Scholarships & Awards Program Information Session

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Information session on OCAD University's undergraduate Scholarships & Awards Program

OCAD U's Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards programs recognize excellence. Each program and year level gives a variety of scholarships and awards based on grades and/or studio/coursework. Scholarships and awards are different from bursaries, which are distributed on the basis of financial need.

Venue & Address: 
Rm. 284 100 McCaul St. Toronto, ON
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/students/financial_matters/scholarship_awards.htm
Cost: 
Free

All By Myselfie

Event Poster
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 4:00am

Opening party March 13, 2014 (7-11pm)

student exhibition

“We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme SELFIE who is eternally at peace.” Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

'All By Myselfie' explores the complex culture of selfies, images taken of the self by the self. The selfie is inescapable online, securing its status in digital culture beyond a simple trend and into a full-blown phenomena. Whether the selfie is empowering, therapeutic, performative, archival, narcissistic, or validating, it has become the ultimate symbol of a constructed and consumable self projected into digital space. This show looks beyond the face value of the online selfie to its private, personal beginnings. Whether or not a selfie is uploaded, the act of taking a selfie reveals the intrinsic human desire to understand oneself.

Featuring work by Reenee Dykeman, Alexandra Pearlhaddad, Kori Baum, Camille Jodoin, Shelby Jane Miller and Jenna Crook.

Organized by Jenna Crook.

Opening party on Thursday, March 13 (7-11pm) // featuring DJ Feelgoodsmalls!

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 52 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.studentgallery.ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free
Event Poster

The Decoded Company: Data is the New Creative—Jay Goldman & Rahaf Harfoush

The Decoded Company: Data is the New Creative—Jay Goldman & Rahaf Harfoush - Event Poster
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:30pm to Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 12:30am

Presented by sLab and the Strategic Foresight & Innovation Program

When we think about creative industries, is data the first thing that comes to mind? Creative outputs have long been considered as intangibles – hard to quantify and hard to measure – but that’s all about to change.

Thanks to the rise of data abundance, smart companies like Target, Amazon and Netflix have tapped into this new quantitative intelligence to better understand their consumers. Now, we are entering the next phase of this disruptive transformation: Companies are turning those sophisticated algorithms inward, using analytics to attract and retain the best and brightest minds. From Google to Starbucks and Gengo to Prezi, companies large and small are already using data to reverse flagging sales, improve performance, and prevent the repetition of mistakes. An analytical revolution is transforming creative industries. Are you ready?

Copies of The Decoded Company will be available for purchase & signing.

Jay Goldman is a managing director at Klick, focused on innovation and exploring opportunities in new channels and markets. He was previously head of marketing for Rypple, a venture-backed startup acquired by Salesforce in 2012 and now known as Work.com. He is the author of the O’Reilly Facebook Cookbook, and has been published in the Harvard Business Review. Jay has crafted UX designs for some of the world’s best known brands including IBM, Mozilla, eBay and John Hancock. He is an award winning visual designer whose work has been featured in Taschen’s Icons series, Web Design Studios 2.

Rahaf Harfoush is a digital innovation strategist who has a deep passion for exploring how technology is affecting the way we communicate, work and play. She is the author of Yes We Did: An Insider’s Look at How Social Media Built the Obama Brand (2009), and co-author of The Decoded Company: Know Your Talent Better Than You Know Your Customers (2014). She is currently working on her third book called “ArchiTechs: How to Work, Govern, and Learn, in a Hyper-Connected World.” Rahaf is a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper, a Global Ambassador for the Sandbox Network, and a member of the Summit Series Network. She sits on the board of Taking it Global, and is on the advisory boards of companies like Enstituteu.com, OneLeap.to & SyriaDeeply.org. She writes about technology and innovation at Techonomy and The Next Web.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Interview Skills Drop-In Clinic

Event Poster
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Analyze and improve your interview-readiness!

Students are invited to drop in and meet one-on-one with representatives from Career Development and Experiential Learning, who will practice interview techniques with you and walk you through a reflection on the results.

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

Venue & Address: 
Room 240 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>
Cost: 
Free

Green Exchange

Event Poster
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm

This event is part of a month-long series of sustainability events at OCAD University called sMarch

Hosted by OCADU's ongoing sustainability initiatives, the Indigenous Visual Culture Program, the First Generation Program and the OCADU Library's Learning Zone.

