Futurematic Poster
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Futurematic is a joint presentation of the Situation Lab and the Extrapolation Factory

Futurematic is a design jam to fill a vending machine with artifacts from the future. Participants will conceptualize and execute designs for the objects, focusing mostly on packaging design and rapid prototyping as ways of exploring possible futures. The jam will also include an opportunity to play the Situation Lab’s brand-new imaginary objects card game, “The Thing from the Future.”

Please RSVP by joining the Facebook event.

Venue & Address: 
Room 187, Lambert Lounge 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Free - RSVP

Scholarships & Awards Program Information Session

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

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

Cultural Community Expo 2014

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 5:00pm to 10:30pm

Contemporary Art. Local Insight. Global Trends.

The inaugural Cultural Community Expo is geared towards helping senior undergraduate students in the Faculty of Art consider the various pathways and professional options available to them in the local visual arts community. This special event is also open to Graduate students from OCAD University and other invited schools.

Join us to hear from prominent private and corporate collectors, influential dealers from significant commercial galleries, exciting opportunities for studio space and much more!

How Collectors Collect: Looking at Past and
Future Trends in Collecting Emerging Artists

Keynote: Robin Anthony (Art Curator, RBC) in
conversation with Bruce Lawson (Collector)

Daniel Faria - Daniel Faria Gallery
Robert Birch - Birch Contemporary
Erin Stump - ESP (Erin Stump Projects)
Wil Kucey - LE Gallery
Rachel Anne Farquharson - O’Born Contemporary

Workshops: STEPS Initiative, Walnut Studios
and the OCAD U Student Gallery

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall Room 230 at 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>

Design with Dialogue

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:30pm to Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 2:00am

A four-part series of workshops on Embodied Leadership

Unify Toronto Dialogues Presents: an unforgettable opportunity

A four-part series of workshops on
Embodied Leadership

Jon Love and Satya Robinson will host four sessions introducing participants to the methods, practices and background of “Embodied Leadership.” The third session of the series will be presented by Gary Diggins.

What is embodied leadership?
In our view great leadership is not much different from being a really good human being. Leaders build real trust within a group or community, pointing toward a new future and advancing with confidence into the inherent uncertainly of unknown realms. When you actually have capacity to face breakdowns, breakthroughs, unplanned opportunities and defeats without loss of confidence then we say you have “embodied” the essential components of leadership. First you have to be the leader of your own life - then and only then will people choose to follow you.

Arising out of the traditions of martial arts and the "human potential movement” that inspired the founding of Esalen in California during the 1960’s, “somatic practice” (embodied action) has proven amazingly successful as a way for people to awaken their awareness of their “authentic selves.” It has been adapted for personal, institutional and business transformation.

When you speak authentically, from your core, then what you say and how you say it matters. You will need to be able to use language effectively. Human beings are creatures of language, and yet we know very little about how language actually works. The field of “ontology of language” opens up enormous realizations about how we have been creating our own obstacles, when we could be moving through them. Leaders use language to create possible futures and then have them realized.

Session 1 – February 24
Introduction to the practices of embodied leadership - finding center, accessing energy in the body, training our attention, moving from center, facing and blending with opposing energies


Jon Love has 25 years of consulting, coaching and leadership training, and has experience as an executive in corporate and non-profit organizations. He is the Founder and Senior Partner of Leadership for Social Change Jonathan has been a practitioner of Organizational Transformation for over 25 years. He has assisted dozens of companies to develop leadership at all levels of the organization, ensuring that breakthrough results are accomplished by the people of the enterprise. Using a model of leadership that incorporates effective practices derived from diverse and eclectic sources, grounded in somatic, linguistic and emotional competence. Jonathan guides participants to discover and then realize commitments that have been suppressed and gone unfulfilled until now.

Satya Narayani Robinson is founder of WEB3, co-founder of JLS Global and employed by Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness, with 15 years of practitioner and teaching experience in numerous fields of Health and Wellness including Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and Visualization, Reiki, Reflexology, Massage, Therapeutic Touch, Thought Field Therapy and Card Readings. She offers individual counseling as a Soul Contact Specialist and is an Awakening the Dreamer facilitator.

