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Events Archive

January 30, 2023

All OCAD U students welcome! Connect! Network! Socialize!

January 27, 2023

Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson authors of Rehearsals for Living in conversation with Suzanne Morrissette and Alia Fortune Weston

Friday, January 27, 7 pm. Reception to follow

Through a format of deep relational reciprocity and mutual care, Robyn and Leanne weave a conversation across Indigenous and Black experiences, unfurling parallel apocalyptic histories, and offering possibilities for building an abolitionist world renewed. Co-hosted with: Reciprocity, Exchange Collective; Indigenous Visual Culture (INVC); CREATIVE WRITING, Faculty of Arts and Science

January 26, 2023

RBC Speed Networking event for Life Studies, Indigenous Visual Culture, and Inclusive Design. 

January 26, 2023

Get involved!

January 24, 2023

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year student or recent graduate of the Integrated Media, Digital Futures, Sculpture/Installation or Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design programs. 

November 22, 2022 - January 22, 2023

The Seed Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs is an exclusive opportunity for OCAD U students and recent alumni to receive up to $5,000 to help launch their creative business.

January 19, 2023

RBC Speed Networking event for Integrated Media, Design for Health, Material Art & Design. 

January 19, 2023

A Portfolio website is a foundational tool for all creatives. How you structure your portfolio tells the world about your practice and your career goals. Beyond this, it is a tool for archiving, organizing and sharing your work as a student. Learning these essential skills as a student will set you up for success during and beyond your time at OCADU.

January 18, 2023

All OCAD U students welcome! Connect! Network! Socialize!

January 17, 2023
December 6, 2022 - January 15, 2023
January 14, 2023

All OCAD U students welcome! Connect! Network! Socialize!

January 13, 2023

The Centre for the Study of Korea, University of Toronto and the Korean Office for Research and Education, York University in partnership with OCADU University's Art & Social Change, Faculty of Art presents:

a documentary by Emmanuel Moonchil Park.

  • Friday, January 13, 2023, 7 PM - 9:30 PM
  • OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Main Floor Auditorium
  • Screening, Reception and Post-Screening Talk with the Director


January 5-11, 2023

Welcome to the winter term OCAD U!

September 22 - December 31, 2022

Anthropogenic Anxiety

Exhibit opening September 22, 2022, running to Dec. 2023.
Pam Patterson & Sasha Shevchenko (OCADU), Joanna Black & Sarah Paradis (University of Manitoba)

September 6 - December 31, 2022

If you are a new grad looking for your first role, Klick Health is a powerful launching pad for any career.

Klick Health is the world’s largest independent and full-service marketing agency and commercialization partner for life sciences. We are an ecosystem of more than 1,500 brilliant minds working to realize the full potential of our people and clients in life sciences since 1997. And we're still growing fast, even after two decades. We're one of the country's Top 10 Great Workplaces, 10 Most Inspiring Cultures, Best Workplace for Innovators, Millennials, and Today's Youth.

September 14 - December 31, 2022

Through a roundtable with screen-based Indigenous women* entrepreneurs, we explored the barriers and considerations faced by Indigenous women in film, television, digital media, and interactive digital media spaces.

*Our use of the term women is inclusive, including cis women, trans women, Two Spirit, genderqueer, gender fluid, and non-binary folks.

December 22, 2022

Together we can make a difference! Please contribute non-perishable food items!

December 20, 2022

All students welcome! Connect! Network! Socialize!

December 16, 2022

All students welcome! Connect! Network! Socialize!

December 15, 2022

All students welcome! Connect! Network! Socialize!

December 14, 2022

All community members are welcome to join us on our OCAD University Community Holiday Event on December 14, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All are welcome. No RSVP is required.

June 15 - December 10, 2022

Souvenir Solo Exhibition at Onsite Gallery and pi'tawita'iek: we go up river Outdoor Mural at OCAD U’s Main Campus

November 25 - December 9, 2022

Yonge-Dundas Square and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Black History Month Digital Exhibition Career Launcher providing an exhibition opportunity for three (3) artists from the OCAD U community to exhibit their work on the square’s digital screens. Artists are invited to submit artworks to be displayed across five (5) digital screens for the duration of Black History Month in February 2023, reflecting on what role artists can play in the city’s public spaces. 

December 8, 2022

All OCAD U students welcome! Connect! Network! Socialize!

December 8, 2022
December 6, 2022

All OCAD U students welcome! Connect! Network! Socialize!

