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 […]

TERRY Talks: Michael Greyeyes hosts public lectures on Indigenous representation in Hollywood

TERRY Talks: Tinsel Town, Tropes and the Indigenous Experience Fresh off his Canadian Screen Award win, star Prof. Michael Greyeyes is ready to dive into Hollywood’s media-making machine and the ways Indigenous artists are reclaiming narrative sovereignty. Created by Michael Shur (The Office, Parks and Recreation), Ed Helms (The Hangover) and Sierra Teller Ornelas (Superstore, Brooklyn […]

AMPD Theatre Professor Wins Big at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards

AMPD Theatre Professor Wins Big at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards AMPD Theatre Professor Michael Greyeyes brought home the Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role award for his work in Blood Quantum at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards. In Blood Quantum, Greyeyes takes the lead as Traylor, a Mi’gmaq sheriff trying to keep a […]

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 […]

STAR Leaves York U with a “G.A.Y” Song

Joshua Hughes just finished his 4th year in the York University Theatre program and is graduating in June. For this multifaceted performer, York University is a special place because it is where he started performing  as  STAR, the drag queen. Recently Hughes had his final performance as a York U student in the Devised Theatre […]