Research Events

Distinguished Researcher Talk: Simone Jones
Friday, 12 March 2021, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Meeting ID: 850 2160 2731, Passcode: 5A!T2DsA

Join us on Friday, March 12 for a talk given by the 2020-2021 recipient of the OCAD University Award for Distinguished Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, Associate Professor Simone Jones. Simone Jones is an artist whose works are shaped by the intersection of the lens-based practices of film, video, photography and projection; with sculpture, programming, mechanics and electronics. Her works reflect upon the complex relationship between lived experience and represented experience.

Early Researcher Talk: Immony Mèn
Friday, 19 March 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Meeting ID: 890 5289 4179, Passcode: 3Z&WwyCK

Join us on Friday, March 19 for a talk given by the 2020-2021 recipient of the OCAD University Award for Excellence in Early Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, Assistant Professor Immony Mèn. Immony Mèn is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer, educator, and community-based researcher. He is the co-director of the Public Visualization Lab (OCADU/York/Ryerson) with Patricio Dávila and Dave Colangelo, where they work alongside communities to represent and communicate concerns around equity, social justice, the environment, and participation. His research projects involve interaction design, installation, experimental video, motion capture, and public projections, exploring
themes such as the anthropocene, Asian/South-Asian diasporic experiences, critical practice, and participatory engagement. 

DRN Temporal Drawing: Diagrams
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 06:00 – 07:30

This event invites Dr Joe Graham and Dr David Griffin to present papers on the role of diagrams and notation in an exploration of temporalities of drawing. This event will be chaired by James Bowen, a practice-led PhD student at Loughborough University who is investigating the research question ‘How can voice be explored as a tool for drawing?’ with particular emphasis on the role of surface, trace, and technology in the production of voice.



New Panel: Post Colonial Hot-Ones

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Post Colonial Hot-Ones is a panel series that is centered around sharing meals, ideas, and experiences by community members about liberation, transformation and resilience within arts education. These discussions will be focused around communal knowledge sharing, tools for resistance, intergenerational healing methods, mobilization plans for marginalized voices, and recipes for dishes/sauces. Our first installment of this series will include participation from Ryan Rice, Camille Turner, Casey Mecija, Patricio Dávila, and audience members. 

This event is hosted by OCAD University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Office of Research & Innovation, and Public Visualization Lab.

Please be advised that the seating for this event is situated on the floor (on Khmer picnic mats). If you require a chair, requests can be placed through the RSVP page.

Post Colonial Hot-Ones happens on February 28th from 6:30-9pm, at 100 McCaul St., Room 258 (George Reid House, OCAD University).

Please RSVP for the event through the event page, p-v-l-ca/hotones:

Venue & Address: 
Room 258, 100 McCaul St. (George Reid House, OCAD University)
Poster for Post Colonial Hot-Ones

Research Ethics Board Info Session for Graduate Students

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Are you an OCAD U graduate student who will be writing a thesis or MRP? Ask yourself:

  • Does my proposed research involve humans as research participants?
  • Does my proposed research involve animals?

If the answer is yes, you need to attend this session!

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Ethics Board (REB) and ROMEO for graduate students at various stages of their thesis/MRP research. Learn about what the REB does, whether your research will need REB approval, and how to prepare your research ethics application through the ROMEO portal.

For further details regarding the REB, please see their website:

If you would like to attend this session remotely, please email

Venue & Address: 
Room 322, 230 Richmond St. W.