Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:30pm to Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 1:30am

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014. Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Four free evenings of professional practice events for students and alumni!

Creativity. Networking. Career Planning. Business Essentials.

• Engaging alumni panelists
• Inspiring guest speakers
• Informative presentations by practicing artists and designers

Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014
Monday & Thursday: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
All events at OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Great Hall (2nd floor)
Presented by Financial Aid & Awards, Student Success Programs and Alumni Relations

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Résumé/CV, Portfolio & Interview Skills Drop-In Clinic

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Immediate, applicable feedback!

Students are invited to drop in to meet one-on-one with representatives from Career Development and Experiential Learning, who can help direct the development of your résumé, CV, cover letter, portfolio and other professional documents.

Get the immediate help you're seeking, whether you're considering employment this semester or opportunities after graduation! Every student will be provided with additional take-away resources for later use.

Venue & Address: 
Room 544, Level 5 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
416-977-6000 x3843

Bending the Horizon

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 4:00am

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 21, 7 p.m. to Midnight (the same evening of Toronto's first NUIT ROSE)

OCAD University's LGBTQI2S Student Art and Design Work. A Nuit Rose Event.

OCAD University is PROUD to present Bending the Horizon, an exhibition in celebration
of the work, diversity and lives of our LGBTQI2-S students, World Pride Toronto, and our collective future.

Bending the Horizon includes the work of over 30 students and runs Thursday, June 19 to Saturday, June 28 at OCAD University's Graduate Gallery.

The Graduate Gallery is located at 205 Richmond Street West (at Duncan). Enter the elevator and press G.

Work By:
Yarli Allison & Winky Cheung
Vicky Avramopoulos
Ebrin Bagheri
Connor Campbell
Andie Charalambous
Justin de Lima
Caitlynn Fairbarns
Adam Filek
Chanice Gray
Martin Godin
Eduardo Gutiérrez
Spencer Hatch
Andrew Hoang
Brandon Jones
Kike N. Otuije
Jared Prince
Erika Tran
Julian Reeves
Sean Rockwood
Mike Sirois

With Zines and Artist Multiples By:
Whitney Colley and Brittany Dhamalie
Emily Dynes
Jeff Fenwick
E Howey
Taikun Kambashi
Gwendolyn McLuhan
Josephine Norman
Zoe Roech
Matt Schachter-Tribe
and more!

Thank you to the Onsite [at] OCAD University Gallery, the Graduate Gallery
and the Art & Social Change Minor

Thursday, June 19 to Friday, June 20, Noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 21, Noon to Midnight
Tuesday, June 24 to Saturday, June 28 Noon to 5 p.m.

Sculpture by Jared Francis Prince, My Dolly is Prettier than Your Dolly, 2013

A Nuit Rose Event

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Student Gallery 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, ON

Taking [a] part

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:15pm

Opening Reception: Friday, June 20, 7 p.m.

A series of exhibitions curated by Georgina Jackson with work by alumni and OCAD U faculty member, Ginette Legaré

What does it mean when we gather? What happens? Taking [a] part uses as a starting point conversations, within collectives, between artists and artists, curators and artists, peer groups and audiences, between artworks. The exhibition unfolds throughout its five-week duration, shifting from a series of three-person exhibitions in the back gallery space to an expanding group exhibition in the front gallery.

“Walls don’t stay put as walls, things happen to them, things evolve, let it continue, and see what happens?”
- Peter Nadin in conversation with Céline Condorelli

Part One: June 20 to 28
Shane Krepakevich, Sarah Nasby and VSVSVS
Artist Talk and Social: Friday, June 20, 7 to 9 p.m.

Part Two: July 1 to 5
Sylvie Bélanger, Nicole Jolicoeur and Ginette Legaré
Artist Talk and Social: Friday, July 4, 7 to 9 p.m.

Part Three: July 8 to 12
Laura McCoy, Brian Rideout and Jillian Kay Ross
Artist Talk and Social: Friday, July 11, 7 to 9 p.m.

Part Four: July 15 to 19
Cecilia Berkovic, Jean-Paul Kelly and Logan MacDonald
Artist Talk and Social: Friday, July 18, 7 to 9 p.m.

Part Five: July 22 to 26
Jesse Harris, Jeremy Jansen and Niall McClelland
Artist Talk and Social: Friday, July 25, 7 to 9 p.m.

