Memorial for Professor Coburn
Thursday, September 24th, 7:00 pm,
100 McCaul St., room 190 (the Auditorium)

Please join us in honouring the life and work of Wendy Coburn who passed away this summer and whose loss has deeply saddened our University community. Wendy was a graduate of OCAD U, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Art, a multi-disciplinary artist, fearless champion of equity and diversity, and an inspiring teacher and art administrator.

The Faculty of Art will be holding a Memorial for Professor Coburn on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 pm, room 190 (the Auditorium) 100 McCaul. Following a set of opening speeches and testimonials, we would like to open the mic to all members of our community to share their thoughts and memories of Wendy’s deep commitment to her students, colleagues and staff. The Memorial will be followed by a reception that will be held in Lambert Lounge in concert with the opening of the Feminist Art Conference (FAC).

Please note that The Faculty of Art has established the Wendy Coburn Memorial Scholarship. Please see the link enclosed and donate in support of students success which Wendy held so close in her heart.

We are aware that many of you may be affected by this loss and group grief counseling support will be available to faculty, staff and students throughout the celebration in room 284 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

Additionally, staff and faculty can access grief counselling through the university’s Employee Assistance Program. The information and phone number are to found online: http://www.ocadu.ca/services/human-resources/employee-benefits-pension/e…. Connie Arezes-Reis in Human Resources can also guide you in contacting the service, should you wish.  Students may access grief counselling support Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 4:00 pm through the Health and Wellness Centre located at 51 McCaul Street, 2nd floor at the OCAD U Student Centre or by calling or emailing to book an appointment, http://www.ocadu.ca/services/health-and-wellness.htm.

Please join us in celebrating the work of Wendy Coburn.

Thank you.

Vladimir Spicanovic, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Art