VRTO Update

 

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 3:15pm

As part of the OCADU and Ontario Tech (UOIT) Digital Human Experience initiatives, please be aware of the upcoming VRTO development workshop on designing VR experiences. This fantastic VR development learning opportunity will be colocated with the Virtual Reality Toronto Conference. In partnership with OCAD U, Ontario Tech student participants will be engaged in a 1-day intensive workshop, held on May 31, 2019, letting you jump into immersive VR design and development. During the workshop you will be part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team of both developers and non-developers that will create a new VR artifact, and will go through the development cycle from design to development to assessment, using Unity3D and industry-standard VR hardware, provided at the workshop. Bring your passion and interest in VR and learn to transform this into engaging virtual experiences.

VRTO, Ontario Tech, and OCAD U have made 20 spaces at the workshop available for students, with a 50% discount (total of $22.60 per ticket). To register, go to https://vrto2019.eventbrite.com and enter the discount code VRTO19UniStdntWkrshp. Participants can also gain access to the entire VRTO conference at a discounted price (80% off the regular price with the following discount code: VRTO19WrkShpExtn20, available after May 1, 2019). This unique professional conference and solutions-focused symposium, held June 1-3, 2019, is an exciting opportunity for students to engage with industry. We look forward to your participation.

Photo of human with winter green coat sitting and staring at camera
The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce Dallas Fellini as the recipient of the inaugural Rosalie Sharp Pavilion Career Launcher.
EKSIG 2019 was the international conference of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG). The event took place 23–24 September 2019 at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia. With the theme ‘knowing together – experiential knowledge and collaboration,’ the conference explored collaborative knowledge generation by professionals and academic researchers in the creative disciplines and beyond.
The OCAD University community is deeply saddened by the passing of John Vivash, former Chair of the OCAD U Foundation (2008 to 2015). John passed away on August 5, 2019.
Mural of food illustrations
OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) are thrilled to announce a new large-scale mural by artist Jinke Wang (Illustration 18’) in the dining hall of the newly opened Longo’s in Liberty Village.
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Footprints of the Rouge depicts the important connections experienced during Margaret Cornell Kirk's time as Photographer-in-Residence at Rouge National Urban Park.
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Take a sneak peek video tour into OCAD U's newly renovated Fabrication Centre, scheduled to reopen in January!
Please see poster for full details. 
Lisa Deanne Smith accepts OAAG award on behalf of Onsite Gallery and Patricio Dávila
The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) announced Onsite Gallery and Patricio Dávila as winner of the First Exhibition at a Public Gallery award at its 2019 OAAG Awards gala last night. Dávila, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, Graduate Studies, at OCAD U, curated the exhibition Diagrams of Power at OCAD U’s Onsite Gallery. The exhibition showcased art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 3:15pm

As part of the OCADU and Ontario Tech (UOIT) Digital Human Experience initiatives, please be aware of the upcoming VRTO development workshop on designing VR experiences. This fantastic VR development learning opportunity will be colocated with the Virtual Reality Toronto Conference. In partnership with OCAD U, Ontario Tech student participants will be engaged in a 1-day intensive workshop, held on May 31, 2019, letting you jump into immersive VR design and development. During the workshop you will be part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team of both developers and non-developers that will create a new VR artifact, and will go through the development cycle from design to development to assessment, using Unity3D and industry-standard VR hardware, provided at the workshop. Bring your passion and interest in VR and learn to transform this into engaging virtual experiences.

VRTO, Ontario Tech, and OCAD U have made 20 spaces at the workshop available for students, with a 50% discount (total of $22.60 per ticket). To register, go to https://vrto2019.eventbrite.com and enter the discount code VRTO19UniStdntWkrshp. Participants can also gain access to the entire VRTO conference at a discounted price (80% off the regular price with the following discount code: VRTO19WrkShpExtn20, available after May 1, 2019). This unique professional conference and solutions-focused symposium, held June 1-3, 2019, is an exciting opportunity for students to engage with industry. We look forward to your participation.