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

PEER MENTOR RECRUITMENT 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 1:45pm to Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:45pm

Are you an outstanding and enthusiastic undergrad student (going into second-, third-, or fourth-/upper-year in 2018/2019) who would make an excellent PEER MENTOR in the OCAD U Student Mentor Program?

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

• Get involved and build community!

• Make new friends!

• Be recognized as a student leader!

• Build communication savvy!

• Build self-confidence

• Strengthen interpersonal skills!

• Gain transferable skills through our training and support!

• Great experience and resume content!

• Team t-shirt, social engagement and food!

• Eligible to be nominated for annual Peer Mentor Awards!

• Invitation to annual student dinner, celebrating leadership and excellence!

• First chance at select on-campus paid opportunities that benefit from your mentor training!

Sign up to become one of our rockin' OCAD U Peer Mentors in 2018 in four easy steps:

1: Apply!
2: Interview (group or one/one)!
3: Complete NEW online training/suppport modules!
4: Attend in-person Peer Mentor Principles in April!

Learn more about mentoring at OCAD U, dates, deadlines and commitment--and sign up today!
www.ocadu.ca/mentorprogram

Venue & Address: 
Campus Life, Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/mentorprogram
www.facebook.com/OCADUMentorProgram/
Email: 
bjames@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 Ext. 275
Student Mentor Program logo

FUNCTION Speaker Series:

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Function 10 will take place from 6 to 10PM on November 24th in the newly renovated Ada Slaight Student Gallery for an evening of speakers including past and present members of the Student Press, collaborators, and OCAD University alumni to discuss the importance of interdisciplinary research, dialogue, and critical publication initiatives. What is the value of student publications? How has involvement with student publishing impacted our speakers' professional practices?

Panel presentations start at 6:40 PM followed by open discussion and questions as well as music, food, drinks!

GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Amy Leaman
  • Ansel Shmidt
  • David Caterini
  • David Schnitman
  • Emma Novotny
  • Rowan Red Sky
  • Symon Oliver
  • Tucker McLachlan
  • and current Student Press members

For questions or information, please contact: contact@ocadustudentpress.com

ABOUT OCAD U STUDENT PRESS:
The OCAD U Student Press serves as a platform for idea sharing, research, and communication among the OCAD U community. We publish a major book every year, showcasing ground-breaking academic research and projects done by our most promising students in the fields of art and design. The Press offers a series of educational workshops, additional publications and events, offering students new opportunities to get involved.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Gallery, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/events/382791945485497/
www.instagram.com/ocadustudentpress/
www.ocadustudentpress.com
www.ocadustudentpress.com
Email: 
contact@ocadustudentpress.com
Cost: 
FREE
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Weekly Meeting: OCAD U Zine Collective

Zine Collective Learning Zone photo
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

The OCAD U Zine Collective meets weekly. All welcome!
Thursdays (11 AM to 1 PM)

ABOUT OCAD U ZINE COLLECTIVE:
The Zine Collective is made up of students who are interested in self-publishing through the medium of zines. Together we create zines, learn about zine distribution and promotion, and help sustain the OCAD U Zine Library. We also help plan the annual OCAD U Zine Fair and attend activities like workshops and field trips to other zine events. Come and join us if you’re interested in promoting and distributing your artwork in a way that is easy, cheap, and fun!

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street (or via 113 McCaul Street)
Website: 
www.facebook.com/groups/291112401002318/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE

THE GRIND: Strategic Business Foresight w/ Alex Manu

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

This week at The Grind Speaker Series, we will be hosting a discussion with Alexander Manu, a professor here at OCAD U, who specializes in strategic innovation and management.

EVENT LINK:
https://www.facebook.com/events/166340593957372/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1510526680200507 

ABOUT THE GRIND:
The Grind is an incubator for students who want to start their own small business. The group aims to connect students interested in business/entrepreneurship, encourage collaboration and provide guest speakers, workshops and resources to assist participants in networking, learning new skills and portfolio building.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Imagination Catalyst, Level 8, 230 Richmond St. West
Website: 
www.facebook.com/thegrindocadu/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
thegrindocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE
The Grind graphic

Weekly Meeting: OCAD U Zine Collective

Zine Collective Learning Zone photo
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

The OCAD U Zine Collective meets weekly. All welcome!
Thursdays (11 AM to 1 PM)

ABOUT OCAD U ZINE COLLECTIVE:
The Zine Collective is made up of students who are interested in self-publishing through the medium of zines. Together we create zines, learn about zine distribution and promotion, and help sustain the OCAD U Zine Library. We also help plan the annual OCAD U Zine Fair and attend activities like workshops and field trips to other zine events. Come and join us if you’re interested in promoting and distributing your artwork in a way that is easy, cheap, and fun!

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street (or via 113 McCaul Street)
Website: 
www.facebook.com/groups/291112401002318/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE

PROUD at OCAD U Café

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join PROUD at OCAD U for a café-themed event with free tarot card readings.
Beverages and cafe snacks provided!

EVENT LINK:
www.facebook.com/events/139869036669576/

ABOUT PROUD AT OCAD U:
PROUD at OCAD U is an LGBTQ+ student organization dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive and positive community at OCAD University. We are committed to an intersectional, diverse approach and strive to provide LGBTQ+ students on campus with support and resources, ways to create art and design, and celebrate our identities through meetings, events, and other initiatives. In addition, PROUD at OCAD U is a resource for students, staff and faculty who are not part of the LGBTQ+ community to learn how to better support and accommodate their students and colleagues; however, emphasis will always be placed on the LGBTQ+ student population.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street (or alternatively, access via 113 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/proud.ocadu/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
www.facebook.com/events/139869036669576/
Email: 
proud.ocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE
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Waffles for Change

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

November 14, 21 and 29, 2017
We will also be collecting donations for Sanctuary, a local organization we are partnering with that serves marginalized people in the downtown Toronto core.

ABOUT OCAD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (OCF):
We want to share love and support the larger OCAD U community as well as the city by fostering a caring community through our actions and events. We hope to welcome and create safe spaces for people to engage and grow in their faith. We also want to encourage others to learn and grow to use their skills and talents to serve the larger community.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 187, Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/OCADUCF/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadivcf@gmail.com
Cost: 
Collecting donations for Sanctuary
OCF Waffles for Change graphic

Waffles for Change

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

November 14, 21 and 29, 2017
We will also be collecting donations for Sanctuary, a local organization we are partnering with that serves marginalized people in the downtown Toronto core.

ABOUT OCAD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (OCF):
We want to share love and support the larger OCAD U community as well as the city by fostering a caring community through our actions and events. We hope to welcome and create safe spaces for people to engage and grow in their faith. We also want to encourage others to learn and grow to use their skills and talents to serve the larger community.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 187, Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/OCADUCF/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadivcf@gmail.com
Cost: 
Collecting donations for Sanctuary
OCF Waffles for Change graphic

Waffles for Change

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

November 14, 21 and 29, 2017
We will also be collecting donations for Sanctuary, a local organization we are partnering with that serves marginalized people in the downtown Toronto core.

ABOUT OCAD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (OCF):
We want to share love and support the larger OCAD U community as well as the city by fostering a caring community through our actions and events. We hope to welcome and create safe spaces for people to engage and grow in their faith. We also want to encourage others to learn and grow to use their skills and talents to serve the larger community.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 187, Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/OCADUCF/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadivcf@gmail.com
Cost: 
Collecting donations for Sanctuary
OCF Waffles for Change graphic

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