Call For Submissions: The OCAD U Journal of Visual and Critical Studies

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 to Friday, February 8, 2019



The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising of exhibition and performance reviews, critical essays, and thesis abstracts, this anthology challenges the boundaries of art history and visual studies in order to produce innovative relationships between art, design, and academia at OCAD U and beyond. Contributors will be invited to the Journal’s launch as a part of GradEx 2019.

We encourage students to submit work that they have written for courses and would feel proud to share with the OCAD U Community. The Editorial Committee is seeking submissions from all current OCAD U students in the following formats:

Exhibition and Performance Reviews [250 to 500 words]
Reviews of exhibitions, performances or art-related events that happened after April 2018. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays [1000 to 2000 words]
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We can accept excerpts from larger essays.

Abstracts of Thesis Projects [150 to 250 words]
Art or design students may submit up to 3 images of their works to contextualize their abstract. Images provided should be 300 DPI.

Submission Guidelines:
Submissions should be sent either as an email attachment, or as a link to a Google Drive file to Writing should be submitted as a Word Document (.doc or .docx) and Chicago style citations are encouraged.

In your submission email please provide a 1 to 2 sentence biography that includes your name, your program, the year of your program (for ex: 3rd year student), and a few details about your research interests and/or studio practice.

To learn more about the Journal of Visual & Critical Studies and to read past volumes, please visit

DEADLINE: Friday, February 8th, 2019

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St.
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Lynne Heller's work reviewed by Gil McElroy

Lynne Heller
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:45pm

Well know art critic and curator Gil McElroy reviewed the work of CLTA Assistant Professor Lynne Heller  in The International Sculpture Center’s blog ‘re:sculpt’. -

" Three Cloths inhabits the littoral region that is border blur, shifting and flickering back and forth between aesthetic realms we’ve long cleaved apart so as not to contaminate one with the other, but never unequivocally settling into one. There is an un-ease to the work, a resistance to categorization."


You can read the full text here.


Monthly Open Review at the Inclusive Design Research Centre

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Please join us!

Interested in having a say about inclusive design? Want your ideas about digital accessibility heard? Your feedback is important to us!

We will be holding a monthly, open design review meeting where we will present work from current and ongoing projects at the Inclusive Design Research Centre. We want to hear from you -- our potential users, fellow designers and anyone interested in seeing what we're up to here at the IDRC. Spread the word!

Join us from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University, 205 Richmond St., 2nd floor.

If you are interested please respond with your preferred contact information. You will receive a reminder each month and you can choose to participate on a month-by-month basis.

Questions or concerns? Please send an email to

The IDRC is a research and development centre at OCAD University where an international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, advocates, and volunteers work together to ensure that emerging information technology and practices are designed inclusively. Learn more about the IDRC.

Venue & Address: 
Inclusive Design Research Centre, 2nd Floor 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario

Supporting Documents: Résumé/CV, Cover Letter & Statements

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Hands-on workshop to build your professional documents!

A repeat offering of the Jan. 20 workshop, all students are invited to attend this session where we will outline best practices and explore current trends related to résumés, CVs, cover letters and artist/design statements. A significant portion of this session will be dedicated to a guided workshop which will help you build or refine your documents.

Delivered by the Career Development office, this is part of a comprehensive series of FREE workshops intended to support student success.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1516, 5th Floor 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
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Presidential Review Process update from the OCAD University Board of Governors

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 4:15pm

The following memo was issued to the OCAD U community on Monday, April 28 from Ian C. Tudhope, Chair, Board of Governors, OCAD University:

The Presidential Review Committee has met twice since its creation and is now deeply engaged in the review process. The committee has met with President Sara Diamond and is currently reviewing the results of the online feedback from staff, faculty and students. 

The online performance feedback process has now been extended to May 4, 2014 to enable more staff, faculty and students to participate, with the objective of making this process as inclusive and engaging as possible. As well, the Presidential Review Committee has added internal interviews from a cross-representation of the university to broaden the review process.

If you have not already done so, I encourage you to fill out the online performance feedback form delivered via email to comment on Dr. Diamond’s presidency to date and to reflect on the university’s leadership needs for the future. Your participation is vital to this review and the members of the Presidential Review Committee process will hold all replies and information that it collects through this online feedback form in strict confidence.

On behalf of the OCAD University Board of Governors, I thank you for your participation in this important process.


Ian C. Tudhope,

Chair, OCAD University Board of Governors

Chair, Presidential Review Committee