Grad student Collette Murray earns two awards for work advancing diasporic dance styles

  A York University graduate program assistant and doctoral student was named among six recipients of the 2022 Women Who Rock Awards and one of six changemakers for racial equity as the recipient of the 2022 Award for Racial Justice in Creative Arts presented by Urban Alliance on Race Relations. Collette Murray, a graduate program …

AMPD celebrates the return to live on-campus art and performance

2022 saw students, faculty, staff and community members flocking to campus to celebrate live, in-person art and performance. From exhibitions in the Gales and Special Projects galleries to new stories brought to life in the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre and Tribute Community Recitals Halls, we’ve collectively experienced art that’s made us laugh, cry, …

Artist and entrepreneur Sophie Brussaux talks the art of collaboration in the latest Final Mile Club Podcast

The myth “the artist stands alone” is something artist and entrepreneur Sophie Brussaux wants to challenge. A former wealth management graduate and current Arts Help Founder and Artistic Director, Brussaux explores the necessity of community and collaboration in realizing your creative potential in the latest installment of the Final Mile Club Podcast. Brussaux operates at …

Theatre @ York gracefully tackles bespoke David Yee play “Love in the Time of Werewolves”

Theatre @ York returns to the traditional way of theatre-making with playwright David Yee’s new play, Love in the Time of Werewolves. Maggie Basset Award-winning director Diana Belshaw led 30 upper-year and 100 first-year crew members alongside 15 Theatre @ York Acting Conservatory students in designing, producing, and realizing the production. Love in the Time …

140 high school students visit AMPD for a day of musical exploration with Music alumni homecoming

On November 22, AMPD Music welcomed 140 high school students to campus for a day of musical exploration and technique workshops for the inaugural We are York! (WAY), a Music alumni homecoming event. The event was a homecoming for three York alumni, now inspiring young minds as teachers in the greater Toronto area, who accompanied …

Philippine consulate general in Toronto and York University sign deed of donation to implement a Philippine studies program

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto and York University signed a Deed of Donation to implement a Philippine Studies Program. The Philippine Government will donate around $116,000.00 to York University through the Deed of Donation. Consul General Orontes V. Castro signed on behalf of the Philippine Government while Dr. Rhonda L. Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor …

Embodying climate change: Dance Innovations 2022 showcases inspiring new student work

Dance Innovations 2022: Escalate featured new choreographic works by 23 fourth-year dance BFA students. Performed by students in all years of York’s undergraduate program in dance, this series engages with social justice-oriented themes of resistance and rebellion. “Escalate examines the ways in which we have the capacity to take things into our own hands, individually and …

Prof. Ali Kazimi’s documentary explores little-known struggle of the Sinixt people

Twenty-seven years in the making, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design Film Professor Ali Kazimi’s documentary about an autonomous Indigenous people’s struggle to overturn their legal extinction is set to receive its international premiere. The film poster for Beyond Extinction: Sinixt Resurgence The film, Beyond Extinction: Sinixt Resurgence, is Kazimi’s critically acclaimed, award-winning feature documentary. It recently …