Last Thursday, we wrote about OCAD’s awkward new name—OCAD University—and asked readers to come up with some alternatives. The school, a university since 2006, wants to ditch its college reputation without, well, ditching the “C” in its acronym that stands for “College.”
Thankfully, some of you pitched in to help. Our favourite suggestions from readers were Svend‘s Thorarinn Ingi Jonsson–inspired “This Is Not A College”; deepsalia‘s “Ontario Centre for Art and Design,” which preserves the “OCAD” acronym that the institution so badly wants to keep; and imfromtoronto‘s blast-from-the-past Ontario College of Art (OCA, the school’s name from 1912 to 1996). Two of Torontoist’s staffers also pitched in with name suggestions: Christopher Bird suggested the slightly superfluous “Ontario Higher Institute School of Art and Design Learning College University” (OHISADLCU), and Marc Lostracco put forward “Ontario Higher Art Institute” (OHAI, “for a Bachelor of LOL”).
Now, it’s up to U—er, sorry…you. Pick your favourite new name for OCAD below, and, after the weekend’s over, we’ll send on the top three finishers to the school.
Photo by Michael Chrisman from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.