Wendy Wong

Visual Communication, History, Theory & Criticism Professor Wendy S Wong has established an international reputation as an expert in Chinese graphic design history and Chinese comic art history. She served as Director of the Graduate Program in Design from 2015 to 2018, Chair of the Department of Design from 2006 to 2009, and as Associate […]

David Gelb

David Gelb explores the potential of technology and pedagogical experimentation with a focus on ethical interfaces, artifact collaboration, and building design knowledge. David is co-leader of Interactive Art + Design Learning Modules which is supported through the Shared Ontario Course Fund and includes 10 researchers, artists and designers from across the province.  He also co-leads Looking […]

Gavin McDonald

Gavin McDonald has been a lighting designer and production manager for theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, events and opera for 20 years, working with companies across Canada, including Canadian Stage, the Stratford Festival, the Canadian Opera Company, Citadel Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre, Ross Petty Productions, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Countermeasure, the Ontario Science […]

Aaron Kelly

Aaron Kelly (Theatre BFA ‘01, MFA ‘19) has worked professionally in theatre production and design for 25 years, designing shows across North America, the South Pacific, and France. In addition to his design work, which primarily focused on dance, theatre, and event lighting, but has included set, projection and sound design, he has also worked […]

Holly Ward

Based between Toronto and Heffley-Creek BC, Holly Ward is an interdisciplinary artist working with sculpture, multi-media installation, architecture, video and drawing as a means to examine the role of aesthetics in the formation of new social realities. Stemming from research of various visionary practices such as utopian philosophy, science fiction literature, Visionary Architecture, counter-cultural practices and […]

Jennifer Jimenez

Jennifer Jimenez is a community engaged artist with an extensive career as a national and international scenographer for live performance. She holds an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK, a BFA in Theatre Production and Design, and BEd from York University.  She has received an OAC Chalmers Award, has been twice nominated for the […]

Susan Lee

Susan Lee holds a BFA (specialized honours in dance) and an MFA in choreography from York University. Her professional dance career spans thirty years, originating roles in numerous works by established Canadian choreographers, and which have been performed across Canada, the US, Mexico, Portugal, Sweden, Singapore and Indonesia. Lee’s research and teaching interests focus on […]

Shital Desai

Shital Desai joins the School of the Arts Media Performance & Design with research interests in inclusive design solutions in assistive adaptive technologies for children and people with accessibility needs including older adults and persons with cognitive impairments. She is Interaction designer, Human Centred Designer and an Engineer with experience working in Robotics, Health industry, […]

Yifat Shaik

Yifat Shaik is an Assistant Professor in Computational Arts and an acclaimed game developer whose focus is on creating personal autobiographical work and the use of systems, data, and game mechanics in social interaction and political activism. Completing a her Master of Design in 2014 at OCAD University, her work explores the way “play” can […]

Ingrid Veninger

Ingrid Veninger holds an MFA from York University and has been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts since 2019. Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid has produced fifteen feature films with premieres at TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno, Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, Busan and MoMA in New York. […]