OCAD U Environmental Design Student Anna Pogossyan heads to Berlin!

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7:30am

The main goal of this competition was to come up with an idea that would benefit students and campuses around the world. All ideas were presented in short, 60 second long videos, outlining the main problem and a proposed solution in a form of a pitch.

Winning teams from each country are now presented with funding, mentorship, space, tools and materials to further develop their projects and create first prototypes. In our case, we are envisioning it to be an arduino-based motion sensor and an app, reading the information real-time. We understand that technical ins and outs might and will change, so a lot of issues will be resolved during the prototyping stage within the next 30 days.

All winners of Red Bull Basement University Challenge: https://www.redbull.com/ca-en/projects/red-bull-basement-university

Youtube video about Vacant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BqzKQo3LA
 

More about our project: https://annpogossyan.com/vacant/

Little PDF book that we made: 

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/0f9cde674d687a51ca5cd11c65fc1fba20181029204718/f9bf8e389d56f8e04b958d192b47724920181029204718/1b6a69

File What is Vacant Vacant
A. Pogossyan poster

Think Tank and Metrolinx
On April 29, Think Tank: Awareness students, Noor Al-Assali, Beth Jessup, Nour Abdulhussain, Farah Ahmad and Jinan Rachini presented their project, “Presto X-Change Initiative,” at Metrolinx head office.
by Christian Piasentin
REVISED -- 30 OCADU student illustrations have been selected for publication in 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 16 and/or its website! 
David Griffin participating in a visual-literacy research project (as OCAD U researcher), alongside the Alright-Knox Gallery and Univ. Buffalo, and Vanderbilt University in TN. The project is a scientific study testing whether visual art training can enhance visual perception and visual cognition skills.
It is with tremendous sadness that we let you know that Christine Crosbie passed away on the weekend, following a short battle with cancer. Christine has been a valued colleague, friend and key member of the OCAD University community since she joined the Marketing & Communications team in 2013. This is a devastating loss. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and all who were fortunate enough to know her.
Message from the President Regarding Harassment Complaint
Higher Education Category winning group; Alastair MacLeod (fifth from left), photo courtesy: ORION
ORION, a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting Ontario’s researchers, educators and innovators, has awarded Alastair MacLeod, Chief Information Officer, OCAD University, with a 2019 ORION Leadership Award. The award was presented to MacLeod today at a ceremony during the Advance Ontario Conference, a three-day conference looking at the future of innovation and technology in research, education and industry.
GradEx MEda Winners
Graduating students from each of the 7 Graduate programs were recognized for their high academic standards, creativity and mastery of technique with an OCAD University Medal
Stephen Foster
OCAD University is very excited to announce that it has appointed Stephen Foster as Dean of the Faculty of Art, effective January 1, 2020. Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic & Provost, Foster will be responsible for the educational and research leadership, development and supervision of the Faculty of Art and its integration into the University’s Academic and Strategic Plans. 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7:30am

The main goal of this competition was to come up with an idea that would benefit students and campuses around the world. All ideas were presented in short, 60 second long videos, outlining the main problem and a proposed solution in a form of a pitch.

Winning teams from each country are now presented with funding, mentorship, space, tools and materials to further develop their projects and create first prototypes. In our case, we are envisioning it to be an arduino-based motion sensor and an app, reading the information real-time. We understand that technical ins and outs might and will change, so a lot of issues will be resolved during the prototyping stage within the next 30 days.

All winners of Red Bull Basement University Challenge: https://www.redbull.com/ca-en/projects/red-bull-basement-university

Youtube video about Vacant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BqzKQo3LA
 

More about our project: https://annpogossyan.com/vacant/

Little PDF book that we made: 

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/0f9cde674d687a51ca5cd11c65fc1fba20181029204718/f9bf8e389d56f8e04b958d192b47724920181029204718/1b6a69

Poster: 
Vacant