CSD & FAA Note-taking Pilot Program

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 6:15pm

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the CSD at CSD@ocadu.ca. In the subject line of your email please insert: "Note Taking Position". Also, include a list of courses you’re registered in. 

Successful applicants will be contacted and given note-taking assignments once the CSD receives note-taking requests from students.

Poster: 
Poster about hiring Note Takers

Photo ID and Keycard access unavailable

Due to technical difficulties, we are not able to process Photo IDs until further notice. 

Before coming to the Facilities & Studio Services office ( 51 McCaul St. 2nd Level) please call

(416) 977- 6000 Ext. 0 and we will notify you if our equipment is up and running.

 

Thank you for your understanding

Facilities & Studio Services

Summer Term Locker Rental starts Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Summer Term Locker Rental starts Tuesday,May 15, 2018.

  • Locker rental fee is $20.00 for the summer term (from May 15 to August 17, 2018)
  • Lockers will only be available on the 1st floor of the Main Building (100 McCaul St.)
  • Lockers can be purchased at 51 McCaul, 2nd floor at the Facilities Office (cash only) or students can pay at the Cashier's Office on the 7th floor of 230 Richmond St. West and bring the receipt to the Facilities Office
  • Students must have a valid OCAD University student card in order to rent a locker
  • Lockers are only available to currently enrolled OCAD University students 

Summer Term Locker Rental Starts May 15, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:30am

Summer Term Locker Rental starts Tuesday,May 15, 2018.

  • Locker rental fee is $20.00 for the summer term (from May 15 to August 17, 2018)
  • Lockers will only be available on the 1st floor of the Main Building (100 McCaul St.)
  • Lockers can be purchased at 51 McCaul, 2nd floor at the Facilities Office (cash only) or students can pay at the Cashier's Office on the 7th floor of 230 Richmond St. West and bring the receipt to the Facilities Office
  • Students must have a valid OCAD University student card in order to rent a locker
  • Lockers are only available to currently enrolled OCAD University students 
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Omar Badrin (MFA '15) wins a 2017 Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award

In My Skin, image courtesy of the artist
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Omar Badrin, alumnus from the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design and the 2015 IAMD GradEx Medal Winner was awarded one of three Melissa Levin Emerging Artist (MLEA) Award, administered by the Textile Museum of Canada. The MLEA Awards helps emerging artists conduct self-directed activities such as art production, apprenticeships, residencies or research. The award is in memory and honour of Melissa Levin (1958-2015), an artist, mentor and teacher whose career as a textile and costume designer was synonymous with exuberant love of colour and pattern.

Omar's first commercial solo-show, "Lul!", is on now at Birch Contemporary Gallery until April 21, 2018. For more details: http://birchcontemporary.com/exhibition/new-works-5

More about Omar: http://www.omarbadrin.com

 

#BellLetsTalk Day: January 31

OCAD U’s Health & Wellness and Campus Life units, along with a number of student groups, will host Bell Let’s Talk Day in the lobby of 100 McCaul Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pop over and say hi, have some hot chocolate, tea and treats, enjoy some giveaways, get some self-care tips, and join the conversation to help end the stigma of mental illness. 

 

OCAD U exhibitions selected for TODO’s Festival Features

Friday, January 12, 2018

Two exhibitions created by OCAD University faculty and students have been included in the Toronto Design Offsite Festival Features, a juried selection of the ten shows not to be missed.

Hacking Black Futures

Date: January 17 to February 12, 2018
Location: Band Gallery and Cultural Centre
19 Brock Ave., Toronto, ON

This exhibition presents design speculations on Black-centric societies that are devoid of oppression, discrimination, and systemic racism. What do these societies look like? How do they function? How can these futures be achieved? Participants provide opportunities to explore these questions in an immersive and collaborative environment.

Works of design speculation across a variety of mediums are on display, including prototypes, videos, and interactive experiences. Co-curators, Andre Baynes and Chiedza Pasipanodya showcase the intergenerational talents of twenty OCAD University Black-identified designers/makers and partners.

The Hacking Black Futures exhibition aims to directly address the erasure of Black people in speculative design as well as represent the growing ownership of our own future narratives and practices of making.

Designing for Health, Wellness, Action and Destigmatization

Date: January 16 to 21, 2018
Location: OCAD U Great Hall
100 McCaul St., Toronto, ON

This exhibition by the Faculty of Design’s undergraduate and graduate Design for Health and Wellness students includes a ‘how to’ guide’ for pop-up supervised injection sites (SIS) in response to the urgent need to provide safe spaces for those risking overdose, alongside re-imagined Naloxone (opioid overdose antidote) kits for various public locations.

