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 award winners
2015 Recipients
2016 Recipients
2017 Recipients

I hope to see you at the 2019 Alumni of Influence Award Ceremony & Reception on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in the Auditorium at 100 McCaul!

Dr. Sara Diamond
President and Vice Chancellor, OCAD University


The 2019 Alumni of Influence Awards Ceremony & Reception will be held the evening of Saturday, May 4, 2019 in OCAD University’s Great Hall at 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.


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: