OCAD U Library Used Book Sale

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 2:00pm to Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:00pm

Amazing art and design books at even more amazing prices!

Come out to support OCAD U Library Services and discover some new and used gems to add to your bookshelf! The books are mostly duplicate copies of titles in the OCAD U Library, donated by alumni, faculty and friends. Every book you buy translates into more new resources on the library shelves to support learning and exploration at OCAD U.

www.ocadu.ca/library

 

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Lobby
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/library

Remaking a Living - Economies That Work for All of Us

Image of Design with Dialogue logo featuring a speech box and UNIFY Toronto featuring multi-coloured figures
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 11:30pm to Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 2:00am

Natalie Zend and Peter Jones

Coordinated by Natalie Zend (Awakening the Dreamer) and Peter Jones (OCADU Design with Dialogue). These dialogues will be gently guided by various skilled facilitators, drawing from a variety of methods and tools such asThe Work that Reconnects, Art of Hosting, and Awakening the Dreamer, with the occasional guest speaker to inspire the exchange.

We are seeing the emergence of new ways of thinking about wealth and money, of doing business, of exchanging with each other and with the earth, that reflect the age-old world views of connectedness held by indigenous peoples throughout the world.  

The first session of a new series on Economies that Work - For All of Us

Session 1 - Idle No More as a love story

The life support systems of our planet are being destroyed by the growth imperative of capitalism and the stolen commons, making it harder to live in peace with the Earth. The First Peoples of this land can no longer tolerate the destruction of their Mother. Nor can we as allies sit idly by.

What might an economic system based on the traditional teachings of balance and harmony look like in a modern urban context?

How best can we indigenous and non-indigenous city dwellers learn to bring about the necessary changes in governance and economic relationships that will enhance the quality of life for all of us?

Join us for a session with special guests Philip Cote (OCADU and widely known artist and Aboriginal arts advocate) and Kevin Guest (Land and Mining Activist) for a dialogue on restorative economics in 2015 in this our first session of the series.

Venue & Address: 
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 252 Bloor Street West   
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/remaking-a-living-economies-that-work-for-all-of-us-tickets-15412449050?ref=enivtefor001&invite=NzQ2MzM2MC9reW9ya2VAb2NhZHUuY2EvMA%3D%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal001&utm_term=eventpage

OCAD University's 100th Graduate Exhibition (GradEx)

Poster with characters illustrated by Gary Taxali
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:30pm to Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:00pm

For Information about the 2016 Graduate Exhibition, GradEx 101, please visit http://ocadu.ca/gradex

 

More than 900 promising young artists and designers are exhibiting at the biggest GradEx ever -- OCAD University's 100th! This year, GradEx expands to a five-day exhibition spread across four buildings on campus including the iconic Sharp Centre for Design. The university will throw open its doors, inviting the community to see works by the creative minds of OCAD U’s Class of 2015.

Students from undergraduate and graduate programs will show their final thesis work to an audience of more than 25,000 guests, some of whom attend the show to recruit new talent for their own galleries and firms.

Undergraduate programs represented in this year's GradEx are: Criticism and Curatorial Practice, Drawing & Painting, Integrated Media, Digital Painting and Expanded Animation, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture/Installation and the specialization Cross-Disciplinary Art: Publications in the Faculty of Art; Advertising, Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design and Material Art & Design (jewellery, fibre and ceramics) in the Faculty of Design. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies will present work from the Digital Futures and Indigenous Visual Culture programs.

OCAD U's graduate programs are: Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories, Criticism & Curatorial Practice, Digital Futures, Inclusive Design, Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design, Strategic Foresight and Innovation

Feature sales provide the opportunity to purchase work from emerging talent at reasonable prices:
Graphic Design - Room 636, 100 McCaul St.
Material Art & Design (MAAD) - Room 253, 100 McCaul St.

Printmaking - Room 387, 100 McCaul St..
Publications - Room 384, 100 McCaul St.

GradEx Schedule:
Opening Night: Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 to 11 p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Secondary school visits can be booked on both Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Book your high school visit to GradEx now!

TTC Directions: Get off at St. Patrick Subway Station and walk west on Dundas to McCaul (south of Dundas).

OCAD University’s annual Graduate Exhibition is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Other sponsors include: C.A. Delaney Capital Management Ltd., First Capital Realty, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, CP24 (Media Sponsor), NOW (Media Sponsor) and Steam Whistle (Event Sponsor). Cultural partners include the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Chealsea Hotel, Toronto.

This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

Poster artwork and design by OCAD U alumnus Gary Taxali

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. 60 McCaul St. 52 McCaul St. 49 McCaul St.
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/gradex
Email: 
communications@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000</p>
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

Hult Prize at OCAD University

Image of the Sharp Centre for Design during the day
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 5:00am to Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 5:00am

How will you change the world with $1M in start-up capital?

The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. Named as one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine, the annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas—start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people. Winners receive USD 1 million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community.

The Hult Prize is offered in partnership with Former US President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative. It is hosted and supported by Hult International Business School. And it is generously funded by Swedish entrepreneur Bertil Hult and his family. It has been called the "Nobel Prize for Students" by Nobel Prize Winner and annual jury member, Professor Muhammad Yunus. 

