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AMPD Professor Danielle Robinson receives a 2024 President’s University-Wide Teaching Award

AMPD Professor Danielle Robinson receives a 2024 President’s University-Wide Teaching Award

Robinson received the award in recognition of her ability to create an interdisciplinary learning environment where students from diverse academic backgrounds can work collaboratively and approach problems from contrasting directions. That ability has, in part, been channelled into her leadership around the Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom (C4) initiative, an experiential education opportunity for students that allows […]

AMPD Alumni Shine Bright at 2024 Canadian Screen Awards

AMPD Alumni Shine Bright at 2024 Canadian Screen Awards

At the 2024 Canadian Screen Awards, alumni from York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) were recognized for their outstanding contributions to film, television and digital media. Their collective achievements resulted in over a dozen Canadian Screen Awards. Going into Canadian Screen Week, more than 40 AMPD alumni were nominated across 28 categories. […]

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 […]

Exploring Philippine Folk Dance and Culture: A Summer Abroad Course with Dr. Patrick Alcedo

Exploring Philippine Folk Dance and Culture: A Summer Abroad Course with Dr. Patrick Alcedo

On May 27, 2024, students will embark on a cultural journey in the Philippines with the “Philippine Folk Dance and Culture” course offered by the School of the Arts, Media, Performance, and Design at York University. Led by dance ethnographer, specialist in Philippine traditional dances, and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Professor Patrick Alcedo, this experience will […]

Department of Dance and the Harriet Tubman Institute hosted a screening of the biographical documentary MABOUNGOU: Being in the World

Department of Dance and the Harriet Tubman Institute hosted a screening of the biographical documentary MABOUNGOU: Being in the World

During Florent Nikiéma's guest artist residency at York University from October 14 to November 3, a screening of the biographical documentary MABOUNGOU: Being in the World was hosted by the Department of Dance and the Harriet Tubman Institute on November 1. Nikiéma collaborated with the York Dance Ensemble, creating a new piece, and also guest-taught […]

Dance Innovations 2023: York University Unveils Infinite Corners, a Dazzling Showcase of Creative Resilience

Dance Innovations 2023: York University Unveils Infinite Corners, a Dazzling Showcase of Creative Resilience

Dance Innovations 2023: Infinite Corners, ran from Nov. 22 to 24 at the McLean Performance Studio and featured 25 new choreographic works by York University fourth-year Bachelor of Fine Arts students addressing various social issues and personal experiences. Performed by students in all years of York’s undergraduate programs in dance, the series engaged with a […]