Graduate Programs Info Nights 2018

Meet with faculty and students from the program to help answer your questions about courses, the learning environment and degree outcomes.

Dr. Analays Alvarez: Ethno-cultural Monuments: From Canada to the Web, and for All

The Immigrants, 2000, Sergio Comacchio, Italian Garden (Hastings Park), Vancouver. © Analays Alvarez
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Tuesday, April 10, Room RHB 1015,  3:00PM-4:30PM (230 Richmond St.)

Dr. Analays Alvarez is an art historian and independent curator. She received a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the Universidad de La Habana (Cuba, 2005), and a master’s degree in Études des arts (2010) and a doctorate in Art History (2015) from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Cross-cultural and multilingual education and professional experience have contributed to Dr. Alvarez’s expertise in public art, immigrant heritages, and curatorial studies. From 2016 to 2018, she held a position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History of Art at the University of Toronto, where she also taught contemporary public art. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 230 Richmond Room RHB 1015
Cost: 
Free
Ethno-Cultural Monuments

Hult Prize Regional Semi-Finalists Team Fleet Competes at York University

OCAD U's Team Fleet at York University
OCAD U's Team Fleet at York University
OCAD U's Team Fleet at York University
OCAD U's Team Fleet at York University
OCAD U's Team Fleet at York University
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:30am

The Hult Prize Challenge is a platform that brings together students from over 100 different countries to solve some of the greatest challenges our world is facing at a global scale. This year’s challenge was “harnessing the power of energy to transform the lives of 10 million people by 2025”. OCAD University’s very own Team Fleet made up of Lucy Gao, Rachna Kumar & Juan Carlos Sandoval-all of which are currently pursuing a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight & Innovation-chose to pursue the challenge at York University located in our very own Toronto. After being fast-tracked to the regional semi-final round, they joined another 42 teams from around the world. Competing over an intense 2-day duration, they came out with an unforgettable experience and although they will not be moving forward to continue to compete for the 1 Million USD award, they have come out with a larger network all of which are aspiring to be future change makers.

Congratulations Team Fleet!

SFI Student Kyoko Ariyoshi guest lecture at Florida Atlantic University

Kyoko Arioyoshi guest lecture at Florida Atlantic University
Kyoko Arioyoshi guest lecture at Florida Atlantic University
Kyoko Arioyoshi and MFA students at Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

Kyoko Ariyoshi from SFI was invited to do a presentation at Florida Atlantic University in Florida, in a Master of Fine Arts class.

Kyoko is an international student from Tokyo with a background in art, translation, marketing, and business. She's also the founder of implish, a total culture translation service. Her aspiration is to create a human-centric business that makes both outer (financial) and inner wealth (self-actualization). She designs her business utilizing art thinking which was the focus of the presentation titled, More of Art Thinking.

Art school graduates undeservedly have the highest unemployment rate globally yet they offer the most colourful set of skills. She spoke about what art thinking is, its benefits, and how art and business together help students' career going forward. The presentation was received as "very encouraging, insightful, and practical" and created a very constructive discussion about audience's future careers.

 

Strategic Foresight and Innovation Students Ranked #1!

Winning Team Fleet with industry leaders and Hult Prize competition at OCAD U Judges
Bo Siu (top left) is a first year Strategic Foresight and Innovation MDes student and they spearheaded the program as selected c
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am

The Hult Prize Foundation is the largest crowdsourcing platform and startup accelerator for emerging social entrepreneurs from universities around the globe. The annual Hult Prize competition aims to build and launch the most captivating social business solution for the most challenging problem impacting billions every day.

A group of changemakers from the Strategic Foresight and Innovation  MDes program participated in a quarterfinal round of the Hult Prize competition at OCAD University on December 9, 2017. Four core teams successfully pitched a scalable, sustainable, human-centered design solution to address the challenge of harnessesing the power of energy to transform the lives of 10 million people by 2025.

Congratulations to Team Fleet for ranking #1! Rachna Kumar, Lucy Gao, and Juan-Carlos Sandoval can pursue the opportunity to fast-track to a regional semi-final round and join the top 50 finalists world-wide by next March. The United Nations Headquarters host the 2018 Global Finals in September to award a winning team with 1 Million USD in seed capital plus mentorship from a renowned business network.

Team Fleet was placed at the top by an esteemed panel of judges and benefactors; Anna Dewar Gully is Founder and Chief Strategist of Women Strategy, Giovanni Marsico is Founder and President of Archangel Academy, and Katherine Roos is Founder and Executive Director of The Imagination Catalyst. Panel members had a special presence as social innovators with progressive values, significant entrepreneurship and scaling credentials.

The Hult Prize Quarterfinal Competition at OCAD University is an extracurricular non-profit student-led social entrepreneurship program. See more on Facebook!

Photo Credit: Krystle Merrow

News Story: Bo Siu

Critical Theory Colloquium

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:15am to Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Please join us for the Graduate Critical Theory Colloquium, taken place on December 5th and 6th, 2017. Students will present research papers that address their own research interests, viewed through the lens of one or more texts taken up during the course of the semester in their Critical Theory class.

