Research News

The Ottawa Bach Choir performs on tour
May 25, 2019

Professor Lisette Canton to conduct choir at Carnegie Hall, May 25

A northern light will shine through the performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, May 25.

York University music Professor Lisette Canton will conduct the New England Symphonic Ensemble; vocal soloists Danielle Talamantes, soprano, and Rob McGinness, baritone; and a choir, more than 165 voices, including The York University Singers, the Philharmonic Choir of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Coro Vivo Ottawa, and the Grand Choeur du Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau.


Brendan Fernandes’ "Ballet Kink"
May 17, 2019

Brendan Fernandes returns to his alma mater as Louis Odette Sculptor-in-Residence

During his residency he is developing new work related to two of his recent exhibitions – Ballet Kink which was featured in Vogue magazine after its premiere at the Guggenheim Museum and The Master and Form which is currently part of the Whitney Biennial, the premiere contemporary art exhibition in North America.


Ali Kazimi headshot
February 20, 2019

Professor Ali Kazimi earns Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

Announced by the Canada Council for the Arts on Feb. 13, the award honours artists for their exceptional careers and excellent contributions to the arts.

Winners were selected by a peer committee, and will receive a $25,000 prize and a bronze medallion at a celebration to take place on March 28 at Rideau Hall. Additionally, some of their works will be displayed at the National Gallery of Canada in the coming months.


Malcolm Featured Image
February 14, 2019

Malcolm Thurlby to be given second annual AMPD Research Award on February 27

Thurlby will be presented with the second annual AMPD Research Award at a celebration on February 27th 2:30-5:00 in room 130 of the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts at York University’s Keele Street campus. The highlight of the event will be Thurlby delivering an illustrated lecture on Gothic Church Architecture in Canada, sharing some of his impressive photography collection and history and insights around significant examples of Gothic churches from from St John’s, Newfoundland, to Vancouver Island BC.