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

AUGUST Photo ID:
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
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation  
Email: 
ocaducampuslife@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
Event Poster

OCAD U Senate Meeting

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

OCAD University Senate - Summer Authority Meeting

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 7301 205 Richmond St West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/about_ocad/governance/senate.htm  
Email: 
nnanton@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 2856
Cost: 
Free

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

Event Poster
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:00pm to Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:00am

Let's Get Lost - A Walking/Reading Group on the Dismantling of Subjects and Spaces: August 19, 6 to 8 p.m.

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 onsite@ocadu.ca

Readings:

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
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/onsite  
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 Ext. 265</p>
Cost: 
Free

Teaching at OCAD U: A One-day Workshop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 8:45pm

Registration open to instructional staff at OCAD U

The teaching faculty of OCAD University includes a rich diversity of talent and experience. Many faculty members are practicing professionals in the community at large and lend their expertise to OCAD U by teaching occasional courses. This one-day workshop is intended to give teaching faculty an intensive introduction to the practice of post-secondary teaching and OCAD U, providing practical strategies and guidance for teaching and learning success.

While intended for sessional faculty and faculty new to OCAD U, the session will be useful for those with either little or considerable teaching experience. The sessions will cover issues such as teaching students with diverse learning needs, using technology-enabled learning strategies, designing and implementing effective assessments and using active learning techniques in the lecture, seminar and studio.

9:00 – 9:15 Coffee and snacks

9:15 – 9:30 Welcome address, Carol Roderick, Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre

9:30 – 10:45 Planning your Course: From Course Outline to First Day

11:00 – 12:15 Technology-Enabled Learning

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 How to Thrive at OCAD U: featuring experienced Undergraduate and Graduate faculty members from across the university

2:45 – 4:00 Teaching Today’s Students, Deanne Fisher, Associate Vice-President, Students

4:00 – 4:45 Wine and cheese reception

Registration required

Venue & Address: 
Faculty &amp; Curriculum Development Centre, 5th floor 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://fcdc-registration.ocadu.ca/departments.jsp &nbsp;
Email: 
fcdc@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

O-DAYS! International Welcome

Event Poster
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

A Welcome Reception for International Students

New International Students should make plans to attend this special welcome! It will be a great opportunity to make new friends, ask questions and get advice. Watch your email for details. Current international students are encouraged to attend as Welcome Ambassadors.

Refreshments will be served. Watch your email for details.

Note:
ACCESSIBILITY:
Accessibility is important to us. If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate fully in this event, please make a notation in the appropriate field in the online RSVP form and submit it prior to August 22, 2014 so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

FOOD:
Lunch and snacks will be provided at O-DAYS!
It is your responsibility to email us and notify us of any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we may do our best to accommodate you. Please do so at your earliest convenience, no later than August 22, 2014.

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Please be advised that OCAD U hosted events may be documented through photographs and video. These images may be used by the university for promotional, advertising, and educational purposes. By participating in our events, both on campus and off-site, you consent to allowing OCAD U to document and use your image and likeness. However, if you do not want us to use a photo or video of you, please don’t hesitate to let us know when you arrive at the event. You’re also welcome to get in touch with OCAD U’s Campus Life office.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone Level 1, 113 McCaul Street Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocaducampuslife@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Open Life Drawing Studio

Model being drawn by students
Thursday, December 18, 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 
Friday sessions 7:00-10:00pm

Fall 2014 Semester Schedule

September
Wednesday 10, 17, 24
Saturday 13, 20, 27

October
Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Saturday 4, 11, 18, 25

November
Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

December
Wednesday 3, 

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
$10

Open Life Drawing Studio

Thursday, November 27, 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 
Friday sessions 7:00-10:00pm

Fall 2014 Semester Schedule

September
Wednesday 10, 17, 24
Saturday 13, 20, 27

October
Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Saturday 4, 11, 18, 25

November
Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

December
Wednesday 3, 10, 17
Saturday 6, 13

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
$10

Money Mondays: Protect You and Your Money

Creative funds logo for Money Mondays
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Free hands-on financial planning for students and grads. Learn a financial skill every Monday!

Participate for a chance to win: $350 OCAD U tuition credit, $100 AboveGround gift card or $50 for OCAD U bookstore!

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/services/financial-matters/info-sessions.htm
Cost: 
Free

UAAC Conference 2014

Event Poster
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:00am

Universities Art Association of Canada Conference hosted by OCAD University

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.

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

Fall 2014 Graduate Workshops: OGS/SSHRC Part 2

Image from the top floors of OCAD looking south at the skyline of Toronto
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Fall 2014: Graduate Studies Workshops: OGS/SSHRC 2 Part Series Tuesday September 23 3pm - 4:30pm and Wednesday October 15 10am - 11:30am

Fall 2014 Graduate Studies Workshops: OGS/SSHRC 2 Part Series

UPCOMING FALL 2014 WORKSHOPS

The Office of Graduate Studies and its partners from across the University deliver various professional development and academic support workshops throughout the year. We encourage you to take part in as many as possible and are open to suggestions you may have for new and future workshops. Workshops will be announced through the Graduate Studies Weekly Blog and website.

OGS/SSHRC Information for Students
Interested in applying for an SSHRC (Canadian Graduate Scholarship) and/or an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)? This session will provide students with further information about competitions, timelines and best practices. These are prestigious awards and all full-time graduate students are encouraged to apply. Please RSVP here.

Presented by: The Office of Graduate Studies
For further details about scholarships and funding please click here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
3:00 to 4:30 p.m

second session
Wednesday October 15th, 2014 10:00 to 11:30

Both will be held at: Room 7301
205 Richmond Street W

Venue & Address: 
7301 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

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