The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research - invitation to Lunch & Learn

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

Information Design for the Common Good

Designers are increasingly involved in the world of social good. Traditionally installed in commercial sectors, they are now collaborating with scientists, researchers and others non-designers who bring their own knowledge-base and processes. These interdisciplinary encounters are often new, exciting and challenging. Drawing on her experiences of this phenomenon, and on the research behind her upcoming book titled Information Design for the Common Good, Courtney Marchese will lead a Lunch & Learn on interdisciplinary design collaboration in global health.


Courtney Marchese is a professional designer with over a decade of experience specializing in data visualizations, information graphics, UX design, and usability studies. She is an Associate Professor of Graphic + Interactive Design, teaching a wide range of design theory, research, and technical skills at the undergraduate and graduate level.


DATE: Thurs. Aug. 8th, 2019

TIME: 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

LOCATION: Boardroom, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research (Suite 2150, 88 The Pond Rd., York University)


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Boardroom, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research - 88 The Pond Road, York University, Suite 2150
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dmi: ADMC 2020 Conference

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

dmi: Academic Design Management Conference
Impact the Future by Design


OCAD University

Toronto, Canada
5-6 August 2020



Call for Submissions - Abstracts Due January 29, 2020



The future presents new challenges and opportunities for design.  Those who manage design must equip themselves to confront rapid change on all fronts – economic, environmental, and social. Research and practice must increasingly collaborate to keep pace with the needs of today and the future.
ADMC20 will explore how design adds value to innovation, competitiveness, and social good. The latest design research and partnerships will be presented to help light a path towards impacting the future by design.



Who Should Attend?

This conference is open to everyone - every discipline and area of endeavor will benefit. 

  • Researchers
  • Design and Design Management practitioners
  • Educators
  • Business leaders
  • Public Sector leaders
  • Students



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Cigar Box Guitar Building Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

This workshop will be led by Ken Vickerson, a cigar box enthusiast and a professor in the Material Art and Design Program at OCADU. Ken will share his passion for this humble instrument, discuss its history and impart tips and tricks for making and playing your own CBGs.

Tools will be provided. It is suggested attendees bring their own cigar box but laser cut plywood boxes will also be available. Experience with hand and power tools is not required but it is an asset. Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

Registration is limited to 12 participants.  Material fees (approx. $45) will be payable in cash to Ken at the end of the workshop. 

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$100 registration Fee and $45 supplies
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Stick in a Box - a celebration of handmade music by Ken Vickerson & Friends

stick in a box
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 5:00pm

Ken part of the Material Art & Design Program at OCAD U has pursued this concept through a project that brings CBG building and playing workshops to creative communities over the past 6 months. His enthusiasm has inspired friends and collaborators whose work is also featured in the exhibit. 

Reception is July 19, 5pm to 7pm

Gallery Hours are: Monday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday to Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Venue & Address: 
Co Space, 1106 Queen St. West, Toronto
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Design Wo/ManifesT.O. 2020

Toronto City Centre
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:30am

Come join Cheryl Giraudy and Saskia van Kampen at their third workshop on July 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 at City Hall and engage in story sharing and discussion around methods for community building and placemaking in Toronto. Confirmed guest story sharer is Sean Lee, Director of Programming at Tangled Art + Disability. Proundly supported by Toronto City Councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam of Ward 13.

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URBANI_T + OCAD U + Ryerson will host the Student Zone this summer

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

The summer event will be taking place from Thursday, June 27th to Saturday, June 29th at Nathan Phillips Square. This year we are participating in the Fashion Shows and Moments throughout the three day event. Each day there will be different themes that you are able to participate in and showcase your already created designs/collections.


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Nathan Phillips Square
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Nithikul Nimkulrat, Associate Professor in the MAAD Program - exhibition

"The F(r)ame Without Painting, by Nithikul Nimkulrat
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:30am

Textile holds emotions and stories. Interwoven is an exhibition exploring ties between art and textile design, including a glimpse of bold new materials used by experimental designers. It interweaves fibres, techniques, textures and diverse materials into a tapestry fusing the legacy of contemporary art, ancient handicrafts, new technology and futuristic visions. A timeless source of warmth and security, textiles preserve an important fragment of human history, while also carrying on ancient techniques and narratives from generation to generation.


Sheila Hicks, Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen, Maija Lavonen, Pia Männikkö, Nithikul Nimkulrat, Kärt Ojavee, Bella Rune, Kustaa Saksi, Sue Stone, Johanna Ulfsak, Timo Vaittinen, Sandra Wirtanen.

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Sharedplace: Retrospective - Studio Show & Sale TODAY

Sharedplace: Retrospect
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:30am

Come see what we've been working on this past year, purchase prints & objects, and partake in snacks of the snacking variety. See you there, friends! 

*we're located on the third floor, in room 362  (Main doors are locked at 7pm) 


Clayton Millard, Misbah Ahmed, Kima Lenaghan, Aliya Ghare

Venue & Address: 
401 Richmond St., Studio 362
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Dori Tunstall will be the Keynote speaker at the Joint Futures conference in Helsinki.

Dori Tunstall, keynote at Helsinki Conference
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 7:15am to Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 7:15am

All of us strongly strive to create a community and a safe space to learn, get inspired, meet like-minded people, and gather actionable insights to create change in your own teams.

Joint Futures Conference, September 3-5, 2019 -

We have been offered a 10% discount, please use discount code: tunstall@jf2019!2kj6

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Helsinki, Finland
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Beyond Borders - part of CONTACT

Beyond Borders
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:30am to Friday, June 14, 2019 - 12:00pm

The lens inherently creates a border between artist and subject. Simultaneously, it provides a platform to describe, transcend, and transgress physical, societal, political, personal, historical, cultural, racial, and gendered constructions. While some choose to bridge borders, others may explore their defined edges. The still and moving images in this exhibition flirt with the thresholds of borders we so often struggle to define.

Curated by Michelle Astrug, Charisse Fung, Meera Margaret Singh, and Jenny Zhang



Beyond Borders

Great Hall, 100 McCaul St

May 16 - June 14, 2019

Opening: May 16, 4 - 6pm

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St. 2nd Floor - The Great Hall
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