MAAD Speakers Series: Heather Goodchild

The Material Art & Design (MAAD) Speakers Series Committee is hosting artist Heather Goodchild for a free talk, open to the public, on Thursday, March 21 (100 McCaul St., Rm. 230) from 1 to 2 p.m. Goodchild has exhibited since 2002 across Canada and abroad. She received the Chalmers Arts Fellowship in 2019 through the Ontario Arts Council and recently returned from a ceramics residency at the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (Skopelos, Greece). 

OCAD U to participate in CRAM

On April 5, OCAD U will participate in CRAM – a new, free learning festival designed to promote the transformative thinking of Toronto’s universities (OCAD University, University of Toronto, Ryerson University and York University). The universities will open their doors to give curious minds a chance to discover the unexpected ideas revolutionizing the way we think, live and work.

Coming soon – Project 31!

This year’s signature fundraising event, Project 31, takes place on Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m. at 100 McCaul St. (Great Hall, Level 2). The auction features 39 works of art, generously donated by OCAD U’s talented faculty members and alumni. Since 2010, Project 31 has raised more than $1 million (net) for the university.  

Creative City Campus Update

The next phase of the Creative City Campus (CCC) construction project will start in April, beginning with the renovations of more than 30,000 square feet of Fabrication and Drawing & Painting studios at 100 McCaul St. This is a significant step in the project to transform OCAD U’s studio-based learning environment. 

Making OCAD You!

A group of 25 staff and faculty participated in Making OCAD You, a collaborative design experience that challenged participants to consider what it means for OCAD U to be the best place to work. Hosted by Human Resources and facilitated by OCAD U Co, participants completed five full-day design thinking workshops and were tasked with suggesting feasible, desirable and creative ways to improve the work environment and experience for us all.