OCAD University at Pride Toronto 2015!

Rainbow ferris wheel
OCAD University celebrates PRIDE
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 4:00am

On June 26, 27 and 28 OCAD U will be hosting The Swing Lounge at the 

Pride Street Fair in the Church-Wellesley Village!

Conceived and built by OCAD U students and recent alumni The Swing Lounge marks OCAD U’s presence at Toronto Pride this year. Unlike conventional booths in the Pride Street Fair, The Swing Lounge invites participants into a 10’x10’ installation space to engage with stories and experiences representing the diverse voices of members of LGBTQQI2SA communities at OCAD U.

 OCAD U community members can be a part of this project in two ways:


for OCAD U students,former students, faculty, and staff!

  1. Volunteer with us to help us represent OCAD U at the Street Fair June 26th, 27th and 28th.

Join our team to welcome Pride Street Fair guests into our space and share your experiences about Pride and OCAD U. Drop by for an hour or swing with us for a whole day! We’ll provide you with an OCAD U t-shirt, keep you hydrated and make sure you have a lot of fun. Email  OCADUPride2015@gmail.com if you would like to join our team of OCAD U Pride 2015 volunteers.

  1. Submit a transcript and audio art work as part of The Swing Lounge

Have your voice heard at the OCAD U Pride installation!  We are inviting stories and audio clips from members of the OCAD U community. 

 What does “pride” mean for you, as an LGBTQQI2SA  person and/or ally? How has being LGBTQQI2SA  and/or an ally shaped your views about community and belonging? How has being LGBTQQI2SA  and/or an ally shaped how you see the world?  What inspires you and what sparks your creativity, as an LGBTQQI2SA  person and/or ally? Were there any LGBTQI2SA role models, while at OCADU or outside, who inspired you or affected how you think? If so, what would you like to say (or even sing) to them? How can LGBTQQI2SA  persons and/or allies create social change? How can we make a difference?

http:// www.ocadu.ca/pride2015

GradEx Student Monitor Paid Positions

Gary Taxali Poster
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 4:00am to Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:00am

GradEx 100 Needs You!

Student Monitor Paid Positions

Response Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2015

Attention First, Second and Third-year Students!*

The Marketing & Communications department at OCAD University is hiring a team of student monitors to work during the 100th Annual Graduate Exhibition (GradEx), which is open to the public from Wednesday, April 29 to Sunday, May 3

Student monitor shifts are available starting Tuesday, April 28 and continuing through to Monday, May 4. Work includes hanging signage, setting up displays, counting, greeting and directing visitors, collecting surveys, selling bar tickets, taking down displays and more.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate 100 years of talent and to experience GradEx behind the scenes — to see what you’ll be preparing for when you reach your final year!

Smart Serve: Certification, while not required for all positions, is an asset for specific shifts.

Training: Students are required to complete a mandatory training session on Tuesday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A pizza lunch will be provided. This training session will be paid to all monitors who arrive to their GradEx shifts on time and work their full shifts

Student Monitor Pay Rate: $11.00 per hour 

Contact: Kanyika Yorke, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, kyorke@ocadu.ca, 416-977-6000 x 427 

In your response, please include:

  • Availability
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Year of study
  • Indicate if you are Smart Serve certified

Fourth-year students who have work in the Graduate Exhibition are expected to be with their displays throughout the event.

Poster artwork and design © Gary Taxali, 2015. All rights reserved

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
416-977-6000 x 427