Meet a 2021/2022 Student Group Leader:
“My name is Touheed Kashif Niazi (she/her), and I’m a second-year Material Art & Design student. My work leans more towards crafting and creating, rather than designing, and I’ve been doing so ever since I was 12 years old! I joined OCAD U to formally hone these skills and use them to do what I enjoy.
I’m also the president of The South Asian Society (TSAS). For those intrigued, TSAS is a student-ran group whose purpose is to commemorate and honour South Asian heritage whilst also providing a sense of community, to the diaspora!
Studying during COVID-19 has proven to be especially demanding when your entire program is studio-based. In fact, suggesting that COVID-19 essentially restricted my academic journey before it even started, wouldn’t be too far-fetched! In this post-pandemic world, I’ve noticed my increased reliance on digital/online venues; I’m more comfortable using resources that were previously unconventional by my standards. Still, I look forward to widening my expertise furthermore and exiting my comfort zone more frequently!”