AMPD News

December 3, 2021

Joyce Padua is the Siminovitch Prize’s one to watch

Joyce Padua (BFA '19) is the winner of the 2021 Siminovitch Prize Designer Protege distinction. A costume and set designer, her work has been featured in a broad range of playing spaces—including shows with Factory Theatre, Canadian Stage, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and the Stratford Festival.


November 29, 2021

Blowing in the Wind

Artist George Rickey and his kinetic metal sculptures are gusting back into view at the agYU.


November 24, 2021

Dance Innovations premieres compelling new student work

Liminal Spaces focuses on the transitory moment of collective disorientation. United under the theme of “Intersection” that is being explored through the Dance Department’s events and performances for 2021-22, choreographers investigate the overlaps, counterpoints and margins they have experienced throughout these past 20 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.


November 19, 2021

CineSiege 2021 Award Winners Announced

On November 19, 2021, AMPD celebrated films finest with a mesmerizing evening of cinema and storytelling. From all 200 student-produced films in the 2020/2021 school year, 35 were shortlisted, and 15 took home top awards.


November 6, 2021

Professor Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory wins prestigious 2021 Sobey Art Award

Professor Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory earns the 2021 Sobey Art Award, one of the world's most valuable prizes for Canadian emerging visual artists, at a ceremony at the National Gallery of Canada. Prof. Williamson Bathory takes home the $100,000 Canadian prize, generously supported by the Sobey Art Foundation.


November 1, 2021

Exhibit captures dedication of Filipina care workers during COVID-19

Dr. Marissa Largo (Visual Arts & Art History) collaborates across York University to curate a collection of photos by Filipina nurses, personal support workers and in-home caregivers that capture everyday moments of struggle, while caring for the most vulnerable during the pandemic on display at A Space Gallery in downtown Toronto.