Chill Zone

Drawing of simplified human figure surrounded by fun items like zines, tea and books, with other figures relaxing around them
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

The Chill Zone is a new drop-in at the Learning Zone where students are welcome to stop by, hang out and de-stress. Come say hi!

We’ve got zines, puzzles, games, colouring and tea :)

We know it gets stressful so let’s take care of ourselves ♥

The Learning Zone is an accessible venue with two gender neutral washrooms located within the space. Please email if you would like to participate in this event and would like to discuss accommodations.


Illustration by Natalie Mark. 

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000 ext 2529
Free & open to all OCAD U students

OCAD Artist Alley 2018: Holiday Edition

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm

Looking for unique gifts for friends and family this holiday season? Come to OCAD's student-run Holiday Artist Alley: Holiday Edition, where you will find a wide variety of beautiful posters, prints, zines, stickers, greeting cards, ceramics, fashion, jewellery items and more from local creators. This event is open to the public.

Remember to BRING CASH as most artists do not have card readers. There are ATMs in the building.
We are a wheelchair accessible space. Please take the main lobby rear elevators to Level 2, Great Hall.

Follow us on Instagram: to view Artist Profiles leading up to the event!

If you want to volunteer or have questions, please email

The OCAD Artist Alley is a student initiative, created with support from OCAD Student Union, giving students and alumni across all programs the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work.
Poster art by Becky Wu.

Please register your intent to attend through our Eventbrite link (tickets NOT needed for entrance):

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall (Level 2), 100 McCaul Street
Free Admission
Holiday OCAD Artist Alley

Call for Submissions: Willows for Wellness

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:15pm to Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:45pm

"Willows for Wellness" is having an Open Call For Submissions, an Exhibit, and will host three (3) Interactive Workshops on the subject of mental health awareness and advocacy!

We encourage works that specifically relate to Alzheimers Disease but are interested in works in all kinds of mediums and media that address personal relationships to mental health, themes of advocacy and work promoting awareness!

  • Submissions are due November 1, 2018, 11:59 PM.
  • Applications will be reviewed November 1 to 4, 2018.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted with further details by November 5, 2018.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If your work requires technology/equipment for display it will be the responsibility of the Artist/Designer to provide the equipment themselves. Internet connection cannot be guaranteed.

Please Submit To:

Workshops will be facilitated by the following "Willows For Wellness" members:

  • Nora Bahgat: A baking enthusiast, Nora will guide you through a relaxing and fun session of decorating delcious, baked, gluten-free vegan goodies!
  • Kaya Joan: Hit the books! or rather make one! Zine building with Kaya will help bring your inner author to life through drawing and text work!
  • Hekter Franklin: Keeps us up to date with whats hip! Join Hekter as they show us how to get down and funky with acorn instrument creation!

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM to 9 PM
Location: 49 McCaul Street

Willows for Wellness is a not-for-profit organization that hosts mental health awareness events, in effort to educate spectators about various mental illnesses and how they affect those who struggle with them through interactive workshops, art exhibis and inofrmational talks. This months event is focusing specifically on Alzheimers disease and a portion of sales from the silent auction will be donated to the Alzheimers Society of Toronto. The goal of our exhibition and workshops event is to address mental health and seeks to provide a safe space where people can have a conversation about stigma and mental health awareness.

We want to thank you all for your interest and aim to show as much work as possible!
Remember to practice both Self Care and Self Love, reach out to a trusted loved on and remember you are not alone and more than what you struggle with.

Much Love,
Willows For Wellness

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul Street
Willows for Wellness Graphic

NCCM Workshop: Islamophobia & Bystander Intervention

image for MSA NCCM workshop
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

This workshop will cover the definition of Islamophobia. A bystander intervention workshop will use case studies in order to better educate students, faculty and staff on how to respond to incidents they may encounter on and off campus. This will be an interactive workshop that will engage the audience/participants in a dialogue and discussion.

Please RSVP:
See event and Eventbrite link here:

Supported by OCAD U Campus Life and Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives.

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a Muslim community within OCAD University that is run by students. The MSA assists and represents Muslim students in several matters, and works with the Administration, and Campus Security to ensure a safe environment for Muslim students on campus, as well as a maintained safe, peaceful space for prayer. All events are open to Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff.