Open to universities, colleges and students on every continent, the Hult Prize has grown to become the world’s largest student movement for social good. It is also the world’s largest crowd-sourcing platform. Participating annually are thousands of students from 130 countries, representing over 350 institutions of higher education. Competing schools included Stanford, Harvard, INSEAD, Hult International Business School, NYU, Columbia, American University Beirut, LBS, Hitotsubashi, St. Petersburg, and Tel-Aviv University. Nearly all of the Financial Times’ Top 100 MBA programs participate.

Each year, a critical social problem is selected by President Bill Clinton and a challenge issued. Teams of 4-5 students are challenged to develop an innovative start-up enterprise to eradicate the problem. Access to Education. Clean water. Affordable housing. Clean energy. Solar Power. These are a few of the issues competitors have tackled since the competition’s inception.

It’s a win-win for the world.

Solving Early Childhood Education in the Urban Slum

The 2015 Hult Prize "President's Challenge" will be Early Childhood Education in the Urban Slum and beyond, as selected by President Bill Clinton at this year's Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York. The challenge specifically asks teams to build sustainable and scalable social enterprises to address the early childhood education gap in kids 0-6 years old.

December 17: Final Application Deadline 11:59pm EST

Website: 
http://hultprizeat.com/ocad
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Neighbourhood Arts Network TELUS Social Club

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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 11:00pm to Friday, November 28, 2014 - 1:00am

Are you a newcomer artist looking to expand your network? 

Join the TELUS Social Club, a new series of networking events for newcomer artists. These social clubs will connect newcomer artists with key leaders from Toronto’s arts community.

The evening will kick off with refreshments, a lively speed-ideating* networking session, facilitated by the Neighbourhood Arts Network, followed by round table discussions with arts leaders.

*Speed ideating is a fast-paced, creative and thought-provoking networking activity designed to spark new ideas and community connections.

Snacks and beverages will be provided 

Organized in part by OCAD U alumna Nadia Galati.

Venue & Address: 
TELUS House 25 York Street, 2nd Floor
Website: 
http://nansocialclub.eventbrite.ca
Cost: 
Free

A Personal Photo Narrative Exhibition

Black and white photographs
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:00am to Monday, November 10, 2014 - 5:00am

Students from Assistant Professor Ron Wood's Introductory Photography: Black and White PHOT2B03 course exhibit their first assignment, "A Personal Photo Narrative." The students used analogue cameras, developed their own film and worked in wet labs to produce their own prints. For many of the students, this was their first time in the darkroom. The originals of this work are showing in the display cases on the 4th floor Photography Department of 100 McCaul Street.
 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 4th Floor Photography Department Display Cases 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27175758@N08/sets/72157648936812265/
Cost: 
Free

Insite Exhibition Tour with MaryAnn Camilleri

Event Poster
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:30pm

Flash Forward 10: Uncanny Worlds special event.

Insite Exhibition Tour with MaryAnn Camilleri, Founder of the Magenta Foundation and Director of the Flash Forward Festival.

Wednesday, December 10, 6:30 p.m.
Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, Ont.

Presented by Onsite [at] OCAD U and OCAD University Alumni Relations in partnership with TD Bank Group and The Magenta Foundation.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD U 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/exhibitions/onsite.htm
Cost: 
Free

Insite Exhibition Tour with Peter Sramek

Event Poster
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:30pm

Flash Forward 10: Uncanny Worlds special event.

Insite Exhibition Tour
with Peter Sramek, Professor, OCAD U

Sramek studied photography at MIT and has taught at OCAD U since 1976. He is Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices. Represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto, his works are in many collections, notably the Musée Carnavalet (Paris), Toronto Archives, Art Gallery of Hamilton, National Library of Canada, the Allan Chasanoff Collection (NY) and MOMA (NY).

Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, Ont.

Presented by Onsite [at] OCAD U and OCAD University Alumni Relations in partnership with TD Bank Group and The Magenta Foundation.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/exhibitions/onsite.htm
Cost: 
Free

Portfolio Reviews [at] Onsite

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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Flash Forward 10: Uncanny Worlds special event.

Portfolio Reviews with Patrick Macaulay, Director, Visual Arts, Harbourfront Centre; Nicholas Pye, artist; and Meeramargaret Singh artist. With a Sharing Table facilitated by, April Hickox and Jennifer Long.

Open to emerging and mid-career photographers with a cohesive body of work. Space is limited. Please email onsite@ocadu.ca for details.

Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, Ont.

Presented by Onsite [at] OCAD U and OCAD University Alumni Relations in partnership with TD Bank Group and The Magenta Foundation.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/exhibitions/onsite.htm
Cost: 
Free

Artist’s Talk with Meryl McMaster

Meryl with work
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 4:30pm

Flash Forward 10: Uncanny Worlds speaker series with Meryl McMaster

Artist’s Talk with Meryl McMaster
Friday, October 31, 12:30 p.m.

McMaster will discuss her career since graduating from OCAD U. Her work explores questions of identity, representation, perception, myth, memory and the environment. Her recent exhibitions include In-Between Worlds at the Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex, the 2014 CONTACT Photography Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) in Toronto, and RED: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis

Friday, October 31, 12:30 p.m.
Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, Ont.

Presented by Onsite [at] OCAD U and OCAD University Alumni Relations in partnership with TD Bank Group and The Magenta Foundation.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/exhibitions/onsite.htm
Cost: 
Free

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