Bridgeable Summer 2020 Designership | Info Session

Bridgable logo with 2020 on yellow background.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Bridgeable Summer 2020 Designership | Info Session
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.

The Bridgeable Designership is a paid, full-time internship working on a social impact project. As Bridgeable’s flagship social responsibility program, the Designership partners with a different organization each year, tackling challenges with real social impact. It also gives the team at Bridgeable the opportunity to both teach and learn from bright minds in design, strategy, and research.

This exclusive OCAD U info session will educate prospective applicants about Bridgeable and the Designership program. Hear from OCAD U alumni who went through the Designership program and who now work full-time at Bridgeable. Gain insider tips for a knockout application. Bring your questions to the Q & A session, and network with Bridgeable team members. If you’re interested in applying for the 2020 Designership, attend this info session on November 13.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University

Design Career Fair - 2019

Design Career Fair 2019 Logo
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 19 from 2 to 6pm 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD University
115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto

Portfolio Reviews! Talent Recruitment! Networking! Industry Insight! All students and recent alumni are encouraged to attend this event!

On March 19 from 2 pm – 6 pm, students and recent graduates are invited to the newly re-opened Rosalie Sharp Pavilion to connect with a wide range of leading employers who are on the lookout for top creative talent. This is an opportunity to connect with industry seeking emerging OCAD U talent, get feedback on your portfolio and build your professional network.

Some of the participating exhibitors include:

Grip Limited
Konrad Group
Loblaw Companies Limited
Norm Li
PwC Experience Consulting
Spin Master
...and more to be announced!

See more at:

Venue & Address: 
115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto
416-977-6000 x 3848

Framestore Montreal Info Session

Framestore banner 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:30am

Framestore Launchpad Internship

Thursday March 14th

Does a 2-month paid summer internship in a world famous visual effects studio interest you?

Attend this OCAD U information session on March 14th at 10:30 am to learn more about the Framestore Launchpad Internship program.

A Framestore FX artist and Recruitment Manager will be in attendance. Learn about how to apply for a job at Framestore and bring you questions for the Q&A session!

The Launchpad Internship will:

  • grant you the chance to work on movies currently in production as well a supervised personal project
  • pair you with a mentor who will advise you throughout the experience
  • help you learn more about the VFX industry and create extraordinary images

The Launchpad Internship runs from July 1st to August 23rd, 2019 in the Framestore Montreal Studio. 


Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers 
3rd Floor
Rosalie Sharp Pavilion
115 McCaul St. 

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers 3rd Floor Rosalie Sharp Pavilion 115 McCaul St.
416-977-6000 x4020
Framestore flyer 2019

Call for Applications - Gardiner Museum Impact & Engagement Assistant

The Gardiner Museum welcome applications to the Impact and Engagement Assistant position. The Impact and Engagement Assistant reports to the Programs Manager, and is a member of the Curatorial, Education & Programs team. This position is responsible for supporting the public engagement by increasing awareness of the Community Arts Space (CAS). They will work in collaboration with Gardiner staff, CAS neighbourhood hubs, OCADU, and other key stakeholders. 

Call for Applications - Healthcare Human Factors Communications Design Intern

Healthcare Human Factors and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce the second Healthcare Human Factors Career Launcher. Graduating students and recent graduates are invited to apply for this paid internship, and one successful applicant will work with the team of human factors professionals, designers, engineers, psychologists, and researchers, uniquely integrated into healthcare. 

Call for Applications - Healthcare Human Factors Communications Design Intern

Call for Applications - Healthcare Human Factors Communications Design Intern
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:30pm


Healthcare Human Factors and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce the second Healthcare Human Factors Career Launcher. Graduating students and recent graduates are invited to apply for this paid internship, and one successful applicant will work with the team of human factors professionals, designers, engineers, psychologists, and researchers, uniquely integrated into healthcare. Healthcare Human Factors is provided with unparalleled insights and access to the clinicians and patients for whom they design, test, and create for.

Healthcare Human Factors is the largest Human Factors team dedicated to healthcare internationally. Acting as consultants, researchers, designers and evaluators, we are setting standards and developing best practices for human factors in healthcare, leading cultural change and making an impact locally and worldwide

This opportunity was tailor-made to support the emerging design career of an OCAD U student who is passionate about making a real difference in the lives of patients and healthcare providers. Apply your creative and technical skills and education to help Healthcare Human Factors design the future of healthcare.

RATE: $17.5 - $20/hour for 35 hours/week

TERM: Full-time, 4 - 12 months starting Summer 2019

DEADLINE: February 27, 2019


  • Design a variety of engaging marketing artifacts, internal collateral, and client deliverables
  • Work collaboratively with other team members to identify and seize design opportunities to improve our brand and visual communications strategies
  • Design a wide range of digital and print collateral—including graphics, event materials, presentations, video assets, and more—from concept to production
  • Develop templates that give other team members the independence to quickly and smoothly produce great looking work
  • Proactively seek out feedback and strive for constant improvement
  • Shoot and edit photos and video for our projects, website, and social media
  • Bonus: Record and edit audio for a podcast


  • Must have strong knowledge of visual design fundamentalsMust have a solid portfolio demonstrating your creative accomplishments and design process.
  • Must have an ability to clearly communicate your insights and back-up your design ideas. 
  • Must have a passion for details, but also an ability to zoom out to see the big picture. 


