Who We Are
Cary DiPietro, PhD
Senior Educational Developer (Curriculum)
113 McCaul St, 5th Floor, MCC 522
(416) 977-6000, ext: 2661
Before coming to OCAD U in 2013, I taught in higher education at different universities in Canada, England and Japan. As an educational developer with a focus on curriculum, my role is to help program chairs and faculty in defining program and course-level learning outcomes, and aligning those outcomes with OCAD U’s degree-level expectations. I support faculty in the development of teaching and learning activities, assignments and assessments. In addition, I support curriculum development for the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative. You may find me on campus facilitating a curriculum mapping exercise or leading a workshop on assessment criteria and grading rubrics.
Travis Freeman, MFA
Educational Developer (Technology Enabled Learning)
113 McCaul St, 5th Floor, MCC 501F
(416) 977-6000, ext: 3358
My professional life has been dedicated to education and the arts. After completing my BFA, I taught art in public schools to primary and secondary students. I continued my studies at the University of Minnesota, where I completed an MFA and taught courses in painting and drawing. I came to OCAD U in December 2014 to work in the Office of Continuing Studies, and joined the FCDC in February 2016. At the FCDC, I continue to pursue the idea that art and design can make the world a better place by working on several initiatives to further teaching and learning at OCAD University. I also support faculty in creating online learning experiences for their courses. I encourage you to contact me to discuss your ideas, challenges and goals.
Natasha Holmes, BA
113 McCaul St, 5th Floor, MCC 501D
(416) 977-6000, ext: 2786
As the program coordinator for the FCDC and the WLC, I provide administrative support as well as program coordination for both departments. Working closely with our student staff, I help make sure that our centres are welcoming and helpful. I hold a BA in business management, and I have worked at OCAD U for over five years, starting out in the Office of the Registrar as assistant (information and records). Here at the FCDC, you may find me working with staff members on their events, setting up student feedback on course surveys or working on many administrative processes. My goal is to create administrative processes and procedures that align with both centres' practices, and help streamline projects, events and services effectively and efficiently.