Immersive audio experience takes listeners into the drug overdose crisis

For the past year, Cinema and Media Arts Professor Brenda Longfellow has been working with Darkfield, a U.K. theatre company specializing in immersive audio, and Crackdown, a monthly podcast covering the drug war through the eyes of drug user activists, to produce Intravene to plunge listeners into the heart of the overdose crisis in Vancouver.

Sundar Viswanathan’s Avataar wins 2022 Juno Award

Prof. Sundar Viswanathan’s Avataar wins 2022 Juno Award Music Professor Sundar Viswanathan’s world jazz group Avataar took home the 2022 Juno for Jazz Album of the Year – Group with their latest album WORLDVIEW at the 2022 Juno Opening Night Ceremony. Conceived and created during the pandemic lockdown, WORLDVIEW is a reflective look on honesty, compassion […]

Toronto Mayor joins AMPD in City film industry mission to Los Angeles

Mayor John Tory will lead a film mission to Los Angeles next week to help deepen relationships with established studios producing in Toronto, and those that have not yet brought productions to the city. Ken Rogers, AMPD and Schulich School of Business professor, will join the delegation alongside Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson and city councillors […]

Ian Garrett awarded Developing Strategic Research Frameworks for Sustainability and the Arts Scholarship

AMPD’s Ian Garrett, in partnership with Tarah Wright from Dalhousie University, has successfully received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through the No Culture, No Future: Developing Strategic Research Frameworks for Sustainability and the Arts Scholarship. The grant objectives are to identify Canadian and global scholars, artists and practitioners working […]

PODIUM 2022 unites Canada with help from Professor Karen Burke and Stephanie Martin

PODIUM 2022 unites Canada with help from Professor Karen Burke and Stephanie Martin From May 19 to 23, the PODIUM 2022 national biennial bilingual choral conference will be held online and in person in Toronto, Ontario. Planned by Choral Canada and Choirs Ontario, including AMPD’s own Professor Karen Burke and Stephanie Martin, PODIUM 2022 brings […]

AMPD to launch inaugural Queer Summer Institute

Inspired by radical new poetic methods of digital and intermedial performance storytelling, transgressive visual techniques emerging from new media platforms, and new activisms engaging with theories of homonationalism, pinkwashing and the global queer (un)commons, the TQU courses offer students insight and participation in the debates, voices, ideas and images of the current queer/trans digital moment.