Over 25 AMPD community members dazzle at TIFF

Over 25 AMPD community members dazzle at TIFF Over 25 AMPD community members are premiering pieces at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). From Lina Rodriguez‘s (MFA’ 20) sensitive and subtle return to the screen to Antoine Bourges’ (MFA’ 18) portrait of Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park immigrant community, AMPD alumni, students and faculty members are telling diverse and empowering stories […]

AMPD alumni, students, faculty receive over 20 Dora award nominations

AMPD alumni, students, faculty receive over 20 Dora award nominations Over 20 AMPD community members were named nominees by Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) at the 42nd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards nomination ceremony on August 29, 2022. The Awards, known as “The Doras,” recognize excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in […]

Join the AMPD Dean’s Circle

Join the AMPD Dean’s Circle An act of giving back – at any level – can make a genuine difference in the lives of our students – the creators of tomorrow. As we begin another exciting academic year, welcoming back our continuing students and greeting our brand new ones, it is also a perfect opportunity […]

Ph.D. graduate wins Governor General’s Gold Medal

Ph.D. graduate Signy Lynch wins Governor General’s Gold Medal For nearly 150 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. They are awarded to the student graduating with the highest average an approved college or university program. This year, Ph.D. graduate Signy Lynch won the esteemed prize […]

Emma Ferreira joins Rob Lowe’s new Netflix comedy

Alum Emma Ferreira joins Rob Lowe’s new Netflix comedy 2021 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) Rising Star award recipient, Emma Ferreira (BFA), is joining the cast of Rob Lowe’s Unstable alongside Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live), Sian Clifford (Fleabag) and John Owen Lowe (Holiday in the Wild) in the new Netflix comedy. Unstable follows an introverted […]

AMPD launches graduation preparation podcast series 

AMPD launches graduation preparation podcast, The Final Mile Club Get career-ready with the Final Mile Club, anywhere at any time.  The York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) launched a graduation preparation podcast series, The Final Mile Club, hosted by Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng with industry guests including former Canadian Academy of Cinema & […]

Mel Hague named Artistic Director of iconic Toronto theatre

Photo by Dahlia Katz Alum Mel Hague named Artistic Director for Toronto’s Factory Theatre The Factory Theatre Artistic Director Search Committee appointed acclaimed dramaturge and AMPD Theatre alum Mel Hague (BA ’09, MFA’ 11) Artistic Director of Factory Theatre. Hague will take over for AMPD’s Prof. Nina Lee Aquino, who is preparing to helm the NAC English […]