OCAD University

OCAD receives $7.5 million from provincial

Strategic Capital Infrastructure Program

(Toronto—May 29, 2009) The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is receiving $7.5 million in provincial funding through the Strategic Capital Infrastructure Program, the university announced today.

“Today’s announcement is a vote of confidence in our university’s unique studio-based programs, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and recognizes our vital role in driving growth and innovation in Ontario’s creative economy,” said Peter Caldwell, Vice-President, Finance & Administration. “This new funding will help OCAD to provide our students with an improved learning environment and an enhanced educational experience.”

The new funding for OCAD is part of the new Strategic Capital Infrastructure Program, which is providing a total of $55 million to Ontario universities and colleges.

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 or images, please contact:

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

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