February 2016

OCAD University's Alumni November 2015 Newsletter  
February 2016
Alumni Travel: Florence 2016
Join us May 19-27 2016 for an intimate, art- themed tour to Florence, Italy and experience OCAD University’s Florence Campus alumni style! OCAD U Alumni Association has partnered with the University to open the doors of the Florence Campus; offering open-studio opportunities at the campus for self-directed work along with guided art tours throughout the city.
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Life Drawing
Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction - every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday!

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumnus to attend - the sessions which cost $10, are open to everyone!
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Final Call! Nominations: 2016 Alumni Of Influence
The 2016 Alumni of Influence Awards nominations are coming to a close! Please take the time to think of someone that should be recognized in one of these wide ranges of OCAD University alumni's fields and pursuits: Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Educator, World Builders, Trailblazer and Legacy. If you know an exceptional alumni who has made an impact, nominate them today!

Please submit your nomination today. The deadline is February 28, 2016!
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Katelyn Gallucci (BFA, Photography, 2015) is a finalist in the Artist Project 2016 UNTAPPED Emerging Artists showing February 18-21.
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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!
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Giving News
Richard St. John (AOCA, Industrial Design, 1969) was awarded an OCAD Mclean Traveling Scholarship after graduating at the top of his Industrial Design class. Travel paved the way for his future success, as he “was pushed to practice skills that would make for a better designer and photographer... and the OCAD Travel Scholarship is what made it all possible”. So he made a donation to OCAD U to set up an ongoing Richard St. John Travel Scholarship. Now more generations of students will have the same wonderful opportunity that he had so many years ago to travel, learn, and expand their minds.
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Alumni In Action
Ali Ogston (BDES, Advertising, 2015) is a young entrepreneur and creative thinker based in Toronto. As an OCAD U graduate, she knows that thinking outside the box isn’t just a "nice" skill to have, it’s the only one worth having. This same out-of-the-box thinking is what won her 1st place at the Queen's Startup Summit in 2015 and launched her into the startup...
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New Perk
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.

The ROM is offering an exclusive 20% discount on tickets for all OCAD U alumni!
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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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Grad School?
Thinking about a master’s degree? Not sure it’s worth the investment? Whether you’re a practicing designer, or want to add formal design training to your resume, check out this article about OCAD U graduate programs in design and weigh your options!
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Project 31: Save the Date- March 24
In 2015 OCAD U's annual live art auction to support student success raised $183,000, the largest amount in the event’s six-year history. This year, Project 31 features 42 works made by faculty and alumni from across the institution.
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Get Your Work Featured
Currently featuring "Sargasso", a short-short story written and illustrated by Jessica Bartram (BDES, Graphic Design, 2015) 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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New Discount
Brainstation has an ongoing mission to digitally educate and empower artists and designers. In as little as one day, learn the fundamentals of a specific tech-related topic in a small, hands-on classroom environment. OCAD U alumni now get a 15% discount for their weekend workshops.
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In Memoriam Flowers
In Memoriam
Lucia Molnar Wing passed away peacefully, at Toronto, on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, following a long battle with cancer. Lucy was an accomplished artist, photographer, innovator, and social entrepreneur.
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