Alumni of Influence Awards – Save the Date - Thursday, February 27, 2020

Alumni of Influence Awards


Message from President Dr. Sara Diamond

Alumni hold a very special value for institutions. Their careers and their creativity are both symbols and material expressions of OCAD University.

They create an aura that touches us. They are keepers of institutional memory. They are role models for generations that follow. They are literally our teachers – many alumni have returned as faculty or staff, at some point in their careers. They reconnect – providing jobs to new graduates, and mentorship.  They are our best advisors, as we grow our infrastructure, bursaries and scholarships, and better support for our programs, we look to them for insights, leadership and financial support, if they are able.

It is our great honour and privilege to annually recognize alumni who have risen amongst their peers and made exceptional contributions to their fields in art, design, or new media.

Meet our recipients
2015/2016 Recipients
2016/2017 Recipients
2017/2018 Recipients
2018/2019 Recipients

I hope to see you at the 2019/2020 Alumni of Influence Award Ceremony & Reception on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in the Auditorium at 100 McCaul!

Dr. Sara Diamond
President and Vice Chancellor, OCAD University


The 2019/2020 Alumni of Influence Awards Ceremony & Reception will be held the evening of Thursday, February 27, 2020 in OCAD University’s Great Hall at 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.

Nominations for 2019/2020 Awards are now open

Awards will be given to Distinguished and Trailblazing alumni who represent each of our faculties: Art, Design, Liberal Arts & Sciences and Graduate Studies.

Download a printable nomination form.

Online Nomination Form: