The OEADF (Ontario Educators in Art and Design Foundation) is an organization of teachers and educators in the foundation programs from collages all over the province. Based off of the FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) association in the United States, each year the OEADF meets at a different collage to share in the goal of making the foundational experience in art a solid springboard for a successful academic and professional life. This year, Peter Palermo, Coordinator for Sheridan’s Art Fundamentals program led the group as acting chair. A number of topics discussed this year at Niagara-on-the-lake College including strategies for engaging students, services for students with learning disabilities/ medical challenges, and organizational structure. The gathering also consisted of a tour of the Niagara region’s wineries followed by a tasting.
On Tuesday, May 30, MPP for Oakville and Minister of Labour, the Honourable Kevin Flynn, invited Associate Dean and Canadian Music Theatre Project Producer, Michael Rubinoff and Irene Sankoff and David Hein, authors of Come From Away to Queen’s Park.