Canvas Orientation

Canvas Orientation: Using Online Tools to Support Your Teaching 

This hands-on workshop covers the basics of getting started in Canvas. Topics include basic navigation, the Course Outline Builder tool, and the Assignments tool. This is a great session for new faculty or those who need a Canvas refresher. Please bring a laptop to fully participate in the workshop.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
100 McCaul St, Room 258
Thursday, August 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
113 McCaul St, Room 510
Click here to register for either of these workshops

Quick Online Canvas Orientation:

This online session covers the basics of how to navigate Canvas and use the Outline Builder tool.

Thursday, August 1, 2019
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

No registration required.
Join this online session by clicking on the following link at the time of the workshop:

Assignment Re/Design Studio

Open to all faculty, this drop-in studio working session is a chance to meet with faculty and staff colleagues to discuss and refine existing course assignments and projects, or brainstorm new ones in a collaborative and practical workshop environment.

Bring assignment descriptions or ideas to discuss with colleagues from program areas across the university. In addition to faculty members, staff from the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre, Writing & Learning Centre, Academic Computing and the Library will also be available to share their expertise on such topics as: 

  • Using a wholistic approach to integrate Indigenous knowledges and perspectives
  • Embedding principles of Universal Design for Learning
  • Using writing activities to generate ideas and strengthen concepts
  • Scaffolding assignments to support English Language Learners
  • Integrating technologies to enhance learning
  • Creating effective assignments and assessments for larger classes
  • Developing students’ information literacy and library research skills

Come alone or with a team. No appointment or registration necessary.

Assignment Re/Design Studio
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
100 McCaul St, Room 187, Lambert Lounge
No registration required.

New Faculty Orientation

This full day of programming is an orientation for all new faculty to the university.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Academic Year Kickoff

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
100 McCaul St, Room 190, Auditorium

This event for all faculty welcomes everyone to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year. Commencing with a land acknowledgement and an address from Sara Diamond, OCAD University President, the day includes information sessions for each Faculty, the annual Faculty Resources Fair and a communal lunch in the Great Hall. This year artist, author and educator Chantal Gibson, Dewey Teaching Fellow at Simon Fraser University, will share from her recently published collection of poems How She Read (Caitlin Press, 2019) and talk about the importance of decolonizing our speaking and thinking for our teaching practice.

Cultural Competency Training

The Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre (FCDC) invites faculty and staff to participate in Cycle 1 of Indigenous Cultural Competency Training (ICCT) offered by the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centre (OFIFC).

The intent of the ICCT is for organizations to obtain the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that support the development of meaningful and informed relationships with Indigenous people, families and communities.

Cultural Competency Training: Cycle 1 

The first cycle focuses on the early relationship in Canada with Indigenous people, intergenerational trauma and an introduction of the OFIFC’s relationship framework.

Cultural Competency Training: Cycle 1
Monday, August 26, 2019
9:15 am - 4:15 pm
113 McCaul St, Room 512

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Cultural Competency Training Follow Ups

The FCDC also offers a Cycle 1 Follow-up Workshop open to all faculty and staff who have completed the first cycle of the Indigenous Cultural Competency Training. The follow-up workshop offers participants guidance with HOW to implement their ICCT training in both personal and professional contexts with an introduction to Indigenous pedagogies and methodologies. The session is facilitated by Nadia McLaren & Travis Freeman.

Indigenous Cultural Competency Cycle 1 Follow-up Workshop
To be scheduled for October 2019
Please check back for exact date and to register.