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 is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance at York University whose embodied research focuses on the intersection of identity, place and space in interdisciplinary/intermedial collaborations which are performed on stage, on site and online. A Dora-nominated dancer, Lee’s professional career as a performer, choreographer, and teacher spans thirty years. She has […]

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. […]

Jan Hadlaw

Jan Hadlaw is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design and cross-appointed to the Communication & Culture, Science & Technology Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies graduate programs. Prior to completing her PhD in media history, she was a graphic designer in Montréal and worked with a diverse range of clients, including Alcan, the National Film […]

Taien Ng-Chan

Taien Ng-Chan is a writer, media artist, and assistant professor in Cinema and Media Arts at York University. She completed her PhD at Concordia University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC). Her research explores experimental processes of urban mapping and sound art, “object-oriented storytelling,” and futurist imaginings of everyday life in the […]

Mary Bunch

Dr. Mary Bunch is an Assistant Professor In Cinema and Media Arts and affiliated with Theatre Studies, and Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA). She earned her PhD in Theory and Criticism at Western University in 2011. Dr. Bunch’s teaching and research interests include interdisciplinary and collaborative critical disability, feminist, queer studies and critical theory, research […]

Manfred Becker

Employment History: 2019 Graduate Program Director Film, AMPD 2018 Assistant Professor, AMPD 2017 Course Director, RTA School of Media at FCAD, Toronto 2015 Member of the School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University 2014 – 18 Course Director & Thesis Advisor, Documentary Media Graduate Program, Ryerson University 2013 – 18 Course Director, Image Arts, Ryerson University […]

Freya Björg Olafson

Freya Björg Olafson is an intermedia artist who works with performance, video, audio and painting. Her creative practice engages with identity and the body, as informed by technology and the Internet. Olafson’s work has been presented internationally at venues such as the Bauhaus Archiv (Berlin/Germany), SECCA – Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (North Carolina), Ochoymedio […]