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

Philippine consulate general in Toronto and York University sign deed of donation to implement a Philipine 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 …

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

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 …

Prof. Christina Petrowska Quilico named 2021 Order of Ontario appointee

Prof. Christina Petrowska Quilico named 2021 Order of Ontario appointee The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, announced AMPD Professor of Musicology and Piano and world-renowned pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico‘s appointment to the Order of Ontario for 2021.  The Lieutenant Governor will bestow the province’s highest honour …

CERLAC Resource Centre hosts ‘Black and Women’s Voices’ digital collection

CERLAC Resource Centre hosts ‘Black and Women’s Voices’ digital collection A sample of documents that represent “Black and Women’s Voices” is now available in digitized format from the Resource Centre collections of York’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). A sampling of “Indigenous Voices” will follow soon  (https://vitacollections.ca/cerlacresourcecentre/search). The digitized materials form part …

How “Groundworks” re-stories land through creative reclamation 

Groundworks “re-stories” land through creative reclamation “Groundworks”, produced by AMPD Professor Ian Garrett with Toasterlab for Vision Maker Media, follows four California Native dance professionals as they create “Groundworks”, a dance performance on Alcatraz Island for San Francisco’s first official Indigenous People’s Day. The one-hour documentary travels from traditional acorn gathering spots to the “Groundworks” …

Research supports development of inclusive technologies to enhance quality of living

York design Professor Shital Desai combines her expertise in robotics with product design to create innovative solutions that are both inclusive and inspired. Shital Desai combines her industry experience in robotics engineering and interactive product design to develop solutions and interventions for the aging population. Desai, an assistant professor of interaction design in York University’s School of the …

Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations

Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations gathers over 60 cultural leaders who will engage with lively dialogues on transnational artistic practices, and artworks responding to growing migration and environmental crises.  The Hemispheric Encounters Partnership at the York University’s School of the …

 Toronto’s premiere international dance festival and AMPD explore post-pandemic dance evolution 

 Toronto’s premiere international dance festival and AMPD explore post-pandemic dance evolution  The York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) is delighted to be partnering with Toronto’s premiere international dance festival, Fall for Dance North (FFDN), for a cinematic exploration of how the art of screendance continues to evolve post-pandemic.  Fall for …

Shital Desai named York Research Chair in Accessible Interaction Design

Shital Desai named York Research Chair in Accessible Interaction Design Eight researchers across York University will join the York Research Chairs (YRC) program – the University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program which recognizes outstanding researchers. Professor Shital Desai was named York Research Chair in Accessible Interaction Design. Shital Desai, design …