University is a great time to do some more self-discovery. Most people think: “Great, I’m in University, four more years of studying.” But, that’s not the case at all! It’s so much more than just academics and handing in your assignment – it’s a time for you to explore yourself and your interests outside of the classroom. And the great news is, OCAD gives you the amazing opportunity to do so!
OCAD is home to tons of student groups waiting for you to join! They’re not only arts-related – there are clubs for different interests outside of your studies too. These clubs allow students to “interaction among students, support faith and culture, and create an atmosphere of diversity while encouraging self-development, social responsibility and environmental awareness.” Here are some clubs OCAD U from the 2021-2022 school year.
ProudU is a student-led group at OCADU working together to foster a safe and inclusive space for the LGBTQ2IA+ community on campus. Their goal is to amplify trans and queer voices at OCADU, where people of all sexualities can come together to connect socially, professionally, politically and creatively.
OCAD U MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The OCAD U MSA is a club that offers services, events and workshops for anyone on campus from the Muslim community at OCAD U. Their goal is to facilitate strengthening the connections between students and to help one another on a spiritual and non-spiritual level.
Facebook Social Group: facebook.com/groups/ocadumsasocial
OCAD FOUNDRY CLUB
The Foundry club is a club that allows students to explore techniques, casting processes and examine various casting materials in a safe and inclusive space at OCAD U’s newly renovated Foundry. The Foundry is a fully equipped metal casting facility for bronze and aluminum and gives students the importunity to work on metal casting projects in both individual and/or group settings!
GAMA, which stands for Gaming, Anime and Manga Association, is a club comprised of students with a common interest in the culture of videos, anime and Manga. The group meets weekly to discuss these interests and hosts events within the GAMA community.
These are just a sliver of the clubs that OCAD has to offer! You can go check out their campus student groups here and explore the various clubs OCAD U has to offer. Even after exploring their clubs, don’t see a club that speaks to your interests? Have an idea for another student group? You can always create your own group – learn more about fostering your own clubs on campus here.