Green Exchange is your opportunity to exchange or recycle your outdated technology! Students, faculty, and staff can bring in their outdated electronics and either leave it for another person to reuse or to have it properly recycled. What can be reused will be salvaged by those that want it, while non-salvageable will be collected by GreenTec, Think Recycle and RPR Environmental for proper dismantlement, recycling and disposal.

Electronics that are accepted:
Digital cameras, mobile phones, computers, laptops and related items (including peripherals such as keyboards, mice, cables, monitors, printers, PDAs etc.), old TVs, VCRs or other audio-visual devices, as well as old batteries and printer cartridges.

Some Important Things to consider:
• Please note that all personal data should be erased from devices prior to drop off.
*We cannot accept any electronic items that come in contact with water or food (such as humidifiers, coffee makers or microwaves) or encased in wood, such as speakers and older television sets.

Material Trading Post
Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to bring their unused or unwanted art supplies and/or collect "new" supplies to experiment with new approaches in their creative endeavours.

This event is part of sMarch, a month long series of sustainability events at OCAD University.

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/599815046760533
Cost: 
Free

When Art Meets Science: Broadening Horizons through Interdisciplinary Practice

image of a petrie dish with a red pattern
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

A panel discussion with Dr. Robin Kingsburgh, moderated by Dr. Ian Clarke, Associate Professor, Liberal Arts & Sciences

Science and art often have a perceived divide in contemporary culture, yet historically both their roots stem from similar manifestations of creativity and aesthetics, in exploring, responding to, and explaining Nature. This Royal Canadian Institute panel presentation brings together scientists, artists, and those with a foot in each of the ‘two cultures’ to discuss their interdisciplinary practices, and encourage novel ways to understand the world around us.

Royal Canadian Institute Lecture Series

Lisa Carrie Goldberg: Multidisciplinary Artist, and founder of Action Potential Lab, Toronto’s first laboratory dedicated to merging science and art.

Robin Kingsburgh: Trained astronomer, painter and educator, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University; Division of Natural Science, York University.

Scott Menary: Member of the ALPHA antimatter team and Polanyi prize winner, Department of Physics & Astronomy, York University.

Stephen Morris: J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics and pattern formation artist, Department of Physics, University of Toronto.

Moderator: Ian Clarke, Biochemist, Cancer Researcher and Artist, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University.

Morris: Belousov Zhabotinsky reaction. Menary: Neutrino Image of the Sun (Source: NASA/ Robert Svoboda, Louisiana State University).

Venue & Address: 
Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto 1 King's College Circle Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://royalcanadianinstitute.ca/lectures/winter-2014/
Cost: 
Free

Open Life Drawing Studio

Model on Drawing table
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

All are welcome!

Room 615, 100 McCaul

Life Drawing (no instruction), open to all
Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction.

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumni to attend - they're open to everyone!

Bring a board and materials - no reservation is required. Payment may be made to the monitor.

Saturday sessions - 10:00 - 1:00pm

Winter 2014 Semester Schedule

January
Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, 29
Saturday, January 11, 18, 25

February
Wednesday, February 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday, February 1, 8, 15, 22

March
Wednesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
*Saturday March 1st extended pose for painting or sustained drawing.

April
Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16
Saturday, April 5, 12

100 McCaul St.
Toronto, Ontario
alumni@ocad.ca
$10 per session

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario &nbsp;
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
$10.00

GRAD OPEN

Grad Open Event poster
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 5:00pm to Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:00am

Graduate Studies Open House Event

In an effort to make known the remarkable range of graduate programs at OCAD University and the rich and rigorous work being done by artists and scholars across disciplines, the Office of Graduate Studies at OCAD University extends an invitation to the artistic and design communities of Toronto and to all interested in knowing more about what is a dynamic place of learning, experimentation and creativity to
attend the second annual GRAD OPEN. This open house event features open studios, open study hall, demonstrations by art and design practitioners, an exhibition of thesis work from the acclaimed Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program, and lectures and roundtables on such subjects as creativity, museology and the challenges and achievements of interdisciplinarity in the context of cultural production.

