Christina Petrowska Quilico Appointed to Order of Canada

Christina Petrowska Quilico Appointed to Order of Canada This year Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.). The award recognizes “her celebrated career as a classical and contemporary pianist, and for championing Canadian music”, and it comes as a well-deserved recognition of her outstanding contributions to Canadian musical […]

Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng Praises AMPD Community on RED FM

Praising AMPD Alumni, Students & Faculty On Thursday December 10 our dean, Sarah Bay-Cheng, appeared as a guest on 88.9 RED FM to discuss the challenges facing art schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University has risen to the challenge. Most notably, she […]

Creation in Isolation: Q&A with Amir Bahador Rostami

Amir Bahador Rostami is a multidisciplinary artist in the Digital Media program at York University. In a collaboration with his sister Elahe, a Masters student in Computational Arts, Rostami recently exhibited an original work at “Remote Realities”, which is an artist-in-residency program hosted by Trinity Square Video and Dames Making Games. In his time at […]

Indigenous Representation in Canadian Dance and ‘Old Habits’

Amy Hull (BFA 2020) is a Mi’kmaw and Inuk dancer and choreographer, currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Dance at York University. As an undergraduate student, she was asked to update the Dance Department’s land acknowledgement with language that speaks truer to the realities of arts-making on lands that have a rich history of storytelling […]

Thank You to Those Giving Back To AMPD

Thank You To Our Donors! In recognition of National Philanthropy Day, Nov 15, and every other day of the year, all of us at AMPD would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to our donors, supporters, partners and friends. YOU make what we do possible! We appreciate everything you have given to the community […]

A Harmonious Family History – Gursharan Kaur

Gursharan Kaur moved to Canada with her family at eight years old.  Her family has a rich history of music and teaching, and Kaur is bringing that tradition to her studies at York University. Today, she is a member of the York University Gospel Choir Leadership Team. We talked to her about her experiences: Gursharan […]

UPDATE: Winter Planning in AMPD

    To the AMPD Community: I hope this message finds you healthy and safe as we all continue to endure the challenges of COVID-19. If you’re reading this, you’ve already achieved more than many thought possible. You’ve continued learning or teaching in courses that we might never have envisioned could be offered in online/remote […]

Theatre@York 2020/21 Season

We have a dynamic Theatre @ York season planned. The Ashley Plays will kick things off with a bang on October 25 with a series of site-specific plays from the third and fourth year playwriting class (presented remotely). In late November, we will produce two specially commissioned online plays by Aaron Jan and Tabia Lau, directed by faculty member […]

Stories of Northern Ontario & “The Ashley Plays”

‘THE ASHLEY PLAYS’  PREMIERE THIS SUNDAY AT 1:00PM ON YOUTUBE — CLICK HERE TO SET A REMINDER The Ashley Plays are a series of short, original site-specific monodramas written and performed by the playwrights in “THEA 4920: Playwriting & New Play Dramaturgy”. In collaboration with class dramaturgs and Course Director Judith Rudakoff, the playwrights create […]