Research News

June 7, 2022

Immersive audio experience takes listeners into the drug overdose crisis

For the past year, Cinema and Media Arts Professor Brenda Longfellow has been working with Darkfield, a U.K. theatre company specializing in immersive audio, and Crackdown, a monthly podcast covering the drug war through the eyes of drug user activists, to produce Intravene to plunge listeners into the heart of the overdose crisis in Vancouver.

May 3, 2022

Call for Proposals: The Helen Carswell Community Engaged Research in the Arts

The Helen Carswell Chair in Community Engaged Research in the Arts welcomes the submission of research proposals that can inform a community music school's practice, programming, or curricula. In a continued partnership between York University and Community Music Schools of Toronto at Jane Finch (expanding from the Regent Park School of Music), the Helen Carswell team supports special projects to research and bolster community arts in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood and beyond.

May 2, 2022

AMPD to launch inaugural Queer Summer Institute

Transiting the Queer Uncommons: Queer Summer Institute in Research Creation (TQU) will run from May 2 to 26 and features two graduate courses at York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD).

January 10, 2022

Lunchtime with the Sensorium: Winter Seminar Series

The Lunchtime Seminar Series fosters interconnectivity between faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and artists within AMPD. Join online every Wednesday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM for various scholarly presentations by both York and visiting researchers.

July 29, 2021

Dance Professor Patrick Alcedo’s documentary wins at Cannes Indies Cinema Awards

A film by York University Associate Professor Patrick Alcedo earned the Best Short Documentary award at the Cannes Indies Cinema Awards on July 10. The film, titled They Call Me Dax, tells the story of 15-year-old Dorothy Echipare who struggles to survive as a high-school student and ballet dancer while living alone in a poor urban district in Quezon City, Philippines.