Former OCAD U Chancellor Kiki Delaney and family members gathered in the bright sky-lit painting and drawing studio at 100 McCaul St. on March 27 to meet the recipients of the Delaney Scholarships.
In 2015, the Delaney Family Foundation made a generous pledge to OCAD University, a gift of $4M to support four specific areas:
The Delaney Entrance Undergraduate Scholarships — renewable, merit-based scholarships for students in Fine Art.
The Delaney Entrance Graduate Scholarships — established to attract the most promising students to the following programs:
- Master’s in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
- Master’s in Criticism & Curatorial Practice
- Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design
The Delaney Indigenous Visual Culture (INVC) Research Initiatives Fund, which fosters projects and enterprises that support research into Indigenous culture and art.
The Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture. This named Chair allocates funds to critical components of the INVC program, ranging from student outreach and recruitment to the development of teaching resources that incorporate Indigenous perspectives and culture into the curriculum.
The guests heard from two scholarship recipients who spoke about the difference the scholarships made in their academic lives: Jerad Beauregard, in his second year of the undergraduate Drawing & Painting program, and Madeleine McMillan, pursuing her Master’s degree in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
This year, the scholarships support five incoming students and 13 renewals.