grOCAD Propagation Workshop

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a fun hands-on plant propagation workshop, Tuesday Oct 22 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.

Learn basic propagation techniques such as cuttings, root division and layering. Plant propagation is a great skill to have; it saves you money and it's a great way to share plants with friends and family.

All the materials will be provided. Participants which will take home a plant which they propagated during the workshop. Open to all OCAD U students, faculty and staff.

grOCAD is a group of students, faculty and staff who are working together to integrate plant life into our everyday experience by cultivating areas in and around OCAD U’s campus. grOCAD’s aim is to increase healthy food accessibility, encourage discourse about how plants improve quality of life and heighten awareness to urban agricultural practices.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
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Introduction to InDesign

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:00pm

Join us in the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone for a basic introduction to Adobe InDesign!

 

For those who learn best in person, this simple and casual introduction will give you enough skills to start working with InDesign (and suggest resources to develop more specialized skills down the line). This presentation is intended for current OCAD U students who are new to the software and will provide an overview to creating files and laying out a zine or book project. Bring your laptop to follow along, a notebook to take notes, and any questions you have. We're not experts, but we're happy to introduce you to this useful and powerful publishing tool!

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 113 McCaul Street.
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.2529
Cost: 
Free
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Introduction to Self Publishing

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us in the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone for a basic introduction to self publishing!

 

Whether you’ve never made a zine or if you’re a seasoned self-publisher looking for more options, this workshop will help outline the possibilities of self-publishing, big and small. This introduction to self-publishing will share skills and suggestions in planning your publication, choosing a production method and setting a reasonable price for your work. Open to all current OCAD U students.
 

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 113 McCaul Street.
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.2529
Cost: 
Free
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O-DAYS! Workshop: Compass--Navigating your First Year

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:30am to Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:00pm

Facilitated by the Writing & Learning Centre

Due to the limited number of spaces, you must be able to attend both days of COMPASS in order to register. Lunch is provided for both days.

COMPASS is an in-depth and interactive two-day event for new first-year students. Through short workshops, hands-on activities, games and social opportunities, we aim to help you transition to your first year at OCAD U. Sessions may cover topics such as:

  • first year: what to expect
  • strategies for success
  • accessing available resources and support
  • managing your time and energy
  • communicating with your instructors
  • critique: the students’ perspective
  • note-taking, reading, and writing strategies
  • life on campus: Q&A with upper year students

COMPASS is open to any first-year student (to a maximum of 70 students) but may be especially helpful for students who have had a break in their schooling, who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary, or who don’t have a background in art and design education (such as through their high school).

Due to the limited number of spaces, you must be able to attend both days of COMPASS in order to register. Lunch is provided for both days.

FREE > Click here to RSVP and attend this activity!

Be sure to check the orientation schedule page and register to attend (where required) a variety of optional workshop and social/connection opportunities!

Venue & Address: 
Room 512, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street (MCC) Above Grange Food Court
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Cost: 
FREE
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O-DAYS! Workshop: Managing your Time and Energy

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Facilitated by the Writing & Learning Centre

A re-organization of your time, energy and resources is an important part of the transition to OCAD U. In this free workshop, we will discuss strategies and tips on how to organize your time, set realistic goals and gain insight into your personal work style. We will engage in hands-on activities that will assist you in setting priorities, developing a schedule and managing your stress for the years ahead. Participants should bring their course schedules and any day-timers or calendars they currently use.

FREE > Click here to RSVP and attend this activity!

Be sure to check the orientation schedule page and register to attend (where required) a variety of optional workshop and social/connection opportunities!

Venue & Address: 
Room 230, Level 2, 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
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O-DAYS! Workshop: Academic Essentials for First-year

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Facilitated by the Writing & Learning Centre

This free workshop that offers hands-on exercises that will give you the opportunity to build essential tools for success in your first year courses at OCAD U. We will look at critical reading, taking lecture notes and introduction to critique.

FREE > Click here to RSVP and attend this activity!

