Final Mile Club: Strategic Thinking for the Creative Mind

In the newest installment of the Final Mile Club podcast, award-winning strategist, documentary producer and AMPD Theatre alumnus Shayna Haddon shares her expertise in the field of creative strategy and networking. Haddon talks about the importance of mastering digital skills, connecting with audiences and gaining creative experiences while forging your own path in today’s evolving …

Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci Announced New Scholarship for Creative Technologies Program at Markham Campus

Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci, Ward 6, Councillor for Markham, has established a scholarship award for students studying Creative Technologies at York University’s Markham Campus. Councillor Collucci’s Markham Spring Gala event contributed the $25,000 award to encourage students to strive for academic excellence and make positive contributions to society. Councillor Collucci is a York University alum …

New online database makes York’s art collection accessible

The Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) recently announced the official launch of the York University Art Collection Online, a searchable database providing students, scholars and the public with access to York’s valued art collection. This digital resource houses nearly 2,000 artworks by local, national and international artists, spanning a wide range of artistic mediums, …

Department of Dance and the Harriet Tubman Institute hosted a screening of the biographical documentary MABOUNGOU: Being in the World

During Florent Nikiéma’s guest artist residency at York University from October 14 to November 3, a screening of the biographical documentary MABOUNGOU: Being in the World was hosted by the Department of Dance and the Harriet Tubman Institute on November 1. Nikiéma collaborated with the York Dance Ensemble, creating a new piece, and also guest-taught …

Dance Innovations 2023: York University Unveils Infinite Corners, a Dazzling Showcase of Creative Resilience

Dance Innovations 2023: Infinite Corners, ran from Nov. 22 to 24 at the McLean Performance Studio and featured 25 new choreographic works by York University fourth-year Bachelor of Fine Arts students addressing various social issues and personal experiences. Performed by students in all years of York’s undergraduate programs in dance, the series engaged with a …

York Alum’s Documentary ‘To Kill a Tiger’ Nominated for Oscar in Documentary Feature Category

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recently unveiled the shortlists for several categories for the upcoming 96th Oscars ceremony, including Documentary Feature. Among the contenders is “To Kill a Tiger,” a compelling film directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Nisha Pahija and produced by Cornelia Principe, an accomplished alumnus of York University’s School of …

AMPD Alum Appointed Executive Director of Toronto Fringe

In advance of the 36th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival, the non-profit charitable organization has announced the appointment of York University Theatre Alum Rachel Kennedy as the new Executive Director and co-lead. Joining Kennedy in this appointment is Laura Paduch, who will assume the position of Managing Director and co-lead. This new leadership team will work …