Ginette Legaré is a sculptor and mixed media artist. She has exhibited work at Birch Libralato, Cold City Gallery, the Koffler Gallery and The Power Plant in Toronto; as well as Optica and Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, the Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, among other venues. Her work has also been shown in Belgium, France, Japan, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States. Legaré lives in Toronto and is a professor in the Sculpture/Installation program at OCAD University.

Laura McCoy’s work spans a variety of media including drawing, sculpture, installation, and performance. McCoy has been included in various group shows, including Soi Fischer, Toronto, The Power Plant and is part of the monthly performance show Doored, organized by Life of a Craphead. She has performed at the Art Gallery of Ontario and enjoyed solo shows at Xpace and Erin Stump Projects, Toronto. McCoy holds a BFA in Sculpture and Installation from OCADU. She is the Art Director for the upcoming feature film “Bugs”, directed by Life of a Craphead, which is set to premier in early 2015. McCoy lives and works in Toronto.

Jillian Kay Ross received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from OCADU in 2011. Recent exhibitions include Bonder Online, Division Gallery, Toronto (2014), and Shape Shifters, Division Gallery (2013). Ross has previously exhibited at Angell Gallery, Diaz Contemporary, MOCCA and Tomorrow Gallery, all Toronto,, as well as Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, and Camel Art Space, New York. Ross lives and works in Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Mercer Union 1286 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario

Casting Seams

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Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 4:00am

Opening Weekend: Saturday June 21, 3:00pm-6:00pm and Sunday June 22 10:00am-4:00pm
Exhibition Hours: Thursday-Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
Please note: Casting Seams is only open at the private residence - where the shards were found on the Histori

2014 IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Martha Griffith

Please join the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design Program and the Graduate Studies Department in celebrating the IAMD Thesis Exhibition of MFA Candidate Martha Griffith.

Casting Seams presents a collection of handmade ceramic plate multiples based on found 19th century Blue Willow plate shards. Repeatedly cast and re-cast, the forms shed light on the matrix of positive and negative space in order to examine processes of reconstruction – that of the plates themselves and of the stories that are embedded within the found fragments.

This site-responsive exhibition takes place at and between two relational locations in Grey County: the South Grey Museum in Flesherton, and 7 km away at the site where the shards were found on the former property of Edward Patterson, an early black settler, preacher, and stagecoach driver believed to have been held in slavery in Maryland, U.S.

Casting Seams seeks to make visible the concealed networks of both the material origin of the remnants and their accompanying narratives. From the earth to the museum context, the shards materially dialogue with private and public spaces – environments where meanings and materials are made and remade – re-formulating old meanings with new objects ‘in situ.’

Throughout spring and summer 2014 graduating candidates from OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) program will present their thesis work in galleries across Toronto. These exhibitions explore a wide variety of interdisciplinary subject matter and media including, drawing & painting, video, performance, ceramics, printmaking, digital technology, sculpture and installation.

Venue & Address: 
South Grey Museum & Historical Library 40 Sydenham St. Flesherton, Ontario
<p>416 977-6000 ext 4366</p>

OCAD U Senate Meeting

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The Senate is responsible for the establishment and regulation of academic policy, standards, and procedures at OCAD University. In particular, the Senate and its many committees are in charge of all matters pertaining to OCAD University’s academic resources, academic programming, academic strategic planning, student affairs, and any other such matters relating to academic issues.

Membership of Senate consists predominantly of senior faculty but also includes undergraduate and graduate student representation as well as a representation of the academic administration.

The Senate normally meets on the fourth week of every month during the academic year.

Venue & Address: 
Room 8322, Third Floor Board Room, 230 Richmond St West
<p>416-977-6000 x2856</p>

Let's Get Lost - A Walking/Reading Group on the Dismantling of Subjects and Spaces

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:00pm to Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12:00am

Hosted by Scapegoat: Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy

Responding to the proposition that we ‘get rid of ourselves’, this biweekly walking/reading group explores the spatial construction of subjectivity. Discussions focus around selected articles that highlight the contradictory values of individual freedom and private property underpinning the principle of the autonomous modern subject, as they appear in our contemporary moment of neoliberalism.

