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Students! Have you ever wished you could have ten minutes for advice and conversation with an established alumni from your program?

OCAD U Alumni Relations’ RBC Speed Networking Program connects you with alumni online to gain valuable information on how to kickstart your career. Explore not only within their major, but similar ones as well!

Programming runs until March 21. For more information on specific dates and times, and how to sign up, visit:
https://secure3.convio.net/ocadu/site/SPageNavigator/RBC_Student_Speednetworking.html

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Networking, advice and conversation with established alumni!

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Welcome Squad: Homework and Drawing Sessions
Presented by Campus Life Fall Welcome Squad

Audience: all OCAD U students welcome

There will be upper years here to assist you with Adobe Suite or programs of your major in case you have assignments with extended deadlines that you need help with! Otherwise, feel free to just join us and draw-along!

Saturdays: 6 to 8 p.m. ET
December 4, 11 and 18
Join us for one or all!
Platform: discord

RSVP/register to participate: https://forms.office.com/r/Um5Uf5dRNz

Image description: A student-designed graphic and mp4 block with abstract design elements and faint shifting “clouds” for a background. Text says “Welcome Squad presents: OCAD U Homework and Drawing Sessions! December 4, 11 and 18 on Discord, 6 to 8 pm”.

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OCAD U strives to provide inclusive, accessible facilities, spaces, and events, with opportunities for everyone in the community to engage fully. To confidentially request an accommodation for this activity, contact Brent E. James in OCAD U’s Campus Life office at bjames@ocadu.ca

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Welcome Squad: High Park Field Trip
Presented by Campus Life Fall Welcome Squad

Audience: all OCAD U students welcome

Join the Welcome Squad for a field trip to High Park (1873 Bloor Street), Toronto’s largest park, featuring nature trails, zoo, gardens, and playgrounds. Our group will explore 1.5 km of trail and enjoy inspiration from Toronto’s wildlife.

Sunday, November 28
12 to 4 p.m.
Meet at 12 p.m. at High Park Subway Station (Front entrance on Quebec Ave.)*

•    This location contains public washrooms and water fountains.
•    Multiple terrains of walking trail are available, such as dirt and pavement.
•    Participants can choose their own level of hiking challenge (casual stroll to uphill climb).
•    As a team, we will work together to build active outdoor skills!

As a team, we will work together to build active outdoor skills and share our creative inspiration! Please dress weather-appropriate for physical activity and bring water and lunch. Some lightweight art supplies are recommended as well.

If you prefer to meet a Peer Mentor at 11 am at OCAD U, 100 McCaul Street and travel together 45 minutes via Toronto transit, please indicate this in your sign-up form.

RSVP/register to participate: https://forms.gle/wH7biwr2iEzPoHNh6

*Transit Fare required

Please contact Welcome Squad member Jackie (jacklyn.forgie@ocadu.ca) with questions.
About High Park: https://www.highparktoronto.com

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OCAD U strives to provide inclusive, accessible facilities, spaces, and events, with opportunities for everyone in the community to engage fully. To confidentially request an accommodation for this activity, contact Brent E. James in OCAD U’s Campus Life office at bjames@ocadu.ca

To ensure the safest possible work and learning environment for our community, all participants at Welcome Squad events are required to adhere to OCAD University’s policies and procedures, including COVID-19 health and safety protocols, on-campus and off-campus. For more information visit www.ocadu.ca/returntocampus.

Photography: please be advised that OCAD U-hosted events may be documented through photography and video. These images may be used by the University for promotional, advertising, and educational purposes.

By participating in our events, both on-campus and off-site, you consent to allowing OCAD U to document and use your images and likeness. However, if you do not want to be photographed or included in video, please don’t hesitate to let us know when you arrive at the event.

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Welcome Squad: Pitch it!
Presented by Campus Life Fall Welcome Squad and Story Circle

Audience: all OCAD U students welcome

Calling all DPXAs and IMXAs! Join upper-year animation students as they guide you through a super-informative, fast-paced, intensive Pitching Workshop.This workshop is designed to help you learn how to make pitches for animation, and really sell your projects to your professors, to the industry, and beyond! You'll be grouped together with one another to present your cool concepts and sure-fire stories, then pitch it to the others to judge (but you'll be timed— after all, there's only so many minutes in an elevator ride!).

Friday, November 19
12 to 3 p.m.

Guaranteed to be a good time all around: great for networking with your fellow animators and boosting your confidence! Grab something to draw/write/jot notes with and your creative ideas, and let's get together to pitch it better.

Due to limited seating, RSVP is required.
RSVP/register through the following form: https://forms.office.com/r/At6h8tUY26

Mask-wearing and social distancing protocols will be in place.

OCAD U strives to provide inclusive, accessible facilities, spaces, and events, with opportunities for everyone in the community to engage fully. To confidentially request an accommodation for this activity, contact Brent E. James in OCAD U’s Campus Life office at bjames@ocadu.ca.

Photography: please be advised that OCAD U-hosted events may be documented through photography and video. These images may be used by the University for promotional, advertising, and educational purposes.

By participating in our events, both on-campus and off-site, you consent to allowing OCAD U to document and use your images and likeness. However, if you do not want to be photographed or included in video, please don’t hesitate to let us know when you arrive at the event.

