OCAD U's 2017 Teaching Exhibition
The fourth annual OCAD U Teaching Exhibition was held from 9:30am - 3:30pm on Friday, January 20th, 2017. This one-day exhibition explored key issues in art and design higher education. Sessions were facilitated by faculty, for faculty and participants had opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary discussions with colleagues from across the institution.
For the complete list of sessions and presenters, please click here
Indigenous Cultural Competency Training
In alignment with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action regarding education and training, OCAD University has partnered with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) to provide Indigenous cultural competency training for faculty and academic administrators.
“At the heart of OFIFC’s Indigenous Cultural Competency Training (ICCT) is the strengthening of professional relationships between urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations and clients—a relationship built on the concept of trust, friendship, and mutual respect.” (text from the OFIFC website)
The training frames understandings of Indigenous peoples by working through a series of four questions, "Who are Indigenous peoples?", "Where have they been?", "Where are they going?" and finally "What are my responsibilities?” These questions create a critical pathway to action that re-centres "culture," informs relationship building, and enhances organizational programs and policy, resulting in increased overall cultural competency.
Two new sessions are being offered in February 2017. Click on one of the following options to register:
- Tuesday, Feb 21 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (RHB 322, 230 Richmond St) Registration Closed
- Tuesday, Feb 28 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (RHB 322, 230 Richmond St) Registration Closed
Please note that there is limited availability for these sessions. In the event that you register and are no longer able to attend, please contact FCDC at email@example.com immediately so that your space can be offered to another participant.