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.
It is our great honour and privilege to annually recognize alumni who have risen amongst their peers and made exceptional contributions to their fields in art, design, or new media.
Dr. Sara Diamond
President and Vice Chancellor, OCAD University