Open for Collaboration: Open Access Week at OCAD U - Day 2

The Learning Zone, interior
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 1:45pm to 6:30pm

9:45am – 10:00am - Introduction to Guest Speakers by Chris Landry, Scholarly Communications Librarian

10:00am – 12:00pm - Guest Speakers:

e-artexte: A Case Study on Open Access and Visual Arts Publishing in Canada
• Corina MacDonald, Consultant & Information Specialist, Mat3rial // former Project Manager, Open Access Repository, Artexte

Green and Gold and Data All Over: Options for Navigating the Open Access Landscape
• Wayne Johnston, former Head of Research Enterprise & Scholarly Communication, University of Guelph

Predatory Open Access Journals: Myths & Realities
• John Dupuis, Science Librarian, Steacie Science & Engineering Library, York University

12:30pm – 2:30pm - Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Note: the screening will take place in the Graduate Gallery on 205 Richmond Street West, Ground floor

Venue & Address: 
The Learning Zone (Accessible through entrances at 113 McCaul Street and 122 St. Patrick Street) Note: the 12:30pm screening of The Internet's Own Boy will will take place in the Graduate Gallery at 205 Richmond Street W., ground floor RSVP: Photo credit: Heather Evelyn
Chris Landry Scholarly Communications Librarian
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Open for Collaboration: Open Access Week at OCAD U - Day 1

The Learning Zone, exterior
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

9:00am – 9:30am - Morning Coffee

9:30am – 9:45am - Opening remarks with Sara Diamond, President

9:45am – 11:15am - Open Forum on Open Access: What Are the Implications of Opening Up Our Research at OCAD U?
Moderated by Greg Singer, Director, Research Services
• Sara Diamond, President
• Pam Patterson, Instructor, Faculty of Art
• Martha Ladly, Professor, Faculty of Design // Transition Graduate Program Director, Digital Futures
• Lynne Milgram, Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
• Greg Van Alstyne, Director, Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) // Associate Professor, Faculty of Design
• Jess Mitchell, Senior Manager, R&D + Design, Inclusive Design Research Centre
• Mike Steventon, Manager, Research Technology

11:15am – 11:30am - Refreshment Break

11:30am – 12:15pm - The Tri-Agency Open Access and Open Data Policies
• Greg Singer, Director of Research Services

12:15pm – 1:00pm Presentation of the OCAD U Open Research Repository including the e-thesis Collection
• Jill Patrick, University Librarian

1:00pm – 2:30pm Book Launch:
What is Information?: Propagating Organization in the Biosphere, Symbolosphere, Technosphere and Econosphere
By Robert K. Logan, Chief Scientist and a co-founder of Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) at OCAD University

Venue & Address: 
The Learning Zone (Accessible through the entrances at 113 McCaul Street and 122 St. Patrick Street) RSVP: Photo credit: Heather Evelyn
Contact: Chris Landry Scholarly Communications Librarian
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NS Photo Exchange Roundtable @ OCAD U

Image of colourful rags
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 10:00pm

In partnership with OCAD University, we are hosting a roundtable discussion on collaborative art practices with select participants from the NS project, as well as key members in the Toronto community. 

Luján Agusti (Mexico/Argentina) - The Photographic Museum of Humanity, an online platform for contemporary photography.

Sandra Brewster (Canada) - OPEN HOUSE, an exhibition organized in the artist's home in Toronto.

Cecilia Estalles (Argentina) - M.A.F.I.A a photography collective in Buenos Aires.

Jorge Lozano (Colombia/Canada) - CONVERsalon, a series of artist talks that happen in the artist's home in Toronto.

Members of the public are invited to participate in this open dialogue.

NS is an online photographic exchange project between artists in Toronto, Canada and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

NS Photo Exchange Project/ Intercambio Fotográfico is commissioned by the TORONTO 2015 arts and culture festival PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC and a proud IGNITE community partner. NS was produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

Image: Pueblos Originarios, Melania Liendo, 2015

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Annex Building 113 McCaul Street 5th floor, Room 525 

Call for Submissions: NS (North-Sur Norte-South)

Image: PH15, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 2:15pm

In celebration of the TORONTO 2015 PanAm/Parapan American Games, Toronto-based artists are invited to participate in an online interactive exchange with artists in Buenos Aires.

North-Sur Norte-South is a collaborative cyber-photographic penpal project between Gallery 44 (Toronto) and pH15 (Buenos Aires) in which artists and youth from Canada and Argentina work together to create photographs on the theme of local culture/s. The project has three main components:

  • An interactive website showcasing the development of the work through the collaborations
  • Exhibitions at Gallery 44 in Toronto and at a cultural centre in Buenos Aires
  • Outdoor installations on billboards and storefronts in Toronto

Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2014. Apply online at

OCAD University will host artists visiting from Argentina, who will participate in related courses and workshops. Special student and faculty activities will take place throughout the school year as part of the exchange.

North-Sur Norte-South is part of PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC. North-Sur Norte-South was commissioned by the Arts and Culture Program of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.