Avi Dunkelman

Avi Dunkelman, AOCA, AGS, graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto in 1980. He was recruited to be part of the design team at Gottschalk + Ash International, a well known design firm in North America and Europe.

New WFSF foresight publication with art direction by SFI Alumna Kelly Kornet

Human Futures Publication Cover
Thursday, January 5, 2017

The World Futures Studies Federation has just released the first edition of its new publication, Human Futures, with art direction by SFI alumna Kelly Kornet. Each issue will be loosely themed, with the first issue featuring some exciting and innovative futures work by several WFSF members.

Scroll to the embedded magazine and click expand to read online: 


Build Your Own Grilled Cheese!!!

Build your own Grilled Cheese poster, Illustration of a grilled cheese with arms and legs posing
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Printmaking Thesis and Publication Capstone’s fundraising initiative!  BUILD YOUR OWN GRILLED CHEESE!!!

Tuesday November 29th, 11 am- 2 pm

OCAD U Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street


The students are raising money towards renting a venue for an end of year group exhibition, as well as exploring the possibilities of a group trip.


Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street
Build your own Grilled Cheese poster, Illustration of a grilled cheese with arms and legs posing

OCAD U Student Press

Student Press Logo
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Interested in learning more about OCAD U Student Press or perhaps get involved? This OCAD University student group meets weekly!

The OCAD U Student Press serves as a platform for idea sharing, research, and communication among the OCAD U community. We publish a major book every year, showcasing ground-breaking academic research and projects done by our most promising students in the fields of art and design. In 2013/2014, the Press will expand its services by introducing a series of educational workshops, additional publications and events, offering students new opportunities to get involved.

See this this group and others featured on www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 605, Level 6, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)

OCADSU Summer Grant Opportunity

Monday, April 14, 2008 - 4:00am to Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 9:00pm

OCAD students coordinating projects such as publications, gallery exhibitions or special projects taking place from May to September can apply for an OCADSU summer grant. Deadline: April 29, 5 pm--no exceptions!

For more information, download the information and application package (see link below).


Open in Action: Open Access Week at OCAD University

Corina MacDonald presents at OCADU's 2015 Open Access Week event
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:30pm to 7:00pm

Open Access Week is a global event providing the academic and research community with an opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation. The theme this year is "Open in Action." In that spirit, we will be featuring a panel of stakeholders in art and design publishing to talk about why they decided to make their work open. We will also feature OCADU researchers and innovators who are doing interesting work with open data. Join us for this one-day event exploring recent developments in open access.

Schedule of events:

8:30 – 9:00  
Morning coffee

9:00 – 9:15  
Welcome & Opening remarks | Gillian Siddall, Vice President, Academic & Provost 

9:15 – 10:45  
Panel: Open Access Publishing Models for Art and Design
Sara Angel, Founder and Executive Director, Art Canada Institute, Massey College, University of Toronto
Tucker McLachlan, Organizer, OCAD University Student Press
Kate Monro, Publisher, C Magazine
Daniel Payne, Head, Instructional Services, Dorothy H Hoover Library and Chair, ARLIS/NA Open Access task force

10:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30
Open Research Repository Update
OCADU librarians will be on hand to answer questions and familiarize users with the deposit process, rights management, and research metrics. 

11:30 – 12:30    
Lunch (not provided)

12:30 - 1:00
Data Management and Preservation
Alan Darnell, Director, Scholars Portal Services 
Ontario Council of University Libraries

1:00 – 1:45    
Fueling New Business Models with Open Data 
Michael Nurse, CEO of Wishpad, an Imagination Catalyst company 
Gigi Lee, Co-founder and COO, Wishpad

1:45 – 2:00    

2:00 – 2:45    
Visualizing Toronto’s Recreation Programs 
Patricio Dávila, Associate Professor, Faculty Design, OCADU Mobile Media Lab, Visual Analytics Lab and Director, Zero Lab
Isabel Meirelles, Professor, Faculty of Design, Visual Analytics Lab 

2:45 – 3:00     
Thanks and closing remarks


Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge (Room 187), 100 McCaul Street
Open in Action: Open Access Week at OCAD University event poster

Luerzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Thom Sevalrud has once again been selected for Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide for the upcoming 2016-17 volume. The bi-annual book has just been published and will be on shelves in August.


