OCAD GAMA: Extra Life 2016

image banner for Extra Life / GAMA event
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:00pm to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD U student group GAMA (Gaming, Anime, Manga Association) will be participating in Extra Life 2016, a charity gaming event in which you play games, streamed across the internet, to raise money for SickKids hospital.

GAMA is looking for anyone willing to be volunteers or contribute.


  • Twitch Streamers to raise money with us through their steams on the night of the event
  • Help with setup and equipment on the event day itself
  • Consoles and games available for play
  • and other general volunteers!
Venue & Address: 
Room 230, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)

OCAD’s 2008 United Way Campaign

United Way Toronto
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 4:00am to Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 5:00am

OCAD's Campaign Goal: $15,000

Join OCAD's effort to raise funds in support of United Way Toronto! United Way Toronto works to improve the lives of many by building strong partnerships with community leaders, business, labour and government, allowing it to target the critical social issues affecting the quality of life in Toronto.

United Way Toronto's network of more than 200 health and social service agencies delivers quality services and programs to every corner of our city to impact the following areas: employment, health care support, hunger and homelessness prevention, neighbourhoods, newcomers, people with addictions, people with AIDS/HIV, people with disabilities, women who have been abused, seniors and young children. In 2008, United Way remains focused on three priority areas—strengthening neighbourhoods, creating opportunities for youth and helping to fulfill the potential of newcomers. To learn more, visit www.unitedwaytoronto.com.

Each day of the campaign, incentive prizes for pledges to the United Way will be offered. Watch your OCAD email for updates!

OCAD's United Way Campaign Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, October 29

OCAD’s 2008 United Way Campaign Launch
9 a.m.to 9:30 a.m. – Session 1
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Session 2
Room 284, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Speakers: President Sara Diamond, United Way Representative, and guest from United Way Agency. Light breakfast and refreshments provided courtesy of A la Carte. Launch pledge incentive: AGO Family Membership

Pumpkin Carving Contest & Sale, part of the Student Life Fair
Carving from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
($2 registration and materials fee)

Sale of Carved Pumpkins: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (all proceeds to the United Way)
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Thursday, October 30

Carved Pumpkin Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(all proceeds to the United Way)
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Monday, November 3
United Way Bake Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(to donate baked goods, contact Allison Rowe)
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Thursday, November 6
OCAD Supports the United Way
Silent Auction & Reception: 4 to 6 p.m.
The Lambert Lounge, Room 187, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Support the United Way by bidding on same amazing silent auction items while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of A la Carte.

Silent Auction items include: VIA Rail Voucher to Montreal, Tickets to the Toronto Symphony, Hillebrand Holiday Entertaining Packages, AC/DC concert tickets courtesy of Live Nation, a CTV prize package, plus much more!

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby of 100 McCaul Street unless otherwise noted 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Student Life Fair

student life fair
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Visit the tables at the Fair to find out what services OCAD has for you. Find out what student groups there are to join, or get ideas on a group to start yourself!

Refreshments and trick or treat goodies will be served.

Venue & Address: 
Lobby 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

OCAD Student Press Book Sale

Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

The OCAD Student Press, a student collective dedicated to getting good ideas out of the Ontario College of Art & Design, is throwing a used book sale at the Gladstone Hotel in support of their latest student publication, Shift Perspectives. Formerly the precious property of Stephen Fowler, owner of The Monkey’s Paw used bookstore on Dundas St W (http://monkeyspaw.com), the collection of books is perhaps one of the most eclectic offerings you’ll find in the city. The sale will take place on Sunday, November 2, 2008 from 12 to 5pm on the 2nd floor of the Gladstone Hotel. Both OCAD Student Press publications, Shift Positions and Shift Perspectives, will also be on sale throughout the day.

All used hardcovers: _$2 each
All used softcovers: _$1 each
OCAD Shift books:_$20 each (includes a free used book of your choice)

Both OCAD Student Press publications are collections of student essays based on design thesis work done in their final year at OCAD. These publications showcase the eclectic and diverse nature of student research currently being explored at the Ontario College of Art & Design. They are the only OCAD design research collections of the their kind, providing an in depth look into some of the work being done by young up-in-coming Toronto designers.

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel, 2nd Floor 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Fundraiser Raffle: OneHourEmpire

Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 2:00am

Students in Professor Eldon Garnet's class are launching a new cultural magazine entitled OneHourEmpire.

