Commemorative giving

Family and friends have established tributes at OCAD University in honour and in memory of loved ones, colleagues, and friends. Here are the current commemorative giving campaigns:

Wendy Coburn Scholarship for Art and Social Change
Established in memory of alumna and professor Wendy Coburn (AOCA, 1986). A Toronto-based artist whose studio practice included photography, sculpture, installation and video, Wendy Coburn was an associate professor at OCAD U, where she fostered research and peer support for studio production in the areas of sexuality, gender and LGBTQ issues. Make a donation

Elliot Joel Bursary
Established in loving memory of Elliot Joel (1970-2014), AOCA 1995, the Elliot Joel Endowment Fund will exist in perpetuity and a bursary will be granted annually to a qualified student in the 3rd or 4th year of the Drawing and Painting Program who is currently receiving mental health assistance from the university’s Health and Wellness Centre. Make a Donation

John Madott Fine Arts Scholarship Fund
To celebrate the life and work of artist John Madott (1917-2012) in aid of the John Madott Fine Arts Scholarship Fund at OCAD U. Make a Donation

Enid & Rod Robbie Prize
Established in 2014 with gifts from friends and family in memory of artist Enid Robbie, AOCA '73 and Rod Robbie, co-architect of the Sharp Centre for Design.  The award is offered to a 4th year student on the basis of studio work in the Drawing & Painting Program. Make a Donation

Mariah's Fund
In loving memory of former student Mariah Unger, to be directed to an endowed named scholarship that helps one Graphic Design student each year with the costs of studying abroad.  Make a Donation

Lisa Visser Graduate Scholarship
In celebration of Lisa Visser (1980-2013), colleagues and friends are asked to support the creation of a graduate scholarship in her name. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving incoming OCAD U graduate student on an annual basis. Make a Donation

Contact Us

If you would like to talk to a member of our team about how to set up a commemorative giving opportunity please contact Michelle Kim, Manager, Annual Giving, at 416-977-6000, Ext. 4750.