Envisioned by OCAD U Student Vicky Avramopoulos, Vicky is bringing together people from across campus alongside some of OCAD U’s most talented print-making students & alumni including Eli Howey (2015 printmaking medal winner) and Taikun Kambashi (Printmaking, 2014) to help create a handbook on how faculty and peers can best support LGBTQQI2S students in classrooms and beyond.

The handbook is being created based on 4-6 open consultation sessions that will be held inviting students and alumni to share their experiences, recommendations and best practices.  The guide will break down basic vocab & concepts, along with vignettes of student experience and tips and strategies for inclusive & critical pedagogy in and beyond the classroom, as well as resources.

Most importantly, this project is imagined and led by students, and will feature content centring the voices of students.

How can you get involved?   

Join us on Facebook! A facebook group has been set up with regular updates and information about the project, and links to upcoming consultation sessions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/324015924435696

Consultation Sessions

The consultation sessions are happening in room 187 of 100 McCaul and taking place on:

May 27: 3-5pm
June 2: 1-3pm
June 10: 3-5pm
June 18: 11-12:30pm

This project was made possible by the OCAD U $1,500 Big Ideas Fund. Special shout outs to Anthea Black (Instructor, Faculty of Art), Nick Shick (Technician, Print-Making) & Mary Tremonte (Class Assistant, Print-Making) for on-going guidance & collaboration.

For more information, please contact:


Programs, Outreach & Human Rights Advisor
Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives

416 977 6000 x3840