Research Wednesdays: Inclusive Economies, Inclusive Cities 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join designer Cheryl Li and software developer Alan Harnum of OCADU’s Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) to learn about the IDRC’s work, with a focus on two recent projects: the Platform Cooperative Development Kit and Co-Designing Inclusive Cities.

About the IDRC:

The IDRC is a research and development centre at OCAD University where an international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, advocates and volunteers work together to ensure that emerging information technology and practices are designed inclusively.   The IDRC’s design research encompasses disability and accessibility, economics, social justice and other inclusion-related areas of design. 

Cheryl Li is a designer and user researcher who is passionate about using participatory and inclusive design practices to transform human needs into tangible digital experiences and services. Her practice includes the end-to-end design process, from exploratory user research all the way through to UX/UI design and user testing. 

Alan Harnum is a software developer and design researcher whose interests include accessible technology, multimodal content presentation and inclusive design practice for software development. 

For more info about the IDRC visit:


Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Interested in presenting about your own research experiences? Contact Daniel Payne at

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library's Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Introducing the OCADU Inclusive  Design Research Centre (IDRC) with  designer Cheryl Li and software  developer Alan Harnum

A Tale of Two Cities

Poster with a large letter E in the background
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 5:00am

Emergin Young Artists 2015 Group Exhibition presents 23 leading and emerging artists from ten different universities across Canada and globally. In a time of rapid global changes, the theme of A Tale of Two Cities explores modern life struggling between the roots of our past and the constant interruption of our present.

Opening Night will feature two guest speakers: Dr. Sara Diamond, President of OCAD University, and Jill Birch, CEO & Publisher of the Canadian Art Foundation, and Canadian Art Magazine.

Opening Night Preview:
Date - Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: EventBrite

Public Hours: 
February 28 to March 3, 2015
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Arta Gallery Distillery District 14 Distillery Ln.