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Do you have any clothes you’re not wearing anymore? Those items that have been stuck in the back of your wardrobe for ages and never make the cut? Perfect clothing pieces to swap!

Join us for light refreshments as we celebrate the end of term with style.  

April 22, 1 to 4 pm
Room 316, Level 3, 100 McCaul Street

> Underwear and swimwear are not accepted
> Clothes must be clean and washed
> Torn or worn-out clothing will not be accepted
> No minimum amount of clothing, max 6 items   

This event will take place during Fashion Revolution Week:
Fashion Revolution Week is an annual campaign bringing together the world’s largest fashion activism movement for seven days of action. This year, from April 18 to 24, we will collectively reimagine a just and equitable fashion system for people and the planet.

For any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact Charlotte at charlottedurnford@ocadu.ca

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One day before the pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization in 2020, OCAD University held its last major in-person student event, the Student Leadership Awards. Last night, the University once again recognized and celebrated those who hold up our student community with our first significant in-person student celebration since the pandemic began. Welcome back!

This year’s awards celebrated students who volunteered their time and energy, leading both from afar and right here at home, by supporting their peers’ wellness and sense of community by advancing student food security, bringing awareness to the experiences of international students during the pandemic, improving services and supports for BIPOC students and so much more. 

Last night's wonderful ceremony included delicious Ojibway-style food and beverages provided by chef Shawn Adler of the Powwow Café, performances by Tina Giang, Rita Tsetsekas and Emily Black of O Cappella, and a poetry reading by Creative Writing student, Cameron Chiovitti.

OCAD University's multi-year volunteer Peer Mentors were recognized for their ongoing commitment to supporting first-year students as they transition to university life — no small feat during these turbulent times. A huge shout out is due to the following students: Andres Navas for five years as a Peer Mentor; Carmen Yuen for four years; Zeinab Ahmed, Kalore Cao, Wesley Huang, Arpit Nigam, Anvaya Samir Deshpande, Maryam Sadeghpour, Winnie Su, Atika Tariq, Tooba Tariq, Estefani Tito, Bojana Tudorovic, Ying Zhong and Donald Zhu for three years. Thank you to you all!

Peer Mentors recognized for multiple years of service.
Peer Mentors recognized for multiple years of service. Photo: Martin Iskander.

Peer Mentor Excellence Awards
These awards, supported by Alumni Relations, acknowledge those Peer Mentors who have made outstanding contributions, supporting new and first-year students with their transition to OCAD U and helping build community.

Nominees: 

  • Elif Asal
  • Dharini Kapoor
  • Sara Khalil-Bayley
  • Yara Selman

Congratulations to Sara Khalil-Bayley and Yara Selman, who are this year’s recipients. 

Sara Khalil-Bayley, a peer mentor since 2020, was nominated by multiple individuals for her work as a peer mentor, and is noted for her warmth and constant availability, helping new students feel connected during a partially online semester. Through her work on the Welcome Squad, Sara helped to organize campus tours, scavenger hunts and study sessions. Sara is also a collaborator, working with student groups like the OCAD U Muslim Student Association to support an Islamic Geometric Art workshop, and a 'Pitch This!' workshop in collaboration with the OCAD U Story Circle, connecting her work as a mentor with her own experience in the Expanded Animation program. 

Participating remotely from Dubai due to the pandemic, neither distance nor technology have been a barrier to Yara Selman's work as a mentor, or an advocate for international students. A peer mentor since 2021 who is also a member of the Welcome Squad, Yara has supported mentees and other students who may be facing food security issues with baking tutorials and halal pita pizza workshops. She has organized events like 'Let's Get Creative,' where all students were welcomed to talk about creative passions, and organized photo submissions through which students were invited to share images from wherever they were in the world.

Student Group Leadership Award
This award, supported by Alumni Relations, is presented to a student group leader who excels, above and beyond, in their leadership role. Through facilitation and involvement, the leader demonstrates outstanding contributions, commitment and support to their group members and the OCAD University community.

Nominees: 

  • Tina Giang, O Cappella
  • Simrah Mahmood, OCAD U Muslim Student Association
  • Anas Mehta, OCAD U Muslim Student Association
  • Emerald Repard-Denniston and Lo Tran, Asian Artists Collective
  • Reihandokht Tabandeh, OCAD Storyboard Circle

Congratulations to Emerald Repard-Denniston and Lo Tran of the AZN Artists Collective! Emerald and Lo were nominated together, and overwhelmingly – many times – as co-leaders of the AZN Artists Collective. Their nominators describe them as passionate, engaging leaders who are great listeners. They use their lived experience to support the members of the artists collective, offering a safe and supportive environment to help their peers achieve balance between life and school, create new opportunities and achieve a sense of community.

