OCAD U to host Studio Summit 2 in October

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:30pm

Building on the successful Studio Summit 1 held in Copenhagen in August 2014, the Resilience Design Lab at OCAD University in collaboration with Autodesk is organizing Studio Summit 2. The theme “Moving Studios into the Digital Age” explores the topic of studio pedagogy for business, engineering, and science education. Deadline for application June 5, 2017

Studio Summit 2 will be held on October 12 and 13, 2017 at Autodesk’s new research facilities in Toronto and will bring together about 30 select participants from around the world. They will exchange knowledge and experience about how studio methods can be scaled up using evolved pedagogy and digital technologies.

The Program Committee consists of:

  • Moura Quayle, Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia
  • Stefan Meisiek, Director, Educational Innovation in Business, University of Sydney
  • Fawwaz Habbal, Executive Dean, Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS)
  • Barbara Klinkhammer, Executive Dean, College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Philadelphia University
  • Ramtin Attar, Head of Design & Social impact, Autodesk
  • Angèle Beausoleil, Innovation Strategist, Sauter School of Business, University of British Columbia
  • Nabil Harfoush, Director, Resilience Design Lab, OCAD University
  • Michele Mastroeni, Professor, Strategic Foresight & Innovation, OCAD University

The Summit experience consists of interactive sessions, panels and team-led exercises. To apply for an invitation, applicants are asked to send a half-page to one-page description of their potential contribution to the summit’s theme. Please send your "applications" to nharfoush@faculty.ocadu.ca on or before June 5th, 2017.

Topics of interest may include:

  • Harnessing the power of digital technology for studio pedagogy
  •  What elements of the studio approach are most at risk in a digital environment?
  • Hybrid approaches: the best of both worlds?
  • Reacting to the digital: moving towards or moving away?
  • Creating a more accessible studio environment with digital tools
  • Studio learning at a distance
  • UI/UX for the studio learning environment
  • Building connections: plug-in or unplug?

Studio Summit 2 registration fee is $395. Accepted participants will be provided with a password to access an Eventbrite site, where they can register and pay the fee online.

Organizers are also interested in connecting with technology suppliers, who enable digital studio pedagogy and would like to demonstrate their platforms. 

Study Week Software Courses

AutoDesk Fusion 360 Hands-on Bootcamp

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 6:30pm

Download AutoDesk Fusion 360 for free with registration!

Join other faculty and students alike in this free demo of AutoDesk's cutting edge software. Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind, connecting your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC.

Enjoy free pizza, prizes and giveaways.

Register here:

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street - Room 543
AutoDesk Fusion 360 Free Bootcamp

Architected Materials

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Drew Trujillio "Dr. Woohoo" worked last year in the Applied Innovation group at Autodesk Research with a focus on robotics and functionally graded materials. Dr. Woohoo's background ranges from: film, broadcast, video games, websites, immersive experiences and design research. Central to his work is the need to find the balance between design and code, as well as people and the machines they use. Dr. Woohoo writes scripts, plug-ins or applications that work on the desktop or in the cloud to meet the need.

Venue & Address: 
Room 530 100 McCaul