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Welcome To BLACK GradEx 2021

Enjoy short podcast-style video conversations with graduating OCADU students.

Assistant Professors Michael Lee Poy & Kestin Cornwall sit down with their guests Sydney Gittens, Natia Lemay, Ehiko Odeh, Kayla Wallace,  Kaylee Meyer, Adé Abegunde.  They discuss OCAD U, art, and what inspires their work and how OCAD U and their community can assist them moving forward. You will enjoy the discussions, we promise. 

View at your convenience any time after June 1st, 2021
Available at blackocadu.ca & on Youtube

Black OCADU
blackocadu.ca/black-gradex

Black OCADU Youtube Page
youtube.com/channel/UClTk4QUJIDZgXfS88i7kMLg

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View at your convenience any time after June 1st, 2021
Available at blackocadu.ca & on Youtube
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bydi@ocadu.ca
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Welcome To BLACK GradEx 2021!  Enjoy short podcast-style video conversations with graduating OCADU students.

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OCAD University is proud to recognize student leadership and excellence outside the classroom—acknowledging and celebrating our student leaders—whose outstanding commitment to advocacy, equity, social justice, student life and fellowship, help improve the campus community:

  

Peer Mentor Excellence Awards recognize two undergraduate Peer Mentors who have made outstanding contributions, in support of new and first-year students and helping build community, while adhering to the mandate of the Student Mentor Program.  

 

The Diversity & Equity Excellence Award for Students acknowledges an outstanding student whose advocacy and leadership on campus promote and advance human rights, equity, and social justice. 

 

A Student Group Leader Award is presented annually to a group leader who demonstrates outstanding contributions, commitment and support to their group, its members and the OCAD University community.  

 

The Indigenous Student Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding Indigenous student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills by actively participating in and contributing to the Indigenous student community at OCAD U in support of its growth and development.  

 

The Excellence in Student Leadership Award recognizes the contributions of student leaders across the university in a variety of contexts, including representing student perspectives in positions on OCAD U committees, working groups, task forces, governance bodies or through publications, advocacy groups or the Student Union.  

 

The Student Employee Excellence Award acknowledges the considerable contributions made by OCAD U student employees (monitors) towards the operations of the University by recognizing student employee excellence, achievement, leadership, and skills development. 

 

Award recipients and nominees will be invited to a special online awards and recognition presentation in March coordinated by the Campus Life office. 

 

ABOUT STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-recognition 

 

NOMINATION DEADLINE
Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2021.
(nomination forms can be found through the links above). 

 

THANK YOU
Campus Life extends a huge thank you to our generous contributors for supporting Student Leadership Awards 2021:

  • Alumni Relations 
  • Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers 
  • Indigenous Student Centre 
  • K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation 
  • OCAD Student Union 
  • Office of the President 
  • Office of the Vice-Provost, Students & International 
  • OPSEU 576
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Nominations now open! Student Leadership Awards 2021

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OCAD U orientation and welcome will be different this year. But be assured that the Campus Life office, your OCAD Student Union, and other university services, departments and programs have planned a variety of welcoming events, workshops, and socials for you!

Programming—though remote—will be comprised of fun, inviting and informative options, designed to help build virtual community and connection:

  • face2face 2020: virtual exhibition
  • Workshop: Remote Learning for Students
  • New Student Q & A
  • Academic Accommodations: Meet an Advisor
  • Academic Essentials for First-year
  • Anti-oppression Workshop
  • Big Welcome Event
  • BIPOC Event
  • COMPASS: Navigating your First Year
  • Draw the Line: Consent Workshop
  • Indigenous Student Centre: Virtual Tour
  • Celebration of Indigenous Graduates
  • International Student Welcome
  • International Students: Immigration Info Session
  • International Students: Health Insurance & Healthcare Info Session
  • Introduction to the Student Wellness Centre: Meet the Staff
  • Money Matters! Financial Aid & Awards Info Session
  • StART: Summer Transition Program for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Union Art Workshop Series
  • Student Union Social
  • Student Wellness Centre: Self-care, mindfulness, tips for YOU

Visit the orientation page regularly for updates and details—and to sign up to participate in the workshops or activities of your choice!

www.ocadu.ca/orientation

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OCAD U orientation and welcome will be different this year. But be assured that the Campus Life office, your OCAD Student Union, and other university services, departments and programs have planned a variety of welcoming events, workshops, and socials for you!

