Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning

WHERE IS THE CEAD?

The CEAD is located on level 3 of OCAD University’s newly renovated Experiential Learning Centre at the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion (115 McCaul Street).

Our Centre and services are open to all current OCAD U students and recent grads. We invite you to work, collaborate and create in our space!

Through various programming initiatives, the CEAD connects school, work, creativity and professional development to establish a dynamic community and environment. To view upcoming events and programs, visit our Workshops and Info Sessions page, or follow us on social media.

Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning

ABOUT THE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING CENTRE AT THE ROSALIE SHARP PAVILION

The Rosalie Sharp Pavilion’s refurbishment is a milestone in OCAD U’s Creative City Campus project, boldly re-imagining the use of the space to encompass many forms of experiential learning including studio, research and work-integrated-learning.

Tania Bortolotto designed the renewal of the building, which includes a stainless-steel scrim. The scrim represents a data visualization of downtown Toronto streets overlaid with locations of art and cultural institutions frequented by the university’s students and areas of important public art.

Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning

For OCAD U Staff, Faculty, Alumni and Students

What is the layout of the building?

Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion are open-concept workspaces with desks and chairs. Levels 1 and 2 of the building also have a few small bookable meeting/critique rooms for students with proper access. A maker space is available on level 1. A presentation space is available on levels 2 and 3. The building is wheelchair accessible.

To request a floor plan of the space or to schedule a visit, email explearningcentre@ocadu.ca

Who can come work in the building?

Levels 1 and 2 of the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion are workspaces for capstone/thesis students in select programs (Fall 2019):

Level 1 is designated for:
Life Studies
Integrated Media 
Digital Painting and Expanded Animation
Photography 
Printmaking & Publications 
Level 2 is designated for:
Graphic Design 
Advertising 

Level 3 of the building is the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers. OCAD U students, faculty, staff and recent grads are invited to come work in the space. We believe that collaboration and dialogue can lead to exciting ideas and we welcome you to join us in our creative hive.

We also welcome sessional faculty to conduct their office hours here. Please email explearningcentre@ocadu.ca and we can help you get set up.

Can I book a meeting/critique room (level 1 & 2)?

Critique and meeting spaces are available on Levels 1 and 2 of the building. These floors are workspaces for capstone/thesis students in select programs.

Level 1 Programs and Rooms:

Level 1 floor plan

Level 1 rooms are available to thesis/capstone students in:
  • Life Studies
  • Integrated Media 
  • Digital Painting and Expanded Animation
  • Photography
  • Printmaking & Publications
Level 1 rooms include:
  • 104: Critique & Installation
  • 107: Critique & Installation
  • 115: Shooting Studio
  • 108: Storage

Level 2 Programs and Rooms:

Level 2 floor plan

Level 2 rooms are available to thesis/capstone students in:
  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design  
Level 2 rooms include:
  • 206: Meeting Room
  • 200cn: Critique & Gathering
  • 200cs: Critique & Gathering 

If you are in one of the designated programs and looking to book a room, please send the following info to explearningcentre@ocadu.ca.

  • Requested Room
  • Start Date, Start Time
  • End Date, End Time
  • Student #

Rooms should be booked at least 3 days in advance of the requested dates. 

Room 108: Storage and Room 109: Maker Space is non-bookable and open to all students with Level 1 access. Rooms can be booked for a maximum duration of 2 days, with the exception of Room 115, which can be booked for a maximum of 1 week.

For AV needs, submit a ticket to AV Equipment Loans. One movable TV monitor and one projector are available in the building on a first come first serve basis on levels 1 and 2 or the building.

By submitting a room booking request, you acknowledge that no drilling, mounting, painting or altering the room in a physical permanent way will occur.

Can I use the Centre (level 3) for an event?

We invite members of the OCAD U community to explore hosting events, presentations or workshops for students and alumni in the Centre. To help us better understand your needs, fill out our venue request form.

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Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning

For External Partners

Can I partner with the Centre to host an event?

We invite employment partners, educators, and art and design organizations to explore hosting events, presentations or workshops for students and alumni. Email explearningcentre@ocadu.ca with a brief outline of what you are hoping to host and we’ll get back to you soon.

How can I connect with OCAD U talent?

The CEAD’s Career Development office and Experiential Learning program supports the early-career advancement of all OCAD U students and recent alumni.

Learn more about our programs in our Services Brochure.

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Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning

Hours

Main doors

Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Level 3
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Levels 1 and 2
Thesis/capstone workspaces (Fall 2019):

Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for students and faculty in capstone/thesis for:

Level 1:
  • Life Studies
  • Integrated Media
  • Digital Painting and Expanded Animation
  • Photography
  • Printmaking & Publications
Level 2:
  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design

*Please note that during summer 2019, the Facilities & Studio Services, and Studio Management offices have temporary moved to level 1. The office of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies (FoLAS/SIS) have temporarily moved to level 2.

Access Info

115 McCaul St is located at the corner of Dundas St and McCaul St on the southeast side. All levels of the building can be accessed via elevator or stairs. The building is wheelchair accessible. There are electronic height adjustable tables on level 3. There are gendered washrooms on level 3 and gender-neutral private washrooms on levels 1 & 2.

CONTACT

Shellie Zhang
Community Animator
E: szhang@ocadu.ca
P: 416 977 6000 x3706

Experiential Learning Centre
(Room and space requests)
explearningcentre@ocadu.ca