Be sure to check the orientation schedule page and register to attend (where required) a variety of optional workshop and social/connection opportunities!

Venue & Address: 
Room 230, Level 2, 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
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Your Creative Career: A Workshop Series

Your Creative Career Workshop series
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Jumpstart your creative career! Attend this comprehensive four-part series covering all aspects of finding meaningful employment – from the initial search through to the interview process.
Each session provides valuable guidance and strategies to help you land your dream job. 

RSVP on Eventbrite by clicking "Select a Date" to register for each of the sessions you plan to attend.
Career Development at OCAD U recommends attend all four workshops in the series, as each session builds on knowledge gained in the last:

Part 1: Job Search Strategies
Thursday, July 4 from 12pm – 2:00pm

Part 2: Building A Strong Resume & Professional Presence
Friday, July 5 from 12pm – 2:00pm

Part 3: Creating a Compelling Creative Portfolio
Thursday, July 11 from 12pm – 2:00pm

Part 4: Preparing for the Interview
Friday, July 12 from 12pm – 2:00pm

All sessions take place on the 3rd floor of the Rosalie Sharp Centre at 115 McCaul St.
Light refreshments provided.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers 115 McCaul Street, Level 3 OCAD University
Website: 
http://bit.ly/YourCreativeCareerWorkshop
Email: 
careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca

Cigar Box Guitar Building Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

This workshop will be led by Ken Vickerson, a cigar box enthusiast and a professor in the Material Art and Design Program at OCADU. Ken will share his passion for this humble instrument, discuss its history and impart tips and tricks for making and playing your own CBGs.

Tools will be provided. It is suggested attendees bring their own cigar box but laser cut plywood boxes will also be available. Experience with hand and power tools is not required but it is an asset. Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

Registration is limited to 12 participants.  Material fees (approx. $45) will be payable in cash to Ken at the end of the workshop. 

Click on link to Register:

https://www.craftontario.com/membership-programs/co-space.html#KenVickerson

 

Website: 
https://www.craftontario.com/membership-programs/co-space.html#KenVickerson
Cost: 
$100 registration Fee and $45 supplies
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So, What do you Think? Strategies for Speaking & Sharing

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Monday, June 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

It takes practice to learn how to transform thoughts into questions and discussion points. Avoid the awkward silence by finding ways to engage more and to share your unique stories and points of view. 

  • Improve your English communication skills
  • All year levels, programs, and students welcome
  • Support for ELL students (English Language Learners)

This is an informal workshop. We encourage you to stay for the whole thing, but you may arrive late or leave before the end if you need to. Snacks will be provided. 

Note: this workshop is open to current OCAD U undergraduate students - either those currently taking summer courses, or those returning for 2nd year or above. Looking for workshops for incoming first year students? Keep an eye on your inbox for an invite to COMPASS: Navigating Your First Year at OCAD U. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre 113 McCaul Street, room 512 (level 5)
Website: 
bit.ly/WLC-events
Email: 
tmaas@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 ext.229
Cost: 
free
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You've Got 3 Minutes: Presenting with Purpose

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:30pm

Classic, utilitarian, structured, edgy, eclectic - how would you describe your style?

This workshop will help you to describe your influences and aesthetics using descriptive visual language and to communicate your creative choices with clear and purposeful intent. 

  • Improve your English communication skills
  • All year levels, programs, and students welcome
  • Support for ELL Students (English Language Learners)

This is an informal workshop. We encourage you to stay for the whole thing, but you may arrive late or leave before the end if you need to. Snacks wil be provided. 

Note: this workshop is open to current OCAD U undergraduate students - either those currently taking summer courses, or those returning for 2nd year or above. Looking for workshops for incoming first year students? Keep an eye on your inbox for an invite to COMPASS: Navigating Your First Year at OCAD U. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre 113 McCaul Street, room 512 (level 5)
Website: 
bit.ly/WLC-events
Email: 
tmaas@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.229
Cost: 
Free
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