Our hot lunch program ran every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the Fall and Winter semester of the 2023-2024 academic year. This year, our wonderful student cooks were Tasnimah Ahmed, Yura Koh, Tara Haghighi, Justine Magbitang, Yannan Ma and Elliot Black. Together, they cooked various varieties of vegan dishes for more than 200 students every week. The team was determined to cater to the diverse ethnic needs of the student body when it comes to food and would celebrate different cultures by making the traditional dishes of their cuisines.

Winter Feast

Winter Feast is the Student Union’s annual winter-themed event hosted at the end of the exam period in December, before the school’s holiday closure. It started in response to the volume of international students that could not go home for the holiday break. It offers an opportunity for OCAD students to come together to share food, stories, and traditions, and to create a sense of community. Last year, Winter Feast took place on 14th December, 2023. The student body celebrated the end of the semester by coming together for food, activities and karaoke. Special thanks goes to the International Student Support Office with their generous donation of $500 to contribute to the event as well as Campus Life and the amazing welcome squad leaders. We were also able to hire students to support the event. Aman Deshmukh was our photographer and captured many lovely photos, Madeline Yee our poster designer, Lotus Tsang led an awesome karaoke activity and a  winter themed ornament workshop.Also, shoutout to our hot lunch team who cooked all the delicious food for the event!


Our OCADSU microgrants are open again until August 2024 for this academic year! This winter semester we were able to fund the following student groups/events.For more information on how to apply to our microgrant program, please check out the funding page on our website.

Events funded in 2024 Winter Semester:

UX/UI  Industry Professional Networking Event
OCAD Student Press
Muslim Student Association (MSA) Black History Month Event and  Grand Iftar
Nowruz Cultural Festival in collaboration with Campus Life


Every Friday, our OCADSU Lawyer Mbuso (“Muso”) Nkosi is available from 9am till noon to provide free legal advice to all OCAD U students on various matters such as, but not limited to, tenancy issues, small claims, contract disputes, immigration, criminal charges, employment issues, and family law. The lawyer can also prepare and review legal documents (such as affidavits and powers of attorney), notarize or commission documents, and make notarized true copies.At present, these appointments are available virtual and to access them please email Mehnaz Lamia, advocate@ocadsu.org


We are providing free grocery gift cards to students facing food insecurity all throughout the year. These are President’s Choice gift cards that can be used at all Loblaws flagship store. To avail this resource please email : ocadsu@ocadsu.org to arrange pickup. Our food pantry at 230 Richmond Street West (6th floor outside the OCADSU office) and the respective community fridges across campus are also open to all and is regularly restocked.


The Student Union Advocate provides advice; advocacy and support services to all students at OCAD U. The advocate can help with academic misconduct, appeals, understanding policies and procedures, preparations for student hearings, mediation and representation at your hearing, as well as matters relating to your student life at university, which may include bullying, discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, victimization or vilification.

The Advocate is a confidential service that can provide you with support and guidance when dealing with difficult situations on campus.

How To Book: Email Mehnaz Lamia at advocate@ocadsu.org to arrange a time