SSHRC Representative Campus Visit

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

The presentation will focus on Insight and Insight Development Grants and may be of interest to researchers working in the fields of architecture, design, creative writing, visual arts (e.g., painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles), performing arts (e.g., dance, music, theatre), film, video, performance art, interdisciplinary arts, media and electronic arts, and new artistic practices.

The presentation will be open to researchers and research administrators affiliated with post-secondary institutions in the Toronto area.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation and SSHRC representatives will be available between 1:00-3:00 pm for informal drop-in sessions with the possibility of smaller group discussions and face-to-face meetings in the afternoon. The location for these informal sessions will be confirmed closer to the date.

Please RSVP to Melissa Golberg,, by Tuesday, September 3rd.  

Venue & Address: 
MCA 190, 100 McCaul Street,Toronto M5T 1W1

OCAD U hosts Canadian Association of Fine Arts Deans conference

Woman painting portraits
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 3:15pm

OCAD University is hosting the 2016 conference of the Canadian Association of Fine Arts Deans (CAFAD), Creative Leadership and Inclusion, October 20-22. .

CAFAD is a nationwide organization of post-secondary Fine Arts faculties, institutions and other academic units with a mission to be the national voice for post-secondary programs in the Fine Arts to the public at large, government and within the academic community. The CAFAD conferences are held annually and hosted by its member institutions.  Last year the conference was held at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan.

This year’s conference was designed to engage decanal academic leaders in reflection and dialogue on a number of important topics including: Indigenizing art curriculum, research creation and community engagement, creativity in academic planning, change management, as well as focused presentations on the role of Canadian Art magazine in the 21st century and LandMarks/Reperes 2017 – a national collaborative project developed in collaboration between Partners in Art, Parks Canada and CAFAD.

“I am delighted to welcome CAFAD members and host this important gathering at OCAD U that champions creativity and inclusion as pivotal to the ideas of leadership, social change and the democratization of education through the arts,” says Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of FoA and Chair of CAFAD. The conference also features a keynote address by Stephanie Smith, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario and a talk by Gerald McMaster, OCAD U’s first Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Studies. The conference will also generate unique opportunities for networking and professional development for the deans.