Book Launch: Bewilderness by Catherine Black

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Bewilderness by Catherine Black, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdiscipinary Studies, at Guernica Editions’ Fall Launch. 

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue

3:30 P.M. -6:00 P.M.

Gary Barwin writes, “In Bewilderness, each item in the notebook of everything is connected by an invisible thread to each other thing. Catherine Black weaves her poems with these threads, connecting the luminosity, resonance and being of the everyday, its complex web of perceptions and emotions with evocative sensory and conceptual allure. We are “bewildered” in that everything, even the familiar, is newly discovered, wild to possibility, observation and poetry. As the book reads our world, we read this book: with eyes wild open.”

Venue & Address: 
Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue
Free Admission

/nest/ Call For Submissions

image of a pink texture wall with a evergreen tree at the base of the image.
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:30am to Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Call for Submissions

/nest/ is a platform for OCAD U undergraduate students to showcase diverse forms of critical essays, studio and process writing, creative writing and text-based works. We welcome works which express linguistic diversity and are inclusive of a range of student abilities, year levels and disciplines. 

/nest/ is currently seeking written work and text-related artworks to feature in an upcoming exhibition based on the theme of TEXTURE. Process writing and works that have been submitted as a class assignment are welcomed. 

If you are unsure about submissions, please do not hesitate to contact us for clarification at

Only digital submissions will be accepted via the submission form:

Please submit a maximum of three works in any of the following categories:
Text & Image
Critical Writing (essays, reviews)
Creative Writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry)
Studio Writing (artist’s statements, precedent analyses, research documentation, reflection)
Process Writing (sketch/process books; works in progress, drafts)
Other forms of writing and creative work will be considered.

Submission Deadline:
Saturday, April 20th by 11:59pm

Opening Reception:
May 2nd, 2pm-4pm

Exhibition Dates: 
May 1st - June 28th, 2019

Selected artists are responsible for their own materials. Installation assistance will be provided. 
This exhibition will be installed in the display cases on the 5th Floor at 113 McCaul St. from May 1st to June 28th, 2019.  

Check for updates.

/nest/ is a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Initiative. The editorial board acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand.

Venue & Address:
416-977-6000 ext. 2662

Editorial Committee Call: Journal of Visual and Critical Studies

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:45pm

Journal of Visual and Critical Studies

Editorial Committee Call

Deadline to apply: October 18th, 2017

Fellow students! You have the chance to be part of the publication of the Journal of Visual and Critical Studies 2018.

Formerly known as the BA Annual, this student-run publication was founded in January 2016 and since then has been a great platform to share and celebrate interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives on art, visual culture, aesthetics, and critical theory.

What makes the Journal so unique is that all is produced by students! It includes critical essays, non-fiction writing on art, exhibition reviews, thesis abstracts from graduating students, and artwork by students.

Help us create this publication! Be part of our Editorial Committee this year if you would like to get experience in:

  • Editing
  • Fundraising, Grant writing, and Budget Management
  • Event planning
  • Community Outreach

In other words, you will learn how to run an academic publication and it will be great for your CV.


Email us to

Tell us a bit about yourself and what responsibilities you hope to have as a member.

Want to know more about the publication? Want to read our past volumes?

Check out our website!


Graduate Level and Scholarly Writing Faculty Panel

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Moderated by Dr. Michael Prokopow, Interim Dean, Graduate Studies, a panel of Graduate Faculty members discuss what scholarly writing at the graduate level should be.

Our Graduate Faculty Panelists are: Martha ladly, Simone Jones, Ryan Whyte, Barbara Rauch and Sarah McLean-Knapp

ACCESSIBILITY: Accessibility is important to us. If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate fully in this event, please email us as soon as possible so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Venue & Address: 
Room 320, at 205 Richmond Street West
416.977.6000 x4367
Grad thesis/MRP week poster

How to Avoid Written Plagiarism Workshop

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This workshop will answer your questions about what plagiarism is and clarify the process of citing your sources in written work. It will also introduce you to some practical strategies for reading, note-taking and writing research papers, so you can learn to put your unique voice in a kind of “conversation” with your research sources. This helps avoid written plagiarism but also helps you compose a better piece of writing.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1512, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street
416-6000, ext. 229

Anthony Gerace visits a county in decline in Design Observer

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 4:00am

International Design Observer features a visual essay by Graphic Design alumnus Anthony Gerace (BDes, 2012) this week. “Box Elder” explores a county in decline in northwestern Utah — home of Robert Smithson’s famous land art intervention Spiral Jetty — a place known for its “rugged beauty and for its incongruous histories.”