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Co-curricular activities available to support students in January

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Many of our student services teams have planned virtual programming for the first three weeks of January. Watch our social media channels for community activities from our Welcome Squad, information sessions, workshops and more. Below you will find a sample of upcoming events (all times are posted in Eastern Time).

Workshops to support your creative career

Presenting Your Work as an Emerging Artist or Designer with Lisa Deanne Smith
Friday, January 21, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom, register today.

Led by Onsite Gallery Curator, Lisa Deanne Smith, this workshop will cover targeting your audience, different types of venues (non-profit, commercial, artist-run centres, public galleries, museums, festivals, public art, DIY, etc.), how to approach curators and a brief overview of contracts and funding.


Professional development workshop for Graduate Studies students

Tuesday January 25, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom (meeting), register today.

This session has been designed with the needs and concerns of Graduate Studies students in mind. The workshop will provide valuable guidance and strategies to support graduate students in landing a job in the creative sector and apply acquired skills. Topics covered include job search, networking and interviews. 

Preparing for the Design Career Fair  
Thursday January 27, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. held via Zoom (webinar), register today.

The February 24 Design Career Fair will provide students with opportunities to meet with employers. To support students in getting ready for this virtual fair, CEAD is holding a workshop that covers the following topics: how to build a strong creative resume, how to create a compelling creative portfolio, and effective communications and presentation skills – all designed to help you bring your A-game to the fair. 

Speed networking
Have you ever wished you could have a chance to engage in conversation with established alumni? The RBC Speed Networking Program is a career take on speed dating that connects students with alumni to gain valuable information on how to kickstart their careers. Sessions take place throughout January; find your program and register.


Building a creative community

OCAD U LiVE
Check out OCAD U LiVE – the University’s 24/7 digital streaming video channel that features all kinds of programs created by students for students, from talk shows to cooking shows to fitness shows to student group shows and more.

OCAD U LiVE is now accepting proposals for new recurring shows, one-off videos and pre-existing work for season 4. Content creators will be paid for their work. If you are interested, please complete the Proposal Form.
 

Support available through the Writing & Learning Centre (WLC)

Tutoring services
Tutoring services are available as of today (January 10). You can book an appointment with a writing consultant or peer tutor for support to complete assignments with extensions; build learning skills including time management, goal-setting, and motivation; discuss your thesis project or other studio work; practice English language skills, and more. Appointments can be booked online or by emailing wlc@ocadu.ca.

Drop-in tutoring is available for quick 15-minute consultations, beginning Monday, January 17, and runs from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Thursday. Join the Undergraduate Drop-in Teams Channel.

Goal Setting + Time Management workshop
This workshop will provide strategies for setting goals and intentions for the Winter 2022 term, including a discussion of a variety of time management strategies such as tactics for planning and organizing, micro strategies for getting things done, and reflective practices for monitoring your progress and learning.  

Tuesday, January 25
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Teams
Register on the bookings page or email us at wlc@ocadu.ca

Monday, January 31
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Teams
Register on the bookings page or email us at wlc@ocadu.ca

Engaging with Writing for graduate students
Graduate students are invited to join WLC writing consultant Andrea Valente for a session that will motivate you to engage with your writing for assignments, thesis project or MRP. The session includes warm-up writing activities and discussion, focused independent writing time, Q&A and sharing of experiences

Tuesday, January 11
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Teams
Email wlc@ocadu.ca to register


Campus open with limited access
While the campus is open during regular business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., we are asking that you only come to
campus if absolutely necessary. If you are a student monitor, please speak with your supervisor about your work schedule and hours.

Studios, shops and computer studios are currently closed; however, it is our intention to open these as well as other services a week before classes begin. 

We're also exploring how to provide thesis and graduate students with safe access to facilities on campus and we will be sharing more details in the coming days. 

IT Help Desk and AV Loans

Copy & Print

Dorothy H. Hoover Library

  • Beginning Monday, January 10, the Library is offering on-demand curbside service for OCAD U community members who have access to campus. This service will be available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the pick-up and drop-off of library materials, except on January 14; no appointment is necessary. Details on this and other services and collections will be announced soon. If you have questions about Library services, please email circulation@ocadu.ca.