December 3, 2022

Community of Images
Strategies of Appropriation in Canadian Art, 1977-1990

Edited by Janice Gurney and Julian Haladyn.
eaturing work by present and former Faculty of Art members: 
David Clarkson, Collete Whiten, Judith Doyle, Andy Patton, and Jennifer Rudder.

📅Saturday, December 3rd at, 3-5 pm
📍YYZ Gallery
140-401 Richmond Street West, 
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

December 2, 2022

Coffee Chats is a series of casual gatherings with the CEAD team with industry guests. Hosted virtually and in-person in small intimate groups, these gatherings will provide a space for group conversations with practitioners who are interested in supporting OCAD U students and grads to offer mentorship, and share their professional insights and journey, while collectively creating an online community.

December 2, 2022

To mark the fifth anniversary, OCAD U's flagship professional gallery, Onsite Gallery, is inviting students, faculty, staff and the public to join in the celebration on Friday, December 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 199 Richmond St. W.




October 6 - December 2, 2022

This exhibition features multi-media works by queer disability artist Pam Patterson that capture physical and visual (dis)ability perceptions.

December 1, 2022

Announcing the next RBC Speed Networking event! Our next event will focus on Industrial Design, Digital Futures and Strategic Foresight & Innovation; current OCAD U students from any program are welcome to attend. This casual, online networking event gives students the opportunity to speak with alumni about their professional practices. To RSVP, visit the link in our bio to register and save your spot! 

November 30, 2022

Wednesday evening, non-instructional life drawing sessions are returning for the month of November. These sessions are open to OCAD U students, staff, and alumni. RSVP required. 

November 30, 2022

Stop by in-person for info from a variety of housing services!

November 30, 2022

Reviving Lost Histories in Indigenous and Black/African Communities online panel coincides with Jordan Bennett x2 which includes Souvenir, a solo exhibition on view until December 10, 2022 and pi’tawita’iek: we go up river, the large-scale outdoor mural on the south wall of 100 McCaul St.

November 28, 2022

OCAD University Senate Meeting

November 28, 2022

Let's practice the basics of block printing together!

November 26, 2022

OCAD U Co and Highwire Collective presents The Post Growth Summit. This event will convene entrepreneurs, artists, researchers, thinkers and practitioners in the post growth field together to explore the concept of a post growth economy, share existing knowledge and together, create new knowledge and spark a shared vision of what a better business, economy and society looks like.

October 20 - November 26, 2022

Cathy Daley: Undiscovered: A Memorial Survey

October 20–November 26, 2022
Opening reception Thursday, October 20 from 6 to 8 pm


October 20 - November 26, 2022

Ginette Legaré’s solo exhibition, SUPPLY CHAINS, will take place at BIRCH CONTEMPORARY East gallery, from October 20 to November 26, 2022, with an opening reception on Thursday, October 20th, from 6 to 8 p.m. BIRCH CONTEMPORARY is located at 129 Tecumseth Street, Toronto, and gallery hours are from Thursday to Saturday, from 11 a.m to 6 p.m.

November 25, 2022

OCAD University is working on a project to incubate and develop a platform cooperative that helps artists and designers grow their business online, while developing creative entrepreneurship skills.This interactive session allows you to hear from students and alumni currently involved in bringing the project to life, as well as an opportunity for you to join in the discussion.


November 3-25, 2022

OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) and the Clark Centre for the Arts have partnered to co-create a Career Launcher for Curators and Cultural Producers. The opportunity will select one (1) emerging curator/cultural producer to coordinate an exhibition at the Clark Centre for the Arts for June of 2023 in their Gallery 191 space. 

November 23, 2022

Wednesday evening, non-instructional life drawing sessions are returning for the month of November. These sessions are open to OCAD U students, staff, and alumni. RSVP required. 

November 23, 2022

Hosted by the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, this workshop will introduce emerging artists and designers to the Business Model Canvas (BMC) while also providing the opportunity to gain feedback and advice from entrepreneur Jaymin Luces-Mendes. You will have the time to think and develop ideas for your creative business, work on your own BMC, engage in discussion with other attendees, and receive mentorship from Jaymin.

November 9-23, 2022


We have brought back the 3 hours of figure drawing sessions, which were regularly hosted pre-pandemic. 

Wendsday, Nov 9th and Nov 23rd
⏰11:30 AM to 2:30 PM 

- Bring your supplies
- No RSVP (first come first serve)
- Service Dog will present

November 21, 2022

Re-launching the DRPT Critique Club, a club organized by students!

Time: Monday, Nov 21, 5 - 7 PM  

Location: Rm 484 100 McCaul St.