Gary Diggins has worked Internationally for the last 3 decades as an expressive arts therapist, performing musician, and group facilitator. Before moving to Guelph in 2013, Gary maintained a private practice in Toronto combining counselling with musical forms of therapy. He continues to serve on the faculty of Fleming College’s Expressive Arts Therapy department. Gary is passionate and curious about human communication and the universal practice of listening to sound, word, music, and silence. His recent book, Listening as a Mindful Practice, will be available in 2014.

Gary has worked in post-conflict communities in Africa including Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, and Angola. As a recording artist, Gary appears on dozens of musical projects including six solo albums.

Venue & Address: 
Friends House Meeting Room 60 Lowther Ave Toronto, Ontario &nbsp;
<p><a href="mailto:pjones@ocadu.ca">pjones@ocadu.ca</a></p>

OCAD U Board of Governors Meeting

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:00pm to Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:00am

A meeting of OCAD University's Board of Governors

In its meetings the Board establishes policy and institutional priorities for the university. It makes major operating decisions and receives reports from the President; Vice-President, Academic; Vice-President, Development & Alumni Relations and President, OCAD University Foundation, Vice-President, Finance & Administration; Associate Vice-President, Research & Graduate Studies; Associate Vice-President, University Relations; the Senate; Chairs of standing and ad hoc committees; and representatives of academic and administrative areas at the university, as needed. Standing committees of the Board include the Executive, Finance, Human Resources, and Advancement Committees. Sub-committees of the Board include the Senate Liaison Sub-Committee of the Executive Committee, and the Audit & Risk Management Sub-Committee, and the Physical Resources & Capital Assets Sub-Committee of the Finance Committee. Ad hoc committees and task forces are established from time to time as required.

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul Street Toronto, Ontario
<p>416-977-6000 Ext. 2466</p>

A Personal Photo Narrative

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 5:00am to Monday, March 3, 2014 - 5:00am

A Showcase of Student Work

Student work from Introductory Photography: Black and White, PHOT2B03 (Ron Wood, Assistant Professor)

The assignment is called "A Personal Photo Narrative". These 1st year students used analogue cameras, developed their film and worked in wet labs to produce their prints. The images are posted on FLICKR, link below, and the physical work is on display in the Photography Department (100 McCaul St., 4th floor, hallway next to the old elevator).

Venue & Address: 
4th Floor Hallway 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Onyx Cinema Night Series: Celebrating Black Artists Through Film

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 11:00pm to Monday, February 24, 2014 - 3:00am

Presented by OCAD University’s Euphonically OSO in collaboration with Accents Bookstore

Accents Bookstore in collaboration with OCAD University’s Euphonically OSO invites you to a FREE celebration of Black art stories through motion pictures.

Along with the film screening Moi Aussi, there will be an exclusive artist talk with the film director and visionary Abdoulaye Kone.

Robert Small will be selling exclusive prints of his 2014 Legacy Poster as well as his Nelson Mandela tribute Bookmark.

Abdoulaye Kone will be exhibiting and auctioning original paintings of special artist, Adamo Traore from Cote d'Ivoire. All proceeds will go back to the artists.

The night will also feature live performances by Baro Dununba drum ensemble and dancers and a special performance by singer, songwriter Mzz Sarah G.

There will be VENDORS selling a range of products: books, jewellery, clothing, original art pieces and art prints, exclusive DVDs, shea butter, natural cosmetic products and more.

About the Film of the Night:

Moi Aussi is a social documentary about Adamo Traore, a disabled artist from Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Adamo has overcome all obstacles to create a livelihood through his painting. The film follows Adamo’s life, explores his daily routine, how he overcomes his physical shortcoming and the community where he lives. The story reveals how he learnt to paint and make a living out of his art.

