OCAD U students win five Futurist awards

 

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:30am

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! The APF is a global community of futurists, dedicated to promoting professional excellence and demonstrating the value of strategic foresight and futures studies for their clients and/ or employers.

The APF developed the competition to recognize exceptional work by students in future studies. The 2019 Student Recognition Award winners include: 

  • Rachelle Bugeaud – 2nd Place Masters Individual Awards
  • Lindsay Clarke, Jessica Thornton, Ayana Webb – 1st Place Masters Group Awards
  • Kate Gaffigan, Lucy Gao, Maryam Mohamedali, Ali Shamaee – 2nd Place Masters Group Awards
  • Jenny Hwang, Nicole Norris, Tamara Daniel, Lisa Hart, Christine Martin - 3rd Place Masters Group Awards
  • Nadia Abuseif, Neil Botelho, Silva Nercessian, Jaime Rivera, Bo Louie Sui – 1st Place Masters Alternative Media Group Awards

OCAD U's Strategic Foresight and Innovation program (MDes) develops students’ expertise in foresight, research and innovation methodologies, enabling them to acquire sufficient contextual knowledge to develop intelligent, innovative, visionary and future-enhancing solutions in their culminating projects.

OCAD Grads Receive Awards at 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Congratulations to Eugenia Chan (Material Art & Design 2018) and Elise Conlin (Illustration 2019) who were presented with awards at the recent 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF). 
We are delighted to inform you that recent grads from OCADU’s ILLU and MAAD programs and were among the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Award Winners announced at the event this past Friday. (Full email announcement from the TOAF viewable below and in this browser link). Both Elise and Eugenia were recipients of the OCAD U TOAF Career Launcher opportunity (along with 8 additional ILLU and MAAD grads), coordinated by the CEAD.
The OCAD University community is deeply saddened by the recent passing of alumna (1998, Criticism & Curatorial Practice) and artist/curator Katharine Mulherin.
Photograph of Dr. Park and presenter conversing at the AGCSF event.
The inaugural event of the Asia-Global-Cultural-Studies-Forum (AGCSF) facilitated by Dr. Soyang Park (LASSIS) was successfully held on May 17, 1-6 pm in room 115 at 205 Richmond St. West. 11 speakers presented their research, creations, community activities/entrepreneurship on and dealing with diverse topics concerning the issues in Asia and the Asia-Global. The presenters and discussants consisted of OCAD U student-researchers from both undergrad and graduate programs (Art, Design, CADN, VCS, CRCP, CCP, and IAMD), OCAD U faculty members, graduate researchers from other institutions (UofT), and a professional (the founder of Tea Base).
by Anson Liaw
Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition is open to all illustrators, creative professionals, publishers, agencies, representatives, students and teachers from all over the world.  Any illustration works, first created or published from 2015 through 2018 were eligible for this competition.  
Family Kit: T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University is happy to offer a free interactive guide for families and young visitors to creatively engage with our current contemporary art exhibition, T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers.
On Wednesday, June 26, OCAD University welcomed the Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP, Pickering-Uxbridge and president of Ontario's Treasury Board. Minister Bethlenfalvy met with OCAD U President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sara Diamond and Jaime Watt, Chair of the OCAD U Board of Governors.
Dr. Sara Diamond, President and VIce-Chancellor, OCAD University
Today, Rideau Hall announced 83 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Among them is OCAD University President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Sara Diamond. From the accompanying citation, “President Diamond has contributed immensely to the country’s arts, cultural and digital industry landscape. An accomplished and prolific artist, researcher and administrator, her revolutionary work bridges the fields of art, design, science and technology, notably in her current role as President and Vice-Chancellor of OCAD University (OCAD U), and previously at The Banff Centre. Under her visionary direction, she has positioned OCAD U as an eminent leader, one that champions innovative teaching and research, and fosters opportunities for Indigenous education and collaborative partnerships.”
l-r: Jaime Rivera, Neil Botelho, Bo Louie, Nadia Abuseif and Silva Nercessian
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:30am

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! The APF is a global community of futurists, dedicated to promoting professional excellence and demonstrating the value of strategic foresight and futures studies for their clients and/ or employers.

The APF developed the competition to recognize exceptional work by students in future studies. The 2019 Student Recognition Award winners include: 

  • Rachelle Bugeaud – 2nd Place Masters Individual Awards
  • Lindsay Clarke, Jessica Thornton, Ayana Webb – 1st Place Masters Group Awards
  • Kate Gaffigan, Lucy Gao, Maryam Mohamedali, Ali Shamaee – 2nd Place Masters Group Awards
  • Jenny Hwang, Nicole Norris, Tamara Daniel, Lisa Hart, Christine Martin - 3rd Place Masters Group Awards
  • Nadia Abuseif, Neil Botelho, Silva Nercessian, Jaime Rivera, Bo Louie Sui – 1st Place Masters Alternative Media Group Awards

OCAD U's Strategic Foresight and Innovation program (MDes) develops students’ expertise in foresight, research and innovation methodologies, enabling them to acquire sufficient contextual knowledge to develop intelligent, innovative, visionary and future-enhancing solutions in their culminating projects.