A sampling of our partners and supporters

Adobe Canada • Alliance Atlantis • Apple Canada • Astral Media • Autodesk Canada Inc. • Baycrest • The Beal institute • BravoFACT! • Canadian Music Centre • Cisco Systems Inc. • CHUM TV • DECODE Entertainment • The Design Exchange (DX) • Design Industry Advisory Committee • Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology • ecentricarts Inc. • Epson • Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto • George Brown College • Gesturetek Inc.• The Government of Canada • The Government of Ontario •  GreencodeCentennial College • GTAnet • IBM Canada Ltd. • InterAccess Media Arts Centre • JWT • La Cite Collegiale • Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. • Manifest Communications • MARC Canada • Microsoft Research • Mobile Muse Motorola Inc. • Motorola WSR Lab • Nipissing University • ORANO/ORION • Partners in Research/Virtual Researchers on Call (VROC) • Polycom • Quick Play Media • RBC Royal Bank • Ryerson University • Scotiabank • Seneca College • SharcNet • Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning • SMARTlab Digital Media Institute Sun MicroSystems • TELUS • Textile Museum • The Globe and Mail • Triptych Media Inc. UOIT • University of Toronto, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine • Xerox Canada Ltd. • Yahoo! Inc. • Yield Advertising • York University • Zero Footprint


OCAD U collaborates on a project basis with Canadian research universities and institutes. This occurs through networked projects such as the CDRN, MDCN, the Inclusive Design Network, iMATTER and other smaller networks. Some of these relationships are long-term and cross many disciplinary areas. For example, OCAD U works closely with: the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI), the Rotman School of Management and the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto; with Fine Arts at Concordia University and the University of Calgary; with Interactive Arts at Simon Fraser University and with the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design; with MaRS, the University of Cape Breton, Ryerson University, York University, McMaster University and The Banff Centre.

OCAD U also works closely with community groups and cultural institutions, including organizations in the Aboriginal, South Asian and Chinese-Canadian communities.

OCAD U has partnerships with international institutions such as the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Bristol, UIAH and University of Oulu in Finland, Universidad National Autónoma de México; Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero in Argentina, and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in the U.K. A number of these relationships exist through Memoranda of Understanding, enabling longterm shared discovery and HQP exchange.

OCAD U has strong alliances with industry, especially in the fields of industrial design, new-media, cultural industries, emerging materials, mobile technology and research. These relationships include TELUS, Xerox, IBM, Nokia and a host of SMEs in the design and technology sectors. SMEs offer technology transfer as partners.

Other Info/Links

OCAD U's Mobile Experience Lab
Canadian Design Research Network