Medal

Medal Winners

Students from each program have been chosen as recipients of the OCAD University Medal in recognition for their creativity, innovation, mastery of technique and high academic achievement.

Victoria Milne
Victoria Milne

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Graduate Studies - Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (MA)

Victoria Milne

“My research centers on virtual representations of objecthood and the spaces addressing and situating them. I am is particularly interested in parsing affective similarities and performative continuities between actual and virtual user-object... More

Kyle Miron
Kyle Miron

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Faculty of Design - Graphic Design

Kyle Miron

“In the Preface to Masanobu Fukuoka’s ‘The One-Straw Revolution’, Wendell Berry writes, “when we change the way we grow our food, we change our food, we change society, we change our values.” It’s a wisdom that I spent time uncovering through the... More

Sid Sharp
Sid Sharp

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Faculty of Design - Illustration

Sid Sharp

“My thesis project The Occupant interprets the body through folk tales of magic and transformation to create an imagined world wherein our conceptions of our inner selves replace the external view. ”

Hala Al Hadeethi
Hala Al Hadeethi

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Faculty of Design - Environmental Design

Hala Al Hadeethi

“I wish to bring the spaces I see and the experiences I have in my dreams to life. ”

Ireena Haque
Ireena Haque

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Graduate Studies - Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Ireena Haque

“As a designer, I believe empathy is imperative. I approach all problems with a compassionate lens, always dedicated to understanding all of the stakeholders involved. ”

Kinzi Dempsey
Kinzi Dempsey

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Faculty of Art - Photography

Kinzi Dempsey

“"From this racial, ideological, cultural and biological cross- pollinization, an ‘alien' consciousness is presently in the making—a new mestiza consciousness, una conciencia de mujer. It is a consciousness of the Borderlands." More

Melody Juthamongkol
Melody Juthamongkol

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Faculty of Design - Material Art & Design

Melody Juthamongkol aka. merodeii

“I Make Fun Jewellery...Toywellery!!! More

Christina Dery
Christina Dery

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Graduate Studies - Design for Health (MDes)

Christina Dery

“I strive to help address the pitfalls of our healthcare system that too often leave patients, families, and healthcare workers bearing the burden of bridging system gaps. My Design for Health studies focused on youth healthcare transition from... More

Kathy Wang
Kathy Wang

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Faculty of Arts & Science - Visual and Critical Studies

Kathy Wang

“Kathy is an emerging writer and researcher based in Vancouver (Tsleil-Waututh). Interested in Asian-Canadian feminist studies and queer theory, Kathy works on critical essays and projects that foster the idea of the C.B.C (Canadian-Born Chinese) in... More

Ada Bierling
Ada Bierling

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Faculty of Art - Criticism and Curatorial Practice

Ada Bierling

“My thesis "Handle with Care" is a research creation project exploring practices of embodied kin making during a time of isolation. My research is grounded in feminist sciences, decolonial theory, and queer theories which inspire modes of expanded... More

Sydney Gittens
Sydney Gittens

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Faculty of Design - Advertising

Sydney Gittens

“My work explores diversity and inclusivity in industry and aims to amplify BIPOC voices ”

Helen Tran
Helen Tran

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Faculty of Art - Printmaking

Helen Tran

“When it comes to mourning and grief of others, it has primarily affected me when there is an event of death. It then follows me by forlorn sorrow and silence, with traces of their memories that stay with me. As I introspectively observe my thoughts... More

Kristi Chen
Kristi Chen

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Faculty of Art - Sculpture/Installation

Kristi Chen

“To Retrieve A Possible Heirloom I feel is a start rather than an end to my journey discovering archives about my family and the world around us. I've learned that our own personal histories and skills can very easily disappear through migration,... More

Brian Nguyen
Brian Nguyen

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Faculty of Arts & Science - Digital Futures

Brian Nguyen

“Brian is a creative developer who is passionate about combining art and technology to enrich peoples lives. ”

Kathryn Greenwood
Kathryn Greenwood

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Faculty of Art - Drawing and Painting

Kathryn Greenwood

“My work investigates the status of plants within western urban society, taking into consideration the psychological and cultural influences on the human experience of nature. I am interested in the way exposure, attention, and perceived value... More

Josie Gray
Josie Gray

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Graduate Studies - Inclusive Design (MDes)

Josie Gray

“Using podcasting as a methodology, this project explores epistemic justice in open education to ask, Whose knowledge do we centre in open education? What does epistemic justice look like in curriculum? How does open education reproduce existing... More

Sara Mozafari-Lorestani
Sara Mozafari-Lorestani

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Graduate Studies - Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (MA, MDes and MFA)

Sara Mozafari-Lorestani

“I was born in the summer of 1981 in Tehran, Iran. 1981 is two years after the Islamic revolution of Iran. 1981 is a year after the beginning of eight years of war between Iran and Iraq. 1981 is seven years before the mass execution of Iranian... More

Jeremy Saya
Jeremy Saya

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Faculty of Art - Integrated Media

Jeremy Saya

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Shabad Singh
Shabad Singh

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Faculty of Design - Industrial Design

Shabad Singh

“Aether SmartTiles bring digital NFT art to life as modular frames, displayed in your home. They can be purchased as a single tile to be used as a painting, a set to create a larger mural, or a bigger set to create a feature wall. Each tile is... More

Marilyn Adlington
Marilyn Adlington

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Graduate Studies - Criticism & Curatorial Practice (MFA)

Marilyn Adlington

Arshia Sobhan Sarbandi
Arshia Sobhan Sarbandi

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Graduate Studies - Digital Futures (MA, MDes and MFA)

Arshia Sobhan Sarbandi

“2021 OCAD U Medal Winner for Digital Futures ”

Liankun Sun
Liankun Sun

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Faculty of Art - Cross-Disciplinary Art: Publications

Liankun Sun

“As a designer, I aim to create a visual brigade between the work and the audience. And create a space for all kinds of communication among different audiences. ”