Events

Sep
28
Mon
Visual Art and Art History Information Week
Sep 28 – Oct 2 all-day

Visual Art and Art History Information Week
September 28 – October 2, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Visual Art and Art History program. This is your opportunity to peer into our spaces, see what our current students are working on, discover the experiential education we offer at York University, and learn what our alumni are up to today. Follow us @YorkuAMPD on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Visual Art and Art History: Webinar

On September 30th, Professor Brandon Vickerd, offered a unique opportunity for students to discover more about our Visual Art and Art History program and what makes York University a great place to study. Watch the whole thing below:.

https://youtu.be/Jhw5EdvRacg

Visual Art and Art History: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Instagram Live

Visual Art and Art History students Jacob and Sara hosted a “Students Only” Instagram Live event. Visit our Instagram profile and view it in our IGTV section for an unfiltered perspective into our classrooms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cys-eYv9kwU

 

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Sep
30
Wed
ART/Q&A Student Social
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ART/Q&A Student Social @ Zoom

ART/Q&A Student Social

At this months Virtual Student Social we will be opening up a space for you to ask our peer mentor team any questions you might have after the first few weeks of fall classes. We will also be vibing out to some tunes and making some art so come on down if you just want to chill out and meet some more of your fellow students or hang out with some of the friends you’ve already made.

DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
REGISTER HERE to receive your Zoom chat link.

 

 

Oct
2
Fri
PostScript – October 2nd
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.

The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.

For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.

The sessions will be divided into four main categories:

  • Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
  • Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
  • Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
  • Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Publishing 
Academic Publishing and Accessibility with presenters Amy Rollason and Ryan Van Huijstee; moderated by Shawn Newman

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artists on Disability and Art Publishing with presenters Logan MacDonald and jes sachse; moderated by Tobaron Waxman

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artist Presentation by artist Hannah Bullock; moderated by Sean Lee

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 2 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dYJaNZz4TJu4Ws1KHjkmWA

ACCESSIBILITY

PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

Oct
3
Sat
Future Students: AMPD at National Portfolio Day Toronto (October 24, 2020)
Oct 3 – Nov 21 all-day

Future Students: AMPD at National Portfolio Day Toronto

Are you considering post-secondary studies in Design or Visual Art? Visit our virtual booth at National Portfolio Day in Toronto.

Please have a portfolio of your best work ready to receive one-on-one feedback from our faculty members.

Featured programs:
York University Visual Art – Studio Art – BFA
York Program in Design – BDes

Our professors are professional artists and designers who practice and exhibit their work internationally. They’ll be on hand to review your work and give you useful tips on perfecting your portfolio.

We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work!
Admission is free.

AMPD at National Portfolio Day Toronto
DATE: Saturday, October 24, 2020
TIME: 12-4pm (EST)
REGISTER NOW

For more information please visit https://nationalportfolioday.org/

AMPD Visual Art – Studio Art will also be present at the following dates/times:
Minneapolis: October 3, 2020 (10 AM -2 PM MST)
Boston: October 4, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Chicago: October 18, 2020 (11 AM – 3 PM EST)
Toronto/ New York/ Philadelphia: October 24, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Washington: November 1, 2020 – (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
West Michigan/ Grand Rapids: November 8, 2020- (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Vancouver: November 15, 2020 – (9 AM – 1 PM PST)
Cincinnati: November 21, 2020 – (12 PM – 4 PM EST)

AMPD Design will also be present at the following dates/times:
Boston: October 4, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Chicago: October 18, 2020 (11 AM – 3 PM EST)
Toronto/ New York/ Philadelphia: October 24, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Washington: November 1, 2020 – (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Vancouver/ Seattle: November 15, 2020 – (9 AM – 1 PM PST)

 

 

York University: Your Fall “First Look”
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
York University: Your Fall "First Look" @ Virtual

York University
Your Fall “First Look”

Get your first look at all that York University has to offer. From programs to admission, students to campus life and everything in between, join us online for what is sure to be one of our best events of the year!

You will have the chance to connect directly with recruitment, current students and admissions.

DATE: October 3, 2020
TIME: 10 AM – 2 PM
REGISTER NOW

TAKE A TOUR

The Royal Conservatory Music Fair
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Royal Conservatory Music Fair @ Virtual

The Royal Conservatory Music Fair

Join us at the virtual Royal Conservatory Music Fair and pursue post-secondary studies in music at York University!

The Royal Conservatory of Music is pleased to bring together leading post-secondary institutions from across North America to provide music students with an opportunity to explore all of their post-secondary and post-graduate options in music virtually.

Meet with The Department of Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University in the Expo area as well as during showcase presentations.

