Learn How You Can Support AMPD Students

It became abundantly clear, when COVID-19 sent students home to continue their studies online that access to off-campus resources are not equally available. We have seen throughout the pandemic that these needs come in the form of equipment, software, special project costs, etc., that those with more limited means have struggled to afford. The support […]

Ph.D. student Luis Ramirez interviewed by culture creator Hye’s Musings

Ph.D. student Luis Ramirez interviewed by culture creator Hye’s Musings Culture creator and entertainment blogger Hye’s Musings invited AMPD Ph.D. music student Luis Ramirez onto her Spotlight podcast to talk about music composition, Ph.D. work, and much more. Ramirez is pursuing doctoral studies in Composition at York University in Toronto with Randolph Peters, exploring the digital […]

Flora (Fan) Fan moves to Osgoode Law School

Flora (Fan) Fan will be leaving AMPD, for an exciting career opportunity at Osgoode Law School as an Operations Assistant. Congratulations Fan! Fan has been our Office Assistant since August 3, 2021 and is an absolute pleasure to work with. We thank Fan for her outstanding contribution to supporting the Dean’s Office administrative processes. Her commitment and […]

Loredana Infusini moves to Yorkville University

Loredana Infusini has resigned as the Dean’s Executive Assistant to start a new journey as Senior Executive Assistant to the President at Yorkville University, a private institution. Loredana began working at York University’s English Language Institute (YUELI) as the Manager, Administration in 2015. She moved to AMPD in December 2016 as Operations Manager (Departmental Support) […]

AMPD welcomes six new staff members

AMPD welcomes six new staff members Please warmly welcome the newest members of the AMPD team Sukdev Baral, Lois Chan, Julia Kenny, Peggy Lowndes, Helen Ogundeji and Kathleen Welsby. From faculty departments to the Office of the Dean, AMPD’s newest team members collectively bring over 60 years of expertise and invaluable experiences to AMPD. Sukdev […]

“Survival is insufficient.”

“Survival is insufficient.” Welcome to our spring issue of AMPLIFIED! As we near the end of the winter term and may perhaps see brighter post-pandemic days ahead, I find myself thinking about the role of the arts, media, performance and design in building a better world. How can we best apply the lessons of the […]

Embracing young Asian Canadian talent through design

Embracing young Asian Canadian talent through design From designing lipstick packaging to a horror movie title sequence, Professor Wendy S. Wong brought together the creativity of young Asian Canadians in a diverse, virtual exhibition organized in celebration of Asian Heritage Month in May. The virtual show, Embracing Young Asian Canadians’ Talent, featured the work of […]

Ph.D. graduate Signy Lynch wins Governor General’s Gold Medal

Ph.D. graduate Signy Lynch wins Governor General’s Gold Medal For nearly 150 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. They are awarded to the student graduating with the highest average from a high school from an approved college or university program. This year, Ph.D. graduate Signy […]

Alum Emma Ferreira joins Rob Lowe’s new Netflix comedy

Alum Emma Ferreira joins Rob Lowe’s new Netflix comedy 2021 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) Rising Star award recipient, Emma Ferreira (BFA), is joining the cast of Rob Lowe’s Unstable alongside Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live), Sian Clifford (Fleabag) and John Owen Lowe (Holiday in the Wild) in the new Netflix comedy. Unstable follows an introverted […]