Graduation Speech Quoted
2022 Convocation at OCAD University
At OCAD University's convocation on June 17th, 2022, I gave a speech to the graduating class. The graduation took place at Roy Thomson Hall in downtown Toronto, a few blocks from the University campus. As the Governor General Academic Medal winner this year, I was asked to speak at the afternoon convocation for graduates of the Bachelor's in Fine Arts and Master's in Fine Arts program at OCAD University. Shown is a screenshot of the OCAD University press release on June 20th, 2022 quoting my graduation speech. Recently I've been honoured to be featured several times in the press. My art was mentioned in OCAD University press releases on the recent GradEx 107 at OCAD University in May 2022, the June art exhibition "The Archive of Merit: From the Ontario Society of Artists to OCAD" at Ada Slaight Gallery, and as the Governor General's Academic Medal Winner. Below are links to the recent news articles in which I'm mentioned, including a story from "The Toronto Sun" on OCAD University's GradEx 107. Here is the section from the June 20th, 2022, news article "Convocation Inspires Next Generation of Artists, Designers, and Makers," that mentions my award and a few quoted lines:
"The Governor General’s Academic Medals were also presented to two exceptional students, Rachael Grad and Christine Woolley who achieved the highest academic standing in undergraduate and graduate studies, respectively. Addressing the Class of 2022 Grad, a Drawing and Painting graduate noted,
“Whether your plans are to start a full-time career, enter graduate school or travel the world, I can’t wait to see what you do next. I hope you keep up your creative practice in your preferred form.""
I'm honoured to be quoted by OCAD University in the June 20th, 2022 press release and awarded the 2022 Governor General's Academic Medal for highest grades in the University.
Read more about my OCAD University Governor General Silver Medal in this Blog Post.
See a quick video of the OCAD University Press Release "Convocation Inspires Next Generation of Artists, Designers, and Makers," OCAD University (June 20, 2022).
I've been grateful to be featured in press releases and news articles on the recent GradEx 107 at OCAD University in May 2022, "The Archive of Merit: From the Ontario Society of Artists to OCAD" June art exhibition, and as the Governor General's Academic Medal Winner. Below is the certificate of my medal. Here are links to recent news articles that mention me and my artwork, including a story from "The Toronto Sun" on OCAD University's GradEx 107...
More recent press on my artwork:
- "Convocation Inspires Next Generation of Artists, Designers, and Makers," OCAD University (June 20, 2022).
- "Convocation Celebrates Excellence ," OCAD University (June 16, 2022).
- "Exhibition sheds light on OCAD U’s founding and future," OCAD University (June 2, 2022).
- "OCAD University annual art and design show back in person," Toronto Sun (May 12, 2022).
- "Toronto's Largest Free Art and Design Exhibition Returns in Person & Online," OCAD University (May 4, 2022).
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