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.  

OCAD University is hosting an event to celebrate the outcomes of UNESCO’s Futures Literacy Lab, June 27 to 29, 2019 at its waterfront campus (130 Queens Quay East). The event will feature the work of students, faculty and community members, looking to uncover our biases towards the future. 
Juliette Vermeersch
Program Chair, Paul Dallas is pleased to announce 7 illustrations from OCADU's Illustration Program
As OCAD U celebrates its newest graduates at today’s convocation ceremonies, the university is proud to announce new supports for graduates' career development.
The cover of the special "Entangled Gaze" edition of the ab-Original journal.
OCAD University is pleased to announce the new peer-reviewed journal ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples' Cultures is now available. This special issue entitled “The Entangled Gaze: Indigenous and European Views of Each Other”1 co-edited by Dr. McMaster and Dr. Julia Lum (University of Toronto), contains ten essays. The Entangled Gaze shares its title and theme with the 2017 conference that was co-hosted by OCAD University and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The conference convened an international group of scholars and museum professionals from the fields of art history, anthropology, cultural studies and curatorial practice to explore the topic of how Indigenous and European artists have represented each other in historical art and visual culture.
Raquel Da Silva Wall Work
A new living wall wallwork by DRPT student Raquel De Silva has been installed in OCAD University’s Rosalie Sharp Pavilion. This project was commissioned by the Faculty of Art and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD), and generously supported by Mercedes Benz Financial Services (MBFS) sponsorships.
Indu Antony
OCAD University’s Faculty of Art is pleased to welcome Bangalore-based artist Indu Antony as the inaugural artist-in-residence for its 2019 IArts Residency Program, taking place September 9 to October 19.
l-r: Jaime Rivera, Neil Botelho, Bo Louie, Nadia Abuseif and Silva Nercessian
OCAD University congratulates its graduate Strategic Foresight and Innovation students with winning five awards presented by The Association of Professional Futurists (APF) for their outstanding work! 
OCAD University will present honorary doctorate degrees to four prominent Canadians: artist, activist and educator, Jeannette Armstrong, PhD, famed cartoonist, illustrator and OCAD U alumnus  Barry Blitt, celebrated artist and graduate of OCAD U, Shelley Niro and accomplished Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema. 
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.