 

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100 McCaul Street
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Welcome Squad: Field Trip to Toronto’s Evergreen Brickworks
presented by Campus Life Welcome Squad

Audience: all OCAD U students welcome

Join the Welcome Squad for an adventurous group walk through the historic Brickworks in the Don Valley. This location is wheelchair accessible, contains public washrooms, and water fountain. Multiple terrains of walking trail are available, such as gravel and pavement. Participants can choose their own level of hiking challenge, from casual stroll to uphill climb. As a team, we will work together to build active outdoor skills and share our creative inspiration!

Saturday, November 6
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 
Please dress weather-appropriate for physical activity and bring water/snacks. Some lightweight art supplies are recommended as well.

Meet us at 10 a.m. at OCAD U’s Butterfield Park (100 McCaul Street) and we will take Toronto transit* together as a group (approximately 40 minutes travel time to 550 Bayview Avenue). Event will last 2 hours, but students are welcome to remain as long as they please.

RSVP/register to participate: https://forms.office.com/r/Q1Lxm810HU
Please contact Welcome Squad member Jackie (jacklyn.forgie@ocadu.ca) with questions.

About Brickworks: www.evergreen.ca/evergreen-brick-works

*Transit fare required

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Welcome Squad: Field Trip to Toronto’s Evergreen Brickworks
presented by Campus Life Welcome Squad
Audience: all OCAD U students welcome

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Welcome Squad: Diya Painting!
Presented by Campus Life Fall Welcome Squad
Supported by Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI)

Audience: all OCAD U students

Diwali, the festival of lights, is right around the corner! All students are invited to come paint and decorate a diya* that you can take home, jam to some Bollywood music, learn about Diwali and make some new friends! Desi treats will be available!

Wednesday, November 3
Anytime between 1 to 4 p.m.
Main lobby, 100 McCaul Street

Diyas will be provided (as will art supplies—but feel free to bring your own).

Due to limited seating (and diyas), RSVP is required: https://forms.office.com/r/v6pgEnbgci

Mask-wearing and social distancing protocols will be in place.

* A Diya is an oil lamp usually made from clay, native to the Indian subcontinent and often used in Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Zoroastrian religious festivals such as Diwali.

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OCAD U strives to provide inclusive, accessible facilities, spaces, and events, with opportunities for everyone in the community to engage fully. To confidentially request an accommodation for this activity, contact Brent E. James in OCAD U’s Campus Life office at bjames@ocadu.ca

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Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street
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Welcome Squad: Diya Painting!
Presented by Campus Life Fall Welcome Squad
Supported by Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI)

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Welcome Squad: Halloween Party
presented by Campus Life Welcome Squad

Audience: all OCAD U students welcome

Saturday, October 30
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Pop in anytime!
Platform: Microsoft Teams

All OCAD U witches, wizards, ghouls, and goblins are invited to dress up and join Welcome Squad members Veronica and Mia for a fun night full of spooking adventure: virtual tricks, games, Halloween trivia and draw-a-jack-o-lantern challenge (https://sketch.io/sketchpad).

Join the event: https://bit.ly/3bgikA9

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Welcome Squad: Pumpkin Painting!
presented by Campus Life Fall Welcome Squad

Audience: all OCAD U students welcome

Join us for some in-person Halloween fun! Come in costume if you like and meet some fellow students. Express your creativity by painting a mini pumpkin that you can take home!

Friday, October 29
3 to 4 p.m.
Free

Mini pumpkins will be provided. A limited supply of paints and supplies will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own. Due to limited seating, RSVP is required.

OCAD U strives to provide inclusive, accessible facilities, spaces, and events, with opportunities for everyone in the community to engage fully. To confidentially request an accommodation for this activity, contact Brent E. James in OCAD U’s Campus Life office at bjames@ocadu.ca

RSVP/register: https://forms.office.com/r/9KPGZb6Msz
Mask-wearing and social distancing protocols will be in place.

Photography: please be advised that OCAD U-hosted events may be documented through photography and video. These images may be used by the University for promotional, advertising, and educational purposes.

By participating in our events, both on-campus and off-site, you consent to allowing OCAD U to document and use your images and likeness. However, if you do not want to be photographed or included in video, please don’t hesitate to let us know when you arrive at the event.

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100 McCaul Street
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Join us for some in-person Halloween fun! Due to limited seating, RSVP is required.

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Presented by Student Mentor Program Welcome Squad and Campus Life
Audience: Undergraduate students

Join a casual drawing and hangout session with Welcome Squad Peer Mentor Tina.

Thursday, August 12
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET
Platform: Microsoft Teams

This will be fun time to chat, meet new people, and draw whatever we like! Bring your sketchbook or any kind of paper and drawing utensils of your choice (pencil, pen, pencil crayons, markers, etc.).

RSVP and register for this activity: https://bit.ly/3fxkmhS

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Join a casual drawing and hangout session with Welcome Squad Peer Mentor Tina.

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Welcome Squad: Movie Nights!
Presented by Student Mentor Program Welcome Squad and Campus Life
Audience: Undergraduate students
 
July 28: Weathering with You
August 3: Your Name
August 10: Wolf Children
August 17: Perfect Blue
August 24: Kimi wa Kanata
August 31: Kiki’s Delivery Service
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Platform: Discord
 
Join Welcome Squad Peer Mentors Veronica and Mia for weekly movie nights, anime edition! As well as some chat, discussion, and socializing!

RSVP and register to participate in this social activity:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7pW_AigC3bNasUuNhggYXln7SrhCjmS2uJP4MzHMHs0B_4g/viewform

See other orientation welcome workshops, events and socials:
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation

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Movie nights, anime edition!

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