive at ai-ap.com!
TBA curators Candice Hopkins (left) and Tairone Bastien (right), photo: Mariana D'Alberto
OCAD University has developed a number of initiatives to support the programming of Toronto’s first international Biennial of Art. The 72-day, free art exhibition will take place every two years.Launching September 21, 2019, the inaugural exhibition, curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien, will present local, national, and international contemporary art in a city-wide experience. 
President Diamond and President Murphy with students
The province’s leading universities focused on technology and design have teamed up to forge a new modelfor the delivery of post-secondary education in Ontario: together OCAD U and Ontario Tech University will develop dynamic new ways of learning, curriculum, programs and research capacities.
by Jody Hewgill
Assistant Professor Jody Hewgill will be giving a lecture on her illustration practice on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Syracuse University, School of Art, as part of the visiting artist lecture series.
Auctioneer Stephen Ranger, photo by Martin Iskander
Once again, OCAD U’s Project 31 fundraising auction was a great success, raising much-needed funds for scholarships and bursaries for students in financial need and the purchase of specialized equipment. This year, Project 31 featured 39 works donated by 42 of OCAD U’s award-winning faculty members and alumni. This year’s auction raised $144,250 (gross) and since 2010, the event has raised more than $1 million (net). 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Vice-Chair of OCAD University’s Board of Governors has been named a finalist in the national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. Sharifa Khan is one of three finalists for the TELUS Trailblazer category of the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.

President and CEO of Balmoral Marketing Inc., Khan is a pioneer in the field of multicultural marketing with more than 30 years’ experience. In 2013 she joined the OCAD U Board of Governors as an external member.

The awards are an initiative of Women of Influence, an organization dedicated to advancing women globally. A record-breaking 6,400 women entrepreneurs from coast to coast were nominated for this year’s awards, with 18 finalists named. All nominees are required to submit through applications, which are reviewed and judged by a panel of prominent business leaders. The winners will be announced November 22, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.