York U to host Ontario’s only in-person National Portfolio Day event following two-year hiatus

York U AMPD to host Ontario’s only in-person National Portfolio Day event following two-year hiatus Emerging artists and designers have an exceptional opportunity to meet experts from institutions around the world and receive feedback  On October 1, representatives from some of the world’s leading post-secondary arts and design institutions will converge on York University’s Goldfarb […]

Embracing young Asian Canadian talent through design

Embracing young Asian Canadian talent through design From designing lipstick packaging to a horror movie title sequence, Professor Wendy S. Wong brought together the creativity of young Asian Canadians in a virtual exhibition organized in celebration of Asian Heritage Month. The virtual show, Embracing Young Asian Canadians’ Talent, featured works from young designers of Asian […]

YSDN 22′ Presents Variety: Final GradEx

YSDN is having a final sale! The York/Sheridan Joint Program in Design is coming to a close, and 2022 marks the final cohort it will produce. YSDN 2022 is a diverse group of designers, each with unique voices, skills, and sensibilities. To highlight this variety, each graduate is represented by a self-chosen avatar—one object in […]

Black History Month At AMPD: Message from the Dean

  Message on Black History Month – February 2022 Sarah Bay-Cheng Every February, York University joins in the celebration of Black History month. In 2022, Canada highlights this month as “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day.” This year’s call to action is clear, especially for those of us working across the […]

AMPD’s top 10 moments of 2021

AMPD’s Top 10 Moments of 2021 2021 had its challenges. From adapting to online learning to navigating being back on campus for the first time in our new normal. Still, it was a year of excitement, progress and resilience. As we enter 2022, let’s reflect on just some of the many moments that made 2021 […]

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 […]

How We Remember Queer Objects

Jan Ly, a 4th year Design student, created passively, possibly, a downloadable .zip file that publishes a series of crowd-submitted 3D-scanned queer objects onto the user’s desktop. The result is a fascinating glimpse into the memories of varied LGBTQ+ experiences, both through written accounts of love, awakening and resilience, and aesthetically through the ephemeral and […]

AMPD Celebrates Pride

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design has a rich 2SLGBTQIA community. We pride ourselves as a place where students can find their community; where they can express themselves fully, and be loved by their friends, peers and mentors for it. The 2020-21 school year was a reflection of this, our time spent […]