Venue & Address: 
Room 230, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street

Call for Applications: Holiday Artist Alley

Apply Now: Holiday Artist Alley
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 11:45pm

We would like to showcase talent from current OCAD U students and alumni across all programs so every art form is welcome! Deadline to apply is Saturday, November 3, 2018 (11:59 PM)

This event will be held in the Great Hall in 100 McCaul Street (2 to 8 PM), on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

More details to apply on our Page OCAD Artist Alley
If you have questions, please contact:

Please consider volunteering with us! Volunteers will be guaranteed space to sell their work.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall (Level 2), 100 McCaul Street
Free to apply and participate


Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

OCAD U Student Group OCAD U MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION is having a bake sale. Proceeds support group programming.

Cupcake decorating

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a Muslim community within OCAD University that is run by students. The MSA assists and represents Muslim students in several matters, and works with the Administration, and Campus Security to ensure a safe environment for Muslim students on campus, as well as a maintained safe, peaceful space for prayer. All events are open to Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff.


Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)
MSA Winter Bakesale

Research Wednesdays: Century of Ontario Photographs

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This presentation examines some of the highlights from the Archives of Ontario’s extensive photograph collections, and showcases the work of government, amateur and professional photographers. It reveals the importance of the Archives’ photograph collections to understanding Ontario’s past, and explains how these records are managed and preserved. 

Danielle Manning has worked at the Archives of Ontario for five years, first as an archivist and now as an Outreach Officer. She is currently responsible for the Archives' tour program, social media, and Speakers Bureau presentations. Danielle holds a Master of Information from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in art history from the University of Western Ontario.


Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a supportive environment. Take a break over lunch to learn about new opportunities for Toronto creative researchers!

Interested in presenting at Research Wednesdays? We are currently programming our winter schedule (Jan-April). Send an email to Daniel Payne ( and include:

  •   brief 250 word description of your talk,
  •   indication of which Wednesdays would be available for you,
  •   list of technological needs,
  •   ideal set up of the presentation seating arrangement,
  •   description of any participatory activities that may be used. (NOTE: any focus groups or survey-type activities may need Research Ethics Board approval, so be prepared to include this in your proposal.)
Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library's Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul Street Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick St.
416-977-6000 ext. 217

OCAD U Library Fall Newsletter

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Learn about Library services, resources, policies, collections and initiatives with our Fall Newsletter, available online at

News items include:

  • E-Reserves: course materials made [e]asy!
  • Staff Profiles: Meet Ariella Edema, our new Archivist! 
  • Learning Zone: don’t miss the Indigenous Peoples and Decolonization zine display
  • Collections: check out our newest library additions in print and online

Finally, mark your calendars for the popular Library Book Sale, October 15-19th in the main lobby of 100 McCaul, 9am-5pm. 

Read about these items and more in our Fall 2018 Newsletter

CSD Office Now Located at 230 Richmond St. West 6th Floor

The Centre for Students with Disabilities Office is now located at 230 Richmond St. West 6th Floor.

Call for Submissions: Exhibition Proposals for the Learning Zone

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 3:15pm to Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Learning Zone is accepting exhibition proposals for two exhibitions in the Winter term, one in March and one in April 2019. Exact dates can be flexible to the needs of artists and curators, but we are looking to fill our calendar from March 4th to April 23rd. Applications will be accepted until the dates are filled.


With a large glass wall facing the first level of Village by the Grange, the Learning Zone Main Space provides an excellent opportunity to have your work seen by the OCAD U community and the general public. Due to the flexibility of our space, we can accommodate a broad variety of formats: two dimensional, three dimensional, installation, performance, audio or video work.


The Learning Zone encourages submissions from all areas of study at OCAD University, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and alumni. We accept proposals for solo and group exhibitions. Students who wish to curate an exhibition of student work are also encouraged to apply. Don't be intimidated, we're here to help make your exhibit idea a reality! We can provide support in exhibition planning, installation and more.


Our application process is simple and easy. Students or Faculty interested in planning an exhibit in the Learning Zone should contact LZ Librarian, Marta Chudolinska at with the following information: Medium and theme of work to be exhibited, Approximate number of pieces to be installed, Potential dates of interest, Program of Study & Year Level.


For more information on how to submit an exhibition proposal, please refer to our submission guidelines:


Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000 ext. 2529