In Memory of Maggie (Margaret) Dorning, AOCA 1986
The Lisa Visser Graduate Scholarship
The Ontario College of Art and Design was a very important place to Maggie. It is where she learned her craft and learned how to truly embrace life as an artist. Maggie was not a traditional student, only going back to school after a raising a family and leaving behind her first career as an editor. OCAD supported Maggie in all of her endeavors and to honor this place that meant so much to her, Maggie's family, friends, colleagues and others are asked to support the creation of a memorial fund in her name. This fund will be used to support another non-traditional student at OCAD in the future
Maggie passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. She was a longtime Editor for the Science Council of Canada and then decided to forge a new path for herself as an accomplished Artist and then as a skilled Photographer. Among many other pieces of art, Maggie designed and built several robots, an animatronic owl and an 8-foot-tall sarcophagus named Minerva (pictured at left), which she insisted stand in the corner of her living room even though it scared her family half to death. One of Maggie's proudest achievements was showing her work at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, France and at galleries in France and Toronto. She saw life through an artist's lens and drew great inspiration from the natural and literary worlds. She will be dearly missed.
We are grateful for your support. When you make a commemorative gift, we will provide your name, but not the amount of your gift, to a designated contact person.