OCAD University’s Office of Research and Innovation has announced the 2016/2017 recipients of The OCAD University Award for Excellence in Early Stage Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity: Emma Westecott, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Science and Patricio Dávila, Associate Professor and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Design.
The award recognizes promising, recently-appointed faculty members for their outstanding promise to be distinguished researchers, scholars, artists and designers within a university context. The goal of the program is to support the development of a culture of research, scholarship and creativity within OCAD University.
The Office of Research and Innovation also announced the 2016/2017 recipient of The OCAD University Award for Distinguished Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity: Johanna Householder, Professor, Faculty of Art and Graduate Studies, and Chair, Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices.
The award recognizes faculty members for their outstanding portfolio of research, scholarship and creative activity, and the impact that activity has had on the broad spectrum of art and design research and practice internationally. The award also recognizes contributions toward undergraduate and graduate research and scholarly training.
As Canada's university of the imagination, OCAD University offers a depth and breadth of undergraduate and graduate critical inquiry. The university engages in art and design research and creative practices through a diversity of perspectives, methods and approaches.