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The Intermission: Grad Show


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Industry Reception


Doors Open



The Liberty Grand

25 British Columbia Rd, Toronto

The Intermission is the 2016 York/Sheridan Program in Design’s annual showcase of the best work produced by its graduating class. It is a night for the industry to connect with emerging designers and explore their works, and for students to celebrate their past four years of hard work with you!

Getting to the Show

Getting to the Show

29 Dufferin → Saskatchewan Rd
504 King → Dufferin St
509 Harbourfront → Manitoba Dr
Lakeshore West → Exhibition
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the show free?

Yes, absolutely. However, we do help fund the event through sponsorships. If you’re interested in supporting this or future years, get in touch.

What can I expect to see and do at the show?

The show is an opportunity to browse the work and meet in-person with grads from one of Canada’s top design programs.

Will there be drinks?

Yes, we’ll have a cash bar available throughout the night.

What is the 'Industry Reception' portion of the show?

We dedicate a part of the night exclusively to people working in the design and creative industries. All students will be there to answer any questions about their work and experience. No ticket or registration is required.

I'll be at FITC on April 19th. Can I still come?

Definitely! The FITC schedule ends at 6pm on April 19th. We’re open until 11pm, so there’s lots of time if you’d like to swing by in the evening.

Where can I park my car?

There is a parking area located beside the Liberty Grand that will be available.

Come Meet the Cast!

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Package Design
Biodegradable Sugar Straws

Concept, Design, Prototypes and Photography: Pansy Cheung

Semifinalist in the Adobe Awards Packaging 2015 Competition

There are approximately 50,000 commercial flights around the world every day, about 3 million people travelling daily. Assuming one passenger consumes one sugar packet per hot beverage onflight, that translates to 3 million sugar packets used and disposed of every day and 1,095,000,000 packets or 4,380,000,000 grams of sugar per year.

These biodegradable sugar straws are designed to aid in flight attendant distribution, to provide user convenience, and to address limited airplane storage space. The user can easily rip the tip of the straw and empties the content into their beverage, and can also use the straw as a stir stick. The straw serves as a solution to portion control, spill control, and sanitary use. This multiple functionality works to reduce waste of sugar and packaging resulting from the regular sugar packets that airlines use today. After use, the straws can be collected and stored for compost or recycling disposal upon landing.

With bilingual labels varying depending on airlines and flight destinations, the container is ecologically designed with no glues, has a structure that provides a compact solution for storage in galleys, and has content labeling on the top panel that provides easy identification while stored. The perforated tab allows for easy opening and distribution during beverage service and the interior separator tabs prevents the package from tipping over during air turbulence.

With the emergence of green products such as these biodegradable sugar straws, consumers will have a positive association with an airline company that supports the conservation of the environment.