Featuring the stellar and innovative work of our diverse scholarly community, GRAD OPEN 2014 will provide the opportunity to learn about OCAD University’s distinct programs of study, to meet students and talk about their work, meet faculty and administrators, attend open classes and wander the graduate building to experience what is a compelling world of ideas and action. Visitors will also have the opportunity to attend the Graduate Student Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories conference. The theme for this event is “Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de)Historicizing Strategies, and Contemporary Cultural Products”. GRAD OPEN will culminate in a special Graduate Mixer event with food, beverage and music, courtesy of DJ Mary Tremonte of the IAMD program.

Schedule

MFA Thesis Exhibition: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Explore Patrick Francis Decoste’s MFA Thesis Exhibition for the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program, “Dreaming of Bear and Crow: A search of métis identity”.

Graduate Open Studios, Study Spaces & Labs: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join our graduate students and faculty for an afternoon of open studios, classes and research labs. Take the opportunity to discover the work of a new generation of graduate art and design scholars and visit our maker space supporting students’ art and design practices.

Graduate Conference “Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de)Historicizing Strategies, and Contemporary Cultural Products”: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Attend one or all of the panels at this exciting graduate conference, organized by master's students in the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories program. Recombinant Creativity will include presentations by graduate and post-graduate students from institutions across North America. The conference will start on the evening of March 6 with a keynote lecture by acclaimed artist and writer Douglas Coupland. Tickets for Mr. Coupland’s lecture – “Anything is Everything” are available through http://bit.ly/1eanB4O. On Friday March 7 at 1:00 pm, attend a special conference lecture by Nicholas Bell, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Mr. Bell, an acclaimed scholar of craft and design will talk on the subject of “The Restless Museum: Curating at the Boundaries of Discipline.”

Graduate Open Classes: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Discover our innovative approach to education by participating in graduate classes “Innovation Research Methods” with Professors Suzanne Stein and Stuart Candy, “Effecting Cultural Change” with Professors Jutta Treviranus and Annette Blum, or “Creating Inclusive Communities Online” with Professor Kate Sellen and experience graduate learning first-hand. Please RSVP, at gradstudies@ocadu.ca, if you plan to attend as seating is limited.

GRAD OPEN Mixer: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Share refreshments and conversation with members of our graduate community while enjoying a graduate thesis exhibition.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Studies @ 205 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/graduate-studies
Cost: 
Free

UAAC Conference 2014 Call for Submissions

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 5:00am to Friday, March 14, 2014 - 4:00am

Universities Art Association of Canada Conference hosted by OCAD University

OCAD University will host the annual conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC-AAUC) this October 23 to 26, and is inviting the submission of session proposals.

Sessions are encouraged that explore — within any geographical and temporal context — issues from the full range of scholarship in the visual arts including art history, visual and material culture, creative practices and research in studio art, design practices and research, theory and criticism, pedagogy, and museum and gallery practices.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for chaired (or co-chaired) sessions, roundtables and workshops. Please note that only one proposal will be accepted per member, whether that proposal is for a single or jointly chaired session, roundtable or workshop.

Proposals (which can be in English or French) should include a title; a 150 word description of the panel; and full contact information for the session chair(s).

Only members of UAAC-AAUC may chair or co-chair or present papers in conference sessions. Non-members who propose sessions will be required to become members in the event that their proposals are accepted.

Proposals are welcome from full-time faculty, independent scholars/artists, and graduate students: however, members are reminded that only graduate students in terminal degree programs may propose sessions and that a limited number of these will be accepted. Sessions that include a mixture of graduate students and faculty/independent researchers are also encouraged.

Proposals must be submitted by March 14, 2014. Visit the UAAC-AAUC submissions info page for complete details.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.uaac-aauc.com/en/news/call-sessions-uaac-conference-2014-toronto-ocadu
Cost: 
Free

Open Life Drawing Studio

Model on drawing table
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:00am to 3:00am

All are welcome!

Room 615, 100 McCaul

Life Drawing (no instruction), open to all
Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction.

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumni to attend - they're open to everyone!

Bring a board and materials - no reservation is required. Payment may be made to the monitor.

Wednesday sessions 7:00-10:00pm

Winter 2014 Semester Schedule

January
Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, 29
Saturday, January 11, 18, 25

February
Wednesday, February 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday, February 1, 8, 15, 22

March
Wednesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
*Saturday March 1st extended pose for painting or sustained drawing.

April
Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16
Saturday, April 5, 12

100 McCaul St.
Toronto, Ontario
alumni@ocad.ca
$10 per session

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario &nbsp;
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
$10.00

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