AMPD News

Amnon Buchbinder, photographed on Hornby Island, B.C. Image by Caleb Buchbinder
March 18, 2019

Two-day retrospective showcases York film Professor Amnon Buchbinder’s inspiring work

The work of Professor Amnon Buchbinder will be the subject of a two-day retrospective taking place March 22 and 29 at York University’s Keele Campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, features four films by the Genie award-winning filmmaker. As part of the retrospective, there will be a reception on March 29 to honour Buchbinder’s recent promotion to full professor.


Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre
March 11, 2019

Theatre@York presents Orlando and The Balcony

Theatre@York is proud to present two compelling contemporary plays exploring the intersection of identity and shame, Sarah Rulh’s Orlando and Jean Genet’s The Balcony, this March 24-30. Both shows will be staged in repertory in the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre.


Sarah Bay-Cheng Headshot
February 27, 2019

New dean appointed to the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Following an extensive national and international search, which attracted outstanding candidates, the search committee recommended the appointment of Professor Sarah Bay-Cheng to the position of dean. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton is very pleased to announce that Professor Bay-Cheng has accepted our invitation to take up a five-year term as dean, commencing July 1.


Ali Kazimi headshot
February 20, 2019

Professor Ali Kazimi earns Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

Announced by the Canada Council for the Arts on Feb. 13, the award honours artists for their exceptional careers and excellent contributions to the arts.

Winners were selected by a peer committee, and will receive a $25,000 prize and a bronze medallion at a celebration to take place on March 28 at Rideau Hall. Additionally, some of their works will be displayed at the National Gallery of Canada in the coming months.


Malcolm Featured Image
February 14, 2019

Malcolm Thurlby to be given second annual AMPD Research Award on February 27

Thurlby will be presented with the second annual AMPD Research Award at a celebration on February 27th 2:30-5:00 in room 130 of the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts at York University’s Keele Street campus. The highlight of the event will be Thurlby delivering an illustrated lecture on Gothic Church Architecture in Canada, sharing some of his impressive photography collection and history and insights around significant examples of Gothic churches from from St John’s, Newfoundland, to Vancouver Island BC.