OCAD U student designs wallwork for Mercedes Benz Financial Services

Mural of a bridge on lower half of office wall
Thursday, May 11, 2017

For more than eight years, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS) has been partnering with OCAD University through philanthropic and sponsorship opportunities.  Recently, OCAD University students were given a unique opportunity to develop a wallwork design for their Mississauga-based office.

Students were invited to propose an installation for the wall space outside the Human Resources offices at MBFS, while considering the particulars of the site, including the physical and social qualities of the office space. They were also asked to consider the cultural and social nature of the space and the surrounding area. MBFS compensated all students who submitted proposals for materials, in addition to artist fees for the winner and runner-up.

Syl Teszeri’s submission, Ambassadors, was selected among 14 entries. A Drawing & Painting student in his final year, Syl describes his work as “a wallwork of the Ambassador Bridge as a metaphor for the people and culture of MBFS, celebrating diversity in harmony with common ideas and ideals.”

The runner-up was Chaewon Kim, with her proposed Secret Aquarium: “A site-specific collage installation that explores through colour, the aesthetic value of plant and cultural diversity at MBFS in Canada.”

A true advocate of the arts, the generosity of MBFS has benefited our current students and helped shape the success of our graduates. 

OCAD U’s Drawing & Painting students benefit from the generous support of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services throughout their graduating year. Each fall, MBFS organizes the ‘Experiencing Perspectives Art Exhibition’ at their offices and publishes the annual year-end publication showcasing the work of the Drawing & Painting graduates. A presenting sponsor at OCAD U’s annual Graduate Exhibition, MBFS also sponsors the OCAD U medal winner in Drawing & Painting.

 

 

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Government funds boost OCAD University commitment to research and innovation

VP of Manufacturing, Development and Operations of IBM Canada Patrick Horgan, MP Adam Vaughan, OCAD U Board Chair Dr. John Sempl
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Above, Left to Right: VP of Manufacturing, Development and Operations of IBM Canada Patrick Horgan, MP Adam Vaughan, OCAD U Board Chair Dr. John Semple, OCAD U President Sara Diamond, MPP Han Dong, OCAD U Board Vice-Chair Sharifa Khan and The Daniels Corporation President Mitchell Cohen.
 

OCAD University has been awarded $4.5 million from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). The Fund is a Government of Canada program that is providing up to $2 billion to accelerate strategic construction, repair and maintenance at universities and colleges across Canada.

The funds will be used by the university to further expand and develop its growth in digital research and innovation, with $2 million to support the research, innovation and environmental sustainability of the Centre for Experiential Learning and $2.5 million allocated for Campus for the Connected World (Phase 1) on Toronto’s Waterfront.

The Centre for Experiential Learning, part of the Creative City Campus, will expand OCAD U’s research and innovation space and nurture the existing campus culture of creativity, collaboration and innovation. The building and its operations will be a model of social and environmental sustainability, incorporating healthy, innovative building materials. The Centre will be located in the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, at the southeast corner of McCaul and Dundas streets. In 2016, OCAD U received a $27-million investment from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the Creative City Campus project. In addition, the Centre for Experiential Learning has received a total of $4 M from benefactors Rosalie and Isadore Sharp.

OCAD University’s Campus for the Connected World on Toronto’s Waterfront is a new facility for research and innovation that will house initiatives specific to innovation training, design thinking, Big Data design and accelerator capacity that support commercialization initiatives and bring design skills to emergent companies.

The two-phase revenue-generating project is located at Jarvis and Queens Quay in City of the Arts, a multi-use complex developed by the Daniels Corporation. The new facility will play a dynamic role in building Waterfront Toronto’s environmental, cultural and economic capacities.

“As we continue to renew and expand our campus, we look forward to amplifying OCAD University’s digitally focused learning and research, as well as its connections to industry and community partners, says Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University. “OCAD University is proud to provide experiential learning that will ensure our grads are members of a highly skilled workforce that supports talent innovation and entrepreneurship, crucial to STEAM + D disciplines.

We are grateful to the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario for their support and recognition.”

“Supporting OCAD University’s expansion is not only good for Canada; it’s good for Toronto,” says Adam Vaughan, Member of Parliament for Spadina—Fort York. “OCAD University is at the forefront of delivering new ideas and new leaders for a new economy. Innovation drives Toronto as much as it defines OCAD University, and the federal government is proud to play a role.”

