GradEx Information Forum for Graduating Students

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Are you graduating from OCAD U this year? Do you plan on showcasing your work in GradEx? Learn what the 101st annual Graduate Exhibition is all about and how you can capitalize on more than 30,000 people coming to see your work.

Thursday, March 31st
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Auditorium, Room 190
100 McCaul Street

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street Auditorium, Room 190
GradEx Needs You! poster with event info and photo of GradEx attendees

Inaugural Sustainability Forum sparks dialogue

Making seed paper
Faculty Member Lillian Allen
Photo of woman holding up a sign
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:00pm

The lobby of 100 McCaul St. was animated with papermaking workshops, musical performances, research presentations and other activities on Tuesday, November 10th.

The first-ever Sustainability Forum got students, staff and faculty thinking and talking about sustainability in their lives and in the OCAD University community.

Some highlights:

  • Strategic Foresight and Innovation student Ayomide Sami-Orungbe took individual portraits of 50 people and their pledges to commit to sustainability, which were then displayed in a slideshow. 
  • Faculty member Ian Clarke (LASS/IS) presented his project, the Passive Solar Greenhaus, and Roberto Chiotti (Faculty of Design) showed video of his eco-friendly, off-the-grid Straw Bale House.
  • Studio Management highlighted initiatives to reduce, reuse and recycle, and offered bins of free art and design materials available for reuse.

The event was coordinated by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives in collaboration with the Sustainability Committee, AV Loans, Copy Print, Facilities Planning Management (Mailroom and Work Order Request), Studio Management and Marketing & Communications.

Sustainability Forum: On Campus and In Our Communities

Sustainability Forum 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

This event is sponsored by OCAD U’s Sustainability Committee and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives

OCAD U is hosting our first Sustainability Forum! Learn more about how our community weaves sustainability into its teaching, creative work, research and current practices. Add your perspectives to our campus dialogues on advancing sustainability.

The Sustainability Forum will feature:
A Sustainability pledge campaign: An installation using photos designed to create a dialogue of how we understand sustainability on campus

A seed paper making workshop led by grOCAD student group where participants will create seed paper using recycled materials. (Workshop Times: 10:30 am to 11.30 am & 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

Resources from OCAD U's Library focusing on sustainability and environmental issues (Pop-Up Library from 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm)

Highlights from the Sustainability Minor offered by Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Student posters that showcase art and design work across curriculum and in our community

Work being done throughout the university at an operational level to advance our collective commitment to sustainability

Yirego's demonstration of Drumi, a foot powered washing machine. Drumi is designed by OCAD U Alumni and won the James Dyson Award (2014), Sustainability Design Awards (2013) and many more.

Music by Naomi Dodds (from 10.30 am to 11.50 am)

Food (locally sourced) and Fair Trade Coffee

* Cups and plates provided at this event will be plastic free and made from recycled content. Attendees are welcome to bring their own cups and containers to further reduce the footprint of this event.

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby OCAD University 100 McCaul Accessible venue American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation provided

Open for Collaboration: Open Access Week at OCAD U - Day 1

The Learning Zone, exterior
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

9:00am – 9:30am - Morning Coffee

9:30am – 9:45am - Opening remarks with Sara Diamond, President

9:45am – 11:15am - Open Forum on Open Access: What Are the Implications of Opening Up Our Research at OCAD U?
Moderated by Greg Singer, Director, Research Services
• Sara Diamond, President
• Pam Patterson, Instructor, Faculty of Art
• Martha Ladly, Professor, Faculty of Design // Transition Graduate Program Director, Digital Futures
• Lynne Milgram, Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
• Greg Van Alstyne, Director, Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) // Associate Professor, Faculty of Design
• Jess Mitchell, Senior Manager, R&D + Design, Inclusive Design Research Centre
• Mike Steventon, Manager, Research Technology

11:15am – 11:30am - Refreshment Break

11:30am – 12:15pm - The Tri-Agency Open Access and Open Data Policies
• Greg Singer, Director of Research Services

12:15pm – 1:00pm Presentation of the OCAD U Open Research Repository including the e-thesis Collection
• Jill Patrick, University Librarian

1:00pm – 2:30pm Book Launch:
What is Information?: Propagating Organization in the Biosphere, Symbolosphere, Technosphere and Econosphere
By Robert K. Logan, Chief Scientist and a co-founder of Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) at OCAD University

Venue & Address: 
The Learning Zone (Accessible through the entrances at 113 McCaul Street and 122 St. Patrick Street) RSVP: Photo credit: Heather Evelyn
Contact: Chris Landry Scholarly Communications Librarian
416 977 6000 x 224