Congratulations 2017 Alumni of Influence Award Winners

 

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

This year’s Alumni of Influence Awards celebration was held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at OCAD University. Five exceptional artists received the award, which celebrates the tremendous accomplishments of OCAD University alumni locally and around the world.

Congratulations to the 2017 Alumni of Influence recipients:

  • Legacy – Don Watt (AOCA, Industrial Design, 1953 – 1956)
  • Distinguished Alumni – Anita Kunz (AOCA, Communication & Design, 1978)
  • Distinguished Educator – Hugh Mackenzie (AOCA, Drawing & Painting, 1950)
  • Trailblazer– Carly McAskill (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2011)
  • Worldbuilder – Natalyn Tremblay (BFA, Integrated Media, 2006)

The recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by a jury of alumni, faculty and staff. Award recipients demonstrate excellence in a diverse range of fields and activities, whether at home or abroad. This year’s recipients represent a wide variety of work, which ranges from illustrating the cover of the New Yorker to making social change through anti-oppression activism.

View the video profiles of this year's winners. 

This Alumni of Influence event was made possible through the support of Presenting Sponsor TD Insurance.  

DesignTO bus advertisement rendering.
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OCAD University mourns death of Jeremy Vincent Urbina, student in the Faculty of Art
Abid Virani and Aliwar Pillai, co-founders, Fable Tech Labs (photo courtesy: Forbes)
OCAD U alumni, Alwar Pillai and Abid Virani, co-founders of Fable Tech Labs, were named in Forbes Magazine’s latest Top 30 under 30 list.
Photo of human with winter green coat sitting and staring at camera
The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce Dallas Fellini as the recipient of the inaugural Rosalie Sharp Pavilion Career Launcher.
EKSIG 2019 was the international conference of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG). The event took place 23–24 September 2019 at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia. With the theme ‘knowing together – experiential knowledge and collaboration,’ the conference explored collaborative knowledge generation by professionals and academic researchers in the creative disciplines and beyond.
The OCAD University community is deeply saddened by the passing of John Vivash, former Chair of the OCAD U Foundation (2008 to 2015). John passed away on August 5, 2019.
Mural of food illustrations
OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) are thrilled to announce a new large-scale mural by artist Jinke Wang (Illustration 18’) in the dining hall of the newly opened Longo’s in Liberty Village.
Image of plant in front of sun in distance
Footprints of the Rouge depicts the important connections experienced during Margaret Cornell Kirk's time as Photographer-in-Residence at Rouge National Urban Park.
2017 Alumni of Influence award recipients
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

This year’s Alumni of Influence Awards celebration was held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at OCAD University. Five exceptional artists received the award, which celebrates the tremendous accomplishments of OCAD University alumni locally and around the world.

Congratulations to the 2017 Alumni of Influence recipients:

  • Legacy – Don Watt (AOCA, Industrial Design, 1953 – 1956)
  • Distinguished Alumni – Anita Kunz (AOCA, Communication & Design, 1978)
  • Distinguished Educator – Hugh Mackenzie (AOCA, Drawing & Painting, 1950)
  • Trailblazer– Carly McAskill (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2011)
  • Worldbuilder – Natalyn Tremblay (BFA, Integrated Media, 2006)

The recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by a jury of alumni, faculty and staff. Award recipients demonstrate excellence in a diverse range of fields and activities, whether at home or abroad. This year’s recipients represent a wide variety of work, which ranges from illustrating the cover of the New Yorker to making social change through anti-oppression activism.

View the video profiles of this year's winners. 

This Alumni of Influence event was made possible through the support of Presenting Sponsor TD Insurance.