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Welcome to OCAD University (OCAD U)!

Campus Life, your OCAD Student Union, and university support and service units are currently planning O-DAYS! 2022 (orientation), featuring informative online activities and workshops, and a return to in-person socials and engagement. While designed with the new and first-year undergraduate students in mind, there's something for everyone, whether you are new or returning! 

Welcome Day: Tuesday, September 6, starting at 9:30 a.m.

New undergraduate students (studying in our bachelor programs) are invited to join us on the campus to kick off the academic year! Engagement is fun and inviting—including a special welcome, information sessions and Service Expo, the Annual Above Ground Art Supplies Materials Fair, and our Community Fair with free lunch courtesy of Salad King, and a corn roast by Mr. Corn—and more!

Visit www.ocadu.ca/orientation for complete details and a full list of activities and programs, as well as links to RSVP where required!

  • New undergraduate students: Stay tuned! Watch your email for details about Welcome Day later in August — and this page for regular updates. Join us for any of these fun, informative event options designed to support your success!
     
  • Are you a returning, upper-year student (second- , third- or fourth-year) who would like to attend the 2022 Community Fair as part of orientation? You're welcome, but please register here...
     
  • Are you a Masters student? New graduate students enrolled in Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Design (MDes), and/or Master of Art (MA) programs have a separate in-person orientation planned through Graduate Studies. For more information contact the Graduate Studies office.

Complete details at www.ocadu.ca/orientation

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Campus Life, your OCAD Student Union, and university support and service units present O-DAYS! 2022 (orientation), featuring informative online activities and workshops, and a return to in-person socials and engagement. Welcome Day is Tuesday, September 6, starting at 9:30 a.m. Complete details at www.ocadu.ca/orientation

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The SWC presents the Art Therapy Group for OCAD U students.

Art therapy combines visual art techniques with psychotherapy. In the OCAD U Art Therapy Groups, students will be introduced to art therapy techniques that can help them find individualized and creative ways of reducing stress.

This group provides students with a space for self-expression, self-exploration, connection with peers, and stress-reduction in a non-judgmental environment.

Facilitated by: Art therapist and OCAD U alumnus, Dean Davis, DTATI, RP (Qualifying) & Peer Support Facilitator, Praanee Chandrasegaram

This group is held virtually on Microsoft Teams biweekly on Mondays from 2:30-4:30pm — starting May 30th to August 8th, 2022.

To join the Microsoft Teams channel for this group please email ddavis@ocadu.ca or DM on Teams

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Join esteemed poet and screenwriter Ian Iqbal Rashid for the latest SiteLines event

Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 7 p.m.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre | 12 Alexander St.
Free, all are welcome

SiteLines is an exciting partnership between the Faculty of Art and Office of Research and Innovation at OCAD University and the Canada Council for the Arts, promoting and supporting the creative work of BIPOC artists and writers.  

The two-year pilot supports the SiteLines Reading series held at Toronto's Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, as well as performances, workshops, master classes and events that showcase BIPOC creatives. Additionally, the initiative includes a BIPOC mentorship program and an Indigenous Cultural Leadership initiative. The entire project is led collaboratively by Dr. Ashok Mathur, Dean of Graduate Studies and Interim Vice-President, Research and Innovation at OCAD U and Stephen Foster, Dean of the Faculty of Art. 
  
While the project is based at OCAD U, the focus is on communities outside the University as well as Toronto. To that end, SiteLines will hold events planned from coast to coast, from Victoria, British Columbia to Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

On April 24, SiteLines will welcome Ian Iqbal Rashid at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, located at 12 Alexander St. in Toronto, starting at 7 p.m. for the latest instalment of the Reading Series. Attendees are invited to join Tanzania-born, Canada-raised Rashid for an evening of reading poetry, screening television and film clips and a conversation about the history of his practice with Dr. Mathur.  

Rashid is based in London, United Kingdom. His feature films, Touch of Pink (2004) and How She Move (2007) have screened at festivals including Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.

He is best known for the iconic BBC show, This Life for which he won a Writer's Guild of Great Britain award, and the current critical hit Sort Of, which appeared on many best of end-of-year lists after it aired on CBC and HBO Max in late 2021. For Sort Of, Rashid was nominated in the Best Comedy Series Writer category at the 10th Canadian Screen Awards. He was also nominated for a 2022 Writer's Guild of Canada award for the episode "Sort Of Mary Poppins" and received a prestigious Peabody nomination in the Entertainment category in 2022.

He is currently writing a drama series exploring the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Canada for the CBC. He is the author of three award-winning volumes of poetry.  
 

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12 Alexander St., Toronto

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The facility is fully accessible to audience members. Both performance venues offer seating at floor level. The entrance is accessed by ramp for all patrons. Washrooms are located on the lower level, which can be reached by a lift. The lift requires an attendant due to the manual door function and the need for a key to use. 

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Washroom facilities are not designated by gender. The main washroom area is equipped with ten private stalls (including two barrier-free stalls) and communal sinks. In addition, there is a single-user, universal washroom. 

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OCAD UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY HOLIDAY EVENT

Join us on December 15, 2021 

Drop-In: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Outside in Butterfield Park (with a fire pit and heat lamps)

Beside OCAD University Campus at 100 McCaul Street

All OCAD University students, faculty, staff, neighbours and friends are welcome!  

Hot chocolate, hot apple cider, chai tea, and small treats to our first 100 guests. We will also be playing some holiday-inspired tunes. 

OCAD U will be giving away mini rapid antigen test kits to the first 100 students and employees (great to use if you are visiting with friends and family during the holidays and before returning to campus in January.

 Please consider making a food or toiletry donation to our Holiday Drive.

We will be encouraging physical distancing and wearing a mask when not eating or drinking; and we will also be encouraging all guests to observe any applicable public health measures.

Questions/RSVP/More Info: bobbyh@ocadu.ca

Note: OCAD U’s vaccination policy will be in place at this event (only fully vaccinated individuals who have submitted their proof of vaccination or who have an approved exemption will be able to join us).

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Join OCAD University and our community to an outdoor Community Holiday Event on December 15, 2021, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All OCAD University students, faculty, staff, neighbours and friends are welcome! Hot chocolate, hot apple cider, chai tea, and small treats to our first 100 guests. We will also be playing some holiday-inspired tunes. Please consider making a food or toiletry donation to our Holiday Drive.

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Join OnSite Gallery Curator, Lisa Deanne Smith, and your fellow alumni community for a special exploration of the exhibition, Among All These Tundras. The exhibition viewing will be followed by a social gathering.

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OCAD U's Financial Aid & Awards office invites you to Pizza Lunch with President Diamond. RSVP to join this opportunity to discuss your ideas, comments and experience at OCAD U. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Seats are limited, so register today: 

 

https://fs6.formsite.com/oasfaa/form31/index.html?1551127144782&fbclid=IwAR343nleNLoz0kdkok2wzOqmt_UIFWAW-LjPkZmvSinxKQxtlNhDx0NbYK8

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Experiential Learning Centre

115 McCaul Street

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