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Presented by Campus Life Welcome Squad in collaboration with OCAD SU and Student Wellness Centre for “Mental Health March”.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to us for some FREE relaxing meditation sessions.
 
Attend one or all!
 
VIRTUAL:

Yoga Nidra* guided by Leeay Aikawa
March 16, 7 to 7:45 p.m. ET

March 28, 12 to 12:45 p.m. ET

Platform: Microsoft Teams

How to prepare: comfortable wear, yoga mat/towel, pillows and cushions, blanket and eye pillow if you have one.
 
RSVP for March 16 online session:
 
RSVP for March 28 online session:
 
*Yoga Nidra: state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, typically induced by a guided meditation.
 
IN-PERSON:

Mindfulness and all-levels yoga asana** with Leeay Aikawa 

March 23, 7 to 7:45 p.m.

April 6
, 7 to 7:45 p.m.

RSVP to receive on-campus location
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Bring your own yoga mat or towel and “yoga wear”.
 
RSVP for in-person sessions:
 
**Asana: general term for a sitting meditation pose, extended in modern yoga as exercise, to any position: reclining, standing, inverted, twisting, and balancing.
 
Alumna and interdisciplinary artist, Leeay Aikawa is certified in Vinyasa and Hatha yoga teaching. She graduated from OCAD U with a Bachelor of Design degree in Illustration in 2009 and completed her MFA in Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art Design & Media in2021. Leeay continues to exhibit her work in both solo and group exhibitions.
 
Image description: student designed panel shows a diverse variety of illustrated students in various mindfulness and meditation poses.
 
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OCAD U strives to provide inclusive, accessible opportunities for the OCAD U community to engage safely. To confidentially request an accommodation for this activity, contact Brent E. James in OCAD U’s Campus Life office (by noon the day before the event) 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.
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Presented by Campus Life Welcome Squad in collaboration with OCAD SU and Student Wellness Centre for “Mental Health March”.
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Looking for student housing options and information?

OCAD U has several housing partners, including co-ops, independent student residences and online housing service providers. Discover more about these options and the search platforms that can help you with your housing search in the Greater Toronto Area.

TUNE IN WITH QUESTIONS!
Scheduled as follows, with live presentations and opportunity to ask questions*!

November 29 at 11 a.m. ET: Canada HomeStay
December 1 at 11 a.m. ET: CampusOne and Parkside Student Residences
December 2 at 11 a.m. ET: Avant Toronto
December 3 at 11 a.m. ET: HOEM on Jarvis

RSVP/register for the above live sessions...

*Subject to change!

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED
Housing information sessions (from June 2021) will also be broadcast on OCAD U LiVE.
The following scheduled sessions will air hourly from 1 to 5 p.m ET!

November 22: places4students.com
Learn how to connect with potential OCAD U roommates!

November 24: UofT Student Housing
Learn about your housing rights and responsibilities.

November 26: Avant Toronto Residence
November 29: Parkside Student Residence
December 1: CampusOne Residence

December 3: Canada HomeShare
A program that matches older adults (55+) with a spare room in their home with students seeking affordable housing.

December 8: Neill-Wycik Student Co-op

December 9: Native Youth Resource Centre
Indigenous youth aged 16-29? Looking for support finding an apartment in Toronto? Join us for an information session with Housing Advocates Sherry Clemens and Natasha Madassa from the Native Youth Resource Centre (NYRC)! Learn about rent supports, tenant rights and more! NYRC provides support and advocacy in the areas of housing, education, recreation, and employment for Indigenous youth.

December 10: Canada HomeStay

To tune in, visit ocadu.ca/live

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OCAD U LiVE
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Looking for student housing options and information?

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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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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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Join the OCAD U Muslim Student Association (MSA) for a conversation with Moeen Centre founder, Qaisar Alam on Instagram Live.

Moeen Centre is a non-profit charitable organization established to promote the independence of young adults with physical and developmental disabilities.

ABOUT OCAD U MSA:
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a community within OCAD University that is run by students. The MSA assists and represents Muslim students in several matters, and works with the Administration, and Campus Security to ensure a safe environment for Muslim students on campus, as well as a maintained safe and peaceful space for prayer. The MSA hosts several educational workshops and events to spread knowledge about Islam as well as collaborating with MSAs province-wide. All events are open to Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff.

