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Media Advisory:

OCAD University to open Inclusive Design Institute

(Toronto—May 18, 2012) OCAD University will hold an opening reception for the Inclusive Design Institute, a research community and regional research hub focusing on the inclusive design of emerging information and communication systems and practices.

Remarks will be given by:

-       Dr. Gills G. Patry, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation

-       Deputy Minister Wendy Tilford, Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation

-       Jutta Treviranus, Director, Inclusive Design Institute

-       Ian Tudhope, Chair, OCAD University Board of Governors

-       Sarah McKinnon, Acting President, OCAD University

The Inclusive Design Institute is a research community and regional research hub focusing on the inclusive design of emerging information and communication systems and practices. The IDI is funded by both the Government of Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund Research Infrastructure program with eight postsecondary institutions as core partners: OCAD U, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, York University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Sheridan College, George Brown College and Seneca College.

Representatives of all partners will be in attendance and available to discuss their digital inclusion research projects.

DATE:            Thursday, May 24, 2012

TIME:              12 to 2 p.m.

LOCATION:   OCAD University’s Digital Media Research + Innovation Institute

49 McCaul Street (south of streetcar tracks, rear of streetcar loop)

Toronto, Ontario

Media Contacts:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD University

smulholland@ocadu.ca

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OCAD UNIVERSITY

100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Canada  M5T 1W1

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