OCAD U Thanks You – in the words of our Medal Winners.
OCAD U Thanks You for Creating a Unique Education
A BFA is a great degree to have because it′s a degree in finding creative solutions, and that′s applicable everywhere.
Shannon Lea Doyle
2013 Sculpture/Installation Medal Winner
Last year, gifts to Where OCAD U Needs it Most* totaled more than $100,000.
*Supporting studio upkeep, materials, specialized equipment.
OCAD U Thanks You for Supporting Emerging Artists & Designers
I feel that OCAD U has recognized my academic and creative potential, and I was really lucky to benefit from scholarships and bursaries. The support alleviated much of my financial stress so that I was able to focus on my coursework and learning new skills.
2013 Environmental Design Medal Winner
In 2012-13, 121 students in financial need received more than $245,000 in donor-funded bursaries.
OCAD U Thanks You for Developing Excellence
A career as an arts professional has its own set of unique challenges. The faculty are fantastic mentors – they are inspiring, creative and teach from experience. They are the school’s greatest asset.
2013 Criticism & Curatorial Practice Medal Winner
Almost 100 donors combined to provide more than $500,000 in program support.*
*Supporting the library, student services, life drawing models, student gallery.
OCAD U Thanks You for Increasing Confidence
Your gift has assured me that my hard work was worthwhile and that my decision to follow my passion was a right one. This award has given me the confidence I need to continue working towards my goals.
2013 Graphic Design Medal Winner
More than $84,000 in donor-funded scholarships were awarded last year to 89 outstanding students.
OCAD U Thanks You for Paying it Forward
Thank you again for your generosity and support. I promise you that I′ll work very hard and eventually give something back to others, both as a teacher and possibly a scholarship to future students like myself.
2013 Drawing & Painting Medal Winner
*Percentage given from each constituency of the total amount raised.
OCAD U Thanks You for Believing in Imagination
I will strive to continue to make exceptional art. It is incredible to receive such recognition. A thousand thanks aren’t quite enough.
2013 Printmaking Medal Winner
*Percentage allocated to each area of the total amount raised.
In 2012-13 OCAD U donors together gave almost $1.8 million.