May 2016

OCAD University's Alumni November 2015 Newsletter  


May 2016
Alumni Social in Kingston
  Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Photo: Garrett Elliott
Please join us for an alumni social in Kingston! Development & Alumni Relations will be hosting a private tour and reception at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for alumni and friends of OCAD University on June 16. 
Alumni Travel
Join former OCAD U Art History professor Dr. Francis Broun for “Voyages to Antiquity: Cruise Greek Islands & Turkey" (September 12-27, 2016) featuring Athens, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes, as well as destinations in Turkey such as Ephesus, Troy and Istanbul.
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Open Life Drawing: Summer Term
 Cr   Image Credit: OCAD University Archives
The Summer tern for Life Drawning has begun! Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction. All are welcome! 
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   CrBrendan Gerge Ko. "Product Placement (Malthusian Catatrophe) C-Print. 40"x30"
Brendan George Ko (BFA, Photography, 2010) “We Soon Be Nigh!” is part of the Contact Photoraphy Festival at LE Gallery.
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Reconnect with OCAD University and with one another for professional development, networking or just plain fun!
Upcoming Events:
June 16-  Alumni Social in Kingston.
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Alumni In Action
Bijan Ramezani (BFA, Photography, 2015) is an Iranian-Canadian whose use of mixed media installation gives a contemporary outlook on current events using video, photographs, found object, sculpture and his own identity. Ramezani is interested in the use of re contextualizing and repurposing found objects and images, seeing how they act within a new space.
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Survey: Lunch & Learn Workshop
We need your ideas! OCAD U Alumni Relations has teamed up with Imagination Catalyst to design a series of interactive workshops aimed at supporting creative professionals in understanding more about their business practices. Please take a moment to help us design workshops that best suit our alumni's needs!
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Alumni Lounge at GradEx: Recap
We were so pleased to welcome back over 200 alumni, from the Class of 1952 right up to the Class of 2015! Engaging with and hearing from our alumni is very important to us. Please share your stories, news, career updates, and memories with us. We are always looking for alumni to profile and we are happy to promote your upcoming exhibitions.
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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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Get Your Work Featured
Our new banner is from Caroline Whelan (BDES, Illustration, 2013) titled "Victorian Houses" 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
Mary Anne Ludlam (AOCA, Environmental Design, 1954) peacefully passed away in hospital on April 28, 2016 following a short illness. Full Obituary.

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