Ali Mapara

Being sedentary has extensive health effects on our mind and body, especially in large financial firms where employees find themselves inactive for long periods of the day. The generation coming into the workforce today does not value physical activity enough to priorities it and desk-bound jobs are not going away anytime soon, we need to look beyond active users and target inactive employees to find a solution that intersects the Gen-Y lifestyle.

Conquering Me

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, March 30, 2018 - 4:00pm

Conquering Me spotlights artworks and artists that deal with themes of anxiety and/or depression. Our aim is to foster a sense of community for those that face mental health issues and to highlight the importance of discussion in order to combat stigma. 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening Remarks at 2 p.m.

Additional Events:

  • Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 
    Watercolour Workshop
  • Friday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
    You've got Mail Workshop
  • Tuesday, March 27, 1 to 4 p.m.:
    Build-a-Beast Workshop

This event is funded by the Student Union. 

Venue & Address: 
6th Floor, 230 Richmond Street West
Conquering Me Exhibition Poster

#BellLetsTalk Day: January 31

OCAD U’s Health & Wellness and Campus Life units, along with a number of student groups, will host Bell Let’s Talk Day in the lobby of 100 McCaul Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pop over and say hi, have some hot chocolate, tea and treats, enjoy some giveaways, get some self-care tips, and join the conversation to help end the stigma of mental illness. 


#BellLetsTalk Day

Grad Spa Day

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

There's nothing better to ignite imagination than shifting from stress to balance. Enjoy complimentary massages, "Beasty" the therapy dog, and join in on DIY care packages.

All Graduate Students Welcome!

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Graduate Gallery (Level G) 205 Richmond St. W.


About Xpace:

A membership driven artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union and dedicated to providing emerging and student artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting.

About OCAD SU:

The OCAD Student Union is an independent, democratically run student organization with approximately 5000 members, incorporated as a not‐for‐profit corporation. The OCAD Student Union operates a variety of programs and services on campus at OCAD University including access to: legal services, student advocate, campus food bank, produce delivery program, community drop­‐in lunch, student grants, social events, and workshops.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery (Level G) 205 Richmond St. W.
Spa Day Grad Studies

3rd Annual Safety & Wellness Day

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Highlights include:

  •  OCAD student band showcase from 1-3pm
  •  Free barber shop haircuts by The Mad One Barber Shop
  •  Food Trucks with discounted menus
  •  Free giveaways and food samples from Foodora
  •  Enter-to-win prizes
  •  Make Your Own Pin station
  •  Free Self Defense Class
  •  Safety & Wellness Community Resources Fair


Venue & Address: 
Butterfield Park and Lambert Lounge (Room 187), 100 McCaul St
safety wellness day

Health & Wellness Centre Closed

OCAD University's Health & Wellness Centre is closed Friday, June 30, 2017. 

Kristen Thomson

In the past 50 years, average daytime noise levels in hospitals have increased by 200%. In these loud environments, patient satisfaction decreases and higher noise levels have been linked to slower healing rates and longer hospital stays.

licen zhou

 As the population keeps on growing, the number of people with chronic illnesses increases.  Hospital stays are expensive and patients would usually rather be at home, where they can get a good night of sleep and eat home-cooked meals. Positive psychological impact also affects physical conditions. But unfortunately, not every family are able to afford a private care assistant. And the wait list for insurance covered home care can be ridiculous. Therefore, most of the family choose to take on the responsibility themselves.

Angela Cheng

Care bottle and its accompanying Care app are to promote self-care for home caregivers. The water bottle serves as a physical reminder that is embedded in a caregiver's daily life. When it detects stress, the bottle will light up to prompt the caregiver to do a short mindfulness breathing exercise by following the breathing light. The Care app also guides caregivers to make their daily mindfulness exercise a part of their everyday routine. Other features such as an online community, self-assessment tool, and 24/7 helpline are included.