First Try

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:30am to Friday, April 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

"Exploration, experimentation, and iteration—first year has students engage in trial and error with the intention to learn from both successes and failures. But as with most things, this is easier said than done. Shifting from outcome-driven to process-based approaches is no easy endeavour. This show embodies the hot mess that is the first-year experience."

Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Gallery, 100 McCaul Street
First Try

World Sneaker Competition

Artur Wrona
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am

OCAD University's student Artur Wrona has made it to the next round of the 2017 Pensole World Sneaker Championship.
Voting is underway and it's open until the end of Friday.

To see the gallery and vote click here. 

Design Career Fair

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

This year the event is running across two days:


March 21 – Info sessions from Konrad Group, Etsy and a panel on Sustainability in Design
Industry Information + Knowledge-Sharing
100 McCaul Street
Room 187, Lambert Lounge

10:00 am - 11:00 am
From tradition to tech:
Experience Design 
with Konrad Group

11:15 am - 12:30 pm
"But is it sustainable?": A Roundtable Discussion on 
Sustainability and Design.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Get going with Etsy:
Creativity & Entrepreneurship


March 22 – 11:30am – 3:30pm – Employers in the Great Hall
Portfolio Reviews + Talent Recruitment

11:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Great Hall (100 McCaul Street, 2nd floor)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Focus on Fjord: Industry Insights on Forecasting
100 McCaul Street, Room 187, Lambert Lounge


Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street Lambert Lounge, Room 187 Great Hall
Design Career Fair Day 2
Design Career Fair Day 1

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Art + Feminism Edit a Thon
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

This Edit-a-Thon kicks off at 11:00 am with a conversation on contemporary feminism, ceramics, and community featuring artists Janet Macpherson and Helen Cho, and moderated by Karine Tsoumis, Curator, Gardiner Museum. 

Following the discussion, participants are encouraged to form breakout groups and spend the afternoon ensuring a gender inclusive history within Wikipedia’s vast database.


You can register here.

Venue & Address: 
Gardiner Museum. 111 Queens Park, Toronto ON

Material Innovation Centre presents: Print Workshop

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us in this workshop with Pat Navarro and Kirstyn Moore to learn about file formats, workflow, outputs, colour, resolution, and all things printing.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Material Innovation Centre Room MCA530
Print Workshop

OCADU Illustration Podcast. Season 2, Episode 3

Podcast Illustration s2e3
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:30pm

Check out the most recent OCADU Illustration podcast interview with Terry Shoftner! Associate Professor Terry Shoffner has been teaching drawing and painting in Illustration at OCADU for more than 35 years, which has given him a unique and amazing insight into the way our community and industry has grown and shifted. He an immensely talented artist, who can do things with watercolors that are simply astonishing. 

Here is the link to our blogpost where you will find photos of our studio visit with Terry and a link to our interview on SoundCloud

Also, please check out past interviews and images of studio visits with OCADU Illustration faculty members, Fiona Smyth, Greg Mably, Jody Hewgill, Chris Kusma, Shea Chang and Jon Todd and Gary Taxali!

Whiteness without White Supremacy Roundtable

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

To continue discussions on decolonizing design, Sessional Instructor Monica Bodirsky, Tenured Associate Professor Patricio Davila, and CLTA Assistant Professor Howard Munroe will participate in a roundtable discussion on identity, making, and being read as racially “white” when one’s identity is much more complex.

Monica will share stories and images about being part Roma. Patricio will explore the relationship between his work and identities as a white Latino. Howard Munroe will discuss the intersections of Metis identities, education, and his design practice.



Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul Street, Room 516
Whiteness Without White Supremacy

Lynne Heller's work reviewed by Gil McElroy

Lynne Heller
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:45pm

Well know art critic and curator Gil McElroy reviewed the work of CLTA Assistant Professor Lynne Heller  in The International Sculpture Center’s blog ‘re:sculpt’. -

" Three Cloths inhabits the littoral region that is border blur, shifting and flickering back and forth between aesthetic realms we’ve long cleaved apart so as not to contaminate one with the other, but never unequivocally settling into one. There is an un-ease to the work, a resistance to categorization."


You can read the full text here.


Neebinnaukzhik Southall – Winter 2017 Nigig Visiting Artist In Residence

Circles Logo
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency, hosted by the Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD University, is a program that provides an opportunity for an Indigenous artist to visit OCAD University for a 3-4 week period to focus on a short-term project and explore in a collaborative environment, issues impacting their work. 

During these weeks, Neebinnaukzhik Southall will work on the creation of free-to-use Anishinaabe stock art and icons, released under a creative commons license. Readily accessible, culturally relevant, and relatable imagery will function to better familiarize readers with their Anishinaabe culture and promote sovereignty.


Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street. Room 636

3D Printing in the MIC

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Please join us on Wednesday, March 01 at 2:00pm in MCA 530 for a presentation by Greg Sims, Assistant Professor, Material Art and Design; introducing the new 3D printing technologies and resources now available in the Material Innovation Centre.

These machines offer a wide range of material possibilities and finishes, from quick prototypes and models to quality production and manufacturing. Suitable for all disciplines including, jewellery, sculpture, industrial design, environmental design and more.

We will set up and print several parts… bring along one of your own small STL files for the chance to have it printed.

Everyone is welcome...

See you at the MIC!

Venue & Address: 
Material Innovation Centre 100 McCaul St.
3DP in the MIC