Academic Integrity Workshop

Learning how to use and cite visual and textual sources can be challenging. This workshop provides clarity around how sources can be used, why they should be documented, and how to document them appropriately. It will introduce you to some practical strategies for tracking your visual and textual research, reading, note-taking and paraphrasing that can help you effectively integrate your research into your writing and making processes.

Choose one of the following dates:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Room 512 MCC, Level 5, 113 McCaul St.

To register for the workshop, click here.

INK SEMESTER 2: A refresher of academic essentials

Welcome to semester #2, first year students! We are offering a short "INK Refresher" workshop to help you review and refine your study skills. Join us to discuss your first semester at OCAD U and to review strategies for note-taking, time management, critical reading, and more.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Room 512 MCC
Pre-registration not required 
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How to write an artist statement

In this workshop, students explore the complexity of writing an artist statement through discussion and writing activities. The workshop addresses vocabulary development, brevity and clarity, the artist/design statement versus the biography, the value and usefulness to creative and professional practice, and the broad applications of these kinds of statements. The workshop is open to students in all years and programs.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Room 512 MCC
Pre-registration not required

Graduate/MRP Thesis Intensive

This three-day writing intensive is for students currently working on their Masters Thesis and MRPs. This writing program is designed to help you maximize your productivity in a supportive, minimal-distraction environment. Personalized WLC support will be available throughout, and you will learn tips and tricks for getting through rough patches and turning out a draft. Students are expected to commit to all three days of the program, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Snacks and lunch are provided. Program fee is $90; if you would like to participate but cost is a concern, please contact

Space is limited. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, January 23rd/ Priority registration is for students who did not attend the Intensive in December 2017; if space allows, previous attendees will be welcome to join.

January 30, 31, February 1, 2018 
To apply, click here.




The Mighty Pen

This writing circle is open to students who identify as Indigenous and/or as a person of colour. The purpose of this group is to bring voices from the margins to centralize and celebrate our narratives in all their complexities. This is an opportunity to share work and hone craft in many creative written forms including but not limited to: creative non-fiction, fiction, memoir, graphic novel, playwriting, spoken word, and poetry. Meetings are held every Wednesday and will include writing exercises and group reviews of individual work. This circle will be facilitated by Phoebe Wang.

The Mighty Pen is co-sponsored by The Writing & Learning Centre (WLC), the Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI), the Indigenous Visual Culture Program (INVC) and Creative Writing at OCAD U.

Wednesdays, beginning January 24th, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Held in the INVC office: Room 410 MCC

LATE Night Against Procrastination

This event provides a space for students to focus on their assignments, with quick access to support from many services around campus. This semester's event will run from 6pm to midnight on the 6th floor of 100 McCaul. We offer: 15-minute tutoring consultations; coffee, tea, and snacks; late night pizza dinner; and more!

Hosted by First Generation Student Programming, and the Writing & Learning Centre.

*Date Change* Thursday, March 8th, 6:00 pm to midnight
6th floor MCA (100 McCaul)
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Migration: First Generation Student Exhibition and Publication

Come by the Learning Zone (1st floor MCC, 113 McCaul St) to celebrate this year’s first generation student publication and exhibition. Work from the publication will be on display and you can learn how each artist and designer interpreted this year’s theme, Migration. Everyone is welcome.

Exhibition will run from March 22 through March 30.