Meet the Team
Meet the OCAD U LiVE Student Advisory Committee
Vladimir Kanic is an intermedia artist and filmmaker currently studying Integrated Media at OCADU. He likes to create new experiences with art and technology and has won some awards for his work. Some people say it was good :)
I am an illustrator born and raised in Toronto. Currently in my second year at OCADU. I host a podcast as well as admin a student page. I like to read books, paint, play guitar, and other things my parents think are a waste of time.
I’m Maximiliano (Max) Martin, host of NEWSCAD and co-host of Max and Mia on OCAD U LIVE. As a 3rd and 4th year photography student at OCAD, my interests are photography (surprise surprise) and film, along with art history and painting. I’m also super into sci-fi and anything that resembles a post-it-note. My plans for the future (after graduation) no longer include world domination as I have decided this planet has too much of an “in the box mentality” to understand my “out of the box” humour. And what’s the point of ruling a planet if no one will laugh at your jokes?
On a much less serious note, I’d love to pursue a career in the arts, particularly in film, as I see it as a perfect balance of all other art forms.
I’m super outgoing and eager to make new friends and even though this speech sounds like a tinder bio, it’s not. I’m just very extroverted. Thank you for tuning in to my personal bio, hope you learnt something new about yourself.
Hello everyone! I’m Elmer Bauman-Enriquez, currently heading into 3rd year in the integrated media program and you may have also seen me as the host of a lil show called “Artistic Visions”! I personally love to analyze music and movies, play video games competitively and also create stuff that tries to make others think hard. My goal in life is to create films that invoke emotions and have people relate and resonate with the stories I want to tell.
Mehnaz Lamia (Mia)
My name is Mehnaz Lamia (Mia) and I am an international student from Bangladesh. I am a third year Creative Writing student and also your host for the OCADU Live show “Morning With Mia” and “Max and Mia Show”. I am very passionate about journalism and bringing students together into a community. In my shows, I deliver the latest news, especially to all the students who can’t be here on campus due to the pandemic, and I interview students, faculty and administration on everything OCADU.I feel inspired by all those creative individuals, and it gives me an outlet to connect with them and all of you. I hope to learn and grow my-4 as an artist through this journey. Catch my episodes every week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday right here in the CADU Live website.
Hi! My name is Amanda Campos. I am 20 years old, born in Panama City, Panama, speaking both Spanish and English. I am corrently in my third year of advertising here in OCAD. On Ocad u Live, I host the FITCAD show, sharing my love for fitness and my knowledge on the topic. I love learning new things about health, fitness, art, digital world, dance and much more! Fun fact about me: I am the youngest of 10 siblings!
Greetings everyone and everything, my name is Alexander Araujo and I’m your co-host on my new show, podcad. I have an enthusiastic and friendly personality, If you don’t actively hate me, then congratulations you are now my friend. I’m very passionate about skateboarding, In time so isolating the Toronto skate community has given me my life back, and I owe it to them to continue building skateboarding's platform in new and creative ways, you can check out my work @saaucer and ill see ya when I’ll see ya.
Hi my name is Laiken. I am currently in third year graphic design at OCADU with a minor in Art and public spaces. I am 1/3 admin of Brocad and also run the official ocadulive Instagram. In my spare time I paint murals, garden, and build. I’m always looking for new ways to create and communicate ideas in a visual way. I look forward too meeting more likeminded creatives and am always looking to collaborate.
19-year-old content creator Chris Markland is a man of many passions, eager to share his thoughts and opinions with anyone who’ll listen. As a member of the OCADULive Advisory Committee, He is the writer and creator of the original web series, “Supafly: The Guardian'' as well as the host of his weekly show, “Supafly Reviews”. Chris has over 50,000 followers on his TikTok page, Supaflycomix, where he rants and raves about comics, movies, and various other pop culture properties. He also dreams of breaking into the entertainment industry, spending his free time writing and drawing on his WIP graphic novel.
Hi! I’m Tina and I am a fourth year Illustration student.
I am also the Co-leader of OCAD U’s singing student group, O Cappella.
A lot of my work is inspired by my silly childhood memories that are evoked through using bright pastel colours, metaphors, and fun compositions.
In addition, I am interested in building community through music and art, especially thinking of accessible, enjoyable, and engaging ways to connect with others.
A few of my hobbies I love to do are singing, dancing, drawing, and collaborating on creative projects with talented peers. When I’m out and about or doing work, you’ll often find me drinking iced matcha tea lattes - my favourite obsession!
Hi! I’m Olaoluwakitan Oyenuga (aw-la-oh-loo-wa-key-taw O-yay-noo-ga). Most people just call me Olaoluwa (aw-la-oh-loo-wa) or Ola (aw-la). I’m Nigerian—born and raised—till I moved to Dubai (UAE) at age 11, which has been my home for almost 10 years (and technically still is), though I’ve lived intermittently in Canada as an international student for nearly four years, before that, in China for two years of college. I’m a graphic design student at OCADU (class of 2022). I love making logos, understanding and designing brands. I love depth and harmony, this strongly relates to my creative style and taste—I strive for it in what I create and am excited to find it it the other’s creations.
I’m the founder and co-leader of the O Cappella musical group where singers at OCADU participate in an ensemble of other enthusiasts, apply their musical creativity, perform and make new friends. The group is nearly 2 years old and the past year has been our most eventful largely thanks to our partnership with OCADU Live! Outside of school I’m a freelance designer, and spend lots of my spare time—you guessed it—designing!…I also enjoy movies and athletics 🙂.”
Hello! I'm Margarita and I'm a third-year student in the advertising program. I work with O Cappella as a co-leader of the group. My work is based in principles of sustainability and involving arts and design in the environment around us.
My hobbies include painting, singing, gaming, cycling, and weightlifting. This means I'm both a part-time creative, and a part-time gym bro.
If you run into me on campus, make sure say hi! I may be tall but I'm a friendly giant.