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Sustainable Futures Faculty Fellowship Program (SF3) – Call for Applications

 We are in a critical decade to play material and cultural roles in the collective tackling of the climate crisis. Let’s foster sustainability in teaching and learning at OCAD U where each student graduates with wholistic knowledge of sustainability and an ability to apply this knowledge in their practice, employment, and scholarship.

Fellowship Summary
The Sustainable Futures Faculty Fellowship (SF3) program aims to deepen student inquiry and learning into sustainability by supporting faculty to pursue, document, and share their research findings on innovative pedagogical approaches towards sustainability at the undergraduate level.

 Up to three fellowships will be awarded for the pilot program in the 2023-24 Academic Year. Fellowships will be reviewed by a jury of faculty, academic staff, and student members and awarded on a competitive basis.

 Working as part of a collaborative and multi-disciplinary research team, Fellows will receive a course release (0.5 credit) and access to research assistance to:

  • Develop pedagogical approaches to sustainability;
  • Conduct course-based research, reflection, and analysis on their chosen approach to incorporating sustainability into their course; and
  • Participate in knowledge sharing activities (e.g., community of practice, mentorship, faculty professional learning events) with the research team, other Fellowship program participants, and with the broader university community to support the development of sustainability across our teaching and learning context.

Fellows will conduct course-based research in an undergraduate course that they will teach in Fall 2023. Proposals for courses taught in Winter 2024 will also be considered, though Fall 2023 courses may be prioritized to enable a cohort of Fellows.

Application details and submission guidelines can be found on the Sustainable Futures Faculty Fellowship page.

Eligibility
Course-release time is available to Tenured/Tenure-Track, Teaching Intensive, Continuing, and Contractually Limited Term Appointment faculty.

Dates and Deadlines
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, January 20, 2023, 11:59 PM EST.

An information session for prospective applicants will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM EST via Teams. Questions can be emailed ahead of time to Victoria Ho, Advisor, Strategic Sustainability, at vho@ocadu.ca.

The 2023-24 Sustainable Futures Faculty Fellowship (SF3) is presented by:

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI)
The Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre (FCDC)

With support from the OCAD U Sustainability Committee.

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Apply for a 2023-24 Sustainable Futures Faculty Fellowship!

Deadline for applications is Friday January 20, 2023, 11:59 PM EST.
Info session is Wednesday January 11, 2023, 10:00 AM EST.
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Workshop host Ani Saha with long auburn hair and wearing a pink crop top smiles. Event details in black text against blue backdrop and surrounded by blobs featuring block print patterns.Block Printing Workshop with Anischita Saha  
Where: 100 McCaul St, Floor 2, Great Hall

When: Monday, November 28, 2022
Time: 3pm-4pm

What to bring: A piece of cloth or paper (size A3).

Event description:

Block printing is one of the most environmentally-friendly methods of pattern-making when the right colours and supplies are employed, making it a fantastic choice for slow fashion. Through its use of natural dyes and low consumption of resources, is a very important reason to support this traditional art form.  

Rubber, linoleum, and wood are the most often used materials to make blocks. The blocks are then dipped in paint and pressed on fabric or paper. We can also achieve various patterns using things we have readily available at home. We can carve pattern on vegetables like potatoes, carrots, beet roots etc. using strings, bottle caps, leaves etc. also create interesting results. 

Let Ani know you’re attending and RSVP at the link!

For more info, email ODESI student monitor Anischita Saha at anischita.saha@ocadu.ca

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100 McCaul St., Floor 2, Great Hall
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Let's practice the basics of block printing together!

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Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI) Gallery
100 McCaul, Room 316
Step on a crack...
October 6 to December 2, 2022

Featuring the work of Faculty of Art Assistant Professor Pam Patterson.

This exhibition features multi-media works by queer disability artist Pam Patterson that capture physical and visual (dis)ability perceptions.

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Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives
100 McCaul St., Room 316
Toronto ON M5T 1W1
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This exhibition features multi-media works by queer disability artist Pam Patterson that capture physical and visual (dis)ability perceptions.

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Drawing on water #4 (2022) by Pam Patterson, digital collage using drawing and performance documentation.
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About Stella Obedi (She/Her)
2nd year Drawing and Painting Major
Stella.obedi@ocadu.ca

Hello Humans of OCAD U! My name is Stella Obedi (She/Her). I am a second year Drawing and Painting major and I have always loved working in mixed media and making art which looks at ways we as artists can make work which is reusable or more environmentally friendly. I will be the new student monitor for the OCAD U ReUse Depot, and I am very excited! My interest in this position began when I was in my first year, and I had a class assignment which required us to find materials on campus and reuse them to create a painting. I want to make the ReUse Depots more accessible, organized, and easy to use for students. That is why I have decided to take this role as the student monitor; I want to work together with the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI) to find ways in which these ReUse Depots can better support the students they were created for. I would also like to get the students more involved in trying to accomplish this goal, because after all they were created for us. I would like to thank Victoria Ho, Sustainability Coordinator, for giving me this opportunity, and I can’t wait to make the Reuse Depots bigger and better this summer, and upcoming semester!