OCAD University, Canada’s largest and oldest post-secondary institution for professional artists and designers, received the authority to grant degrees in 2002. The institution, as well as the visual and design culture in Canada, can only benefit from the growth and development of degree programs and research/creation programs in art and design disciplines. Benefits include the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, the enrichment of undergraduate and graduate training programs, and the examination of social and cultural phenomena in relation to art and design disciplines. These benefits are counterbalanced by academic obligations that require artist-researchers in the visual and design disciplines to demonstrate the highest level of integrity and ethics in pursuit of scholarship and research.
Research Ethics Policy
OCAD U's research ethics policy is based on the "Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans" developed by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Natural Science and Engineering Council (NSERC).
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Research Administration Policy
This policy was developed in consultation with the Research Advisory Committee and is intended to provide guidance to faculty members in the administration of research funds and activities at the College.
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Ambient Experience Lab
Art Research Lab
Black Box Facility (Accessible Performance Lab)
CIV-DDD (Centre for Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design)
Digital Drawing and Painting Lab
Digital Technology Lab
e-MOTION Lab (Data Visualization Lab)
IDRC (Inclusive Design Research Centre)
IDI (Inclusive Design Institute)
Mobile Experience Lab
Physical Hybrid Computing Lab
SMAC Lab (Social Media + Collaboration Lab)
Social Body Lab
Smart Materials + Lighting Lab
sLAB (Strategic Innovation Lab)
Super Ordinary Lab
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