Advertising student awards 

  • Congratulations to Justin Platnar, medal winner for OCAD University’s 102nd Graduate Exhibition (GradEx)! (May 2017)

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  • Congratulations to Chris Walker, medal winner for OCAD University's 101st Graduate Exhibition (GradEx)! (May 2016)ADVR Chris WalkerADVR Chris Walker display

  • The Queens Start-up Summit is a university-wide competition to create a ready for market start-up pitch within a weekend. This year OCAD University students were found in each winning team: Marvin Lau (Advertising) and Igor-Manuel Aldomar Jurczyk (Industrial Design) were on the first-place team for their project, Spaces, a contextual furniture store run on an e-commerce platform. The second-place team included Grace Walker (Graphic Design) and Mickie Halpern (Illustration), and the third-place team had Kamilah Carter (Graphic Design). (February 2016)

  • Congratulations to Eric Carriere, medal winner for OCAD University's 100th Graduate Exhibition (GradEx)! (May 2015) Eric Carriere
  • Four students from OCAD University's Advertising Program won an Award of Merit in New York's prestigious Young Ones ONE SHOW competition. Students Alec Carluen, Anna Chen Neha Patel and Anton Mwewa, now fourth-year Advertising students, submitted an advertising design brief to the competition last spring. The One Show remains the pinnacle of achievement by providing a showcase of the world's best work, and by inviting collaboration among individuals who are actively developing outstanding work. (September 2014)
  • Applied Arts Magazine winners are: Emma Blackshaw (PHOTO), Hong Chen (2nd year ILLU in 2013/14), Bonnie Cheung (ADVR), Sarah Eldershaw (ID), Hoda Gharai , Sang Hee Lee, Cornelia Li (4th-year ILLU, graduated this May). (July 2014)
  • Brendan McMullen, OCAD U Medal Winner: Pursue the New, McMullen's ad campaign concept for a soda company celebrates the stories of strange soda flavours and those who drink them.(July 2014)
  • ASC PSA Creative Competition: Truth in Advertising Matters -- Three Advertising students, Ali Ogston, Tristan Tarr and Nirvana Garreffa, made it into the Voting Process. (July 2014)
  • OCAD U Advertising alumni dominated The Young Lions event, winning 5 out of 12 medals:
    • Film - Gold: OCAD U alumnus Justin Luu (with Carol Hung) of Rivet Global
    • Film - Silver: Allie Keith (BDes, 2008) and Cindy Habana (BDes, 2010) of JWT Toronto
    • Print - Silver: Ihar Turtsou (BDes, 2012), with Michael Appleby of Grip Limited
    • Print - Bronze: Dylan Silvestro (BDes, 2012) and Edward Buchi (BDes, 2012) of Vitamin T
    • Cyber - Bronze: Alice Blastorah (BDes, 2011), with Shiran Teitelbaum of BBDO 
    • (May 2014)