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The JVCS is an academic publication that features student writing on art history and visual studies. We are student-led and student-driven, aiming to catalog and publish writing that reflects the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being explored within the OCAD University community and beyond. that are being explored within the OCAD University community and beyond. The
Journal of Visual & Critical Studies aims to highlight the work of the best emerging voices within the fields in Canada and beyond.

The JVCS is a collaborative platform, allowing it’s members to individually agreed to certain roles and responsibilities to handle through the year.
These roles include:

  • Grant Writing
  • Website Design
  • Fundraising
  • Outreach Designs
  • Editing
  • Event Planning

Why Join?

Being a member of the Journal can have the following benefits:

  • Strengthens personal methodology regarding research and writing practices such as editing skills (both self and peer), grant writing, and abstract writing
  • Opportunity to work with a team that seeks to foster and instill an environment that promotes creativity and curiosity, which allows it’s members to grow their interests in a safe space
  • Be part of the building of a community which provide support and encouragement through the year
  • Learn the ropes of running a collaborative project with like minded individuals

If you're interested in joining or have any questions, send us an email at with a little bit of information about you, and what role you are interested in having with the JVCS!  

Our first meeting will be at the start of October.

News Summary
The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies student group is seeking new editorial members for the 2021/2022 year!
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Poster for JVCS Recruitment 2021-22
JVCS Recruitment Poster. Photo of a neon lit hallway with white text describing the JVCS Committee.


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