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Join OCAD U Peer Mentor Tusharika for an exciting day-game of Insta-Bingo! Watch @ocaducampuslife Instagram for Bingo numbers drawn and posted to Instagram Stories hourly.

Sign up to participate and request your bingo card today:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0WnkBiotj0aum33wlo6217OKyZR0PHxDhPLi_oDe04NUNVczOVhIQjIwMTBPWDNSV0JDVkdHM0I3Ri4u

1: Fill your game card with numbers drawn.

2: Direct message “BINGO!” to @ocaducampuslife Instagram with a photo of your full game card (numbers must still be visible)

3: Have fun!

The first two participants to call “BINGO!” will each win a $25 Above Ground Art Supplies gift card and Fisherman’s Friend gift box (containing Fisherman’s Friend throat lozenges, a branded piece of clothing and a tie-dye kit so you can customize!)

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Join OCAD U Peer Mentor Tusharika for an exciting day-game of Insta-Bingo!

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Nothing puts the A in OCAD U like art, right? Join OCAD U Peer Mentors Sara KB. And Rey T. in a fun “pictionary-style” game—everyone takes turns drawing a word given by skribbl.io and the rest of us have fun guessing what the word is! A simple but so fun way to enjoy time together with new people!

July 23, 30, August 6 or 13, 2020 (1-2:15pm)

Each week, one random participant will be selected to win a student membership to Craft Ontario!

How to participate:

1. Log into your OCAD U 365 email via your browser.

2. Follow this link to the Event Registration page (https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CampusLifeConnect@ocaduniversity.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/3VjtJ51oxUaU2k0oieTucA2)

3. Choose your preferred date (first date in purple, other dates bold/black: July 22, 29, August 5 or 12). Select the date AND time you want to play, fill in your name and OCAD U 365 email address and submit (you must use OCAD U 365 email address).

You will then find this event in your OCAD U 365 calendar where you will click on the "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" link to join the game on your chosen date!

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Join OCAD U Peer Mentors Sara KB. And Rey T. in a fun “pictionary-style” game!

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Show and tell is now the virtual reality online, where you can share the campus experience from your own space. We're all in this together. Come hang out with OCAD U Peer Mentor Ruby K. and your fellow students.

Wednesday options: July 22, 29, August 5 or 12 at 1:00 pm
We require your participation to make 2020 a memorable, university experience.

Each week, one random participant will be selected to win a FREE subscription to Broken Pencil Magazine!

Show us who you are. We are here to listen and to share ideas—the sky's the limit:

  • A favourite item
  • An awesome artifact
  • A song
  • A dance
  • A magic trick
  • A family recipe
  • A pet
  • A favourite outfit.
  • Anything that matters to you, matters to us!

How to participate:

1. Log into your OCAD U 365 email via your browser.

2. Follow this link to the Event Registration page (https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CampusLifeConnect@ocaduniversity.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/dhLPoamBr0eovILpXzAA0w2)

3. Choose your preferred date (first date in purple, other dates bold/black: July 22, 29, August 5 or 12). Select the date AND time you want to play, fill in your name and OCAD U 365 email address and submit (you must use OCAD U 365 email address).

You will then find this event in your OCAD U 365 calendar where you will click on the "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" link to join the game on your chosen date!

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Show and tell is now the virtual reality online, where you can share the campus experience from your own space.

