OCAD University announces 2017 Alumni of Influence

Friday, October 6, 2017

OCAD University has revealed the names of the recipients of the 2017 Alumni of Influence Awards. The Awards celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of OCAD University alumni locally and around the world. From illustrating the cover of the New Yorker to making social change through anti-oppression activism, they exemplify the values and skills that are developed at the university.

This year’s recipients are:

Legacy – Don Watt (AOCA, Industrial Design, 1953 – 1956
Distinguished Alumni – Anita Kunz (AOCA, Communication & Design, 1978)
Distinguished Educator – Hugh Mackenzie (AOCA, Drawing & Painting, 1950)
Trailblazer– Carly McAskill (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2011)
Worldbuilder – Natalyn Tremblay (BFA, Integrated Media, 2006)

Read full recipient bios.

“We are so proud to recognize this exceptional group of alumni who are influencers, educators, and agents of positive change in the world,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University. “It is a pleasure to honour them, and their work, at this celebration.”

The Alumni of Influence awards reception and presentation, emceed by television host Ajay Fry, takes place Friday, November 17 at 6 p.m. at OCAD University, Room 190 (auditorium), 100 McCaul St., Toronto.

Tickets may be purchased online.

Nominated by their peers and selected by a jury of alumni, faculty and staff, award recipients demonstrate excellence in a diverse range of fields and activities, whether at home or abroad. These may include art, design, media, business, science, humanities, medicine, education and public service.

This Alumni of Influence event has been made possible through the support of Presenting Sponsor TD Insurance.