OCAD’s Welcome Back Corn Roast

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 8:00pm to Friday, September 12, 2008 - 12:00am

September is finally here, and a great big welcome goes out to all of OCAD’s new and returning students, faculty and staff.

Come and enjoy a good ole fashioned corn roast with locally grown corn with all the topping from The Corn Cowboys, assorted cold salads, fresh watermelon and an iced cold beverage.

Music provided by DJ Aural (Grapefruit)

Event Partners:

Office of the President, Office of the Vice-President Academic, OCADFA, OPSEU Local 576, Marketing & Communications Department and Campus Life & Career Services

Also, beforehand in the Great Hall (room 270), remember to check out the OCADSU Community Flea Market which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Butterfield Park 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Free, All Ages

Luminato's Queen Street Celebration

Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 4:00am

As part of Luminato’s free public opening weekend, revisit the sights and sounds of a legendary era in Toronto's popular culture.

After Yorkville's "Summer of Love," Toronto's coolest scene moved south to Queen Street and the Ontario College of Art (as it was then known), inspiring collaborations in art and music that, by the mid '80s, had helped create the punk, new wave, and world beat eclectic mix.

On stage, from 1:30 p.m.: Johnny & the G-Rays, The "B" Girls, Mary Margaret O'Hara, The Parachute Club plus Mojah, OCAD Faculty of Liberal Studies Professor Lillian Allen, Micah Barnes and Telmary. Meanwhile, at the Ontario College of Art & Design, from noon, catch a glimpse of period artifacts and photographs, plus a video program extending past 6:30 p.m. with a panel discussion and closing cabaret "Mono Logic" by Andrew J. Paterson.

Created and produced by Martin Robertson, Ideas in Motion.

Associate producer, video and research, Henry Martinuk, in collaboration with the Ontario College of Art & Design.

Schedule of Events

All FREE – presented by Telus and Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity

McCaul Street Stage (outside OCAD, south of Dundas)
1:30 to 2:45 pm: Johnny & the G-Rays (John Macleod, Harri Palm, Mike Young, Rob Greenaway) with Special Guests the ‘B’ Girls (Cynthia Ross, Xenia Splawinski)
3 to 4 pm: Mary Margaret O’Hara
4:30 to 6 pm: The Parachute Club with Special Guests Mojah, Lillian Allen, Micah Barnes, Telmary

OCAD Auditorium - Evening
6:30 pm: Screening “ART vs. Art” video (Director: Deanne Taylor)

7:30 pm: Panel Presentations moderated by Martin Robertson: Deanne Taylor (Video Cab), John Hamilton (the Diodes, Secrets, Beverley Brothers), Johanna Householder (the Clichettes, OCAD faculty), Mark Gane (Martha and the Muffins)

8:45 pm: Interdisciplinary Presentation: “MONO LOGICAL” by Andrew J. Paterson

OCAD Great Hall
12 to 6 pm: Artifacts, an exhibition of posters, photographs, and promotional materials of the period from personal collections. Photographs by Don Pyle.
Curated by Kym Pruesse, Professor of Popular Culture, OCAD.

OCAD Auditorium
12 to 6 pm: Video programme including Peter Vronsky’s “Crash ‘n’ Burn (Dada’s Boys), Lorraine Segato’s “Queen Street West: The Rebel Zone”, “Artists Only” & “Toronto’s Punk Past” by Henry Martinuk. Plus vintage videos by Johnny and the G-Rays, Martha and the Muffins & The Secrets.

Venue & Address: 
McCaul Street and Main Building 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Call for Submissions: LuminaTO at OCAD

Monday, April 14, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, April 18, 2008 - 4:00am

This year's LuminaTO festival (June 7, 2008) will focus on Queen West's artistic contribution from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s... with a special focus on OCA (now OCAD), music, and performance arts. One of my tasks is to help organize the display of artifacts from the day: posters, photos, album covers, newspaper items, weird objects ... all the things that might contextualize the time.

We have the use of the "Great Hall" at OCAD for the day of June 7 for this exhibition of what production creator Martin calls "memorabilia". I am asking for contributions to this exhibition... anything that might evoke the period that you would be willing to share for a day.

If you are interested in submitting an artifact, please obtain a form for acknowledgment and return information from Kym Pruesse, Professor, Liberal Studies, OCAD at kpruesse@faculty.ocad.ca, and drop off your submission in an envelope clearly marked with the lenders’ name and contact information to the LuminaTO box in the Faculty of Liberal Studies office, Room 315, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto. The office is open Monday Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. All artifacts will be returned!

Also, any volunteer help in managing the installation and take down would be welcome. Alumni and student involvement would be very helpful.

