Dr. Sara Diamond to speak at TUX

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

In her lecture, Data Visualization – Fundamental 21st Century Knowledge, Dr. Diamond will discuss the significance of visualization design and data analytics in the age of Big Data.

A video of the talk will be available on the TUX YouTube channel

The Toronto User Experience group is an organization dedicated to bringing together and building of a community of HCI researchers in and around Toronto. It presently has members from as far east as Queen’s University in Kingston, and as far west as Waterloo.

Tux comes together biweekly, usually at the MaRS Discovery District or at the University of Toronto for talks. Each talk is preceded by a reception made possible by the group’s generous sponsors. Talks at Tux are in one of two categories: Tux member presentations, and Sanders Series Invited Lectures.


Venue & Address: 
MaRS Discovery District 101 College St, Toronto

Accessibility Innovation Showcase 2015 - Hackathon

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Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 1:00pm to Monday, August 10, 2015 - 10:00pm

OCAD University participates in the Accessibility Innovation Showcase which profiles innovative accessible technology and assistive device companies. Motivational speakers, artists and athletes will share their experiences and demonstrate how technological advancements can improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Coinciding with the 2015 Parapan American Games and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this high profile event brings together top innovators, investors, local and international dignitaries, government and the public.


Teams of programmers will use rapid-prototyping to solve an accessibility-related challenge in just 48 hours. The winning team will receive $5,000. See the results, including 3D printed models, and learn who wins on August 9.

Tech pitch competition

Companies will compete to win $20,000 from the Ontario Centres of Excellence to help them develop their accessibility technology and business. Watch the semi-finalists pitch their ideas to a group of investors on August 9. The winner will be announced on August 10.

Inspiring speakers and entertainers

Discover how technology developed to help people with disabilities — like touch screens and gesture control — is changing the world for everyone. Learn how para-athletes train and see what it takes to become a world champion. Be inspired by talented singers and musicians.

Exhibitor showcase

See more than 50 innovative companies and their newest developments including exoskeletons and wearables, specialized apps, smart-watches and sensors, personalized robotics, and treatments and therapies delivered by smartphone. Visit the Kids Zone, Sport Zone and Start-Up Alley to enjoy live technology demonstrations and interactive exhibits.

Venue & Address: 
MaRS Discovery District (map) 101 College Street (at University) Dates:  August 7, 1 p.m. Hackathon Competition Launch August 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Admission