Moi Aussi was filmed in 2012 by Abdoulaye Kone an Ivoiro-Canadian filmmaker. It has been shot in French and released in both a French and English version for African, Canadian and international audiences.

Moi Aussi est un documentaire social d’Adamo Traoré, un artiste handicapé vivant à Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire. Adamo a surmonté tous les obstacles pour créer des moyens de subsistance à travers sa peinture. Le film suit la vie d’Adamo, explore sa routine quotidienne, comment il surmonte son handicap physique dans la communauté où il vit. L'histoire révèle comment il a appris à peindre et faire une vie avec son art.

Moi Aussi a été tourné en 2012 par Abdoulaye Kone un cinéaste Ivoiro-canadienne. Il a été tourné en français. Il sera publié en deux versions, françaises et anglaises pour les auditeurs africains, canadiens et internationaux.

Film Trailer

Robert Small:

This event series is co-sponsored by The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Supported by OCAD University, OCAD Student Union, Accents Bookstore, ONYX SOCIETY at OCAD U OCAD U Radio, ACHA (African Canadian Heritage Association ), Robert Small of Legacy Posters and the African Drum Arts and Craft Store on Dundas St. W.

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Freedom to Read Book Display

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 5:00am

Book display of banned books in celebration of Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week (23 Feb. - 1 Mar.) celebrates intellectual freedom, and brings attention to instances of banned books and censorship. The OCAD U library has created a display of the following books in the collection that have been challenged or banned around the world.

Venue & Address: 
Dorothy H. Hoover Library, Room 1215 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

The Artist Project 2014 Art Chats

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:00pm to Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 12:00am

Opening Night Party: Thursday, February 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and Why We Ink

Panel with President Dr. Sara Diamond moderated by Vandana Taxali

The Artist Project celebrates its 7th year with another exciting show featuring original works from over 250 top contemporary artists. Artists from a variety of geographic and creative backgrounds will converge and connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s Art Stars. From seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers, visitors will find this art fair a unique opportunity to meet and purchase work directly from artists from Canada and abroad.
Discover all mediums and experience special features, Art Chats and docent-led tours. The Artist Project takes place from February 20 to 23, 2014 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.

From The Art Experts: Starting An Art Collection
Join moderator and art lawyer Vandana Taxali in conversation with a panel of arts professionals as they offer insights and expert tips on how to start an art collection and buy art as investment. Panel members include OCAD University President Dr. Sara Diamond, Vice President of Waddington’s Auctioneers Stephen Ranger, gallery dealer Powell MacDougall, art consultant Isa Spalding and arts educator Natalie Ribkoff. Why are Damien Hirst’s work priced in the millions and other artists in the thousands? By the end of the panel discussion, you will be a savvier collector.

Venue & Address: 
Better Living Centre Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario

Viking Blood Performance, Part of the 35th annual Rhubarb Festival at Buddies and Bad Times

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:00am to Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 5:00am

Friday February 21, 2014 to Saturday February 22, 2014

Performance at 9:30 pm on February 21 and 22, 2014

2014 IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Humboldt Magnussen

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

Join the artist on an epic hero’s journey as he completes a series of challenges to examine his family’s Viking roots and ask what it means to be strong. This interactive performance art piece relies on the audience to not only cheer, and encourage the artist but also become members of his band of Vikings and assist him through obstacles in order to prove he is in fact a real Viking.

Bio:Humboldt Magnussen is an emerging artist from Saskatchewan who is currently completing his Master’s of Fine Arts degree at OCAD University in the Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design Program. He completed his BFA with distinction at Concordia University, including a year abroad studying at the Malmo Art Academy in Sweden.

His exhibition history includes shows at the Hermitage Museum in Russia, the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, as well as Toronto’s Xpace Cultural Centre, where he currently works. He has performed as part of Regina's Queer City Cinema’s Performance Festival, Art Spin bicycle art tour, Art Now at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, and the 35th Rhubarb Festival.

Throughout spring and summer 2014 graduating candidates from OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media & 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: 
Buddies and Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander Street Toronto, Ontario
416 977-6000 ext 4366