Module 02: About OCAD U

Module 02 serves to expand your knowledge about OCAD University and its growing campus and student services. In order to complete this module, you will:

  1. Watch the videos (below)
  2. Complete and submit the “Apply your Knowledge Quiz”
    (see link at the bottom of this page)

Learning outcomes of this section:

  • Become familiar with our campus and its history
  • Identify key campus services to support student success
  • Refer other students to the appropriate campus resource(s)

Deadline to complete Module 02: Friday, June 4, 2021


ABOUT OCAD UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1876, OCAD University (OCAD U) is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines.

OCAD U acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original custodians of the land.


2.1: OCAD U FUN FACTS!

Here are some fun facts about OCAD U…

Note: The “Mississaugas of the New Credit” now refer to themselves as Mississaugas of the Credit.

In March 2021, the name of “Sharp Centre for Design” was changed to Rosalie Sharp Centre for Design, in honour of our generous alumna Rosalie Sharp.

The former Sharp Centre for Design is the award-winning, black and white “tabletop” structure that stands above our main campus building on 12 multi-coloured legs. The centre was named in honour of Rosalie and Isadore Sharp’s first multi-million dollar gift to the University. Mrs. and Mr. Sharp are loyal supporters and are deeply involved in the OCAD U community, having donated more than $9 million to the institution over the past three decades. Most recently, they funded the revitalization of the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, located on the corner of Dundas St. West and McCaul Street. We are tremendously grateful for their generosity and dedication to transforming the campus for the benefit of students and our creative community.
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2.2: MEET OUR STUDENT ADVISING TEAM

The Student Advising team is here to partner with students to assist them in achieving
their educational goals…

Student Advising Centre
Room 266, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Drop in hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
416-977-6000, Ext. 4022
Email: advising@ocadu.ca

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2.3: MEET OUR FINANCIAL AID & AWARDS TEAM

Here in Financial Aid & Awards it’s our job to get students the resources that they
need to succeed here at OCAD University…

Financial Aid & Awards
Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
416-977-6000, Ext. 250
financiala@ocadu.ca

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2.4: MEET OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT TEAM

The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is the Career Development office and the Experiential Learning Placement Program, supporting the early-career advancement of all OCAD U students and recent alumni.

RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
Level 3, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning
115 McCaul Street
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca

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2.5: MEET OUR INDIGENOUS CENTRE

The Indigenous Student Centre offers a welcoming environment with a wide range of services to support academic, cultural, social and emotional well-being of Indigenous students at OCAD University.

Indigenous Student Centre
Room 410, Level 4, 113 McCaul Street
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
416-977-6000, Ext. 3353
cpion@ocadu.ca

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2.6: ACADEMIC COMPUTING

Academic Computing at OCAD University enables student creativity with technology; whether that’s a laptop, or a desktop, or using any of our online web services like Canvas or blogging…

IT Services Help Desk
Room 341, Level 3, 100 McCaul Street
416-977-6000, Ext. 444
Room 318, Level 3, 230 Richmond St. West
416-977-6000, Ext. 2788
ithelp@ocadu.ca


OTHER UNIVERSITY SERVICES:
The above videos reflect only a small percentage of the OCAD University services and departments that you should be familiar with and can refer your Student Mentee(s) to. New ones will be added as they are created.

Review other important OCAD U services, including:


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