The belief in the free, autonomous subject, which emerged with 19th century Liberalism, produced the two great modern subjects: the proletariat, a worker “freed” from his or her obligations to the land, and the bourgeois owner who controlled the means and sites of production. While in our contemporary period the clear distinction between these two subjects as been blurred, we call this moment Neoliberalism because it involves of a return to Liberalism’s core principles. Contemporary economies emphasize individual creativity and self-reliance, while at the same time privatizing all public assets. It is no wonder that in the face of this contemporary political landscape, we are exploring new ways of dismantling, dissolving and erasing the self.

The journal Scapegoat: Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy has been exploring these ideas for the past four years, through its first eight issues: Property, Service, Materialism, Realism, Currency, Excess, Mexico DF/NAFTA and Incarceration. The reading group, facilitated by Adrian Blackwell and Marcin Kedzior, will examine the relationship between subjectivity and space by reading texts that have appeared in Scapegoat. For the first hour of each meeting, we will walk in the city, discussing the readings in pairs (a technique modeled on the Walking / Reading Group on Participation developed in 2013 by Ania Bas and Simone Mair). For the second hour, we will assemble in the gallery on Adrian Blackwell’s sculpture Circles Describing Spheres to connect the initial conversations.

The group will meet at Onsite Gallery, 230 Richmond St. W. from 6-8pm, every second Tuesday: August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16. Meet at Onsite Gallery, 230 Richmond St. W. To register and receive the readings please email


August 5 - The Origins of Property in Liberal Individualism
Brett Neilson and Sandro Mezzadra, Fabrica Mundi: Producing the World by Drawing Borders
Shiri Pasternak, Property in Three Registers

August 19 - Precarious Actors of Neoliberal Urbanization
Irmgard Emmelhainz, The Mexican Neoliberal Conversion and Differentiated, Homogenous Lives
AbdouMaliq Simone, Water, Politics and Design in Jakarta

September 2 - Opened by the World
Georges Bataille, The Economy Equal to the Universe
Jane Bennett and Alexander Livingston, Philosophy in the Wild: Listening to Things in Baltimore
Jesse Boon, Kids on Buildings: Echos, Mirrors, and Ghosts

September 16 - Commonism, or Caring With Others
Wendy Jacob and Gina Badger, In the Presence of Another Being
Paige Sarlin, Vulnerable Accumulation: A Practical Guide
Isabelle Stengers and Erik Bordeleau, The Care of the Possible

The reading group will be facilitated by Scapegoat’s Adrian Blackwell and Marcin Kedzior.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD 230 Richmond St. W. Street Level Toronto, Ontario
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<p>416-977-6000 Ext. 265</p>

Waking the Machines: Assistive Technologies and Prosthetic Agency

Image from Waking the Machines Exhibition
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:00am to Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:00am

Led by Sara Hendren and Sponsored by the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University

InterAccess presents a three-part event series led by Sara Hendren, an artist who develops tools, applications and devices that examine adaptive technologies and possibilities for prosthetic agency. The series starts off with a lecture on art, assistive technologies, and performative prosthetics on August 14, continuing the next day with a workshop on August 15 that investigates the hidden, overlooked, deceptively simple technology of the inclined plane—or ramp, followed by a public discussion with multiple stakeholders invested in using this technology for radical leisure and radical access. Joining us for the the second day will be Ariel Stagni, Toronto skateboarder, skating advocate, and urban planning advisor for skate parks globally; Luke Wanders from the Stop Gap project, a barrier-free, wheelchair-ramp design initiative; Jennifer Tharp, Parks Planner from City of Toronto, as well people from architecture and planning professions.

This special off-site program is the first of InterAccess’s Agential Technologies series, which critically challenges predetermined ideas of an ideal or “normal” state by workshopping ways that emerging practices in art and technology may mobilize unexpected forms of agency. A focus for the first event in the series is given to mobility, urban environments and architecture.

The program is also part of Slope : Intercept, Sara Hendren's ongoing research into alternate forms of wheeled mobility, and the deceptively low-tech physics of the inclined plane as an inherent critique of the vertical-and-horizontal organization of many global cities.

Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She makes material and digital artworks, writes, and lectures on adaptive and assistive technologies, prosthetics, inclusive design, accessible architecture, and related ideas. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad and is held in the permanent collection at MOMA (NYC), and her writing and design work have appeared in the Boston Globe, The Atlantic Tech, FastCo Design, and on National Public Radio (US), among others. She lectures in the Industrial Design and Digital + Media departments at the Rhode Island School of Design, and she writes and edits Abler, a syndicated column now on Gizmodo. As of September 2014, she joins the full-time faculty at Olin College of Engineering as Assistant Professor of Design.

