Registration Assistance Day

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

A short workshop to assist first-year new admits with understanding their course selection and registration.
To sign up go to

Venue & Address: 
Main Building 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

Estisol Workshop with Mark Bovey

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 1:00pm

On Tuesday, April 22, the Printmaking program at OCAD is conducting a workshop on the introduction of a new vegetable-based cleaning agent, Estisol, to replace the use of the traditional solvents currently in use. The introduction of Estisol at OCAD is a significant step in the "greening" of the Printmaking program.

Mark Bovey, Assistant Professor of Art, NSCAD University will be leading the workshop for all Printmaking Faculty and support staff. This initiative is supported in part by the office of the Vice-President Academic.

Venue & Address: 
Printmaking, Level 3, Nora E. Vaughan Wing 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Mindcamp Idea Tasting

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 5:00pm

Please join us for Mindcamp's next "Idea Tasting"... part of a series of workshops and seminars exploring personal, professional, and organizational creativity — presented by the best creativity leaders in North America.

Don't Debate... Facilitate! with John Sedgwick

Skillful Engagement with Tim Hurson and Franca Leeson

What Makes Some Customers Tick (And Others Talk)? with Aaron Dus

Mindmapping with Jim Ridge

Play "It": Drumming Workshop with Terri Segal

Improv Skills: Boardroom and Beyond with Alex Karzis

Suggested donation of $20, which goes to Facilitators Without Borders, a non-for-profit organization.

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall (Room 230) and Rooms 650, 652, 654, 656 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Open Forum: Change is the Challenge, Climate is the Problem

Open Forum
Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Accept the climate challenge. See how focused you and your friends are. This workshop is based on an 'open space' structure where you set the agenda and ask the questions. You also supply the answers.

David Buckland, director of the Cape Farewell project and one of the authors of the now famous 'Tipping Point' conferences in Oxford, will run this workshop and tackle this all-important subject. Contribute your voice. Consider solutions. It's guaranteed to be fun.
All are welcome.

Venue & Address: 
Open Studio, 6th Floor, Sharp Centre for Design 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

OCAD Graduate Exhibition Visual Brainstorming Workshop

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 11:30pm to Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 2:30am

Regardless of year, department, or major, we are calling on all OCAD students to be involved with this year's grad show. Come out on Friday, February 1 for a chance to have fun, meet other students, eat free food, and flex your creative muscles. The focus for this workshop is to develop the visuals to go along with the theme that has been chosen based on the submissions we received. We want this to be exciting and engaging for all involved, but it is also a chance to really improve upon the grad show and make it our own. For those of you who are not graduating this year, it's a great chance for you to get a glimpse at what's involved in putting on the grad show thereby making your own grad show that much better. Did I mention there's free food!?

Check your student email for more detailed information and to find out the chosen theme or just show up and share your creativity!

If you are interested in joining the grad committee or have any questions or concerns please email Grad Committee meetings are held every Monday from 3-5 and Thursday from 9-11:30. Please feel free to come out!

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

OCAD Dance Classes

Monday, January 28, 2008 - 11:30pm to Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 1:00am

Thanks to everyone who signed up already for the winter dance classes.
If you didn't have a chance to, we'll still be allowing people to register on the first day of class. Just show up 5 minutes beforehand.

Each dance course/workshop is $30 for students and $60 for faculty and staff.
There are 6 weekly classes per course and 3 per workshop (no classes during reading week).

Dance classes will be offered depending on the number of registrants.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring in some water.

Salsa Level 1

Monday 6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Room 1325, Level 3, 113 McCaul Street

Contemporary Dance Level 1

Tuesday 6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Room 515, Level 5, 100 McCaul Street

Belly Dancing Level 1

Wednesday 6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Friday 4:00 ' 5:30 pm

Room 284, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street

Hip-Hop Performance Workshop

Thursday 6:30 ' 8:30 pm
Room 284, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street

Three weeks: January 31, February 7 and February 14

Belly Dancing Performance Workshop

Thursday 6:30 ' 8:30 pm

Rm 284, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street

Three weeks: February 28, March 6 and March 13.

Venue & Address: 
Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

OCAD Dance Winter Classes

Monday, January 21, 2008 - 5:00pm to Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 10:00pm

OCAD Dance is a non-profit, student-run group that aims to promote dancing to the OCAD community. Our goal is to provide dance classes, events and workshops to enrich student life at a low cost to pay for the instructors. We want to provide an outlet where students can participant and socialize in healthy activities such as dance lessons, dance socials and workshops to relieve them from stress and academic pressure.

Registration Daily January 21 to January 24

12 noon to 5 pm


6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Salsa (1.5 hrs|6 weeks*)


6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Contemporary (1.5 hrs|6 weeks*)


6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Belly Dancing (1.5 hrs|6 weeks*)


6:30 ' 8:30 pm

Hip-Hop Performance Workshop (2 hrs|3 weeks

January 31, February 7 and February 14)


6:30 ' 8:30 pm

Belly Dancing Performance Workshop (2 hrs|3 weeks)

February 28, March 6 and March 13)


4:00 ' 5:30 pm

Belly Dancing (1.5 hrs|6 weeks*)

*No dance classes will be held during reading week.

Cost: $30 per student or $60 for staff/faculty.

Sign up early! We reserve the right to cancel a class if it does not have enough students registered into it.

Venue & Address: 
Lobby 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

Making Events Inclusive Workshop

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 9:00pm to 10:30pm

Understand the issues, learn the strategies, connect with resources.

Venue & Address: 
University of Toronto, Hart House, North Dining Room 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario
Free (Please Register)

Mindcamp Idea Tasting - DATE REVISED

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 10:30pm to Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 12:30am

A book launch with a difference! You're invited to an "Idea Tasting": an afternoon of learning and celebration. "Think Better" author Tim Hurson will give a keynote about Productive Thinking, why it's important, how it works, and how to use it at work, at home, and at play.
Funds benefit Facilitators Without Borders
After Tim's keynote, we will move into four concurrent workshops, each featuring an opportunity to explore an aspect of Productive Thinking (Mindmapping, Rapid Product Invention, Galeforce Thinking, and more).

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall (Rm 230, Level 2) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Admission: suggested donation $10 at the door with OCAD ID

OPEN CALL: Mobile Design Workshop

Friday, October 26, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 4:00am

If you are in Integrated Media, Sculpture/Installation, or are otherwise experienced with electronics, computer programming, interaction design or virtual communities then please join us for a weekend of rapid prototyping centered around mobile technology.

Our PORTAGE team members will demonstrate what we have accomplished using mobile technology and will then guide participants in the following experimental projects:

EMF Detection Project: Electro magnetic frequency detectors and mobile devices
Public camera Project: Streaming surveillance video to servers and onto phones via our Wifi network
Wall of Sound Project: Building instruments from found materials and creating user interaction scenarios
Video Portal Project: Video manipulation and motion tracking using mobile devices.

Food and refreshments will be provided for the duration of the workshop.

To RSVP or find out more information, please contact one of the following representatives:
Jennie Ziemianin:
Paula Gardner:
Geoffrey Shea:

Venue & Address: 
OCAD's Mobile Lab 52 McCaul St. (Third Floor), Toronto, Ontario