Peer Wellness Excellence Award
This award, supported by the Office of the President, celebrates an OCAD U student who demonstrates passion and commitment to promoting student wellness. With a collaborative and inspiring spirit, this student fosters inclusive, brave engagement, empowering BIPOC student voices, to support student wellness, build community, and encourage connection.

Nominees: 

  • Andres Navas
  • Rei Pierre
  • Jessica Zhu

Congratulations to Rei Pierre, who radiated passion and joy while engaging over the last year as a volunteer and a student monitor. Pierre has also been an integral student representative to inter-departmental working groups, all themed around peer wellness. As a Student Wellness Navigator, Rei successfully created original health promotion, harm reduction resources, facilitated countless workshops, implemented new outreach strategies, fostered brave spaces, collaborated with the Learning Zone on student-led sustainability programming, worked with the Student Union Food Pantry to address food insecurity and offered ongoing peer support to colleagues and volunteers. Rei took initiative to envision a Black future in Student Wellness Centre programming by pitching a project for Black students, by Black students to create brave spaces to connect over shared values invested in wellness and health, and hosted the inaugural Juneteenth BBQ held on the Student Wellness Centre Instagram Live.

Student Employee Excellence
The Student Employee Excellence Award, supported by the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and OPSEU Local 576, acknowledges the considerable contributions made by OCAD U student employees — also known as monitors — towards the operations of the University, by recognizing their employee excellence, achievement, leadership and skills development.

Nominees:

  • Harcharan Jagdev 
  • Vladimir Kanic 
  • Em Moor 
  • Jaz Rajput 

Congratulations to Em Moor, who in her role working as a monitor in the Photography Cage, demonstrates a commitment to interpersonal relationships that strengthen the team. Em is always willing to offer support, demonstrates empathy, allyship and compassion to fellow employees and brings a welcoming energy and positive attitude to every shift. She takes the time to learn every piece of equipment offered so that she can demonstrate its use to student borrowers, always growing her knowledge and generously sharing what she's learned with others. 

Indigenous Student Leadership Award
This award, supported by K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation and the OCAD U Indigenous Student Centre, recognizes an outstanding Indigenous student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills. Nominees have actively participated in and contributed to the Indigenous student community at OCAD U, exemplifying a commitment to supporting its growth and development.

Congratulations to Damon Couto-Hill, who is Mohawk and Portuguese, and a fourth-year student in the Drawing and Painting program, minoring in Art & Social Change. As a monitor in the Indigenous Student Centre, Damon developed strong relationships with Indigenous faculty, students and alumni, coordinating interviews that introduced the broader Indigenous community to OCAD U's faculty members through social media takeovers. Damon is a student representative on OCAD U's Indigenous Education Council and is collaborating on several projects with the Indigenous Student Association. Damon has also contributed to the University's Academic & Strategic Plan, and contributed to the success of the Indigenous Student Centre's second Indigenous Wellness Week, where he co-moderated the "What brings you joy" event with Visiting Elders Catherine Tammaro and Liz Osawamick, exploring questions on burnout, self-compassion, isolation and hope. Damon takes every opportunity to engage with Indigenous peers at OCAD U and is committed to the success of the wellbeing of Indigenous students.  

Diversity & Equity Excellence Award
This award, supported by the OCAD Student Union, Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives and the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students & International, acknowledges an outstanding student whose advocacy and leadership promote and advance human rights, equity and social justice.

Nominees:

  • Asra Khan
  • Mehnaz (Mia) Lamia
  • Paulete Poitras
  • Japjot Singh 

Congratulations to Asra Khan and Mehnaz (Mia) Lamia who were both selected as this year’s winners. 

Asra Khan is dedicated to supporting equity-seeking students at OCAD U through her work as Executive Director of Campaigns and Advocacy at the Student Union, through her involvement with the Canadian Federation of Students, and her contributions to equity-based initiatives such as the International Student Advocacy Committee at OCADSU, the Sexual Violence Working Group, and with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives. Asra also served on the hiring committee for OCAD U's new Sexual Violence Education & Support Coordinator. On OCADSU's Campaigns and Actions Committee, Asra ensured that historically marginalized members, such as the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community, were part of the committee work. Asra also works with external organizations that promote food security and advocate for healthy eating in post-secondary schools. 

Mehnaz (Mia) Lamia is an exceptional advocate for international students, advancing their OCAD U experience. Mia is committed to challenging the stereotypes associated with being a racialized, multilingual English Language Learner and demonstrates her leadership by promoting wellness for all students and engaging in decolonizing efforts across the institution. Noticing a lack of spaces for international students to come together and connect over shared experiences, Mia took initiative to create Team_International Students, a private virtual community for OCAD U students on Microsoft Teams. Connecting international students safely during the pandemic, the platform also served to strengthen the support between the Student Wellness Centre and the Office of International Students. One example of the platform's success was how it helped connect students with vaccine clinics that would immunize folks without OHIP or Canadian citizenship. Mia's dedication to international students also contributed to the development of new staff roles designed to better support the diverse international student community, such as an International Student Community Worker and BIPOC Counsellor. 