Another group of Design students created solutions for independent learning and play for students with cognitive and physical impairments. A shortlist of the most successful projects will be on display, several of which have been manufactured and donated to a special needs school. Design students gained empathy through observation and benefitted from feedback of the teachers and occupational therapists working with the children.

This research project is supported by St. Clements School and the OCAD U Research and Innovation office.

Festival Features is a shortlist of 10 events, exhibitions, and/or window installations selected by a jury. The criteria for selection is entirely up to each juror, while considering the calibre of the work or event program, and appeal to a general public and specialist audience. This year’s jurors are Anahita Azrahimi (Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition), Nina Boccia (Design Exchange), and Brendan Cormier (Victoria and Albert Museum).

Visit the exhibition listing in the Festival Schedule to learn more about the exhibition.

 

Holiday Mail Delivery and Courier Service

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

All incoming Canada Post mail addressed to OCAD University will be held by Canada Post from Friday, December 22, 2017 to Tuesday, January 2, 2018.   The final day for pickup of outgoing Canada Post mail from departments on campus is Friday, December 22rd between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2:00 PM.   OCAD U Staff can still drop off Canada Post mail at Distribution Services, located at 100 McCaul, room 239 up until 4:00 PM.

Inter-University Transit System

For IUTS, Inter-University Transit system, service, CANPAR’s last day for pick up is Wednesday, December 20th.    The last day for IUTS deliveries by CANPAR is Thursday, December 21st. 

Couriered Packages

Distribution Services staff will continue to accept and deliver all other courier packages arriving on campus up to Friday,  December 22nd  at 2:00 PM.   After 2:00 PM, Distribution Service staff will accept and hold all incoming courier packages in the Distribution Services area located at 100 McCaul, room 239.  

Please communicate this information to your perspective vendors and insist that they inform their couriers not to leave packages and other deliverables on the loading dock after 3:00 PM on December 22, 2017.  Regular service will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 starting at 8:00 AM.   

Call for submissions - #trending: mobilizing art and culture

Childish drawing of OCAD's Table Top
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 5:00am

The 2016 Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories Conference welcomes submissions of academic papers, proposed workshops and panels, curatorial proposals, and artistic works, performances, and interventions from MA and PhD students and independent scholars.

Please submit proposals by Friday, November 20, 2015 to cadnconference@ocadu.ca. Accepted candidates will be notified by email.

Proposal/Abstract Deadline: Midnight on Friday, Nov 20, 2015
Final paper due: Midnight on Monday, Feb 1, 2015
Announcement of Acceptance: Thursday, December 10, 2015

What to submit: a 250 word abstract or proposal, a short biography, and, if needed, an url for up to five (5) images and/or five (5) minutes of video. Please submit texts as .doc or .pdf files.

#trending: mobilizing art and culture
OCAD U Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories Conference 2016
Exhibition Opening: Friday March 11, 2016
Conference Date: Saturday March 12, 2016

The influence of trends is undeniable in contemporary culture, but rarely are its implications fully fleshed out. How can a trend mobilize or call others to action? As scholarship in contemporary art, design and new media becomes increasingly focused on networked lives, the digital platforms through which we communicate, interact, and share information demand academic and social inquiry. This interdisciplinary conference looks to the topic of #trending in its myriad meanings as it produces and affects subjects and citizenship, social and political change, visual and material culture. We must consider the longevity, impact, and relevancy of cultural work and research as the implications of cultural trends, their makers, and media are nuanced and complex. Are trends disposable or lasting? How should scholarship respond to trends -- by defining them or following them? What can trends tell us in their sequencing, forecasting, and analysis?

Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
-alternate, sharing and DIY economies
-inclusive and locative mobilizations of populations, movements, and narratives
-trending as a form of political mediation
-artists as activists as artists
-viral visual culture & digital storytelling
-speculation in the art market
-the gentrification of social and artistic spaces
-grants and arts awards as trend indicators
-curating as trend-setting
-the affect and aesthetics of trends
-trends, history and the acceleration of culture, theory, criticism
-authorship, art practice and online multiplicity
-transmedia: podcasts, web series, etc.
-the platforms of trend-making: Instagram, twitter, Tumblr, etc.
-celebrities as artists/artists as celebrities

LINKS:
Webpage: http://cadnconferenceocadu.blogspot.ca
Submit proposals: cadnconference@ocadu.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cadnconference
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OCADUArtHistoriesGraduateConference/