Corey Ross brings van Gogh to life with immersive exhibitions

When Corey Ross (BA ’95, MBA ’00) was an undergrad, he bought a reproduction of Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night at York University’s annual poster sale. Now van Gogh is advancing Ross’s fortunes beyond his wildest dreams with an animated art show involving dozens of projectors and millions of pixels at a time.

Deirdre Kelly talks the analogue revolution

When everyone got bored of staring at their screens during the lockdowns, an arts and crafts revival movement took hold – a rebellious reaction to the dominance of the digital in most of our lives.

OVO’s Noah “40” Shebib offers a message to AMPD grads about the power of hard work

Noah Shebib offers a message to grads about the power of hard work Actor, cultural leader, multiple Grammy Award-winning music producer and philanthropist, Noah “40” Shebib, was at York University on Oct. 12 to accept an honorary doctor of laws during Fall Convocation ceremonies. Noah “40” Shebib is a creator who exemplifies excellence and dedication toward …

Over 25 AMPD community members dazzle at TIFF

Over 25 AMPD community members premiered 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 on the main stage. This year, Mahsa Razavi (MFA’ 15) was …

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 Toronto. New this year, The Pat and Tony Adams Freedom …

Join the AMPD Dean’s Circle

As we move ever closer to the end of another calendar year, it is a perfect opportunity to express our continued gratitude and appreciation to all of our AMPD supporters. Over the past year, we have been humbled by the support of our AMPD donors, certainly among them our Dean’s Circle members! The Dean’s Circle …

AMPD students join award-winning Fae Pictures’ newest production at York Motion Media Studios at Cinespace Studio

AMPD students join award-winning Fae Pictures’ newest production at York Motion Media Studios at Cinespace Studio Five AMPD students will be working on-set with Fae Pictures’ newest feature film, Queen Tut, at the York University Motion Media Studio at Cinespace Studio. The news comes after the studio’s Framing Agnes, directed by Chase Joynt (MA ’11, Ph.D.’ …

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 …