Thank You Thursday

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Many OCAD U alumni and friends support our university through gifts and donations. Last year alone, donors provided over $2 million in gifts and in-kind donations to support the students and the university. Their support has provided scholarships, awards and bursaries as well as travel opportunities and special programs. We want to show our appreciation for their generosity. Join us on Thursday September 12 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to write a short message of thanks and sign a card.

The cards will be available at our tables located in the main lobby at 100 McCaul. Snacks and beverages will be provided. We hope to see many of you there.

-Development & Alumni Relations Team

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street - Lobby
416 977 6000 x 4780

Shipping container exhibition in Butterfield Park tackles sexual violence

Colourful container with "It's Never OK" on the side
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 5:00am

This fall, OCAD U students responded to the issue of sexual violence by participating in a workshop series that culminated as a traveling exhibition, Unknotted — the OCAD U activation of Sexual Assault: The Roadshow.  Led by professor Lillian Allen and sexual assault activist Jane Doe, the exhibition features community-led art that responds to sexual violence across the province. It remains in Butterfield park through November 25. 

Participating students, from across several disciplines, focused on building a nuanced understanding of social justice, oppression, consent culture and bystander intervention to resist and reimagine sexual violence in the OCAD U community.  At the container, situated in Butterfield Park, visitors view an evolving fabric installation representing four grounding principles of by-stander intervention. Visitors can navigate the space and share an experience, ask questions, send a message or co-sign their commitment to responding to sexual violence, by tying written messages into the fabric of the installation.

The retrofitted container will travel on a flatbed truck to 15 cities/areas in Ontario over a three-year period. At each stop, local artists will work with anti-violence experts and community participants to create, curate and exhibit art that “talks back” to sexual assault.

The project was facilitated by Sheila Sampath, assistant professor in the Faculty of Design and creative director at The Public Studio and sponsored by OCAD U’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Working Group.  The project was created and informed by OCAD U students Wil Brask, Leilah Dhoré, Morgan Elena, L-fy Delgado, Natalie Mark, Dana McCool, Khadijah Morley, Lizz Khan and Francis Tompkins.

Learn more about OCAD U’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Working Group


Banners inside the exhibition
Students standing in front of the exhibition