Kahstarohkwanoron Lindsay Monture, who graduated York with a bachelor of arts in film and media studies, has been named the new festival director of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest showcase for film, video, audio, digital and interactive media made by Indigenous creators.
Archive/Counter-Archive (A/CA): Activating Canada’s Moving Image Heritage is a seven-year research-creation project focusing on preserving the audiovisual cultural heritage of Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit), Black communities and people of colour, women, LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities. Two events at Congress 2023 will demonstrate its ongoing objectives.
York University is known for its vibrant, diverse arts programs and the Arts@Congress Showcase bring Congress 2023 a sampling of this creativity.
AMPD Film Production student AJ Lawrence joins the team behind the history-making CBC and HBO Max dramedy Sort Of with a mentorship program for trans and non-binary film professionals to “bridge the gap” for diversity and inclusion on Canadian TV sets.
York University leads groundbreaking research to ensure the technology revolution leaves no one behind. 36 AMPD researchers join the $318-million Connected Minds initiative to bring equity and inclusion to the murky waters of AI.
Designed by Brandon Vickerd, artist and professor of visual arts at York University, the 41-foot sculpture made out of Corten steel is titled “The Heights” and is meant to evoke how the history of a place informs its present and future.
During Canadian Screen Week (April 11 to 16), The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television handed out more than two dozens Canadian Screen Awards to York alumni – from the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies – recognizing their achievements in film, television and the digital sector.
The York University Research Awards Celebration recognizes the outstanding achievements of York's esteemed faculty members - from all faculties and schools - and in areas including artificial intelligence, Black scholarship, documentary filmmaking, and neuroscience, among others. This year, York recognized 10 AMPD faculty members, Karen Burke, Taien Ng-Chan, Christina Petrowska Quilico, Shital Desai, Ali Kazimi, Marissa Largo, Brenda Longfellow, Sundar Viswanathan, Sharon H. Hayashi, Anna V. Hudson.