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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AMPD’s Commitment to Equity

Dear AMPD colleagues, students, alumni, faculty, staff and community partners: I hope this message finds you and your families and communities in good health and spirits during the current circumstances. I know that the conditions necessitated by COVID-19 have lasted much longer than expected and I am grateful for your continued resilience and widespread generosity […]

UPDATE: Fall Planning in AMPD

AMPD is a leading example for the arts in Canada and beyond. Today we are faced with extraordinary challenges and opportunities. It is my hope that together with students, faculty, staff, alumni, community and industry partners, we can not only mitigate the negative effects of the current challenges, but also embrace opportunities for meaningful change […]