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Message from the President

Sara Diamond

Through the Ryerson Lifeline Syria Challenge, Toronto’s universities are gathering their resources and creating a unified response to the crisis that will create sustainable support as the situation unfolds. OCAD University students, faculty and staff are passionate about social justice and believe in the ability of art and design to make the world a better place. Here is an opportunity for us to use creative thinking to become drivers of social change in this humanitarian catastrophe.

Dr. Sara Diamond
President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University

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We were stunned by the images of refugees struggling to escape a brutal civil war – we wanted to take action. Taking part in the Lifeline Syria Challenge gives us an opportunity to create awareness of the crisis and join forces with others to welcome a family into our diverse and caring society.

Visit our fundraising page to contribute to our efforts.


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If you have any questions about OCAD University's Lifeline Syria Challenge, please contact Paola Aron Badin at