Career success stories

In this space, Career Development will highlight the stories of students and alumni who have gone on to apply their skills in meaningful ways which contribute to their personal and professional goals.

If you would like to share your story, we would love to hear from you. Please e-mail to learn about the ways we can help. 

Canadian Art Career Launcher

Congratulations to Byron Chan (BFA 2014, Integrated Media) on being selected as the recipient of the inaugural Canadian Art Career Launcher this Fall! 

In addition to working with the editorial team at Canadian Art to produce video content over the course of a paid internship, Byron will receive a $1,500 Technology Grant generously provided by OCAD U Alumni Relations.

This opportunity was tailor-made to support a recent graduate as they apply their creative skills within the cultural sector. Byron's first video, produced as the "challenge" component, can be viewed on Canadian Art's site, recapping their annual Gallery Hop Gala + Auction.

Be sure to visit Canadian Art's website over the coming months to see Byron's work online. 

Union Station Holiday Market

In partnership with Toronto Market Co., eight senior Photography students at OCAD U were selected to exhibit their work at the inaugural Union Station Holiday Market which ran December 1 - 7, 2014. Students received a production honorarium from the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers in order to professionally mount their work.

In tandem with the exhibition, many more students from the Photography and Publications programs sold prints and artist multiples in a designated retail space alongside 30+ vendors and partners, bringing in nearly $3,000 through their entrepreneurial efforts. 

This opportunity allowed for many forms of exchange between Faculty of Art students and a diverse public in one of Canada's most highly-trafficked commuter spaces. 

Visit for details of the week-long event.

The Artist Project

Congratulations to Alex Beriault (BFA, 2014, Sculpture/Installation) in being selected to produce and exhibit a newly commissioned performance and sculptural work, Ring, at The Artist Project, running February 19 - 22, 2015 at the Better Living Centre in Toronto.

The Artist Project partnered with the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers to provide a performance and exhibition venue for the work, along with a $1,000 production grant directed towards the realization of this outstanding opportunity. 

Visit The Artist Project's website for details of the fair and performance details.

Bri Cleary (BDes, '14)

Our feature video highlights OCAD U grad Bri Cleary's recent experience working at Umbra after being selected as the inaugural recipient of the Umbra Career Launcher. Bri then went on to be hired full-time at Umbra as a designer in their Product division.