Meanwhile, his illustration ‘Lunar Orbit’ has received multiple recognition from recent award competitions. The image which was used for the poster of a documentary film of the same name making the festival circuit right now, was a chosen winner for the American Illustration 35 annual archive, was selected as a winner for the 3x3 Magazine Illustration Annual 13 and was also a winner in the Creative Quarterly  Journal  44 which will be published this fall.


More than 20 Illustration students win high-profile awards

Illustration of women walking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD University students were recently recognized by the Applied Arts Illustration Student Awards, the 3X3 International Student Show and New York Society of Illustrators.

Applied Arts Illustration Student Award winners

  • Avery Kua (4th-year Illustration)
  • Meaghan Way (4th-year Illustration)
  • Kelly Ye (4th year Illustration)
  • Francesca Ka Yu Chan (3rd-year Illustration)
  • Su Yeon Hyun (3rd-year Illustration)
  • Toko Hosoya (1st-year Illustration)
  • Mary Kirkpatrick (1st-year Illustration)
  • Katie Liang (3rd-year Advertising)

These students will see their work published in the November/December 2016 Student Awards annual and online in November in the Winners' Gallery and Awards Archive.

Their work will also be displayed from November 8 to 9 at the Creative Futures Expo at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The exhibition is a national career fair for the visual communications sector and draws over 1500 visitors.

3X3 International Student Show winners


  • Avery Kua (4th-year Illustration) 

Distinguished Merit

  • Natalie Bochenska (4th-year Illustration) 


  • Roman Arabia  (4th-year Illustration) – multiple wins
  • Jenn Woodall (3rd-year Illustration) – multiple wins
  • Natalie Bochenska (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Jean-Luc Bonifay (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Jean Demers (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Marcy Peterson (4th-year Illustration) 

Honourable mentions

  • Toko Hosoya (1st-year Illustration) – multiple wins
  • Adam De Souza (2nd-year Illustration) – multiple wins
  • Avery Kua (4th-year Illustration) 
  • JS Godfrey (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Lily Snowden-Fine (1st-year Illustration) 
  • Meaghan Way (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Nicolle Lalonde (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Niki Park (3rd-year Illustration)

Founded in 2003, 3X3 Magazine focuses on contemporary illustration with the goal of promoting illustration across platforms, advancing the careers of illustrators and preserving and sharing the work being done, both in print and online.

The winning students’ work is to be published in the 3X3 Illustration Annual No. 13.

New York Society of Illustrators

Finally, the New York Society of Illustrators has accepted work by Francesca Chan (3rd year Illustration) and Meaghan Way (4th year Illustration) into the 2016 Student Scholarship Competition. Their work was chosen from 8,700 entries by an esteemed jury of illustrators and art directors representing various publications, such as the New York Times and Time magazine. Chan and Way exhibited their winning illustrations in New York’s National Museum of American Illustration this past May. In addition, their work was published in the Society’s annual, Illustrators 58.



Museum of American Illustration

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:30pm

Good luck to Francesca Chan (3rd Yr) and Meaghan Way (4th Yr)!

Francesca and Meaghan are exhibiting their winning illustrations in New York’s Museum of American Illustration next month when scholarship winners will be announced. 

The Society awards over $50,000 in scholarships ranging from $100 to $5,000! In addition, their work will be published in the Society’s annual, Illustrators 58.


Merle Foster and the Test of Time

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 11:30pm

Many years ago, the library and archives were able to assist Terry Murray in conducting research on OCA graduate Merle Foster in preparation for an upcoming publication on this sculptor who has been so unjust forgotten in the realms of Canadian art history! The author is giving a presentation on her work which I encourage you all to attend:


Merle Foster and the Test of Time

Wednesday 27 April 2016 – 7.30pm
North Toronto Historical Society Northern District Library – 2nd floor
40 Orchard View Blvd. (Yonge & Eglinton)

Venue & Address: 
North Toronto Historical Society Northern District Library – 2nd floor 40 Orchard View Blvd. (Yonge & Eglinton)
Free admission
Poster for Test of Time