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OCAD President Sara Diamond elected to

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

(Toronto—May 4, 2009) Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) President Sara Diamond has been elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), one of Canada’s most enduring cultural institutions.

Diamond was named among 25 of Canada’s leading artist academicians. Also elected are OCAD alumni Garry Neil Kennedy (AOCA, Drawing & Painting, 1960); Lorraine Simms (AOCA, Drawing & Painting, 1978); Mary Scott (AOCA, Drawing & Painting, 1978); and Ted Fullerton (AOCA, Drawing & Painting, 1976).

Established in 1880, The Academy is comprised of 700 members working across Canada in many visual arts disciplines—from painting to sculpture, to fine craft, design, architecture, photography and film making.

This year’s inductees will be celebrated as part of the President’s Dinner at the RCA’s 129th Annual General Assembly in Calgary, held June 25 to 28.

About the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
The Ontario College of Art & Design (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” OCAD is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. The university is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information please contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

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