OCAD U opens new executive training facility on the waterfront

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 2:45pm

OCAD University celebrated the opening of its new waterfront campus, OCAD U CO  ̶ the university’s new executive studio that uses creative problem-solving to drive innovation and change. Located at Daniel City of the Arts, the new facility is also the home of Imagination Catalyst entrepreneurship and commercialization hub, which supports companies committed to design-driven products and services.

President Sara Diamond welcomed special guests, Adam Vaughan, MP Spadina-Fort York and Chris Glover, MPP Spadina-Fort York. The Government of Canada, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, contributed $2.5 million towards this project under the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF).

Under the leadership of Kevin Morris, Managing Director of OCAD U CO, the facility makes the deep creative design knowledge and capabilities of OCAD University available to industry leaders and their organizations.

Kevin Morris and President Sara Diamond. Photo by Martin Iskander.
Kevin Morris and President Sara Diamond. Photo by Martin Iskander.

Saul Colt and Kathryn Ellis, Operations Manager, Imagination Catalyst
Saul Colt and Kathryn Ellis, Operations Manager, Imagination Catalyst

As part of its National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, OCAD University is launching the Wapatah: Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge. OCAD University positions decolonization as the first of six key principles of its Academic Plan on a path toward transformative education. In light of its commitment to expanding Indigenous knowledge, OCAD University is thrilled to further facilitate the collaborative work of researchers and artists by providing a dynamic platform for creativity.
Courtesy, Red Embers
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Image of Pat Murray
The IDRC says goodbye to Pat Murray a valued member of the team.
OCAD U SFI students
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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.
Opening of OCAD U CO executive training facility. Photo by Martin Iskander.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 2:45pm

OCAD University celebrated the opening of its new waterfront campus, OCAD U CO  ̶ the university’s new executive studio that uses creative problem-solving to drive innovation and change. Located at Daniel City of the Arts, the new facility is also the home of Imagination Catalyst entrepreneurship and commercialization hub, which supports companies committed to design-driven products and services.

President Sara Diamond welcomed special guests, Adam Vaughan, MP Spadina-Fort York and Chris Glover, MPP Spadina-Fort York. The Government of Canada, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, contributed $2.5 million towards this project under the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF).

Under the leadership of Kevin Morris, Managing Director of OCAD U CO, the facility makes the deep creative design knowledge and capabilities of OCAD University available to industry leaders and their organizations.

Poster: 
Kevin Morris and President Sara Diamond. Photo by Martin Iskander.
Saul Colt and Kathryn Ellis, Operations Manager, Imagination Catalyst