Academic Integrity Workshop

Learning how to use and cite visual and textual sources can be challenging. This workshop provides clarity around how sources can be used, why they should be documented, and how to document them appropriately. It will introduce you to some practical strategies for tracking your visual and textual research, reading, note-taking and paraphrasing that can help you effectively integrate your research into your writing and making processes.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 510a, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street (MCC)

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 512, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street (MCC)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 512, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street (MCC)

Register for the workshop here.

Writing your VISC-1001/1002 Research Essay

The Writing & Learning Centre (WLC) and the Library host two-hour workshops that support students in researching and writing their research papers for VISC-1001/1002. You will learn about and share strategies and techniques for interpreting the assignment guidelines, selecting a suitable art or design object, and getting started with the research and writing process. You will have time and opportunity to try out these strategies with guidance from the WLC and Library staff. Bring your questions, concerns and ideas.

This workshop is open to all students in any section of VISC-1001/1002 this semester.

Thursday, March 6th, 2017

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Room 512, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street (MCC)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Room 512, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street (MCC)

To reserve a space on one of these dates, please register through TutorTrac. Click here for instructions on how to register. Any questions you may have, 



Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)

LNAP is back this semester! This all-night event provides space, support, and snacks so students can focus on completing assignments at a critical time in the semester.

Thursday, March 9th starting at 8:00 pm to Friday, March 10th at 8:00 am

Join us for:

  • All-night tutoring.
  • Writing-intensive space for VISC-1001/1002 research essay.
  • Health & Wellness break zone from 7 pm to 10 pm in room 187- chair massages, crafts, and a therapy dog!
  • Student Feedback on Courses candy bar.
  • Pizza dinner at 11 pm.
  • Early morning stretch breaks.
  • Coffee, tea, and snacks all night.
  • Breakfast at 7 am.

**Please bring your OCAD U Student ID card.


Unbounded: First Generation Student Exhibit and Publication
Opening Night: Friday, March 17th, 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm in the Lobby, 100 McCaul
Reception in the Lambert Lounge (Rm 187)

Please join us to celebrate this year's first generation student publication and exhibition. Work from the publication will be on display and you can learn how each artist and designer interpreted this year's theme, Unbounded. Everybody is welcome!

Exhibition will run from March 17th to March 21st

Artists include:

Anna Bam | Debora Purcelli | Gino Marocco | Ian Keeler | Jason Zante | Jina Kim | Karina Roman | Kimberly Danielson | Kristin Palombo | Laura Reyez | Lynea Ames | Marcelo Fernandez | Mikhail Shchupak-Katsman | Nevita Sankar | Phil Nguyen (Phi) | Randi Pert | Roxanne Peckham | Rui Kang | Saadia Kardar | Samantha Nicole Goh | Sandra Samy Ibrahim | Sarah May Taylor | Skyla Bishop | Tooba Syed | Tyson Benjamin | Victoria Dayes

The Mighty Pen

Co-sponsored with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability, this writing circle is open to students who identify as Indigenous and/or as a person of colour.  The Mighty Pen is facilitated by Carrianne Leung, Manager of the Writing & Learning Centre,

Every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
INVC Office, room 410 MCC -113 McCaul Street

ELL Conversation Cafe

The ELL Conversation Cafe offers students a chance to practice their English in a casual setting. It is aimed primarily at recently-arrived students (those with 0-3 years of education in Canada), who have expressed a need for programming to develop landuage skills and build a social network. Each session will be dedicated to semi-structured conversation on a topic determined by the participants. Enjoy some snacks, meet new people, and exchange ideas, all while building language skills. The Cafe runs on the following dates: January 18, February 1, February 15, March 1, March 15, March 29.

For more information, contact Emilie Brancato,
January 18, February 1, February 15, March 1, March 15, March 29
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Room 510a, MCC - 113 McCaul Street