OCADU to use new donations to upgrade Sharp Pavilion façade

November 28, 2014

OCAD University this week celebrated the 10th anniversary of its iconic Sharp Centre for Design. To mark the occasion, benefactors Rosalie and Isadore Sharp made a $3 M donation to redevelop the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, which will receive a new façade and will become the home of the OCAD University Centre for Experiential Learning, dedicated to studio-based learning, developing partnerships with community and industry, and training students in professional and business skills. The new building façade will allow the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion to be a landmark and “an innovative gateway that will become widely admired. It will be an embodiment of the imagination at work at OCAD University,” said OCADU President Sara Diamond. A second gift of $2 M from OCADU Chancellor Kiki Delaney on behalf of the Delaney Family Foundation will fund scholarships for undergraduate and graduate visual artists, and will also be used for enhancements to OCADU’s Indigenous Visual Culture program. OCADU News Release