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2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject: AMPD Performing Arts Among Top 150 Globally

2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject: AMPD Performing Arts Among Top 150 Globally

Every year, the QS World University Rankings by Subject identifies the world's strongest universities in 55 individual subject areas, grouped into five subject areas: Arts and Humanities; Engineering and Technology; Life Sciences and Medicine; Natural Sciences; and Social Sciences and Management. In the 2024 publication of the rankings, York University experienced notable changes in its […]

INDUSTRY TALKS: Spotlight on R.T. Thorne at YUMMS

INDUSTRY TALKS: Spotlight on R.T. Thorne at YUMMS

Article by JJ Mokrzewski for Excalibur On Friday, February 23, York University Motion Media Studio (YUMMS) held the last of their INDUSTRY TALKS series. Hosted by Associate Professor Ingrid Veninger, the talk featured legendary Canadian filmmaker R.T. Thorne, whose most recent works include the Afrofuturistic sci-fi show Utopia Falls (2020) and CBC’s The Porter (2022). According to Veninger, the […]

BFA Alumna Iris Ng Receives Hot Docs Spotlight

BFA Alumna Iris Ng Receives Hot Docs Spotlight

Iris Ng, a BFA ('01) alumna, is set to receive a spotlight alongside legendary director Raoul Peck at the 2024 Hot Docs festival. Hot Docs will be celebrating the remarkable careers of cinematographer Iris Ng and director Raoul Peck, according to an announcement from the festival. As per a release from Hot Docs on March […]

40+ AMPD Alum among 2024 Canadian Screen Award Nominees

40+ AMPD Alum among 2024 Canadian Screen Award Nominees

On March 6, 2024, The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced the nominees for this year's Canadian Screen Awards. Among the nominees are over 40 York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) alums in diverse categories, from Best Motion Picture and Best Cinematography to Best Writing, Documentary.  The Academy of Canadian […]

Professor Janine Marchessault among 2024 Killam Prize recipients

Professor Janine Marchessault among 2024 Killam Prize recipients

York University Professor, Dr. Janine Marchessault has been named one of the five recipients of the esteemed 2024 Killam Prize. She has been honoured for her work in community based and site-specific public art exhibitions, research-creation, and public outreach. The announcement of the Killam Prize recipients on March 19, 2024, celebrated the exceptional contributions of […]

York University Alumnus Beau Han Bridge's Film, "Moving Matter," to Premiere at the Dance on Camera Festival

York University Alumnus Beau Han Bridge's Film, "Moving Matter," to Premiere at the Dance on Camera Festival

Moving Matter, a short film co-created by actor, director and York University AMPD alumnus Beau Han Bridge, will see its world premiere at the Dance on Camera Festival at the Film at Lincoln Center venue in New York City. Moving Matter, a 12-minute short film that was co-created, shot, edited, sound designed and directed by […]

York Alum's Documentary 'To Kill a Tiger' Nominated for Oscar in Documentary Feature Category

York Alum's Documentary 'To Kill a Tiger' Nominated for Oscar in Documentary Feature Category

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recently unveiled the shortlists for several categories for the upcoming 96th Oscars ceremony, including Documentary Feature. Among the contenders is "To Kill a Tiger," a compelling film directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Nisha Pahija and produced by Cornelia Principe, an accomplished alumnus of York University. The documentary […]