Library Services Learning Zone open until April 21 & returning spring/summer semester

Congratulations students! You are nearly at the finish line. The winter semester is winding down and preparations for GradEx: OCAD U’s 101st Annual Graduate Exhibition are gearing up!

There are plenty of events and exhibitions happening on campus, so please be sure to check out OCAD U’s event calendar.

Drop by the Learning Zone this week not only to study or to meet-up with your cohorts between exams—we are hosting events and exhibitions until we close April 21. We will reopen for the spring/summer term.

OCAD University Creative Writing Presents National Poetry Month Reading April 19

Celebrate National Poetry Month and join OCAD University’s Creative Writing Presents: National Poetry Month Reading at Library Services Learning Zone Tuesday April 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 pm.

Lilian Allen will be hosting this event with open mic and Q & A featuring Banoo Zan, Andrea Thompson, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Robert Priest, Mary Rykov, Catherine Black, Carrianne Leung and Lisa Myers. For more details visit:

All welcome!

Career Development Workshops

Career Development Workshops: Resume/CV, Portfolio & Interview Skills Drop-In Clinics will continue this week. It’s a great opportunity to jump-start your career or brush up your resume for a summer job or exhibition.

We've Met Before by Maya Ben David; XPACE External Space February 16 to May 9, 2016

Maya Ben David’s We’ve Met Before will be exhibiting at XPACE:External Space hosted in the Learning Zone until May 9. This video, programmed by XPACE is presented in partnership with the Images Festival and generous support from the Ontario Arts Counsel.

OCAD Seed Library

Although the first day of spring began March 20, it only now feels like spring. With the warmer temperatures and the sun shining, gardening is now on the mind of many. Visit the OCAD Seed Library in partnership with the Toronto Seed Library and check out a few seeds, sprout a plant, harvest some seeds and return new seeds to the seed library.

OCAD Zine Library New Zines signage

The OCAD Zine Library presents New Student Zines. At the OCAD Zine Library there is something for everybody and also an awesome space to read zines and take a restorative break from studying.

OCAD Zine Library: New Student Zines

Zine titles on display starting with bottom shelf: Magical Girls, Shit my co-worker says!, the Roomba Suicide Diaries, BAD Bipolar: Bipolar Affectiv Disorder Vol. 1, That story about the one time I dyed my hair and got so high on myself I made a whole stupid zine about it, Marie and WorryWart, Study Buddy, I love Kanye, Take Heart: Self Care for Artists & Designers, Wet N Wild.



04 2016

Exchange Students Rumble Exhibition

Goodbye, Farvel, Adiós, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, hyvästi, Hadet—there are so many ways to say goodbye!

Exchange Student Exhibition; April 15 to April 21

The Exchange Students Rumble Exhibition will be hosted in the Learning Zone from April 15 to April 21. Students from OCAD U partner institutions in China, Australia, the UK, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany and France will be exhibiting new works created during their enriched experience at OCAD U.

Please join us and the exchange students, in celebration of the end of winter term at the opening reception, Friday April 15, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


Exchange Students Exhibitiion April 15

Thank you to those who attended and supported the Exchange Students Exhibition Friday night—it was great fun.




04 2016

Photography and Video Exhibition on until April 14th

Large Format Photography Exhibition organized by Farihah Shah

Today is the last day to see the video, Love is a Losing Game by Maddie Alexander along with large format photography prints hosted at the Learning Zone. This exhibition was organized by Farihah Shah.

Photograph Exhibit organized by Farihah Shah



04 2016

xpace: External Space: We’ve Met Before by Maya Ben David

Maya Ben David’s animation, We’ve Met Before, is currently on exhibition at XPACE’s External Space hosted in the OCAD U Library Services Learning Zone until May 9.

We've Met Before by Maya Ben David; XPACE External Space February 16 to May 9, 2016

Ben David’s multiple layering and weaving of imagery and sound, with explorations into Vorarephillia, gender representation and identity that rise and recede like the tide, reinforces an experience of sinking in and out of a fantasy state.

Vore is characterized by a desire to engage in the imagined act of being swallowed or swallowing whole another in the pursuit of erotic pleasure, which is, like other more impractical sexual acts, usually imaged or played out in fantasy.

Amber Christensen

Please download Amber Christensen’s exhibition essay

On until May 9 at the Learning Zone or visit XPACE to view online.



03 2016

GTI ColorMatcher Light Booth in the Learning Zone

GTI ColorMatcher

The Learning Zone is home to a few low-tech tools such as rulers, scissors or a light box but we also have a Color Matching System Booth.

It’s a great tool for matching or inspecting colours under multiple light sources—giving you accurate immediate feedback on how the same object is perceived under different lighting environments.

This ColorMatching Booth can also double as a tool for documenting your artwork. It has a sturdy work surface to place your work on, and diffuse lighting with controlled colour temperature light source.

You can use white or coloured seamless paper when documenting your artwork. All we ask is for you to use light-tack tape that will not leave residue on the unit.

Visit these resources to learn more about the ColorMatcher Booth or for further guidance on documenting your artwork:

GTI’s CMlite ColorMatching Systems

VAI Documenting Your Work

Emerging Artist Guide

cmlite: GTI Colourmatching System/Light Booth located in the Learning ZoneManufacturer Information

GTI Color Matcher Model CMB-2540

Viewing Area 25″ x 40″ x 25″ (H x W x D) 64 cm x 102 cm x 64 cm

Five light sources

Artificial daylight (D65, D75, or D50)

Store light (CWF or TL84)

Home light (Incandescent A)

Optional source (D50, TL84, TL83, Horizon, or LED)

Ultraviolet light

Please ask for assistance to plug it in. To save power and reduce tripping hazards, we keep the unit unplugged.




02 2016

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