OCAD U celebrates 2017 graduates!

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nearly 800 OCAD U students were joined by family, friends and faculty members to celebrate their graduation at two convocation ceremonies on Friday, June 9.

Graduates from the Faculty of Design, honoured at the morning ceremony, were also fortunate to see the installation of OCAD U’s new chancellor, Salah Bachir. President of Cineplex Media, Bachir was also awarded an honorary doctorate alongside three other exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions to Canadian culture, art and design: architect Harriet Burdett-Moulton, artist Kent Monkman and Ada Slaight, one of Canada’s leading philanthropists.

The honorary degree recipients were recognized for their contribution to Indigenous knowledge and culture in their creative fields, for their passionate belief in the importance of visual arts and for their spirit of philanthropy in the cultural sector and beyond.

The ceremony for the Faculty of Art, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Graduate Studies took place in the afternoon.

In her remarks to graduating students, Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, encouraged artists and designers “to act as transformative social, economic, environmental and cultural agents.”

The university’s 22 medal winners were presented with their program medals. Graduate Kyrie Joy Vala-Webb received the Governor General’s gold medal for academic excellence and Mary Katherine McIntyre received the silver.

Faculty members Lewis Nicholson and Johanna Householder received the teaching excellence awards for tenured faculty, while Maria-Belen Ordonez and Jennie Suddick received the non-tenured faculty awards.

In tandem with the university’s commitment to acknowledging Indigenous people and culture in Canada, graduates and guests were treated to performances by renowned artists Sadie Buck and Cheryl L’Hirondelle. Chief R. Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation addressed the graduates at both convocation ceremonies.

Photography by Christina Gapic

 

Salah Bachir speaking at podium
Chancellor Salah Bachir

Graduands seated at Roy Thomson Hall
Class of 2017

Cheryl L'Hirondelle singing
Alumna Cheryl L'Hirondelle performs

Young woman pumps fists as she crosses stage
Success!

The Faculty of Design Office will be closed from 2:00 pm on Monday, July 3rd and will open in our new location on 230 Richmond Street, oth floor Wednesday, July 5th at 11:00 am. Unless it is URGENT, please consider us out of comission for the full week.
Dr. Sara Diamond with panel members
This week, President Sara Diamond moderated a panel discussion on gamification at BIO 2017 in San Diego, California --  the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry.
The Walrus Talks: The next 150
Tune in to catch Dr. Gabrielle Moser, adjunct professor in art history in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, on The Walrus Talks June 21st at 11pm on CBC Radio One
Onsite Gallery
Onsite Gallery is hiring Student Monitors for the Fall term. Deadline for applications is July 16, 2017.
If you didn’t get to see Dr. Gabrielle Moser’s presentation at last month’s sold-out Walrus Talks, you can listen to her on CBC online!
Richard Revie and Victor Lam
Primo takes top prize at Cassels Brock pitch competition OCAD University’s newest entrepreneurs from the Imagination Catalyst squared off at the Cassels Brock Pitch Competition on June 15, competing for $5000 in start-up funding.  Richard Revie and Victor Lam, founders of Primo, took the top prize, out-pitching their colleagues from OCAD U’s business incubator.  
Graduate students at convocation 2017
94 graduate students were called to the stage and presented with their official degrees
Chaewon Kim with her installation ALL TOGETHER HERE
http://chaewonkimart.comhttp://chaewonkimart.comOCAD University Drawing and Painting grad, Chaewon Kim, winner of Scotiabank’s Dream Office REIT’s competition, celebrated the unveiling of her installation, ALL TOGETHER HERE, displayed in the main lobby of Scotia Plaza.
Four people posing for photo
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nearly 800 OCAD U students were joined by family, friends and faculty members to celebrate their graduation at two convocation ceremonies on Friday, June 9.

Graduates from the Faculty of Design, honoured at the morning ceremony, were also fortunate to see the installation of OCAD U’s new chancellor, Salah Bachir. President of Cineplex Media, Bachir was also awarded an honorary doctorate alongside three other exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions to Canadian culture, art and design: architect Harriet Burdett-Moulton, artist Kent Monkman and Ada Slaight, one of Canada’s leading philanthropists.

The honorary degree recipients were recognized for their contribution to Indigenous knowledge and culture in their creative fields, for their passionate belief in the importance of visual arts and for their spirit of philanthropy in the cultural sector and beyond.

The ceremony for the Faculty of Art, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Graduate Studies took place in the afternoon.

In her remarks to graduating students, Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, encouraged artists and designers “to act as transformative social, economic, environmental and cultural agents.”

The university’s 22 medal winners were presented with their program medals. Graduate Kyrie Joy Vala-Webb received the Governor General’s gold medal for academic excellence and Mary Katherine McIntyre received the silver.

Faculty members Lewis Nicholson and Johanna Householder received the teaching excellence awards for tenured faculty, while Maria-Belen Ordonez and Jennie Suddick received the non-tenured faculty awards.

In tandem with the university’s commitment to acknowledging Indigenous people and culture in Canada, graduates and guests were treated to performances by renowned artists Sadie Buck and Cheryl L’Hirondelle. Chief R. Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation addressed the graduates at both convocation ceremonies.

Photography by Christina Gapic

 

Poster: 
Salah Bachir speaking at podium
Graduands seated at Roy Thomson Hall
Cheryl L'Hirondelle singing
Young woman pumps fists as she crosses stage