The presentation schedule is as follows:

 

DECEMBER 5th - Room 510 @ 205 Richmond St. W

10:30 – 11:50 Biopower, Sexuality, Michel Foucault

Lingxiang Wu,  Afaq Ahmed Karadia, Dori Vanderheyden

chair: Erica Cristobal

11:50 – 12:30 lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Jacques Derrida’s Différance

Philip Sparks, Keiko Hart

chair: Roxanne Henry

1:30-2:50 Stuart Hall, Cultural Identity and Diaspora

Kristy Boyce, Karo Castro-Wunsch, Liz Ikiriko

chair: Keiko Hart

2:50 – 3:20 – break

3:20 – 5:00  Re-Orienting Sarah Ahmed

Samantha Robbie-Higgins, Coco Guzman, Vanessa Jackson, Panya Clark-Espinal

chair: Katie Mihak

 

DECEMBER 5th - Room 318 @ 205 Richmond St. W

3:00- 4:20  Psychoanalytical (and anti-psychoanalytical) Theories

Katie Mihak, Juan Escobar-Lamanna Tal Sophia Braniss

chair: Dave Foster

4:30 – 5:50 Karen Barad’s Agential Realism

Sarah Carlson, Rana Zandi, Kirstie McCallum

chair: Karo Castro-Wunsch

 

DECEMBER 6th - Room 510 @ 205 Richmond St. W

10:30 – 11:50 Biopower, Sexuality, Michel Foucault

Lingxiang Wu,  Afaq Ahmed Karadia, Dori Vanderheyden

chair: Erica Cristobal

11:50 – 12:30 lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Jacques Derrida’s Différance

Philip Sparks, Keiko Hart

chair: Roxanne Henry

1:30-2:50 Stuart Hall, Cultural Identity and Diaspora

Kristy Boyce, Karo Castro-Wunsch, Liz Ikiriko

chair: Keiko Hart

2:50 – 3:20 – break

3:20 – 5:00  Re-Orienting Sarah Ahmed

Samantha Robbie-Higgins, Coco Guzman, Vanessa Jackson, Panya Clark-Espinal

chair: Katie Mihak

 

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond St. W
critical theory poster

Dr. Wendy Schultz at OCAD University: Methods Workshop

Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Based in Oxford, England, Dr. Schultz is an academically trained futurist with over thirty years of global foresight practice. She has designed and facilitated futures research projects for NGOs, government agencies, and businesses. She has designed foresight training for Policy Horizons Canada, Forum for the Future, Argentina’s Ministry of Science and Technology and The Futures Company.

Actively involved with the Association of Professional Futurists, the World Future Society and the World Futures Studies Federation, Dr. Schultz’s specialties are futures research methods, participatory workshop design, and online software platforms for futures research, particularly crowdsourcing scanning and images of the future.

Dr. Wendy Schultz can be found online at http://www.infinitefutures.com/index.shtml

Venue & Address: 
OCAD UNIVSERSITY Rm. 301 205 Richmond St. West
Website: 
http://www.infinitefutures.com/index.shtml
Email: 
bjoe@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Come Up To My Room - The Gladstone Hotel

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

Congratulations to our current Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design MDes student Katrina Tompkins, IAMD alumni Ashley Snook (MFA 2016) and Digital Futures alumni Jordan Shaw (MFA 2017) who will be showcasing their work at the Gladstone Hotel's upcoming event "Come Up To My Room".

"Come Up To My Room (#CUTMR) is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality. The exhibition challenges participants to push their everyday practice by offering a blank canvas upon which to explore new themes and ways of working. Framed within the backdrop of the historic 128-year-old Gladstone Hotel, CUTMR invites artists and designers to create site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike."

For full description and more information please visit:

http://www.gladstonehotel.com/spaces/cutmr2018/

 

CUTMR will be taking place on January 18-21, 2018

January 20, 7-10PM - Opening Reception & Party

January 20, 10PM-late - LOVE DESIGN Party (Opening After Party)

January 21, 1-3PM - TSA Ideas Forum (TO DO)

 

 

Venue & Address: 
The Gladstone Hotel
Website: 
http://www.gladstonehotel.com/spaces/cutmr2018/
2018 CUTMR Poster

1968 now: models, environments, and spatial politics

CADN
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

 

Dear OCAD graduate studies community: you are invited to attend an end-of-term colloquium for VISD 6004

 

1968 now: models, environments, and spatial politics

 

Room 318, 205 Richmond

Tuesday, Dec. 5 

12:00-2:00pm

 

presenters: 

Roxanne Baril-Bédard

Alessia Pignotti

Brianne Service

Tommy Ting

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University RHA 318 205 Richmond St. West Toronto ON

Hult Prize 2018: Quarter Final Campus Competition at OCAD University

Hult Prize Challenge: Harnessing the Power of Energy
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

We are proud to announce the annual Hult Prize Quarterfinals Campus Competition at OCAD University: 

In partnership with the United Nations, the Hult Prize Foundation has created the world’s largest student movement and crowdsourcing platform dedicated to solving the most pressing social challenges on the planet. The 2018 Global Finals awards a winning team with 1 million USD in start-up capital and world renowned business-design mentorship. A quarterfinal round of the Hult Prize competition showcases diverse teams of brilliant minds with big ideas from across OCAD University. The winning team gets to by pass 20,000 plus applicants and fast track to regionals! 

Come compete with your team or simply join us on Saturday December 9th 2017 to watch the next wave of social entrepreneurs! 

Free admission

Register your team here: http://hultprizeat.com/ocad

Application deadline: Wednesday, December 6th 

Venue: Auditorum Rm. 190, 100 McCaul

Snacks and socializing! 

#hp18ocadu #PowerforGood

#Socent #HultPrizeEffect 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Rm. 190 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://hultprizeat.com/ocad
https://www.facebook.com/HultPrizeatOCADU/
Email: 
ocaducampusdirector@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
Hult Prize Challenge: Harnessing the Power of Energy

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