“OCAD U has been a vital part of our community for many years and it has embraced magnificently the imagination and innovation of our young artists and designers. The Creative City Campus will strengthen the foundation of OCAD U, enabling it to further grow and thrive in the 21st century,” says Han Dong, Member of Provincial Parliament for Trinity—Spadina.

OCAD U’s continuous evolution is based on the belief that creativity serves a vital function in society, and that imaginations have the unique power to develop real-world solutions to improve and transform lives. These latest developments will ensure students and faculty continue to have the ability to leverage the power of art, design and digital innovation to change the world for the better.

 

Résumé/CV Drop-In Clinic

Event Poster
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Immediate, applicable feedback on key documents...

Students are invited to drop in to meet one-on-one with representatives from Career Development and Experiential Learning, who can help direct the development of your résumé, CV, cover letters and other professional documents.

Get the immediate help you're seeking, whether you're considering employment this summer or opportunities after graduation! Every student will be provided with additional take-away resources for later use.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1516, Level 5 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>
Cost: 
Free

Interview Skills Drop-In Clinic

Event Poster
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Analyze and improve your interview-readiness!

Students are invited to drop in and meet one-on-one with representatives from Career Development and Experiential Learning, who will practice interview techniques with you and walk you through a reflection on the results.

Get the immediate help you're seeking, whether you're considering employment this summer or opportunities after graduation! Every student will be provided with additional take-away resources for later use.

Venue & Address: 
Room 240 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>
Cost: 
Free

Supporting Documents: Résumé/CV, Cover Letter & Statements

Event Poster
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Hands-on workshop to build your professional documents!

Students are invited to attend this session where we will outline best practices and explore current trends related to résumés, CVs, cover letters and artist/design statements. A significant portion of this session will be dedicated to a guided workshop which will help you build or refine your documents.

Delivered by the Career Development office, this is part of a comprehensive series of FREE workshops intended to support student success.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1516 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>
Cost: 
Free

Supporting Documents: Résumé/CV, Cover Letter & Statements

Event Poster
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Hands-on workshop to build your professional documents!

Students are invited to attend this session where we will outline best practices and explore current trends related to résumés, CVs, cover letters and artist/design statements. A significant portion of this session will be dedicated to a guided workshop which will help you build or refine your documents.

Delivered by the Career Development office, this is part of a comprehensive series of FREE workshops intended to support student success.

Venue & Address: 
Room 240 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment &nbsp;
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>
Cost: 
Free

Supporting Documents: Résumé/CV, Cover Letter & Statements

Event poster
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Hands-on workshop to build your professional documents!

A repeat offering of the Jan. 20 workshop, all students are invited to attend this session where we will outline best practices and explore current trends related to résumés, CVs, cover letters and artist/design statements. A significant portion of this session will be dedicated to a guided workshop which will help you build or refine your documents.

Delivered by the Career Development office, this is part of a comprehensive series of FREE workshops intended to support student success.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1516, 5th Floor 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>
Cost: 
Free

Supporting Documents: Résumé/CV, Cover Letter & Statements

Poster
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Hands-on workshop to build your professional documents!

All students are invited to attend this session where we will outline best practices and explore current trends related to résumés, CVs, cover letters and artist/design statements. A significant portion of this session will be dedicated to a guided workshop which will help you build or refine your documents.

Delivered by the Career Development office, this is part of a comprehensive series of FREE workshops intended to support student success.

Venue & Address: 
Room 240, 2nd Floor 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment &nbsp;
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>
Cost: 
Free

Résumé/CV, Portfolio & Interview Skills Drop-In Clinic

Event poster for Resume Drop Ins
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Immediate, applicable feedback!

Students are invited to drop in to meet one-on-one with representatives from Career Development and Experiential Learning, who can help direct the development of your résumé, CV, cover letter, portfolio and other professional documents.

Get the immediate help you're seeking, whether you're considering employment this semester or opportunities after graduation! Every student will be provided with additional take-away resources for later use.

Venue & Address: 
Room 544, Level 5 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/services/career-development/workshops-events.htm
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x3843
Cost: 
Free

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