OCAD University celebrates the class of 2016

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 6:15pm

OCAD University is throwing its doors open for GradEx 101, a public exhibition and celebration of more than 900 graduating students, the next wave of creative thinkers, makers and collaborators.

One graduating student in each program is awarded the OCAD University medal acknowledging creativity, mastery of technique and high academic standards. This year, 21 medals will be awarded, the most ever, with 15 undergraduate and 6 graduate programs acknowledging excellence among their students.

“I am so proud to show Toronto the accomplishments of this group of talented creative thinkers who have grown and flourished with the support of the university’s faculty and academic staff, experts in their respective fields,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor. “Increasingly, from the public sector to large corporations, leaders are turning to artists and designers to explore the human interface of their products and services and to solve problems.”

Medal-winning thesis projects include a vast installation of concrete basketballs, questioning the meaning of Blackness in athletics; unsettling paintings that reinterpret popular folklore; and a portable “toolkit” of bowls and implements that allow for home cooking away from home.

The winners showcase their works along with those of their peers in the iconic Sharp Centre for Design at 100 McCaul St. and three additional campus galleries at 49, 52 and 60 McCaul St.

GradEx 101 runs Wednesday, May 4, to Sunday, May 8. The public is invited to opening night celebrations on Wednesday, May 4, from 6:30 to 11 p.m.*

Admission is free.

For details and a complete event schedule, visit www.ocadu.ca/gradex.

2016 medal winners

Faculty of Art:

Faculty of Design:

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences:

Graduate Studies:

  • Mary Callahan Baumstark – Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
  • Barbora Racevičiūtė – Criticism and Curatorial Practice
  • Monica Virtue – Digital Futures
  • Jacob Willow – Inclusive Design
  • Esmaa Mohamoud– Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design
  • Smriti Shakdher – Strategic Foresight and Innovation

OCAD University’s annual Graduate Exhibition is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Delaney Capital Management, First Capital Realty, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, CP24 (Media Supporter), NOW (Media Supporter) and Steam Whistle (Event Supporter).

 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 6:15pm

OCAD University is throwing its doors open for GradEx 101, a public exhibition and celebration of more than 900 graduating students, the next wave of creative thinkers, makers and collaborators.

One graduating student in each program is awarded the OCAD University medal acknowledging creativity, mastery of technique and high academic standards. This year, 21 medals will be awarded, the most ever, with 15 undergraduate and 6 graduate programs acknowledging excellence among their students.

“I am so proud to show Toronto the accomplishments of this group of talented creative thinkers who have grown and flourished with the support of the university’s faculty and academic staff, experts in their respective fields,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor. “Increasingly, from the public sector to large corporations, leaders are turning to artists and designers to explore the human interface of their products and services and to solve problems.”

Medal-winning thesis projects include a vast installation of concrete basketballs, questioning the meaning of Blackness in athletics; unsettling paintings that reinterpret popular folklore; and a portable “toolkit” of bowls and implements that allow for home cooking away from home.

The winners showcase their works along with those of their peers in the iconic Sharp Centre for Design at 100 McCaul St. and three additional campus galleries at 49, 52 and 60 McCaul St.

GradEx 101 runs Wednesday, May 4, to Sunday, May 8. The public is invited to opening night celebrations on Wednesday, May 4, from 6:30 to 11 p.m.*

Admission is free.

For details and a complete event schedule, visit www.ocadu.ca/gradex.

2016 medal winners

Faculty of Art:

Faculty of Design:

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences:

Graduate Studies:

  • Mary Callahan Baumstark – Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
  • Barbora Racevičiūtė – Criticism and Curatorial Practice
  • Monica Virtue – Digital Futures
  • Jacob Willow – Inclusive Design
  • Esmaa Mohamoud– Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design
  • Smriti Shakdher – Strategic Foresight and Innovation

OCAD University’s annual Graduate Exhibition is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Delaney Capital Management, First Capital Realty, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, CP24 (Media Supporter), NOW (Media Supporter) and Steam Whistle (Event Supporter).

 

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