Research News

September 24, 2019

2019 AMPD Teaching Awards

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design celebrated the start of the academic year with a fall faculty reception and teaching awards presentation Wednesday, September 18.


September 16, 2019

Nine faculty members join AMPD

Nine new faculty members will join the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD): Shital Desai, Tammer El-Sheikh, Jennifer Jimenez, Susan Lee, Aaron Kelly, Gavin McDonald, Yifat Shaik, Ingrid Veninger and Holly Ward.

“Welcoming new colleagues is always a pleasure, and these new faculty members bring exciting new dimensions to programs throughout AMPD,” said Sarah Bay-Cheng, dean of AMPD. “Their diverse talents, experience, and dedication to teaching will support our students to develop their own visions and skills as they prepare them to transform our world.”


September 16, 2019

Two AMPD professors join the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected Anna Hudson, Department of Visual Art & Art History to its ranks as Fellow and Marlis Schweitzer, Department of Theatre, to the College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists.

There will be an induction ceremony on Nov. 22.


Historical photo of the a Canadian hospital ship, the Llandovery Castle
September 6, 2019

Music Prof transformed a First World War tragedy into song

Where does a composer look for inspiration? For York University Professor Stephanie Martin, an accomplished composer and conductor in the Department of Music, history provides fertile ground. Captivated by the true story of a Canadian hospital ship, the Llandovery Castle, torpedoed by a German U-boat in the Celtic Sea on June 27, 1918, she chose to write an opera, with librettist Paul Ciufo, to commemorate the nurses of the ill-fated ship.


A woman in a hallway wearing a geometric white deer head mask
July 31, 2019

Bio-Sensing technology stars in an interactive performance installation by AMPD Professors

Professors Erika Batdorf (Theatre) and Mark-David Hosale (Computational Arts) team up with Kate Digby, a dance professor at Kansas State University, and Alan Macy, co-founder of BIOPAC Inc., in creating and presenting Search for Simurgh, an immersive, interactive performance installation workshop August 1-3 at the Toronto Media Arts Centre (32 Lisgar Street).


Theatre Season Photoshoot
July 3, 2019

Theatre @ York 2019-20 season: Performing Gender

Theatre @ York is delighted to announce its 2019-20 season, built around the theme of performing gender. This year we will present Ann Marie MacDonald’s Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), directed by Jennifer Tarver, and Timothy Findlay’s Elizabeth Rex, directed by ted witzel, as well as a series of other studio shows and student-led productions, including The Ashley Plays, playGround, the Devised Theatre Festival, and Scenes by Design.