Lecture: Thursday August 14, 2014, 4 to 5 p.m.
Workshop: Friday August 15, 2014, 9 to 11 a.m.
Public Forum: Friday August 15, 2014 11 a.m. to noon

For more information please visit the separate event links below:
Lecture: Waking the Machines
Workshop & Forum: Mapping Access and Wheeled Mobility

Image: Song of the Machine, Superflux

Venue & Address: 
Open Gallery 49 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

O-DAYS! Photo ID & Locker Rental

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 1:00am to Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:00pm

Service Days/Hours: August/September 2014

New and returning students are welcome to stop by to have their PHOTO ID taken during August.
Location: 115 McCaul Street, Level 1
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

RAD Photos:
Did you have your photo taken during Registration Assistance Days (RAD) in June? You can pick up your Photo ID at the Office of the Registrar (115 McCaul Street, Level 2) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Government-issued photo ID is required.

SEPTEMBER Photo ID & Lockers:
Location: Great Hall (Level 2, 100 McCaul Street)

September 2 #ODAYS14
(12 pm to 4:00 pm)
NEW students only

September 3 and 4
(9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
NEW students only

September 5, 8, 9, 10
(9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
New AND returning students

AFTER September 10:
Location: Campus Facilities office
115 McCaul Street, Level 1
(9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Photo ID:
For new students, there is no cost for your Photo ID Card. You must bring government-issued photo ID and proof of registration (print the page from My Records showing registered courses) or a copy of your tuition receipt. Pick up ID cards next business day in Office of Registrar (115 McCaul Street, Level 2) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Government-issued photo ID is required. (Replacement cards are $20)

Locker Rental:
The cost is $15 (cash only) for both fall/winter semesters. One locker per student. Locks are supplied by OCAD U.

Venue & Address: 
Misc. Locations 100/115 McCaul Street Toronto, Ontario
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Avery Kua's poster for the Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP). The poster includes the text "buildings kill birds."
Posters up in the store
Patagonia store manager Andrea Reeks with OCAD U President Sara Diamond.

First-year design student Avery Kua, and the Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) are the winners of the Patagonia poster competition, Colours for Conservation. FLAP receives a $1000 grant, and Kua takes home a new winter coat from Patagonia.

As part of the competition, 70 first-year students from OCAD U Design instructor Linda Montgomery’s Colours in Context course chose a community environmental organization to feature and created a colourful poster for it. After launching with an exhibition opening on December 5, the posters were on display at the Patagonia Toronto store on King Street West throughout the busy holiday shopping season. Exhibition attendees and customers voted on their favourite posters, and Kua’s poster was selected on December 31 as the people’s choice.

The poster competition was developed by Montgomery together with Andrea Reekes, store manager, and Blaine Van Bruggen, media relations, at Patagonia Toronto as a partnership project. Reekes and Van Bruggen got in touch with Montgomery after talking to contacts at Stop the Mega Quarry, who worked with Montgomery on a design competition last year. The Patagonia team wanted to draw attention to the local environmental causes it supports and suggested organizations the students could work with. Montgomery developed the Colours for Conservation concept, which other Patagonia stores are now talking about incorporating into their community environmental activities.

The overall goal of the competition was to inspire young designers and illustrators to use their talents to communicate urgent environmental issues. “The students have been fantastic,” says Reekes. “We got to go into their classes and talk to them about the organizations and they were so interested in community conservation and sustainability.”

Of course a significant part of the competition was applying the colour theory the students were learning into practice. “Ecological colour research played a key role in this project,” says Montgomery. “It was a natural extension of what the students were learning in class, and at the same time it was an excellent way to connect them to organizations in the community as ecological ambassadors.” Montgomery, who brings more than 20 years of experience as an illustrator to her role, also walked the students through the process of contacting an organization, learning about it and working on a design concept step-by-step.

In addition to FLAP, the student work represented a wide range of groups, including Friends of the Rouge Watershed, Not Far From the Tree, The Waterfront Regeneration Trust, Project Canoe, Fresh City Farms, and Lake Ontario Waterkeepers.

The posters will be on view again at the Green Living Show in April, as well as the Brickworks in May.