Mary Bunch joins York research delegation in leading water security panel at UN Water Conference
A York delegation will headed to New York City in early March to bring their research expertise to the UN 2023 Water Conference. The delegates lead a panel discussion on water security and climate change; the panel is one of a select group of side events included in the program.
Alum Abraham Oghobase joins MoMA’s distinguished Forum on Contemporary Photography
AMPD alum Abraham Oghobase (MFA 2022) joins The Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) distinguished Forum on Contemporary Photography, Decentering the Document, in New York City on April 19, 2023. Oghobase will speak and exhibit works alongside six other artists united by their critical use of photographic forms and their ties to the artistic scene in the port city of Lagos (Èkó), Nigeria.
Dance students highlight human resilience in ‘Convergence’
York Dances 2023: Convergence features new choreographic works of 27 third-year BFA majors performed by students engaged in all levels of York’s programs in dance. In addition to steering their own creative processes, students led every facet of the production of Convergence, including costumes, lighting design, poster design and front of house. Supported by faculty and students – including guest artist and student Maxine Heppner, and current work-studies technicians – the show celebrates togetherness, individuality and the positive power of community.
AMPD dancers star in Toronto premiere of acclaimed show ‘Colossus’
Twenty graduating BFA students from the Department of Dance in York’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) will perform in Colossus at the Meridian Arts Centre, alongside dancers from Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), from March 22 to 26.
The Final Mile Club: Brendan Fernandes on Getting Started
Brendan Fernandes shares practical tips on securing funding as an artist. Grounded in lived experience as a York University alumnus of AMPD’s Visual Arts BFA program, Fernandes talks about the importance of maximizing available resources, documenting the creative process, articulating the meaning of art in various forms, and creating opportunities for community, visibility, and recognition.
45+ AMPD alums nominated for Canadian Screen Awards
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television nominated over 45 York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) alumni for Canadian Screen Awards across more than 30 different categories.
York Alumni, Jenna Phoa and Kat Khan on Their Latest Project, GAY MEAN GIRLS
Featuring two York alumni in leading roles, Jenna Phoa and Kat Khan, GAY MEAN GIRLS premiered their second season on Feb. 24 on Youtube. GAY MEAN GIRLS explores the dynamics and challenges of young queer women, non-binary folks, and people of colour (POC) in Toronto.
Alum Lenka Lichtenberg wins 2023 JUNO Award for global music album “Thieves of Dreams”
AMPD music alum Lenka Lichtenberg (MA '93) took home the 2023 Juno Awards for Global Music Album Of The Year with her latest album, Thieves of Dreams, at the ceremony in Edmonton, Alberta.