O-DAYS! Student Union Consent Workshop

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

"Let's talk sex, love, dirty talk, desire, intimacy, rejection, and consent!
Join Ignite Gallery and BAD SUBJECT for a free activities-based workshop providing practical tools to understand consent. This workshop is presented from an anti-oppression and intersectional perspective and is facilitated by a volunteer from BAD SUBJECT.

BAD SUBJECT is a youth-led, grassroots, non-profit group that offers interactive, non-hierarchical, intersectional workshops designed by-youth-for-youth on “Consent” and “Media Literacy: Spotlight on Rape Culture”.

Changing rape culture into consent culture...one workshop at a time!

ABOUT IGNITE GALLERY:
The OCAD University Ignite Gallery, located at 165 Augusta Avenue, represents the current creative voice of all OCAD U students through exhibitions, events and community programs.

ABOUT BAD SUBJECT:
We are an educational initiative that offers activities-based workshops on Consent and relevant topics to youth, educators, and professionals.

We work from an intersectional, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed framework that humanizes both the survivor and the perpetrator.

We are all in this together. We want to change rape culture into consent culture.

Venue & Address: 
Room 544, Level 5, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery.htm
www.facebook.com/BadSubject/
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

O-DAYS! OCAD Student Union Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Grab a buddy and follow the map to experience and learn about key spots and neighbourhoods around your new campus. Complete tasks to enter into a draw for awesome prizes!

Details: TBA

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

O-DAYS! Student Union Open House

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Check out the space, learn about our services, and meet the team. Here you are welcome to spend time year round whether working on class assignments or needing a quiet place to relax. We will be opening the space with a land acknowledgement, celebrating the start of your new chapter with snacks and announcing the winners for the scavenger hunt. Add your creative flare to the Student Union's new banner. 

ABOUT OCAD STUDENT UNION:
The OCAD Student Union is an independent, democratically run student organization with approximately 5000 members, incorporated as a not‐for‐profit corporation. The OCAD SU is committed to ensuring that the University campus and broader OCAD U community are inclusive spaces where all members are treated with respect and dignity. 

Venue & Address: 
Level 6, 230 Richmond St. West (RHB)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

O-DAYS! 4th Annual Safety & Wellness Day

Safety & Wellness Day photo
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

New and returning students, faculty, staff and members of the OCAD U community are invited to come and meet the Safety & Security Services and Health & Wellness teams.

Highlights include:

  • Free barber shop haircuts by The Mad One Barber Shop
  • Visit from local Therapy Dogs
  • Food trucks with discounted menus
  • Free food and giveaways
  • Enter-to-win prizes
  • Free self-defense class 
Venue & Address: 
Butterfield Park and Lambert Lounge (Room 187), 100 McCaul St. (MCA)
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Cost: 
Free

BACK TO SCHOOL: Party & Programming Launch

Xpace event poster
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Join Xpace Cultural Centre for our annual back-to-school party, featuring a musical performance by Myst Milano, DJ yummy baby, art by Allana Mae Cooper, Natalie King, and many more - plus snacks and drinks!

TTC from OCAD U: Take the 505 Dundas West streetcar west to Lansdowne Avenue.

ABOUT XPACE
Xpace is a membership-driven artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union and dedicated to providing emerging and student artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting.

Venue & Address: 
Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto
Website: 
http://www.xpace.info/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
emily@xpace.info
Phone: 
416 849 2864
Cost: 
Free
xpace event poster

O-DAYS! MATURE STUDENT WELCOME/MIXER

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

As a mature student who is 25+, your experience will be different in many ways and you are not alone.

This annual mature student-specific activity is a great opportunity for our new 25+ undergrads to mix, mingle and get acquainted with other peers. Connect with a few friendly faces before you hit the books, canvas, and/or laptops!

OCAD U staff and current mature students are welcome to attend as welcome ambassadors. Refreshments will be served.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
www.eventbrite.ca/e/mature-student-welcome-mixer-tickets-48330540949

ABOUT O-DAYS!
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

*Currently on exhibit until September 29: Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

Photo by Sabrina Leeder

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. West (RHD)
Website: 
www.eventbrite.ca/e/mature-student-welcome-mixer-tickets-48330540949
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
image of mature students socializing

O-DAYS! Campus Life CONNECT U

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

As part of O-DAYS! 2018, this activity is designed as an informal social opportunity to connect those new undergrads who may wish meet and connect with others in advance of the Labour Day weekend and BIG-Day! (Tuesday, September 4). This activity is hosted by Student Mentor Program. All new first-year undergrads are welcome! Special guest and inspirational speaker Andy Thibodeau will enlighten and entertain! 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/campus-life-connect-u-tickets-47850049787

ABOUT O-DAYS!
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street or access via Grange Food Court, 113 McCaul St.
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! 2018 Campus Life CONNECT U

face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

The annual face2face: postcard exhibition, as part of O-DAYS! (OCAD University orientation) is a new student's opportunity to participate in their first on-campus undergraduate exhibition and to introduce themself to the OCAD U community.

Students create a self-portrait postcard to show us who they are. It could be a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation!

Whether it be drawing, painting, collage or photography, traditional or digital, students are encouraged to have fun and play around with the idea of self-image and how they would like to be seen.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Ada Slaight Gallery Level 2, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/face2face
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
banner face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

Housing Info Fair: fall term 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:30am to 2:30pm

Finding appropriate student housing takes dedication and time.
In an ongoing effort to make this process as easy as possible, a variety of housing information services will be on campus to answer your questions.

Connect with the friendly faces from:

  • CampusOne
  • Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)
  • Chestnut Residence
  • Harrington Housing
  • Hoem on Jarvis
  • Parkside Student Residence
  • Toronto HomeShare
  • U of T Student Housing

More information:
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/housing-information.htm

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/housinginfo
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000, Ext. 4021
Housing Info Fair graphic

Call for Submissions: JVCS

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:30am to Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:45pm

The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies editorial committee is seeking submissions from all OCAD U students in the following formats. We encourage students to submit work that they have written for courses and would feel proud to share with the OCAD U community.

Exhibition and Performance Reviews
250-500 words
Reviews about exhibitions, performances, or art-related events that happened after April 2017. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays
1000-2000 words
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We can accept excerpts from larger essays.

Abstracts of Thesis Projects
150-250 words
Art or design students may submit up to 3 images to contextualize their abstract.

Journal Cover
We accept images of art or design work to feature on the Journal’s cover. Keep in mind that the dimensions of the cover will be 5x8 inches.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submissions must be sent, either as an email attachment or as a Google Drive file, to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com
  2. Writing must be submitted as a Word document (.doc, .docx) and Chicago style citations are encouraged
  3. Images submitted must be 300dpi
  4. In your email, include your name, your program, and the year of your program (for ex: Jade, Digital Futures, 3rd year student)

DEADLINE: Friday, February 9, 2018

ABOUT JOURNAL OF VISUAL & CRITICAL STUDIES (JVCS)
The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising critical essays, exhibition reviews, artist portfolios, creative non-fiction, and thesis abstracts from students across all disciplines, this annual publication reflects the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being undertaken here. We value and emphasize interdisciplinary research methods and modes of thinking to provide diverse perspectives. The JVCS welcomes new editorial committee members every year, offering students the opportunity to help sustain the publication through peer-to-peer education about the publishing process.

For more information abou this and other student-run groups, visit www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Exhibition venue to be determined.
Website: 
visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com
Email: 
ocadbaannual@gmail.com
JVCS poster

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