President Diamond honoured by “Inspiring 50 Canada”

Rectangle with the portraits of the 50 women being honoured
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sara Diamond has been included in a list of 50 women leaders in the Canadian tech and innovation sectors to be recognized at a ceremony on Parliament Hill on Monday, May 7.

This event, Inspiring Fifty, in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Senate of Canada, promotes the advancement of diversity in the STEM fields – recognizing that the recruitment and retention of women and girls in these sectors will foster innovation, inclusivity and an impactful workforce.

Also among the honourees is Jessica Ching, founder and CEO of Eve Medical. The OCAD U Industrial Design alumna developed her company in the Imagination Catalyst. 

For this inaugural Canadian edition of the event, the women were selected by a distinguished jury from a pool of 400 nominees. The project has been embraced by several other countries in Europe including the UK, France and the Nordic countries. The initiative was recently launched in South Africa.

The Parliament Hill ceremony will include a discussion with The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and remarks by The Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran.

Inspiring Fifty is a Dutch-based organization that has launched multiple initiatives to highlight inspirational female role models in the tech and innovation sectors. 



Celebration of Life: Alan Todd (AOCA, 1966)

Alan Todd
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

A colourful tribute to a life beautifully lived! We invite you to join us in honouring our dear Alan (February 21, 1944 - May 22, 2017) the eternal joyful optimist. Alan wasn’t one to let convention interfere with the deeper things. His reverence for life was balanced with a belief in not taking it too seriously. In that spirit we wish to mark his passing with loving respect but not somber gloom; to celebrate him as he unfailingly celebrated all of us - with joy, sincerity, and great love.

Join us to remember, to cry and to laugh. As Alan would say, “let it all hang out!” Please come as you are comfortable, and not necessarily in black - perhaps inspired by your favourite crazy Alan Todd outfit! Help us raise a glass, literally and figuratively, to our one and only Alan. To paraphrase one of his often-used expressions, “it would be great to be seen by you!”

About Alan Todd (AOCA, Industrial Design, 1966)
Though Dad's humble spirit would hate it, we would go so far as to say that he was one of the pillars of the design world in Ottawa for most of his life. He spent 20 years as chief of design at the National Gallery of Canada and headed the design for the Dinosaur Hall at the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Bank of Canada Money Museum as well as many International Trade Exhibitions for the Canadian Government Exhibition Commission. In his retirement he acted as senior designer on many projects including: "Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man" and "Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art Masterpieces" at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Museum of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien: "Canada in the World", and the Brandywine River Museum. Full obituary:

- Meredith, Brittany, & Jocelyn 

Venue & Address: 
Café des Beaux-Arts, National Gallery of Canada 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Linda Carreiro participating in project opening at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa

Open Books logo_text on white background
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:30pm

Linda Carreiro is one of thirteen Canadian artists invited to create a folding book for an international project that opens at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. Curated by Mary Husted, the exhibition,Open Books: International Artists Explore the Chinese Folding Book, is a contemporary, cross-cultural exploration of a traditional artform. Artists from previous projects in China, Australia, and the United Kingdom will be displayed alongside new works by Canadian artists Barbara Ballachey, Linda Carreiro, Eric Chan (EEPMON), Pierre Durette, Jerry Evans, David Garneau, Helen Gerritzen, Gordon Harrison, Jill Ho You, Charlotte Jones, Christian Quesnel, Richard Smolinski, and Susan Wood. 

The exhibition opens at the Library and Archives on Wednesday, September 28, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

Venue & Address: 
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.