April 2016

OCAD University's Alumni November 2015 Newsletter  
April 2016
Register Now: May 7
As one of our valued alumni, please join us at the 5th annual Alumni Lounge at GradEx. Enjoy VIP treatment! Take a break from touring GradEx; enjoy some complimentary food and drink from Underwood’s Catering; register for an exclusive guided tour of the Medal Winners' Exhibit. New for 2016: Kids Zone: an arts-based creativity space. This event is complimentary for Alumni and their guests, RSVP required.
Creative City Campus
We are thrilled to announce the largest financial contribution in OCAD University’s 140-year history! Thanks to a remarkable contribution of $27 million from the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the university is realizing its goal of transformation. This is a huge vote of confidence and recognition of OCAD University as a principal driver of art, design and digital media innovation/expertise, as well as of the university’s economic and social impact.
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Alumni Exhibition
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The 2016 Bi-Annual Alumni Exhibition: ArtWorks 2016, will be featuring work from a variety of disciplines from OCAD Alumni! The exhibition will run from April 21 to April 24, 2016 at the Women’s Art Association of Canada.

Enjoy socializing with alumni and artists as you take in 34 art works by 29 OCAD U alumni, spanning 7 decades of graduating classes.
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Jennifer Wigmore (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2014) IAMD MFA Thesis Exhibition “Reflex” will be at OCAD U’s Student Gallery.
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Development & Alumni Relations coordinates and collaborates with the Alumni Association and others to offer a wide variety of alumni events throughout the year. Reconnect with OCAD University and with one another for professional development, networking or just plain fun!
Upcoming Events:
April 21 - ArtWorks The Bi-Annual Alumni Exhibition - RSVP HERE
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Alumni In Action
Sarah Letovsky's (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2014) work explores the intimacy of the female face in large-scale oil paintings and an ongoing watercolour series. Through the use of gestural mark-making and flat space, she contrasts the humanity of the gaze against the materiality of paint, playing with abstraction and creating a push and pull of mimesis and metaphor. She was the recipient of the 2014 Mrs. W.O. Forsyth award...
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Project 31 Recap
Project 31, OCAD University’s annual auction to support student success, has raised $216,000; the largest amount in the event’s seven-year history. By the time Waddington’s auctioneer Stephen Ranger announced the final winning bid on March 24, all 46 live auction and 16 silent auction lots were sold. More than 300 people were in attendance, including many of the artists whose works were up for auction. Many thanks to the participating artists for generously donating their work!
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Continuing Studies
Register Now for Spring and Summer Courses in Continuing Studies. The Office of Continuing Studies at OCAD University offers a wide range of courses to help increase your creative potential, enhance your creative career or explore new areas of self-expression.
We are pleased to provide OCAD University alumni with a variety of benefits and services. It's our way of helping to foster a sense of community post-graduation, and to help develop stronger alumni networks.
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Home & Auto Insurance
OCAD University alumni can enjoy insurance premiums that are lower than many individual plans due to the group insurance packages we have negotiated.

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex is Canada’s leading provider of group home and auto insurance for members of select alumni associations, and offers exclusive and valued benefits, and supports OCAD U alumni with an exceptional level of client care.
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Call For Submissions
Are you or do you know of a recent grad who is working on a business (product or service) and wants help to make it grow? Imagination Catalyst is now accepting applications to the Incubator program from alumni who have graduated within the past 3 years. Apply by May 15th and be considered for cash/in-kind prizes. For more information contact Kathryn Ellis.
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Call for Artwork Donations
New Mom Project and Yellow House Gallery present "Grow UP and Give" an evening of art, music, wine and hors d'oeuvres with a silent auction of the donated work, serving as a fundraiser to provide baby boxes for mothers in need.
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Check out OCAD University's amazing online resource of News, Ideas and Features of all things Art and Design!
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Get Your Work Featured
Our new social media banner is "Gaia" a bronze necklace designed and made by Heather Roblin (BDES, Material Art & Design, 2013) Check out her work here.

We have so many talented alumni and want to share your work in the social media sphere. We're looking to curate our Facebook and Twitter header with alumni work.
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In Memoriam Flowers
In Memoriam
Former OCAD U faculty member and towering figure in graphic design, Hans Kleefeld died March 10 at age 86 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Obituary.
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OCAD U's Alumni Newsletter is published by OCAD Alumni Relations 10 times per year and features alumni news and events. Content is subject to change. Refer to the Alumni & Friends for updates. Please send your information to alumni@ocadu.ca.

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