Nithikul Nimkulrat

Nithikul Nimkulrat is a practitioner-researcher who intertwines research with textile practice, focusing on experiential knowledge in craft processes in the context of design research. Prior to her current appointment as a Tenured Associate Professor at OCAD University, Nithikul has worked at Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia, 2013–2018), Loughborough University (UK, 2011–2013), and Aalto University (Finland, 2004–2010), where she earned a doctorate in 2009.

Simon Glass

Simon Glass is a visual artist living and working in Toronto. He trained as a photographer and visual artist at the Ontario College of Art and graduated in 1983. He completed an M.A. in Media and Communications at the European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland in 2005. His work combines photographic imagery, both archival and original, and found objects with biblical, liturgical and mystical Hebrew. It has been exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions throughout Canada and internationally. He also translates biblical Hebrew into English.

Stan Krzyzanowski

Stan Krzyzanowski continues to develop a Toronto-based art practice that includes sculpture, photography, web archives, video and electronics. Stan has been an instructor at OCAD since 1982 and teaches in the Faculty of Art.

Sylvia Whitton

Sylvia Whitton has been a practicing artist since graduating from OCA, Fine Arts, 1979. Her years as a professional scenic artist for the Canadian Opera Company contributed to her extensive knowledge of mixed media applications, and led to other professional activities including private and public mural commissions.

She was Chair of First-Year Studies for the Faculty of Art, 2008-2013 and she has been a member of the Ontario College of Art & Design faculty since 1986, teaching Colour, Drawing, Painting, Alternative Media, and Figuration

Suzanne Stein

Suzanne is a Foresight Analyst, Mentor, and Educator.

She comes to OCAD from SMARTlab in the UK where she was Deputy Director and Principal Research Fellow in Technology Futures. She also works with the CFC Media Lab where she holds a Faculty post.  She was formerly a member of Nokia’s Insight & Foresight group, which studied emerging trends and identified new business opportunities created by disruptive technological and market developments. 

Stuart Werle

In 1974 I formed Werle Design Associates, which specializes in Consumer Packaged–Goods, Structural Package Design, Branding - Retail & Corporate and Brand'strategy. I am the President–and

Creative Director.

Peter Coppin

Dr. Peter Coppin is an Associate Professor of Design at OCAD University. He is a core Program Faculty member in the Master of Design (MDes) in Inclusive Design program where he runs the first and second-year Inclusive Design Laboratory courses and serves as Principal Advisor for a number of graduate student Major Research Projects (these are the culminating focus of the program's final year).

Ryan Whyte

Dr. Whyte's research reveals legacies of eighteenth-century art and culture that are commonplace in and relevant to the early twenty-first century. He is currently writing a book on the role of printed matter in the Salon du Louvre exhibitions of the Ancien Régime. His other recent work addresses fashion, gastronomy, and cross-cultural exchange in eighteenth-century print culture.

Selmin Kara

Selmin Kara is an Associate Professor of Film and New Media Studies, and the co-organizer of the Culture Shifts documentary series at OCAD University. She received her BA and MA in Istanbul, Turkey, and PhD in Detroit, USA. Dr. Kara's primary research interests are digital aesthetics and ecological sensibilities in film as well as the use of sound and new technologies in contemporary documentary.