Career Options: Explore programs and different fields of music to help launch your career.

Program Requirements: Have all your questions answered regarding admission requirements and program structure.

The Royal Conservatory Music Fair: Virtual Event
The Department of Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

DATE: Saturday, October 3, 2020
TIME: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Free Admission
REGISTER NOW

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Oct
5
Mon
Department of Design Information Week
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day

Department of Design Information Week
October 5 – 9, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Design program. This is your opportunity to peer into our spaces, see what our current students are working on, discover the experiential education we offer at York University, and learn what our alumni are up to today. Please register for our Webinar, and follow us @YorkuAMPD on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Design: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Department of Design professors David Cabianca and Gabi Schaffzin spoke about what makes Design at York the top destination to study design in Canada. They offer an overview of the program with examples of student work that demonstrate the hands-on learning and professional skills that make our graduates highly employable. Watch now, and you’ll come away feeling knowledgeable and more confident about choosing your educational pathway in design.

https://youtu.be/vjRUYJWui38

Design: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by current Design students. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage directly with our students, ask questions, and receive their unfiltered perspective of York University. Highly recommended!

 

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Oct
6
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Michelle Mohabeer’s Queer Coolie-tudes
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Michelle Mohabeer’s Queer Coolie-tudes
October 6, 2020

Join us for our second screening of this year’s Nat Taylor Tuesday series, with an online presentation of Michelle Mohabeer’s Queer Coolie-tudes, and a post screening discussion with the filmmaker and Prof. John Greyson.

Queer Coolie-tudes is a queer ethnography that reclaims the slur of Coolie and compellingly visualizes the intergenerational lives, histories, creole identities, familial relations and sexualities of a diverse range of subjects (artists, academics, and activists) from the queer Indo-Caribbean and Black Caribbean diasporas in Canada.

Please join us for this free screening.

DATE: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
TIME: 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Screening Schedule:
1:00 pm: Live introduction on Zoom
1:05 pm: Film viewing on Vimeo
2:40 pm: Post screening Q&A with filmmaker on Zoom

FREE + open to the public!

Biography:
Michelle Mohabeer is Guyana born and lives in Toronto, she is an award-winning filmmaker and academic. Mohabeer’s films have exhibited worldwide at over 300 festivals, conferences and galleries, and collected by over 60 University libraries across the U.S, Canada and the Caribbean. Her films have been profiled or written about (or mentioned) in Film Fatales: Independent Women Directors, The Romance of Transgression in Canada, North of Everything, The Bent Lens, and Queering Canada: A Collection of Essays. Michelle Mohabeer teaches at York University School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. Future projects include a feature doc and a contributing editor of the critical anthology, Reframing the Nation: Racialized & Queer Diasporic Women of Colour and Indigenous Canadian Independent Women Filmmakers 1990-2020.

 

Oct
9
Fri
PostScript – October 9th
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.

The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.

For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.

The sessions will be divided into four main categories:

  • Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
  • Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
  • Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
  • Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Contexts
Epistemic Injustice and Knowledge Co-Creation with presenters Jutta Treviranus, nancy viva davis halifax, and Liza Kim Jackson; moderated by Eliza Chandler

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Mishearing’s Queer Potential: Poetry Workshop with Noa/h Fields and Stefania Gomez; moderated by Max Ferguson

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 9 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pzjSY79jTnio5tzjnh3ReQ

ACCESSIBILITY

PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

Oct
13
Tue
Life, a Sensorium – Exhibition @ ISEA 2020
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 20 @ 9:00 am

LIFE : A Sensorium

group exhibition at ISEA 2020

October 13-20

Curated by : Janine Marchessault, Melanie Wilmink.
videography : Jean-Pierre Marchant 

Featured artists: Allison Humphrey [CA], Dan Tapper [UK], David Han and Aidan WaIte [CA], Doug Van Nort [US/CA], Evan Light [CA], Freya Olafson [CA], Graham Wakefield and Haru Ji [UK/CA; KR/CA], Jenn E Norton [CA], Joel Ong [CA/SG], John Greyson [CA], Mark-David Hosale and Jim Madsen [CA], Michael Trommer [CA], Michaela Pnacekova [CA/DE/SK], Nicole Clouston [CA], Taien Ng-Chan [CA].

The exhibition unfolds at the nexus of art, science and technology through the works of artists affiliated with Sensorium, who collectively explore the entangled ecologies of the post-natural world. Through multi-sensory experiences that include installations, virtual and mixed reality, 360° videos, performances, expanded media and sculptural forms, these artists explore the different ways that contemporary sensorial relations―human/non-human, natural/ artificial―stage complex articulations and expansions of the real.

In this show, computer-generated organisms interact with viewing bodies. Site-specific installations, kinetic sculptures, virtual environments, and video games explore our interactions and collaborations with multi-species ecologies. The works in “Life, A Sensorium” range from shadow plays and optical illusions to VR wanderings through cosmic orchestral stagings. The blended physical and virtual nature of these aesthetic interactions and environments provide access into worlds not ordinarily perceptible.

In this virtual iteration of the exhibition, we present excerpts of documentation and interviews with the artists as “capsules” of their artistic practice. For these videos, artists were asked: “What does sentience mean to you with respect to your work?” and “Why sentience now?” as prompts to explore the situation of their work within the ISEA 2020 theme.

To register for the conference please visit the ISEA 2020 website here.

Brand Identity: Professor Paul Sych, Department of Design, faith.ca
Poster Design: Lu Zhouyang, Digital Media, https://www.designoflz.com/

Oct
16
Fri
PostScript – October 16th
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.

The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.

For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.

The sessions will be divided into four main categories:

  • Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
  • Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
  • Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
  • Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Best Practices
Modern Digital Publishing: Born Accessible with presenters George Kerscher, Farrah Little, and Daniella Levy-Pinto; moderated by Devon Healey

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Publishing
Exploring Games, VR, and Mental Landscapes with presenters Samantha Cook and Najmeh Khalili-Mahani; moderated by Sarah Stang

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artist Presentation by artist Christine Wu; moderated by Max Ferguson

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 16 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RdEsvt-vT3-fnan19ufthQ

ACCESSIBILITY

PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

Oct
19
Mon
Department of Theatre Information Week
Oct 19 – Oct 23 all-day

Department of Theatre Information Week
October 19 – 23, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Theatre program. This is your opportunity to peer into our spaces, see what our current students are working on, discover the experiential education we offer at York University, and learn what our alumni are up to today. Please register for our Webinar, and follow us @YorkuAMPD on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Theatre: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
REGISTER NOW

Join Professor and Department of Theatre Chair, Marlis Schweitzer, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Theatre program and what makes York University a great place to study. You’ll come away feeling knowledgeable, welcomed and more confident about choosing your educational path.

Theatre: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Theatre students. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage directly with our students, ask questions, and receive their unfiltered perspective of York University.

 

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Oct
22
Thu
Sensorium Virtual Fall Mixer
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Sensorium Virtual Fall Mixer

Thursday, October 22, 2020

5:00-7:00pm 

RSVP to sensinfo@yorku.ca – those who RSVP will receive Zoom event details 

We invite all members of the Sensorium and AMPD community to join us for our Virtual Fall Mixer Thursday, October 22 from 5-7pm!

The event is an opportunity for new and existing community members to connect and share ongoing work/initiatives. The evening will begin with a short introduction and update on centre activities before moving into casual breakout conversations.

Over the last few months,  we have been organizing and building community through our digital extensions.  How have the new realities and struggles of our digital environment influenced creative processes and the sharing of ideas?  How does the digital medium support or deny intimacy and community?  What counts as productivity and labor in today’s world? These will serve as casual prompts throughout the event as members meet, mingle and network.

In addition to the classic Zoom format, we will also be simultaneously hosting a virtual Mozilla hubs space where participants can enter into a virtual space and say hello to fellow researcher avatars. For more info on mozilla hubs – see HERE.

 

Oct
23
Fri
PostScript – October 23rd
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.

The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.

For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.

The sessions will be divided into four main categories:

  • Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
  • Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
  • Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
  • Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
The Beauty and Risk of Building #CripLit in Colonial Canada, curated and moderated by Aimee Louw

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Best Practices
Towards More Accessible Communication Design with presenter Adam Rallo; moderated by Emily Cook

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artist Presentation by artist Rachel Gray; moderated by Max Ferguson

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 23 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qkny9Y82T124cnPFYMM3SA

ACCESSIBILITY

PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

CineSiege 2020: A Showcase of Juried Films from the Department of Cinema and Media Arts, York University.
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CineSiege 2020: A Showcase of Juried Films from the Department of Cinema and Media Arts, York University.

Experience a range of films by a new generation of film talent!

Now in its 18th year, with the continuing support of our founding sponsor, Cinespace, and the Mirkopoulos family, we present the first on-line edition of CineSiege.

The films selected for CineSiege 2020 were chosen from a shortlist, culled from 154 productions made last year.

The nominees were reviewed by three jurors: Michelle van Beusekom, Lisa Jackson and Albert Shin.

CineSiege 2020: A Juried Showcase of York Film
Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: 7:00pm
LIVECAST Event Link

CineSiege is made possible through the generous support of our founding sponsor.