OCAD U receives $1M from RBC Foundation, renames centre in recognition of support

January 21, 2021
OCAD University has received $1M from the RBC Foundation to support students and recent graduates in launching their careers. The funding will support mentorship programs, work-integrated learning opportunities, and skills development opportunities with the goal of enhancing graduate employability. The programs will be offered at the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, which has been renamed in recognition of RBC’s support. “We are very grateful to RBC Foundation for this generous gift to help empower students and alumni to create a better future, especially now, during these unprecedented times,” says Ana Serrano, OCAD U President. “The COVID-19 pandemic heightens the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation and these funds will impact the art and design community in a tangible and positive way.” OCAD U (ON)