CineSiege 2021 Nominees Announced

CineSiege 2021 Nominees Announced CineSiege features a juried selection of shorts chosen by program alumni and leading practitioners in film and media culture. Professors’ shortlist nominated films from all 200 films produced by students from all levels of the program in 2021.   The nominated films include fiction, documentary and experimental works. Those chosen for CineSiege are […]

Message to the AMPD community

A Message from the Dean To the community of AMPD: A rainbow flag at half-mast: perhaps no image better captures the painful mood of this June. The revelation of the 215 Indigenous children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. has been a tragic reminder of the […]

The Identity of Pleasure

Nikolas Papastathopoulos just completed his 3rd year in the Cinema & Media Studies program at York University. In one of his courses, FILM 3812: Queer Cinema, Papastathopoulos teamed up with his roommates Natalia Morales Caceres & Emily Ishikawa to create The Identity of Pleasure. For Papastathopoulos and his fellow filmmakers, the experimental film was not […]

The Space Between Queer Tolerance and Acceptance

Jacob Robert, just completed his 2nd year in the Film Production program at York University. While the pandemic certainly posed us all with challenges for building a portfolio, Robert worked within these confines to create a deeply personal Alternative film. He had total control over from pre-production through post-production, and through it he gained a […]

Dean’s Student Leadership Award

Announcing the Dean’s Student Leadership Award Recipients The Dean’s Student Leadership Award was created in 2021 to recognize exceptional contributions by undergraduate students to the environment and well-being of all students in AMPD. Nominated by their fellow students, faculty members and staff, this award serves both to highlight the contributions of exceptional individuals within the […]

Fall 2021 Gradual Reopening

Gradual Return to Campus We are preparing for all York U AMPD learners to have on-campus, in-person access in the fall and to be fully back in person as early as January 2022. Watch this message from our dean, Sarah Bay-Cheng, to hear about our plans for the fall and winter terms in AMPD.

We Are Looking for Feedback from IBPOC Students

We Are Looking for Feedback from IBPOC Students York U AMPD seeks the feedback of its Racialized students to inform development of new equity policies and initiatives. The KOJO Institute will be running 5 focus groups with AMPD students to gather valuable feedback. Follow the links below to Register on Eventbrite: –  Black Undergraduate Students […]

Response to Recent Anti-Asian Violence

Response to Recent Anti-Asian Violence: “Hope is a discipline.” Like many of you, I have read and followed the news of the last week with dismay: eight people killed in Atlanta, seven of whom were women, and six of Asian descent. We recognize the names of those whose lives were cruelly cut short: Delaina Ashley […]

A Message in Honour of Black History Month

At the start of this February, I write to acknowledge and to celebrate Black History Month, a particularly important time for learning, reflection and action this year. Over the past year, calls to address anti-Black racism and to confront oppression have resonated throughout institutions and industries, invoking many necessary and overdue conversations in these areas […]