The Steam Canoe receives Materialica award in Munich, Germany

 Environmental Design Students Amy Jungyun Lee, Aruvi Rajasingham and  Assistant Professor Mark Tholen
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 7:15pm

On Tuesday, October 18th, the Steam Canoe, an OCAD U project originally designed for the Beaches Winter Stations installation, received the Materialica Award in the Student Category at the Materialica Expo in Munich, Germany.


Pictured: Environmental Design Students Amy Jungyun Lee, Aruvi Rajasingham and  Assistant Professor Mark Tholen.

Métis artist Christi Belcourt honoured with Premier’s Award

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4:00am

Premier Kathleen Wynne celebrated the winners of the 10th annual Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts at an event at the Art Gallery of Ontario on October 5.

Christi Belcourt, a visual artist from Espanola, Ontario, won the Individual Artist Award. The majority of her work explores the beauty of the natural world. Her large-scale paintings are inspired by the traditional beadwork patterns of Métis and First Nation women.

Belcourt’s paintings are found in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Indian and Inuit Art Collection, Parliament Hill and Canadian Museum of Civilization, First People’s Hall, among other prestigious institututions.

Administered by the Ontario Arts Council, the Premier’s Awards are open to artists and arts organizations engaged in professional practice in the province.

The winning artist receives a $35,000 prize and selects an emerging artist who receives a $15,000 prize. The winning arts organization is awarded $50,000.

Christian Chapman, an Anishinaabe visual artist and filmmaker from Fort William First Nation, was honoured as Emerging Artist of the Year. 

A Different Booklist, an independent bookstore and literary cultural destination in Toronto, won the Arts Organization Award. 

After receiving the award, Belcourt stated she would be donating the prize money to Onaman Collective, an “Indigenous grassroots land-based art initiative sharing traditional knowledge and language with youth.” Belcourt co-founded the collective in 2014 with Isaac Murdoch and Erin Konsmo.

Belcourt’s father, Tony Belcourt, is the founding president of the Métis Nation of Ontario and was appointed to OCAD U’s Board of Governors in 2012.  

Christi Belcourt

Subliminal Spaces

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 4:00am

Gallery 44 in Toronto presents new work by OCAD alumni Scott Chandler. Chandler' work is primarily documentary based, and examines the constructed environment and its effects on its inhabitants. He recently exhibited at the Edward Day Gallery and the Outdoor Art Exhibition, and in 2007 was one of the winners for Canada in the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward emerging photographers' competition. Chandler resides in Toronto and will be attending graduate school in the fall to pursue a Master of Fine Arts.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography 401 Richmond Street West, Suite #120, Toronto, Ontario

Faculty Appreciation Event

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:30pm

The Office of the Vice-President, Academic invites all Faculty to a special reception in honour of the many accomplishments of OCAD Faculty. The program will also include the
announcement of the recipient of the
Price Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Please remember to BYOM – Bring Your Own Mug (or glass) to reduce the event’s environmental footprint.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Doug Panton's work winner in Fine Art; Anson Liaw's work Runner Up in Illustration for Creative Quarterly 45

Title: Introvert-Extrovert. Author: Doug Panton
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:15pm

Creative Quarterly Journal is a publication that features some of the best work in art, photography, design and artists in all media from all countries.

For the Winter 2016 Edition (Creative Quarterly 45) the work of OCAD U Illustration's Sessional Instructor Doug Panton has been awarded winner in the categoy of Fine Art: Professional and the work of OCAD U Graphic Design's Sessional Instructor Anson Liaw has been selected as Runner-Up in the category of Illustration: Professional.

The winners will be exhibited in Creative Quarterly, on the newsstand Winter 2016. The winners and runner-ups work will be posted on the Creative Quarterly Online Gallery in Winter 2016.

The complete list of winners can be found here.


Creative Quarterly 44 -- OCAD U winners

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 1:45pm

OCAD University Illustration Program student, Jessica Stec has one of her illustration images selected as a Runner-Up winner for the Illustration Student category by the judges and publisher and design director, Charles Hively of Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art & Design magazine and her illustration will be featured online for Fall 2016!

As well, Anson Liaw is a Runner-Up winner for The Creative Quarterly 44 and he will have multiple illustration images (5 illustration images selected) featured online for the Illustration: Professional category for Fall 2016!

Link for winners list for the Creative Quarterly 44:


Kiki Delaney honoured with Business for the Arts Award

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD University’s Chancellor Kiki Delaney is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to Canada’s arts and cultural sectors. Delaney is the recipient of the Edmund C. Bovey Award which goes to business professionals who have demonstrated a lifetime of philanthropy and leadership in Canada’s cultural community.  

Delaney, President of C.A. Delaney Capital Management Ltd., has been Chancellor of OCAD University since 2011. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children and is a member of the Leadership Council of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. As well, she serves on the Investment Committee of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Other 2016 BftA award winners include Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada and Irfhan Rawji, Principal at Totem Capital Corporation. Sun Life Financial and the Daniels Corporation were honoured for their partnership with Artscape.

Winners will be honoured at the Business for the Arts Awards gala on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Canada’s National Ballet School.

Congratulations to Katrina Tompkins

Katrina Tompkins - Cork / Corian Board - Paddle Cork, Corian
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:30pm

Katrina Tompkins, a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) program, is the 2015 recipient of the Kingcrafts/Lady Flavelle Scholarship awarded by Craft Ontario.

For full announcement/award details, please visit the Craft Ontario website:


More about the designer:

More about IAMD:

Congratulations to Illustrator Jody Hewgill

Hewgill Courage Illustration
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 3:45pm

Associate Professor Jody Hewgill garnered two American Illustration awards, the pieces will be featured in the American illustration 35 book  an illustration on the theme of Courage commissioned by Middlebury College, and a portrait of the musician Courtney Barnett for Rolling Stone Magazine