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.  

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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.