  • Cover Letter — tell us why you’re the right person for this job specifically 
  • Resume or CV — highlighting applicable experience
  • Portfolio — showing us your thinking, process, and end-product (can link to an online portfolio or a PDF version)


Applications must be submitted through 2019 Summer Design Internship portal accessible here. 

For more information, visit the Career Launchers website


Venue & Address: 
Healthcare Human Factors Toronto General Hospital 190 Elizabeth Street 4th Floor RF Elliott Building Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4
416-977-6000 Ext. 361

Digital Futures Summer Employment/ Internship Info Session

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Wednesday, February 28

10:30 – 12:00pm

Room 322 in 230 Richmond Street West building

Please RSVP:

A practical information session covering:

  • Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers – what we offer you
  • Overview: Internships for credit + seeking summer employment
  • Professional insights from the digital media sector and other opportunities of interest for Digital Futures students

+ Special Q&A with Mike Chiu, designer with Critical Mass

Light lunch will be provided!

Venue & Address: 
Room 322 @ 230 Richmond St. W. Richmond St. W.
Digital Futures: Summer Employment + For-Credit Placements Poster

Design for Health Research Opportunities

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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 6:45pm

If you are interested in getting involved in any of the health related research projects, please contact faculty. There are some paid and some volunteer opportunities. These projects are in addition to studio project opportunities and may also be an option for internships in Summer term.

SOONER - drug overdose recovery kit

With St Mike’s, Red Cross, plus others

Kate Sellen ( and Richard Hunt (

Bespoke – everyday objects for arthritis

With McMaster and other partners

Angelika Seeschaaf_Veres (

The Accessible Graphics Initiative: A Creative Design Intervention into Inaccessible Charts and Graphs

Peter Coppin (

Safefont – dynamic type for medications

Richard Hunt ( and Kate Sellen (

LivingHope – communation tool at end of life

With Saint Elizabeth Healthcare

Kate Sellen (

Flow Visualization via Amplification and Caricature

With University of Toronto

Peter Coppin (

CanIMPACT – Synthesis Mapping for Primary Care in Cancer Research CIHR/OICR 

Peter Jones (


More about Design for Health:

OCAD U Design Career Fair

Design Career Fair 2014 Poster, featuring a 2d drawing of a circus tent
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Seeking employment? Meet with design organizations, firms and agencies looking to hire...

Students and recent graduates are invited to come out to the OCAD U Design Career Fair on March 20 to connect with a wide range of leading employers who are on the lookout for top creative talent.

Whether you are seeking a paid summer internship or full-time employment after graduation, bring your résumé and portfolio to help make a great first impression on key professional contacts.

Visit for our evolving lineup of exhibitors.

Sign up for a special presentation by Etsy ( on setting up your own shop at 12 p.m. and repeated at 3 p.m.!

(Adjacent to Student Centre)

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul Street Toronto, ON 416-977-6000 x3843

OCAD University partners with Mitacs to offer funded Internships

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 4:00am

(Toronto—October 15, 2012) OCAD University and Mitacs, a not-for-profit research organization, have signed an agreement that will give OCAD University's graduates and current graduate students access to a federally funded internship program.

Mitacs Enterprise is funded through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and provides substantial subsidies to companies for six-month internships in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related fields.

"We're thrilled to be working with Mitacs to provide access for our student to these career-boosting opportunities," said Deanne Fisher, Associate Vice-President, Students at OCAD U. "The Enterprise Internship Program is just one of the latest additions to our Career Development offerings at OCAD U. We'll be working toward developing even more opportunities in industries and companies related to our programs as part of our commitment to building Ontario's economic and cultural prosperity."

"In order to build a strong, knowledge-based economy, we must provide opportunities for recent university and college graduates to work with companies and gain on-the-ground experience right here in southern Ontario," said Dr. Arvind Gupta, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director of Mitacs. "OCAD U's agreement with Mitacs Enterprise will enable future innovators to gain new skills and connect with potential employers."

Graduates and students are eligible to apply for existing opportunities through Mitacs, or can encourage potential employers to apply for the FedDev subsidy through Mitacs.

The program is expected to benefit primarily students and graduates of OCAD U's Digital Futures, Inclusive Design, Industrial Design and Environmental Design programs, though other students may be eligible if they meet the requirements.

Through the Mitacs agreement, up to 15 graduates (undergraduate or graduate alumni within five years of graduating) and 11 current graduate students will be placed in the funded internships between now and March 31, 2014.

Eligible companies receive up to $15,000 in funding for each internship, to be matched by the company. "We encourage potential employers to get in touch with us about the program," said Fisher. "We will work with them to develop a partnership that benefits both our alumni and students that will also contribute valuable talent to their enterprises."

The program is a competitive six-month internship and business mentorship program that gives graduates of STEM disciplines an opportunity to work with small to medium-sized companies (SME) operating in a STEM sector throughout Southern Ontario. In addition to the valuable employment opportunity, interns also receive three days of business and management training, a peer support network, and progress monitoring to encourage skill and knowledge transfer to the SME.

Companies interested in offering an internship opportunity, and recent undergraduate alumni or graduate students who wish to submit an application should contact Zev Farber, Career Development Coordinator, Student Success Programs at OCAD U at 416-977-6000 x3843. Visit for more information.

About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University is Canada's "university of imagination." The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

Through unique research and training programs, Mitacs is developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills. In partnership with companies, government and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada's most valuable resource — its people. For more information visit

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Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416-977-6000 x327 (mobile x1327)