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Medal Winners

Medal

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.

Maria Naqvi
Maria Naqvi

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Faculty of Design - Advertising

Maria Naqvi

“My work explores diversity and inclusivity in the advertising industry and aims to amplify minority communities ”

Evgenia Mikhaylova
Evgenia Mikhaylova

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Faculty of Art - Sculpture/Installation

Evgenia Mikhaylova

“In a meaning-seeking journey, the most valuable experience can be the process of sharing it. ”

Emerald Repard-Denniston
Emerald Repard-Denniston

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Faculty of Art - Drawing and Painting

Emerald Repard-Denniston

“I question; am I an unreliable narrator or an invalidated one? My work welcomes the viewer into my escapist, coming-of-age recollection. Ruminating on gender biases, identity crises, imposter syndromes, and social statuses, the figure becomes a... More

Sam Kingston
Sam Kingston

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Faculty of Arts & Science - Digital Futures

Sam Kingston

“Sam is a maker who's passionate about design that works for humans so that humans don't have to adapt to our designs. ”

Timothy Soribello
Timothy Soribello

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Faculty of Design - Environmental Design

Timothy Soribello

“Think about what your creativity can do in the present, without neglecting the past, for the next generation. Observe. Comprehend. Design with a vision! ”

Candide Uyanze
Candide Uyanze

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

Candide Uyanze

“Candide Uyanze is is a multimedia, multidisciplinary, and multi-hyphenate doer of things based in Tkaronto and Anishinābe Akì territory. ”

Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa
Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa

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Faculty of Art - Criticism and Curatorial Practice

Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa

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Nadia Spaziani
Nadia Spaziani

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Faculty of Arts & Science - Visual and Critical Studies

Nadia Spaziani

“Nadia Spaziani is a researcher and writer based in Toronto. Her practice looks into Ancient Greek material culture and focuses on building upon existing theories of the period with contemporary ideas of psychoanalysis and feminist theories. ”

Zhuoqing Tan
Zhuoqing Tan

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Faculty of Art - Photography

Zhuoqing Tan aka. Tizzi

“Tizzi's works are mostly lens-based, but not confined to any specific medium. She focuses on the subtle perceptions of human activities and explores the meanings of existence under current social conditions. ”

Aleena Derohanian
Aleena Derohanian

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Faculty of Design - Material Art & Design

Aleena Derohanian

“One of my favourite parts of having been an OCAD U student was the access to many different fabrication studios. This thesis collection is dedicated to showcasing the love I have for mixed media fabrication. Thematically, alien and UFO folklore has... More

Marcella Driver-Moliner
Marcella Driver-Moliner

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Faculty of Art - Integrated Media: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Marcella Driver-Moliner

“Willfully searching for discoveries as an experimental Animator, Graphic Designer and illustrator. ”

Max Fine
Max Fine

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Faculty of Design - Industrial Design

Max Fine

“In a time where climate change demands action, it is not just a question of how will we live with the problem, but how will we live with the solution. More

Kalina Nedelcheva
Kalina Nedelcheva

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Graduate Studies - Criticism & Curatorial Practice (MFA)

Kalina Nedelcheva

“As a multi-media artist-researcher, emerging curator, and musician, I explore the ways in which human consciousness engages in processes of meaning-making. I have developed an uncanny interest in writing, film, and experimental mapping as avenues... More

Maham Momin
Maham Momin

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Faculty of Design - Graphic Design

Maham Momin

“'Listening here is not about finding solace. But the weight of the unknowable functions as a reminder that attunement demands listening again. As LaBelle notes, ‘according to an ethics tuned to the missing, the audibility of speaking out often... More

Toko Hosoya
Toko Hosoya

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Faculty of Design - Illustration

Toko Hosoya

Laur Flom
Laur Flom

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Faculty of Art - Printmaking

Laur Flom

Carly Benson
Carly Benson

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Graduate Studies - Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Carly Benson

Josephine Guan
Josephine Guan

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Graduate Studies - Inclusive Design (MDes)

Josephine Guan

Parastoo Mahmoudi
Parastoo Mahmoudi

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Faculty of Art - Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies

Parastoo Mahmoudi

Bert Whitecrow
Bert Whitecrow

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Faculty of Arts & Science - Indigenous Visual Culture

Bert Whitecrow

Walter Yim
Walter Yim

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Graduate Studies - Design for Health (MDes)

Walter Yim

Joaquim Almeida
Joaquim Almeida

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

Joaquim Almeida