More info:
Kym Pruesse, Professor, Liberal Studies OCAD, kpruesse@faculty.ocad.ca
Henry Martinuk, Continent Productions, continentproductions@yahoo.ca

Deadline: Friday April 18, 2008


Staff & Faculty Day at UofT Bookstore

Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 10:00pm to Friday, December 7, 2007 - 1:00am

OCAD faculty and staff members are invited to the UofT Bookstore appreciation event! Enjoy 20% savings (all day, some restrictions apply), as well as free gift wrapping, live jazz entertainment, hors d'oeurves and refreshments.

Venue & Address: 
UofT Bookstore 214 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

OCAD Photo Thesis Fundraiser

Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 1:00am

Performances by: Owl Eyes (OCAD photo thesis student), Andre Therault, Entire Cities, the Slam poetry of Spencer Butt, and a very special final act.
Photos/prints/buttons/and T-shirts for sale, raffle prizes and more.

Venue & Address: 
Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Mass Hysteria

Mass Hysteria
Thursday, November 1, 2007

A raucous evening of fast and furious 5-min performances, hosted by queens of satirical song, The Black Roses, and featuring outrageous artists such as Melanie Windle, Arabesque Dance Company, Rebecca Norton, Aurora Stewart de Pena, Nicola Holmes, Faeghan Williams, Integrated Media Professor Johanna Householder, Teresa Pavlinek, Sasha Van Bon Bon, Laura Barrett, Evalyn Parry, Hallie Burt and Alisha Stranges.

Venue & Address: 
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander Street, Toronto, Ontario

O-DAYS! Xpace Back to School Party & Launch

image of the inside of Xpace
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 11:00pm to Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 3:00am

Join Xpace Cultural Centre for our annual back-to-school party, featuring a performance by Bizzarh, DJ Amy Wong, art by Stacie Ant, Kiera Boult, Bonerkill Collective, Sofy Mesa, @gothshakira and Dana Prieto, plus snacks and drinks! All ages.

Directions: TTC from OCAD U: Take the 505 Dundas streetcar west to Lansdowne Avenue.

Xpace is 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.

Venue & Address: 
Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne Ave.
416 977 6000, Ext. 4021

Wayhome installation is in progress!

Person installing panels of Cloud installation
People hoisting up a sculptural installation
Cloud installation being lifted into place with cranes
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD University Industrial Design students and alumni are hard at work assembling The Cloud, their installation for this weekend’s Wayhome Music and Arts festival.

Alexander Young, Christopher Snell (Industrial Design, 2015), Jurģis Miķēns (Industrial Design 2015) and Sisley Hu designed the structure made of wood, plastic and LED lights. This is the second time OCAD University students have built an installation for Wayhome, an annual festival set in Burl’s Creek in Oro Medonte, Ontario.

Beaux-Arts Costume Ball

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:00am to 5:45am

The Beaux Arts Costume Ball is an annual end of the year party at OCADU, with this year being the 93rd Annual edition. All students are welcome to attend, but government-issued ID will be required to purchase alcoholic drinks.  

"Something Wicked This Way Comes" is this year's theme. Wear a costume and potentially win a prize! We really wanna encourage everyone to dress up and spread the vibes! 
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Free coat check
Free snacks (vegan + gluten free options available)

There will be amazing music spun by DJ Blush and performance art, TBA

Advance and Early Bird Tickets include a free drink ticket!
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Early Bird tickets purcased before March 31st ~ $15
Advanced & at the door tickets ~ $20

Tickets can be pruchased at That Place on the Second Floor Thursdays (starting March 17) and Fridays between 10am-2pm, just look for our student union rep in the cafe area! 
~ Cash only ~

Venue & Address: 
The Steamwhistle Brewery / Roundhouse 255 Bremner Blvd Toronto
416-977-6000 x 241
$15 earlybird (before March 31) $20 advance & door *** buy earlybird or advance to get a free drink with your ticket ***
OCAD Student Union presents the Beaux Arts Costume Ball with event info

WAYHOME Competition Deadline

poster for Wayhome competition with deadline
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:00pm

WAYHOME Competition Deadline!

Open to all students and first and second year alumni.  We're looking for teams of students to design and build an interactive installation/spectacle onsite at the WayHome Music & Arts festival.

1st place $5,000 + $18,000 fabrication budget + WayHome passes

2nd place $1,000 + WayHome passes

Teams of 3-6 people may apply

Send submissions to:  ocadu.contest@wayhome.com 


Venue & Address: 
Send submissions to: ocadu.contest@wayhome.com
poster for Wayhome competition with deadline