OCAD University announces Carole Beaulieu as Vice-President, Advancement & Board Secretariat

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD University has appointed Carole Beaulieu as Vice-President, Advancement & Board Secretariat. Beaulieu will lead an amalgamation of the portfolios of Capital Campaign/Development, University Relations and Board Secretariat. This new role will enable the integration of public and private fundraising to achieve the next stage of OCAD University’s fundraising campaign, to align marketing and communications and to further the Board of Governors’ external engagement.

Originally from Sudbury, Beaulieu is an accomplished management, marketing, public affairs and governance executive. In her previous role of Associate Vice-President, University Relations, Beaulieu spearheaded OCAD U’s successful initiative to achieve $27M in Government of Ontario funding for the Creative City Campus.


OCAD University mourns the passing of Joshua Peltier

Joshua Peltier
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:15pm

A former OCAD University student and a leader in the indigenous arts community, Joshua (Josh) Peltier passed away on April 20, 2015, in Sudbury, Ontario. Peltier was enrolled in the Faculty of Art from 1998 to 2003. Not long after completing his studies, he returned home to the Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, where he swiftly became a highly regarded painter, sculptor, educator, theatre director, actor and storyteller.

Since 2008, Peltier served as the head of the Visual Arts department at the Debajehmujig Creation Centre in Manitowaning, a community across the bay from Wikwemikong. The facility, opened by the Debajehmujig Storytellers in 2009, is a multidisciplinary creation, production and training centre. Peltier’s responsibilities included curating the centre’s gallery, as well as writing and directing theatre productions.

In addition to his work with the Debajehmujig Creation Centre, Peltier was also a member of The Global Savages. As part of this five-person group, Peltier helped to spread awareness in Canada and internationally of traditional Anishnaabe history, culture and traditions.

The OCAD University community extends sincere condolences to Peltier’s family, friends and community.