Peer Mentoring

Student Ambassadors and Mentors (SAMs) are trained upper-year students dedicated to providing you with assistance and information to support your academic success. You can connect with a SAM/Mentor in your discipline or with others who have different areas of expertise or interests.

Services include:

  • Resource information on services at York and the wider community
  • Referrals to appropriate contacts on campus
  • AMPD events
  • Tips for success
  • And much, much more…

Connect with our SAMs:

  • In person in the AMPD Information Centre, located in the main lobby of the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for the Fine Arts [#5 on the map]
  • By email ampdsam@yorku.ca
  • By phone during office hours at 416-736-2100 ext. 20838

 


Student Ambassadors & Mentors

Alex

Alex Colle

4th Year Theatre Student

I’m an outdoor freak in my fourth year of study in the BA Theatre program! Specializing in Playwriting and Devised Theatre – along with a very useful minor in English – I try to bring my own unique spin to my passions while avoiding to conform at all c… View Article

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Asra Sarfraz

Asra Sarfraz

3rd year VISA BFA

Hello! My name is Asra and I’m one of the SAMs acting as a resource for you this year! I am currently doing a B.F.A. Honours and going into my final year of Visual Arts . I am super excited to be working for my home faculty. AMPD has been a home right… View Article

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Chevon Gilzene

Chevon Gilzene

3rd Year Music Student

My name is Chevon Gilzene and I am in my third year here at York. I am a music major with a double major in international development studies. I chose York because of the sense of community. Even though York is a large university, there are many opport… View Article

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Clara Ziane

Clara Ziane

4th Year Music Student

I am currently in my fifth year at York University, where I study Music with a double major in Kinesiology and Health Science. Coming from France, choosing the right university was very important to me. I grew up in Paris where I was “fed” culture on a… View Article

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Dakota Stevenson

Dakota Stevenson

4th year Dance

My name is Dakota Stevenson and I am in the Concurrent Education program as well as the BFA in Dance program. I grew up in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and decided to come to York University for the amazing Education program while continuing my stud… View Article

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Ehin Gukhool

Ehin Gukhool

3rd year Theatre

I was born on a little Island called Mauritius. I moved to Canada when I was 8 years old. I grew up in Mississauga and currently reside in Brampton. I chose York University because the Fine Arts programs are truly accomplished and admired nationally an… View Article

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Evan Yan

Eyan Yan

3rd Year Film Production Student

Hey everyone! My name is Eyan and I am currently a third year student majoring in film production and specializing in sound and editing. It has been an inspiring and rewarding journey coming here and studying in the BFA Film Production program at York… View Article

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Javid Aziz

Javid Aziz

4th Year Design Student

Hello, everyone! My name is Javid, although Microsoft Word has been telling me my name has been incorrect for years! I am currently a fourth year student enrolled in the Design program, a joint program with Sheridan College. I was born and raised in To… View Article

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Jessica Ortaleza

Jessica Ortaleza

4th Year Dance Student

Hi! I am Jessica Ortaleza and I am a fourth year BFA Dance major streaming in Choreography and Performance, combined with a minor in BA Honours Political Science. I never sought dance as a career that I wanted to pursue, as I was always surrounded by t… View Article

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Kateryna Vatsyk

Kateryna Vatsyk

3rd Year VAAH Student

Hello everyone! My name is Kateryna and I am in my third year studying Visual Arts Honours in AMPD and Concurrent Education in Intermediate/Senior level. I was born and raised in Ukraine and have lived in Toronto since I was ten years old. I chose York… View Article

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Laura Clark

Laura Clark

4th year Theatre Production

Hello there! My name is Laura and I’m a fourth year Theatre Production student. I grew up in a small village just north of Barrie (seriously, it’s tiny) and am loving life in the big ol’ city of Toronto. I chose to study at York because of the Theatre… View Article

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Olivia Faveri

Olivia Faveri

3rd Year Dance Student

Hi, I’m Olivia Faveri. Growing up in a small town, there was not much to do as a child besides riding your bike into town and playing at the park. That was until a dance studio opened its doors to all the children of Tottenham, Ontario. As soon as it o… View Article

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Raymond Wan

Raymond Wan

3rd Year Digital Media Student

Hey! My name is Raymond and I am a 3rd year Digital Media student. I live, breathe and play soccer, and you can also find me wandering Winters College. I was born and raised in Scarborough with three sisters; two of whom are triplets including myself…. View Article

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Simone Robert

Simone Robert

4th Year Design Student

Hi everyone! My name is Simone, and I am a fourth year Design student enrolled in the joint program between York University and Sheridan College (it’s fondly referred to as YSDN by students and graduates). I grew up in Cobourg but always loved to trave… View Article

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Sophia Sam

3rd year Film Production

I was born in Scarborough and raised in the quaint city of Markham. I have always had a passion for the arts. I started off with drawing to practicing to become a future voice actor. This experience then led me to find passion in film. I love film beca… View Article

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Sophie Mercer

Sophie Mercer

4th Year Theatre Student - Acting Conservatory

Growing up in the small town of Perth, Ontario, I was lucky enough to be involved in a vibrant arts community. When I wasn’t taking dance classes or voice lessons, I was participating in community musicals, acting in high school Sears shows, and workin… View Article

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Vaiva Slapsys

Vaiva Slapsys

3rd year VISA BFA/Concurrent Ed

My name is Vaiva, and I grew up in Toronto loving art and learning. My whole life I have loved to create, and I found visual art to be a perfect outlet for my creative and outgoing personality. I have always had a love for leading and helping others to… View Article

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