Dear ATRC community, colleagues, partners, sponsors, clients and friends,
I am delighted to announce that the ATRC will have a new home and a new identity as of August 1, 2010. We are moving to the newly renamed OCAD University. We will be reconstituted as the Inclusive Design Research Centre and the Inclusive Design Institute. Our mission will continue to be the inclusive design of emerging information and communication systems and practices. All of our ongoing projects and services will come with us. The University of Toronto will be an ongoing research partner in the Inclusive Design Institute and we will continue our long-standing collaboration with researchers from across the University of Toronto.
OCAD has the agility, energy, imagination and innovative thinking that will enable us to thrive and realize our inclusive learning and research vision. Our new home has fully embraced inclusive design and made it an academic priority. We will be building an academic program in inclusive design at the undergraduate, graduate and professional development level. In addition to a venerable and rich history in art and design, OCAD includes programs such as the Digital Futures Initiative that perfectly complement our work and offer a vibrant, expanding academic community to situate our research.
Please stay tuned for further updates as our moving and launch dates arrive. You are all invited to our celebration!