What does OCAD U mean in Colleges & Universities?
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OCAD University (prior to 2010, OCAD was an acronym for Ontario Collage of Art & Design)
(http://www.ocadu.ca) OCAD University is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” Established in 1876 by the Ontario Society of Artists, the university was originally known as the Ontario School of Art, and was incorporated as the Ontario College of Art in 1912. OCAD U was the first school in Canada dedicated exclusively to the education of professional artists in fine and commercial art. In 1996, it was renamed the Ontario College of Art & Design and in 2010, the name changed to OCAD University, reflecting the institution’s university status. Today, OCAD University is the third largest of the approximately 40 professional art and design universities in North America.
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