To raise funds, raffle tickets are available for $100 each to win one of eight works:

Edward Burtynsky
Shipyard #13, Mounted C Print 18x22 inches, edition 8/25

Noel Harding
Ecolamp, 1999, glass, wire, light parts

Ian Carr-Harris
Mind Reading, 1994, stainless steel, book, light

Suzy Lake
Beauty at a Proper Distance/In Song, 2001, C-print, framed, 23.5x26 inches

Micah Lexier
Virtrine Drawing (blue), 2007, Two-colour letterpress prints on Strathmore paper, 22x17 inches, edition 11/22

Nick and Sheila Pye
Musing, 2006, C-print, 20x20 inches, edition 1/5

Eldon Garnet
If Only for a Moment, 2006, stainless steel, 1.5x22x.125 inches, edition 2/5

Rirkrit Tiravanija
Saddle, 2008, light jet photographic print, mounted, 33.25x21.75 inches, edition 1/3

The work is on display at the Great Hall from Sunday September 21 to Friday October 3. Tickets can be purchased online at www.onehourempire.com

Venue & Address: 
The Great Hall 1087 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ontario

Gerelt Mur Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 4:00am

XPACE is proud to host the Gerelt Mur Fundraiser. In Mongolia's urban centre, Ulan Bator, domestic abuse, alcoholism and financial desperation have driven many homeless children to living in the sewer systems. Gerelt Mur is an exceptional grassroots Mongolian charity supporting these children and their families. All funds raised from this art fundraiser will go directly to Gerelt Mur to help buy yurts, clothing, food and educational materials.


XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario

When Lightening Strikes Twice

When Lightening Strikes Twice
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 4:00am

Who: Vladimir Spicanovic & Amanda Clyne / Lindsay Page & Alex Kisilevich / Wendy Cain & Katherine Dynes / Francis LeBouthillier & Dan Eylon / Nicole Collins & Jacob Horwood / Michèle White & Erin Siegel / Anda Kubis & Anna Pantchev /Jennifer Long & Katie Skene / Jack Cassady & Amanda Nedham /Alexander Irving & Rachel MacFarlane

What happens when an established OCAD faculty artists team up with emerging student talent? Witness this unique collaborative energy at XPACE's first annual fundraiser. With twenty artists and ten pairs of new work, this is your chance to purchase work by established artists while supporting emerging artists and helping XPACE deliver exciting and innovative programming.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario

OCADIATOR's ride the Big Bike

Friday, June 6, 2008 - 4:00pm

On Friday, June 6, twenty-nine OCAD staff members will get on board the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s “Big Bike” and pedal roughly three kilometres beginning at Toronto General Hospital. The Big Bike event is named after the unique 30-seater bicycle ridden by enthusiastic teams of riders through 200 communities across Canada.

The “OCADIATORS” hope to raise approximately $2,500 towards the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s important work advancing research, promoting healthy lifestyles and advocating for heart health. To support OCAD team members, visit the team's online pledge page (below) and come out and cheer for them on June 6 at noon, as they pour their hearts into it!

Venue & Address: 
Toronto General Hospital 585 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Photography Faculty & Friends Silent Auction Scholarship Fundraiser

Monday, March 10, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, March 14, 2008 - 4:00am

Ontario College of Art & Design (Closest intersection: Dundas & McCaul)
100 McCaul Street, 2nd Fl, Display Case Windows – next to room 240 (north of the cafe, near the southern elevator)

A wide range of supporters have donated their work such as Jakub Dolej, Danielle Bleackley, Hugh Martin, Clint McLean, faculty including Barbara Astman, Eldon Garnet, Simon Glass, April Hickox, Vid Ingelevics, Jennifer Long, Lindsay Page, Nick Pye, David Scopick, and Peter Sramek, and alumni Sally Ayre, Kotama Bouabane, Frances Beatty, Scott Chandler, AngelA Del Buono, Kadijda de Paula, Melissa General, Crystal Liu, Tek, and Shelbie Vermette - as well as many more!

This initiative raises much needed and deserved cash awards for undergraduate students within the OCAD photography program. All funds earned are put directly towards awards divided between second, third, and fourth year students.

All artworks start at a base price of $30. Bids go up at a minimum increase of $10 per on-site bid and $25 per reserve bid. Images will be on public display alongside their bidding forms from 7:30am to midnight through the run of the auction. We encourage you to bid early and bid often! This year we will also be offering reserve bidding services on Wednesday, March 12th from 5pm to 7pm, and on the closing night, Friday, March 14th from 5pm to 6:30pm. To place a reserve bid, please come to the school during the fore mentioned times, and a auction representative will be happy to assist you. Please note, to place a reserve bid, we require credit card information. Reserve bids will be monitored and updated to bidding forms a minimum of twice a day. During the final bidding night, unposted reserve bids may win the auction, but every effort will be made to keep the price information on the bidding forms as current as possible.

Venue & Address: 
Level 2, outside Paul Fleck Lecture Room (Rm. 240) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Mindcamp Idea Tasting

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 5:00pm

Please join us for Mindcamp's next "Idea Tasting"... part of a series of workshops and seminars exploring personal, professional, and organizational creativity — presented by the best creativity leaders in North America.

Don't Debate... Facilitate! with John Sedgwick

Skillful Engagement with Tim Hurson and Franca Leeson

What Makes Some Customers Tick (And Others Talk)? with Aaron Dus

Mindmapping with Jim Ridge

Play "It": Drumming Workshop with Terri Segal

Improv Skills: Boardroom and Beyond with Alex Karzis

Suggested donation of $20, which goes to Facilitators Without Borders, a non-for-profit organization.

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall (Room 230) and Rooms 650, 652, 654, 656 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario