Meet AMPD at the Ontario Universities Fair
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

Free and open to the public, the Ontario University Fair is the only event where you can interact with all 21 universities in Ontario in one place. Come meet York AMPD professors, students and admissions representatives. We can answer your questions about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.

Visit the OUF website to register in advance for an OUF Passport!

September 28 to 30, 2017

10 am to 5 pm daily

Circumspection – a painting and installation exhibition by Cassandra Jesik and Dani De Angelis
Oct 1 – Oct 11 all-day

'Oppose' Detail Linocut print 18x24” 2018, Dani DeAngelis,

Through the integration of painting and installation, upper year Visual Arts students Cassandra Jesik and Dani De Angelis‘s  painting and installation exhibit Circumspection will explore themes of vulnerability and the complex interrelations of physical and emotional space from the female perspective.

“How does female identity change the experience of urban space? While the city can be seen as lively and romantic, there lies a dual notion of anxiety and the prospect of danger. In this way, the lines between public and a more private, inner space are blurred. The paintings in this exhibition will create an atmosphere that reflects the practice of female circumspection, perceived danger and everyday life. Use of spray-paint, weathered wood and textile imply aspects of decay within the city yet can also represent a form of scar on the urban artifice. Despite dialogues of equality and inclusion, the feminine body remains under threat. Therefore, scars on the streamlined and efficient urban surface can be seen to dually reference fear and inaccessibility due to the perception of danger in a seemingly progressive society.”

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 10:30am – 4pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Moment’s after…, a mixed-media exhibition by Nazanin Babaei
Oct 1 – Oct 11 all-day

3rd year Visual Art student Nazanin Babaei explores the pain of unsaid sorrows that cannot be expressed due to negative judgments and sociocultural issues in her new show, Moment’s after… This 12 piece mixed-media show including acrylic and oil on canvass delves into moments of post traumatic stress that could be experienced by a woman following a sexual assault.

“The sole purpose of this show is to provoke the audience to imagine the pain of a sexually assaulted person living in despair. Of many souls that experience such violence, few are brave enough to speak about the pain experienced and lived. It is a complex layering of stories, revealing the contradictions inherent in the lives of individuals suffering from sexual assault and their subsequent “recovery” from extreme bouts of judgements. If art is the name given to feelings made public, this show is intended to share the feelings of those suffered in loneliness because of the fear of judgments and cultural barriers. ”

Gallery Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10am – 4pm.

Reception: October 5, 4pm-7pm

Admission is free and all are welcome

Brunch with the Head of Winters College
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Brunch with the Head of Winters College @ Junior Common Room, 012 Winters College

Missed out on Sunday brunch? We’ve got you covered! Hang out with the Head of Winters College, John Mayberry, over a delicious FREE brunch-style meal. If interested, RSVP here and let us know about any dietary restrictions you may have!

Winters Café
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Winters Café @ Junior Common Room, 012 Winters College

We’re bringing Central Perk to you! Enjoy a tasty beverage, something sweet and a few performances to start off your week. Winters Café is here and we’re providing you with a cozy environment to chill out and listen to a variety of performers: musicians, comedians, playwrights, poets – you name it!

Interested in performing? Email us at or drop-in to the Office of the Head (121), or the Junior Common Room (012), Winters College and sign-up. Drop-in performances are also allowed if there are open spots!

RISE Screening & Discussion with filmmakers Barbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca
Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

RISE, a new film by Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, features an incendiary company of poets, rappers, singers, and musicians, performing in the TTC’s new stations. Operatic in nature, this experimental documentary looks at rhythm and poetry as forms of creative labour and resistance, as the artists negotiate their lives, bodies and dreams on empty platforms and moving escalators, deep in the bowels of the Tdot, digging tunnels that are visceral and visionary. RISE was created in collaboration with the performers, the AGYU and grad/undergrads filmmakers in CMA. Join us for a screening, followed by a dynamic discussion with the filmmakers, crew and featured poets.

Admission is free and all are welcome

Presented by The Art Gallery of York University, The Department of Cinema and Media Arts’ The Art of Events.

World @ Midday: An Introduction to Hindustani Classical Music
Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

World @ Midday: An Introduction to Hindustani Classical Music

Shantanu Bhattacharyya – Hindustani Vocals & Harmonium
Ashis Sengupta – Tabla
Durba Bhattacharyya – Hindustani vocals and Harmonium
Andrew Kay – Tanpura & Saxophone

Join us for a one of a kind lecture/demonstration of Ragas of Indian Classical music showcasing some of the top musicians in India.
From the brand new listener to an experienced connoisseur, this workshop will offer a perfect chance to experience the magic and mysticism of Raga music and better understand the form and elements of the music.

Admission is free. Everyone welcome.


Visual Art Speaker Series: Daniel Barrow
Oct 2 @ 2:30 pm
Art by Daniel BarrowMontreal-based artist Daniel Barrow works in video, film, print-making and drawing, but is best known for his use of antiquated technologies, his “registered projection” installations, and his narrative overhead
projection performances. Barrow describes his performance method as a process of, “creating and adapting comic narratives to manual forms of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on overhead projectors”.
Barrow has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. He has performed at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s
TBA festival, and the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival. Barrow is the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award as well as the recipient of the 2013 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize.

Admission is free. All welcome.

The Visual Art Speaker Series is organized by the Department of Visual Art & Art History in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.

Music @ Midday: Student Showcase
Oct 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


York University music students showcase their talent.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Maps & Directions 


Playing with History: A Performance-Based Historiography Symposium 
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten” – Rudyard Kipling

Playing with History: A Performance-Based Historiography Symposium brings together emerging and established scholars from across Canada for a two-day gathering, October 12-13, 2018 at York University in Toronto. It will examine the socio-political, pedagogical, and community outreach potential of an emerging research methodology known as “performance-based historiography.” Bridging theatre and performance studies, dance studies, cultural history, and anthropology, performance-based historiography uses living 21st-century people to embody aspects of past performances, to reveal information and questions, and to probe a past moment or practice differently than archival or text-based analysis allows.

For complete details including schedule, locations, bios and more visit

‘Who Gets to Recreate the Past? Performance-Based Historiography in the Woke Age’ with lecturer Scott Magelssen
Oct 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Who Gets to Recreate the Past? Performance-Based Historiography in the Woke Age is the keynote lecture by Scott Magelssen for the Playing with History: A Performance-Based Historiography Symposium which brings together emerging and established scholars from across Canada for a two-day gathering at York University.

Just as performance-based research is gaining ground as a legitimate means of historiographic knowing in the academy, the notion of embodied performance as a way to understand the experiences of another’s past is coming under intense scrutiny from a new generation of students and scholars. Not more than two decades ago, historians and underrepresented communities in most of North America faced steep challenges as they partnered to develop experiential learning that gave voice to pasts other than those of white landowners—Black enslaved people, First Nations and Indigenous people, the very poor, and so forth. In spite of the good intentions and progressive politics behind their innovations in decolonizing and bearing witness to history, however, a new generation in scholarship and practice is raising the question of propriety in performing the deep experience and trauma of minoritarian groups, whether regarding the adequacy of the contemporary performer’s body to accommodate and mediate their narratives or the complications of intentionality and appropriation that accompany what Alison Landsberg has termed “prosthetic memory.” –In other words, leveling the question of “who benefits” from these kinds of performance and whether those benefits extend to the projects’ subjects or their descendants. This talk considers recent performance practices in urban performance walks, living history museums, and historical tourist attractions in the Pacific Northwest and New England to tease out some of the thornier issues being addressed and offers some considerations for best practices moving forward.

Magelssen holds a PhD in Theatre History, Theory, and Dramatic Literature from the University of Minnesota, and teaches Theatre History and Performance Studies in the School of Drama at the University of Washington where he also heads the BA academic program. His most recent book, Simming: Participatory Performance and the Making of Meaning (University of Michigan Press, 2014), treats the ways tourism, businesses, and the military use live simulation and performance to create and reinforce meaning for participants. His current book project, “Performing Flight: Barnstormers, the Cold War, and Space Tourism,” forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press, explores the way performance and human flight have shaped one another in public perception and consciousness. Scott edits Southern Illinois University Press’s Theater in the Americas series and hosts the website with Henry Bial.

Lucky Charm, an print media exhibition by Ellen Soule
Oct 15 – Oct 25 all-day

Ellen Soule's Sucker – screen printThird year Visual Art student Ellen Soule explores childhood memories and feelings through an adult perspective in  Lucky Charm, a nostalgic solo exhibition of primarily screen printing, which allows for vibrant, saturated colours and a graphic, hand drawn quality that lends itself to the idea of youth and child-like imagery.

“The memory of childhood is one that we experience in an interesting way as adults; we are able to look at moments we remember, but life experience and knowledge affects our perception of them. Lucky Charms are an iconic symbol of my childhood, despite the fact that I never really loved them. The only time we ate them was when my grandfather visited and brought them to us as a treat. This series is titled Lucky Charm and, using Lucky Charm and candy motifs, my pieces create a sweet and sugary connotation of idealized childhood memory intertwined with mature figures, acting as my current self-recalling these moments, who do not quite seem like they belong in such a setting.”

IMAGE: Ellen Soule’s Sucker – screen print

Gallery Hours:
Mon. – Thurs. 10am – 4pm.

Admission is free and all are welcome


Shapes and Spaces – a painting exhibition by Danielle Clarke and Alison Romero
Oct 15 – Oct 18 all-day

Danielle Clarke's "Untitled" (2018) Oil on Board 16" x 16"Visual Arts students Danielle Clarke and Alison Romero collaborate on Shapes and Spaces

Artists Statement: “All images can be intrinsically reduced to simple shapes and spaces. Whether abstract or representational, an image is a mere arrangement of external interrelated forms on a two dimensional plane.  From this viewpoint, all images have the potential to become abstractions, without requiring a full alteration of their natural state.

This exhibition is an attempt at deconstructing everyday images in a representational manner, provoking a sense of persistent curiosity and an inescapable feeling of familiar ambiguity. We would thus like to invite the viewer to take a second glance at scenes from their daily lives which they might otherwise regard as mundane, and experience their existing potential as aesthetic experiences. By partially removing the identifiable aspect of the image, we blur the lines between realism and abstraction, and thus allow for all pieces, despite their aesthetic differences, to be experienced in the same way.”

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 10:30am – 4pm

Reception: Oct 18 5 to 8pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Winters College Flea Market & Book Sale
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
Winters College Flea Market & Book Sale @ Junior Common Room, 012 Winters College

Attend the Winters College annual Flea Market & Book Sale with hundreds of books, items of clothing, and various bits and bobs to be discovered.

The Winters College Flea Market & Book Sale will run October 16th to 19th from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day in the Winters Junior Common Room, 012 Winters College, Keele Campus. Everyone is welcome!

Come and browse! There will be books of all categories (even a few text books), clothing, CDs and various other items.

Donate an item! If you would like to donate an item to be sold at our Flea Market, please contact the Events Assistant, Victoria Gubiani at to schedule a drop-off time.

In addition to the wonderful buys, there will be various performances for shoppers to enjoy that will take place during the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

THE MATTS + TALENT 2 WATCH CMA Alums Matt Johnson and Mathew Miller
Oct 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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Cinema & Media Arts and Art of Events Present THE MATTS + TALENT 2 WATCH

Join CMA Alums Matt Johnson and Mathew Miller for an in-depth tour of their award-winning collaborations (The Dirties, Operation Avalanche, Nirvanna the Band the Show), followed by a practical workshop about Talent to Watch, the revamped Telefilm micro-budget feature program they are coordinating (so far, there are five York alum/T2W features, including last years TIFF best 1st feature Luk’Luk’I.) How to pitch, how to apply, how to get your first feature (can be doc/fic/alt) off the ground…


Admission is free and all are welcome