OCAD U President Ana Serrano, Excellence in Student Leadership Award winner Mehnaz (Mia) Lamia and Vice-Provost, Students & International Deanne Fisher.
OCAD U President Ana Serrano, Excellence in Student Leadership Award winner Mehnaz (Mia) Lamia and Vice-Provost, Students & International Deanne Fisher. Photo: Martin Iskander.

Excellence in Student Leadership Award
This award, supported by Office of the President, aims to recognize the outstanding contributions of student leaders across the University in a variety of contexts, including but not limited to representing student perspectives in positions on OCAD U committees, working groups, task forces, governance bodies (such as the Senate or Board of Governors) or through publications, advocacy groups or the Student Union.

Nominees: 

  • Pauline Aksay
  • Shreya Chopra 
  • Abby Kettner
  • Moksha Khanna
  • Mehnaz Lamia
  • Kalina Nedelcheva
  • Olive Pitschner
  • Michelle C. Wong

Congratulations to Mehnaz (Mia) Lamia and Olive Pitschner, who were both named as recipients of the award this year. 

As we have already described, Mehnaz (Mia) Lamia is deeply committed to improving the experiences of international and marginalized students at OCAD U. Mia's leadership excellence is further demonstrated through her passionate and informative presentations at town halls, committees, and meetings of the Senate and Board of Governors. Outside OCAD U, Mia also engages in events and initiatives that elevate and support certain communities, such as her work with the Parkdale-Queen West Community Health Centre's initiative to support nail technicians experiencing anti-Asian racism and toxic exposures in nail salon work in Toronto. Mia also works as a student monitor across various units in the university, contributing her enthusiasm, ideas and energy to bind and drive the OCAD U community towards advancing the university's values, goals and aspirations. 

Olive Pitschner is deeply committed to representing marginalized students at OCAD University, especially in her work on food security issues and support for disabled students, making OCAD U and the SU more accessible overall. Olive works as Food Services Coordinator in the Student Union, a role that typically supports in-person, campus-based services such as the student pantry and grocery gift cards. After the introduction of Wellness Food Boxes as a pandemic response to student food insecurity, Olive was instrumental in advocating for and securing the financial sustainability of the continuation of Wellness Food Boxes because they have been fundamentally more accessible for students with disabilities. Further to this work though, demand for the food boxes was higher than what could be supported. Olive developed a proposal for university administrators to try to secure more funding for food programs. Through her hard work and thorough research, Olive was able to secure $12,000 in additional support to offer more Food Boxes and diversify the food services at OCAD U through the creation of a community fridge and menstrual product cupboard. 

Congratulations to all nominees and 2022 award recipients. Thank you for all your contributions to the OCAD U campus community!

A very special thank you to all our jury members, presenters and supporters, on behalf of the Campus Life office. 

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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.

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**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.
 
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Image: dear amma (2022), installation detail, by Par Nair. Photo by Par Nair.

OCAD U student work on view at The Public Gallery

Next time you’re in Toronto’s Parkdale neighborhood be sure to swing by 58 Lansdowne Ave. There you will find dear amma, an installation by Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design student Par Nair displayed in The Public’s window gallery space.  

On view 24 hours a day until March 2022, the exhibition is the outcome of a Career Launcher, coordinated by OCAD University's RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD).  

Born in India, Nair explores themes of ritual, symmetry, hybridity and longing among diasporic people in her interdisciplinary work. A 2020 graduate of OCAD U’s Drawing and Painting program and a current MFA student, Nair examines the cultural loss experienced by immigrant communities in her videos, paintings, installations and photography.  

In the installation for The Public Nair foregrounds feelings of yearning and melancholia. The work includes intimate and nomadic objects that belonged to her mother. On display you’ll see a sari that Nair has embroidered by hand, her mom’s passport photo reproduced digitally and with oil paint as well as hand-cut stamps that have travelled across the world. Here the artist invites its viewers to consider assimilation and fragmentation among diasporic people. 

“I find the work that The Public does deeply inspiring. It is an absolute honour to be able to display my work in this space and be in conversation with the community it serves,” notes Nair.  
 
“I hope my installation can add to narratives of care and love, while acting as a decolonized safe space of healing where lived experiences of diaspora and excluded voices can be heard,” she continues. 

The Public is a community-focused, activist design studio based in Toronto that works alongside non-profits and grassroots organizations. Their gallery is a street-facing window space that features works that explore issues of social justice and anti-oppression. In addition to the gallery, The Public houses a studio from which they offer services that include graphic design, web development, co-creative workshops, strategic branding and creative campaigning. Their past clients include Women's Shelters Canada, Planned Parenthood Toronto and Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.  

You can check out Par Nair's work on her website and on Instagram.

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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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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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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

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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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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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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.

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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: 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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