OCAD University Alumni of Influence Awards


Message from President Dr. Sara Diamond

Alumni hold a very special value for institutions. Their careers and their creativity are both symbols and material expressions of OCAD University. They create an aura that touches us. They are keepers of institutional memory.  They are role models for generations that follow. They are literally our teachers – many alumni have returned as faculty or staff, at some point in their careers. They reconnect – providing jobs to new graduates, and mentorship.  They are our best advisors, as we grow our infrastructure, bursaries and scholarships, and better support for our programs, we look to them for insights, leadership and financial support, if they are able.

The 2016 Alumni of Influence Awards ceremony and reception, taking place on Saturday, November 12, 2016, will celebrate 5 exceptional alumni--spanning seven decades of our history--who have made an impact across a wide range of fields and pursuits. From colour field painting, to advertising, to illustration, to photography, and publishing, each of the 2016 recipients inspires us and we are so very proud to be able to publicly laud their achievements. 

Please join me in celebrating our exceptional alumni on November 12!

Dr. Sara Diamond
President and Vice Chancellor, OCAD University

Meet our award winners

2015 Recipients
2016 Recipients