Wealthy Wednesdays: Money Skills for Success

Wealthy Wednesdays, with a a 20, 10 and 5 dollar bill in the background.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


Free hands-on financial planning for students and grads. Pracitce a different financial skill every Wednesday through engaging activities, videos and scenarios.

January 22, 2014: Track Your Money and Make a Budget
Do you know how much you really spend on coffee or groceries? In this workshop, you’ll learn to track and categorize your spending so you know where it goes. Then you’ll create a plan for the future to help you achieve your goals!

Venue & Address: 
Rm187 (Lambert Lounge) 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Gary Taxali: Shanti Town

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 5:00am

A Pop Up Exhibition by OCAD U Alumus Gary Taxali

Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 30, 2014
from 6 - 9 p.m.

Artist Talk:
Saturday, February 1, 2014
from 1 - 2 p.m.

Catalogue Orders:
Lynda Macpherson - 416.847.6190

Stephen Ranger - 416.847.6194

Gallery Hours:
Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends from Noon to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Waddingtons.ca, 2nd Floor 275 King Street East Toronto, Ontario
(416) 504-9100

Terreform ONE: Terrarium workshop with grOCAD

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:30pm

Biological Urbanism: An Opera of Disciplines from Architecture, Landscape, Urban Design, Biology, Engineering and Art

Terreform ONE (Open Network Ecology) is a New York-based design group that promotes environmentally conscious urban planning. Its projects are an exciting mixture of architecture, landscape, urban design, biology, engineering and art and it is dedicated to finding innovative solutions for sustainability in energy, transportation, city infrastructure and waste management. The works featured in this exhibition at Onsite [at] OCAD U highlight Terreform ONE’s interest in incorporating living organisms in design, and advancing the notion of sustainability beyond a popularized mainstream rhetoric. www.terreform.org

Wednesday, January 29, 6:30 P.M.
Terrarium workshop with grOCAD
Want to make your own little green world? Join us and create your personal, creative terrarium, a little piece of oasis in jars for your indoor spaces. Learn the tips and tricks on growing moss, lichen and air plants. Best way to grow for beginners or Black Thumbs as they are super low maintenance varieties! Hosted by Che Chi Liu, Tom Doughty and Mary Ma of grOCAD.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Free and Open to the General Public

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Image: BIO CITY MAP OF 11 BILLION: World Population in 2110 (Detail), Mitchell Joachim, Nurhan Gokturk, Melanie Fessel, Maria Aiolova, Oliver Medvedik

Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD U 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
http://www.ocadu.ca/onsite &nbsp;
<p>416-977-6000 ext.265</p>


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 5:00am

An exhibition featuring work by OCAD U Industrial Design students as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival

Re: Configure is a group and concept. It is about understanding objects to add value to the obsolete, as well as metaphysically reconfiguring our consumption model.

January 19 at Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, On MRW 3X8)
This workshop explores human-scaled design hacks. It is open to the public and encourages ways to renew obsolete items through the education of design process and the potentials of fixing, hacking, and adapting as a new way of thinking.

RSVP for the workshop

Re: Configure showcases works designed, created, and assembled from the workshop. The exhibition will serve as both inspiration and experimental documentation for collaborative thinking.

Gallery space donated by The Peanut Factory

10 a.m to 6 p.m. daily

Venue & Address: 
The Peanut Factory, #107 77 Florence Street Toronto, Ontario
Workshop RSVP

The Innovator's Guide to Toronto and New York

A group of young people laying with eachother
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 5:00am to Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:00am

Researched and written by the Digital Futures students at OCAD University

The Innovator's Guide is a creative nerd's handbook to Toronto and New York, researched and written by the Digital Futures students at OCAD University. It’s a kind of Lonely Planet travel guide or a user’s manual for these cities, but for people who like to create and make and experiment with new media. It is meant for hackers, makers, researchers, artists, educators, and startup-ers. For each city, the book will contain around 10-15 longer feature articles and 30-40 shorter profiles of maker spaces, studios, coops, resource centres, and other cool things to do that people like us should know about.

With an expected release in May 2014, the Guide will be a cool pocket-sized book (6" x 9"), perfect bound with a colour cover, a black and white interior, and a page count of between 70 and 100 pages.

To pre-order a copy and support the development process, check out the Indiegogo campaign.


David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Tour

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David Suzuki Foundation logo
Humber College logo
NFB Logo
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Our Food Systems - Are you Hungry for Change?

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI) in collaboration with Faculty, Learning Zone, Student Union and grOCAD is proud to be participating in David Suzuki Foundation’s Blue Dot Tour (bluedot.ca) hosted by the National Film Board (NFB) and Humber College, focusing on food systems. The Blue Dot tour is a cross country tour movement to recognize every Canadian’s right to live in a healthy environment, which includes the access to clean water, fresh air and healthy food.


11:00 am: Opening remarks by Roberto Chiotti (Sustainability Officer, Faculty of Design) and Minesh Mandoda (Coordinator, Sustainability Initiatives)

11.15 am: Film Screening of Tanya Davis’ film ‘Island Green’. Documentary on agricultural industry and organic farming.

12.00 pm: Panel discussion (live stream) featuring David Suzuki, 100-Mile Diet co-author J.B. MacKinnon and food justice expert Utcha Sawyers

FREE FOOD will be provided by Student Union’s Hot Lunch initiative with a suggested food donation to OCAD SU Starving Artist Pantry.

This is a public event - Everyone is welcome

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, accessible venue

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 9:30pm to Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12:00am

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

Wealthy Wednesdays: Money Skills for Success

Wealthy Wednesday Event Poster with an image of money in the background
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


Free hands-on financial planning for students and grads. Pracitce a different financial skill every Wednesday through engaging activities, videos and scenarios.

January 15, 2014: Set Financial Goals and Know Your Net Worth

This session is all about knowing where you stand. You’ll determine what you owe and what you own. You’ll learn about what makes a successful goal, identify three of your own and celebrate your progress as you achieve them!

Venue & Address: 
Rm187 (Lambert Lounge) 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:45pm

Open to everyone

Tutorial 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
One-on-One help and working together 3:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Wikipedia editing session for improving representation of women artists (Canadian, First Nations & OCADU)

This event continues the work of the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, which added more than 100 women artists to Wikipedia. With access to OCAD U library’s books and article databases, you are invited to help continue adding and editing entries for women artists, particularly Canadian and First Nations artists, and artists from the OCAD U community.

All are welcome, regardless of level of experience. A beginners Wikipedia tutorial will take place from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and more experienced editors will be available for one-on-one help throughout the event. No preparation is necessary, but we encourage participants to bring a laptop, and to create a Wikipedia account before the event, as there is a limit to how many accounts can be created from one IP address.

How to create Wikipedia account

Wikipedia beginners tutorial

How the Art + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon began

Interview with past participants and organizer

See you on the 4th!

Venue & Address: 
Dorothy H. Hoover Library, Level 2 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Continuing Education in Art and Design: Meeting the Needs of the Creative Digital Economy

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:00pm

Presentation by Evan Tapper, Manager, Continuing Studies at OCAD University as part of the CAUCE 2014 Conference

The global digital media sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the knowledge economy, with a current estimated valuation of US $2.2 trillion. The rapidly changing digital media sector poses new challenges to workers in the creative economy as technical skills must be updated constantly. This presentation will outline the digital skills gap and explore how the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver have developed successful continuing studies programs from a uniquely art and design perspective to meet the needs of the creative digital economy.

Venue & Address: 
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel 1181 Hollis Street Halifa, Nova Scotia &nbsp;
Registration required