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Visual Art & Art History News
The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design celebrated the start of the academic year with a fall faculty reception and teaching awards presentation Wednesday, September 18.
The history and foundation of the AMPD community is what propels us forward, emboldening us to pose new questions, devise new methods, and test new limits. This spirit of experimentation and improvisation found throughout our faculty is the difference between keeping up with today and leading the way into tomorrow.
Nine new faculty members will join the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD): Shital Desai, Tammer El-Sheikh, Jennifer Jimenez, Susan Lee, Aaron Kelly, Gavin McDonald, Yifat Shaik, Ingrid Veninger and Holly Ward.
“Welcoming new colleagues is always a pleasure, and these new faculty members bring exciting new dimensions to programs throughout AMPD,” said Sarah Bay-Cheng, dean of AMPD. “Their diverse talents, experience, and dedication to teaching will support our students to develop their own visions and skills as they prepare them to transform our world.”
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected Anna Hudson, Department of Visual Art & Art History to its ranks as Fellow and Marlis Schweitzer, Department of Theatre, to the College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists.
There will be an induction ceremony on Nov. 22.
A new, full-year capstone course is being pilot tested this fall at York University. C4: The Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom brings together third- and fourth-year students from different faculties into multidisciplinary teams focused on solving pressing, real-world challenges posed by organizations operating in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. C4 partners include the Yonge Street Mission, the Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, Glendon’s Globally Networked Learning Project, and Panoplo Inc.— among many others.
ARTFORUM: Alum & recent sculptor in residence at YorkU, Brendan Fernandes wins the $10,000 Chicago Artadia Awards
Artadia, a nonprofit organization that supports artists working in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco through its merit-based awards program, has selected Brendan Fernandes as one of the two the winners of this year’s Chicago Artadia Awards. They will each receive $10,000.
Paul Gross, an eminent Canadian actor, writer, director, producer, musician and arts supporter, received an honorary doctor of laws from York University on June 17 during afternoon convocation ceremonies for graduands of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.