MORE ABOUT OCAD U STUDENT GROUPS:
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

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@ocadumsa on Instagram
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msa.ocad@gmail.com
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Join the OCAD U Muslim Student Association (MSA) for a conversation with Moeen Centre founder, Qaisar Alam on Instagram Live.

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The Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre: Indigenous Education Speaker Series invites all OCAD U students, faculty, staff and the broader community to attend a public talk by:

DR. NIIGAAN SINCLAIR Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 1:30 pm-3:00 pm OCAD U, 100 McCaul St, Room 190 

All are welcome

RECONCILIATION

Dr. Sinclair will be speaking about Anishnaabeg art and literature, bridging understandings towards reconciliation.

“Reconciliation is about the hard work of sharing. It's about resources, time, space and land. This means commitment to change, in all its complicatedness.” Niigaan Sinclair, Winnipeg Free Press, 08/17/2018

Dr. Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe from St. Peter's/Little Peguis, Manitoba. Currently on sabbatical as an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, his work spans national and international print and publications. In 2018, he joined the Winnipeg Free Press as a columnist and in May 2019, Niigaan was named Canada’s Best Columnist, winning also a distinguished National Newspaper Award. He is also a recovering high school teacher.

Dr. Sinclair’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period.

All are welcome!  

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Free
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fcdc@ocadu.ca
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OCAD U, 100 McCaul St, Room 190 (main auditorium)
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Poster of Niigaan Sinclair talk at OCAD U on Nov 22, 2019
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First generation* students from all OCAD U undergrad programs are invited to submit work for an upcoming student publication.

The theme is Educational Worth. The issue of continuing and education has generated conversations about the stress of life-school balance and the uncertainty of future.

Looking for works on personal experience, opinions and thoughts on education. Works submitted can be any medium, including writing. Participants may also contribute through answering a short questionnaire.

If interested, email ocadpub.submissions@gmail.com

Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019

*You are first generation if your parents/family did not attend a college or university--you are the first.

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ocadpub.submissions@gmail.com
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Join us for a fun hands-on plant propagation workshop, Tuesday Oct 22 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.

Learn basic propagation techniques such as cuttings, root division and layering. Plant propagation is a great skill to have; it saves you money and it's a great way to share plants with friends and family.

All the materials will be provided. Participants which will take home a plant which they propagated during the workshop. Open to all OCAD U students, faculty and staff.

grOCAD is a group of students, faculty and staff who are working together to integrate plant life into our everyday experience by cultivating areas in and around OCAD U’s campus. grOCAD’s aim is to increase healthy food accessibility, encourage discourse about how plants improve quality of life and heighten awareness to urban agricultural practices.

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Free
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ocadgrows@gmail.com
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Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
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This exhibition brings together a collection of oil paintings inspired by surrealist works with a contemporary exploration of meaning, intimacy and relationships. Ali Sheikh wrote:

This body of work sums up my first venture into oil portraiture. The series of three, inspired by surrealist works, explores the strange charm of a piece lacking context and the concept of finding meaning from nonsense, through dreamlike backdrops and hovering produce. Humidity aims to create an intimate, almost uncomfortable experience for the viewer, either provoking a sense of understanding with the subject or rather an awkward, claustrophobic feeling. The double portrait Affixed depicts two figures, partly converging, and is inspired by the relationship between how close one can be to another yet how little one may actually know about the other.

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mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
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416-977-6000, ext. 2529
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dmi: Academic Design Management Conference Impact the Future by Design

 

OCAD University

Toronto, Canada 5-6 August 2020

 

 

Call for Submissions - Abstracts Due January 29, 2020

 

 

The future presents new challenges and opportunities for design.  Those who manage design must equip themselves to confront rapid change on all fronts – economic, environmental, and social. Research and practice must increasingly collaborate to keep pace with the needs of today and the future.   ADMC20 will explore how design adds value to innovation, competitiveness, and social good. The latest design research and partnerships will be presented to help light a path towards impacting the future by design.

 

 

Who Should Attend?

This conference is open to everyone - every discipline and area of endeavor will benefit. 

  • Researchers
  • Design and Design Management practitioners
  • Educators
  • Business leaders
  • Public Sector leaders
  • Students

 

 https://www.dmi.org/page/ADMC2020

 

 

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https://mailchi.mp/dmi/admc2020callforabstracts?e=500467f42b
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