AMPD News

August 2, 2017

AMPD celebrates two Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients

Two AMPD PhD students have been named Vanier Scholars, receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years to support their research. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.


June 8, 2017

Postdoctoral theatre scholar named Banting Fellow

Heather Fitzsimmons Frey will advance her research on 19th century amateur theatricals, working with contemporary youth to investigate the experience of Victorian girls participating in at-home performances.


May 10, 2017

York U hosts symposium on the changing role of public art in Canada

Public art can startle, resonate and inform, but its role is changing as expectations evolve about what it should be and do. The symposium Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working brings together artists, curators, urban planners, academics, policymakers and community organizers to explore policies and practices of commissioning and creating art for the public realm, now and in the future.