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New to OCAD U? Join OCAD U student Peer Mentor Holly B. for a student-led evening of OCAD U trivia, in the form of Jeopardy, of course! This event is perfect for first-year students (but open to everyone) as an opportunity for getting to know your peers while at the same time learning more about OCAD U.

Monday, July 20, 2020
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

How to participate:

1. Log into your OCAD U 365 email via your browser.

2. Follow this link to the Event Registration page
(https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CampusLifeConnect@ocaduniversity.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/njn2VjxJcUyijpV5EFcF4g2)

3. Select the date AND select the time, fill in your name and OCAD U 365 email address and submit (you must use OCAD U 365 email address).

You will then find this event in your OCAD U 365 calendar where you will click on the "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" link to join the game on July 20!

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New to OCAD U? Join OCAD U student Peer Mentor Holly B. for a student-led evening of OCAD U trivia, in the form of Jeopardy, of course!

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Presented by OCAD U student Peer Mentor Tessa G., this game will put forth two truths and one lie. Players guess which "facts" are true and which is the lie. We will be playing a trivia version of this game, as well, where three pieces of trivia are presented and we have to guess which are true and which are false. Game is open to new and returning students.

Participate in (event name) by:

1. Log into your OCAD U 365 email via your browser.

2. Follow this link to the Welcome Activities & Workshops page
(https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CampusLifeConnect@ocaduniversity.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/NFSPYeHTPEugMKQPhTTjFw2)

3. Select the event, choose the time, fill in your name and OCAD U 365 email address and submit (you must use OCAD U 365 email address).

You will then find the link for this event in your OCAD U 365 calendar where you will click on the "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" link to join the game on July 16!

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Peer Mentor-hosted icebreaker for new and returning students.

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New to OCAD U? Have you accepted your offer to study at OCAD University, starting in September 2020? Welcome!

Introduce yourself to our community and participate in face2face 2020: a unique annual tradition, now a first OCAD U virtual exhibition for new and first-year undergrads.

Introduce yourself to our community!
Create a self-portrait and show us who you are!

Draw, paint, collage, photography, video, animation... or other!
Photograph or scan your work... or create it digitally!
Make it a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation!
Have fun! Play around with the idea of your self-image.
Express your own unique style. How would you like to be seen?
Be modest, outrageous, fanciful, or elegant!

SUBMISSION DEADLINES & PRIZES
Thank you to Above Ground Art Supplies, the OCAD U art supply store of choice for supporting face2face: 2020!

Send us your self-portrait by 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2020, for a chance to win the Early Bird Prize: an Above Ground Art Supplies gift bag!

All self-portraits received by the final submission deadline of 11:59 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2020, will qualify for a chance to win one of two additional prizes*:

Runner Up: an Above Ground Art Supplies gift bag.
Grand Prize: an Above Ground Art Supplies $125 gift card.

We look forward to receiving your self-portrait!

*Prize winners are chosen randomly from all submissions received. Selection is not based on quality, process or individual style.

Good luck!

Read more: www.ocadu.ca/face2face

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New to OCAD U? Have you accepted your offer to study at OCAD University, starting in September 2020? Welcome!

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Come to OCAD's student-run Holiday Artist Alley! You'll find a wide variety of beautiful posters, prints, zines, stickers, greeting cards, ceramics, fashion, jewelry items and more from local creators. Support 50+ OCAD U artists and alumni. This event is open to the public so come by and support local artists! FREE ADMISSION!

Remember to BRING CASH as most artists do not have card readers. There are ATMs in the building. We are a wheelchair accessible space. Please take the (main lobby backside) elevators to the 2nd floor. Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/ocadartistalley/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/ocadartistalley/

We'll be revealing artist profiles leading up to the event! If you want to volunteer or have questions, please contact: kmoore@ocadu.ca The OCAD Artist Alley is a student initiative, created with support from OCAD Student Union, to give Students and Alumni across all programs the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. Poster art by Becky Wu. Tickets NOT needed for entrance

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