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Sara Diamond

OCAD University

Dr. Sara Diamond is the President of the OCAD University, Canada’s “university of the imagination”. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and degrees in new media theory and practice, social history and communications.

She currently serves on the Ontario Ministry of Culture’s Minister’s Advisory Council on Arts & Culture, the Board of Directors of the Toronto Arts Council Foundation and ORANO, Ontario’s high speed network, the Board of Directors of the Network of Centres of Excellence GRAND, IO (Interactive Ontario) and SACUR with the Association of Universities and University Colleges.

Sara is a visualization, wearable technology and mobile media researcher, artist and designer. She writes media history criticism for peer reviewed journals and curates for festivals and galleries.

Prior to her presidency at OCAD, Sara was the Artistic Director of Media and Visual Art and Director of Research at the Banff Centre, where she created the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) in 1995 and led it until 2005.