Art & Design Graduate School Fair

Art & Design Grad School Fair
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Are you considering graduate school to advance your career, deepen your practice or extend your research interests? This is your chance to learn more about MFA, MDes, MA/PhD programs throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Meet representatives from more than 20 of the best art and design universities and get the answers you need about funding and more at our Expert Panel Sessions.

Attend this free event on October 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor.

Expert Panel Sessions:

Get the answers you need, as prospective Graduate students, from the expert panel series Everything you ever wanted to know about grad school, but were afraid to ask at 113 McCaul Street (Annex), Room 512

Unbundling Higher Education: Alternative Credentials and Pathways
12 pm

Explore a variety of options: bootcamps, MOOCs, certificates, badges, and more! Our panelists hold advanced degrees and are involved in alternative learning pathways. Learn about the merits, drawbacks and questions to keep in mind when considering learning outside of formal structures.


Alex Leitch, M.Des
- OCAD University Digital Futures M.Des alum
- CEO of Artifact, a Toronto based software and interactive technology company

Lindsay Maynard, MFA
- Program Coordinator, Office of Continuing Studies, OCAD University

Lindy Wilkins, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
- OCAD University Digital Futures MFA alum
- Educator, Artist, Creative Technologist & Community Builder

Moderated by 

Serena Lee, MFA 
- Experiential Learning Coordinator (OCAD U Centre For Emerging Artists & Designers)


Funding Your Grad School Experience
2 pm

Get the answers you need about funding your graduate school education. Learn about grants, scholarships, awards and bursaries open to graduate students in Ontario from Anne Ahrens-Embleton, Manager of the Graduate Studies Office at OCAD U. And, hear from recent alumna, Katie Micak, about her experience funding graduate studies in Canada and the United States.


Anne Ahrens-Embleton, MMst, MA
- Manager, Graduate Studies Office

Katie Micak, MFA, MA
- OCAD University Digital Futures MA alum
- Syracuse University Transmedia MFA alum
- Artist, Researcher and Curator

Moderated by 

Farah Yusuf, MA
- Outreach Coordinator, Career Development (OCAD U Centre For Emerging Artists & Designers)

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, The Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, 2nd Floor

OCAD University's United Way Campaign 2014

Image of an open palm with a figure beneath a rainbow and the words united way below in black type
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 5:00am to Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:00am

Help Us Raise $10 000!

United Way Workplace Pledges

Monday, November 17 to Thursday, November 20 (online)

Consider donating year-round with a workplace pledge through payroll deduction, cheque or credit card. You can donate to the United Way’s General Fund (default) or target your donations to any charity like OCAD University (search Ontario College of Art and Design), University Settlement House or The 519 Church Street Community Centre. You can quickly and easily make your donation online via the following link:


United Way Raffle

Monday, November 17 to Thursday, November 20

Raffle tickets will be sold around campus and during the Bake Sale.  Tickets are $2 each, $5 for three or $10 for seven.

Prizes Include:

  • 1 OCAD U Continuing Education Course ($500 value)
  • Rare David Cronenberg Autographed DVD
  • 2 Tickets to Project 31 ($250 value)
  • Aboveground Art Supplies Prize Packs
  • Prize Pack from the OCAD U Bookstore
  • Tickets to the Alex Colville and Michelangelo Exhibitions at the AGO
  • Steam Whistle VIP Tour for 10 People
  • Prize Packs from Bravado and Universal Music
  • Plus many more prizes!


United Way Bake Sale

Monday, November 17

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lobby (100 McCaul Street)

Drop by the main lobby and purchase some homemade goods to help with that sweet tooth craving.  Donated baked goods (both sweet or savoury) are still needed. If interested, please contact Kanyika Yorke at or x427.

OCAD University United Way Campaign Chair:

Jeff Zoeller, Manager, Outreach Events x469


Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Main Lobby and Online