FREE drop-in yoga classes
Dec 2 2019 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 8 2020 @ 4:00 pm
FREE drop-in yoga classes @ Senior Common Room, 021 Winters College

Mark your calendar!!! Starting Monday, September 16th, do your body some good by coming to our FREE drop-in yoga classes. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Disruptive Design and Digital Fabrication Exhibition
Feb 3 – Feb 13 all-day

Disruptive Design through Digital Fabrication Exhibition features established and emerging scholars and practitioners in the field to address such issues as surveillance, inclusivity, critical disability, sustainability and assistive technologies.  In their provocative and leading-edge research, the speakers critique the normative practices in techno-centric labs and studios, problematizing the notion of industrial design, electronic art, making, and assistive design, generating collaborative discussions and cross-disciplinary fertilization of knowledge around ways to reveal inherent biases.  

Exhibition features works by :

Garnet Hertz, Mark-David Hosale, Evan Light, Lorena Salome, Robert Towmey and more.

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Sensorium General Writing Group
Feb 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sensorium General Writing Group

Join us for the weekly Sensorium General Writing Group in the Sensorium Research Loft! These groups provide an opportunity for graduate students to delve into current and ongoing writing work, receive feedback from peers and generate material in a focused and supportive environment.

Current General Writing Group dates for the Winter Term are as Follows: 

Friday, January 10th – 12:00-3:00pm

Monday, January 13th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, January 20th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, January 27th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, February 3rd – 11:30am-2:30pm

Monday, February 10th – 11:30am-2:30pm

Location: The Sensorium Research Loft, 4th Floor of the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (Room M33)

The Sensorium Research Loft is Wheelchair Accessible | Full Access Details at 

Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert
Feb 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Music at Midday series presents a recital featuring student soloists in the classical performance program.

Admission is free. Everyone welcome.

Maps & Directions

Disruptive Design and Digital Fabrication Symposium
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Disruptive Design through Digital Fabrication Symposium features established and emerging scholars and practitioners in the field to address such issues as surveillance, inclusivity, critical disability, sustainability and assistive technologies. The symposium is presented by the AMPD Makerspace, Sensorium: The Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, SaTS (Social and Technological Systems) Lab and supported by the Department of Design and the Department of  Computational Arts at AMPD.

Panel 1 – Between Disruption and Inclusion: an Internet of Difference
Jutta Treviranus , Garnet Hertz, Evan Light, Robert Twomey
Discussant: Lorena Salome

Panel 2 – Assistive and Sustainable Design

Deborah Fels, Shital Desai, Lauren Sergio and Joel Ong
Discussant: TBC


Gospel in the Lounge
Feb 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Please join us for an uplifting midday concert featuring the York University Gospel Choir.

Directed by: Karen Burke

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Fracas and other nature films
Feb 4 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Fracas and other nature films

And a time when the natural world is under unprecedented threat, a series of short documentaries from France that challenge our conventions about nature films.

Please join us for this free screening.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!



Goldfarb Lecture 2020: “No Nowhere” with Jenifer Papararo
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Goldfarb Lecture 2020
Jenifer Papararo
Director/Curator, Art Gallery of York University

“No Nowhere”
Jenifer Papararo will speak about her work as a curator of contemporary art and her interest in locating art and exhibitions as situations tethered to place and shared experience. She will discuss institutional knowledge as developed by the artists she works with, harnessing their approaches to redefine the presumed safety net of museums and galleries that ubiquitously function to be any-place, any-where, any-time. Papararo considers the impossibility of this nowhere.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
5:00 p.m.
Room 312 Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts
York University

Jenifer Papararo is the recently appointed Director / Curator at the Art Gallery of York University, beginning her tenure in 2020. She comes to the AGYU, from Plug Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, where she was the Executive Director. She was previously, the Curator at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and the Program Director at Mercer Union, Toronto. She has curated numerous solo and group exhibition. She initiated STAGES biennial in 2017 a temporary public art exhibition of sculpture and performance in Winnipeg, and recently curating the 2019 iteration, including Raymond Boisjoly, Daniel Buren, FASTWÜRMS, Kenneth Lavallee, Joar Nango, Andrea Roberts and Silke Otto-Knapp. In 2018 at Plug In ICA, she worked with Skeena Reece,, BUSH gallery, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Przemek Pyszczek, and co-curated the group exhibition Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs. She has written numerous curatorial texts and edited various exhibition related books: including My Best Thing by Frances Stark and the exhibition catalogue Enter the Landscape, that focuses on the female or queer body, its representation and relation to the land. Papararo is a founding member of the artist and curatorial collective Instant Coffee, whose work has been exhibited at One +J in Seoul, South Korea; Vancouver Art Gallery; the Toronto Sculpture Garden; the Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco; Subvision, Hamburg; Encuentro Internacional, Medellín; Sparwasser HQ, Berlin; the Americas Society, New York; and the 2nd Tirana International Biennial, Albania and are represented by MKG 127, Toronto.


Excerpts from 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks
Feb 6 – Feb 8 all-day

365 Days/365 Plays
Featuring Third Year Actors

365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks was written from November 2002 to November 2003. A feat of writing, Parks dedicated herself to writing at least one play every day for a whole year. Parks is an American playwright, widely known as the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2002 for her 2001 play Topdog/Underdog. 365 Days/365 Plays was originally produced in the 365 International Festival, which organized thousands of artists to perform from November 2006 to November 2007, each company responsible for staging a week of plays. The MFA directors, featuring the 3rd year actors, have chosen two months worth of plays for this production. 365 Days/365 Plays directed by Alison Wong, Mandy Roveda, and Philip Geller, opens on February 6th at 7:00 p.m. in CFT 139 and will run until February 8th.

Directed by: Alison Wong, Mandy Roveda, Philip Geller

Show Dates and Times:
February 6, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
February 7, 2020 – 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
February 8, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: 139 Centre for Film and Theatre (Sign-up at Door)


Music @ Midday: Student Showcase
Feb 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

York University music students showcase their talent.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Maps & Directions 


Concerto Competition Winners in Concert with the York University Symphony Orchestra
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Professor Mark Chambers conducts the York University Symphony Orchestra in a concert featuring  2017 Concerto Competition winners.

2020 Winners
Christian Masucci-Facchini: Countertenor
Daniel Pasoff:  Tenor Saxophone
Xingzhi Wang: Tenor

Admission: $15 | $10 for students & seniors. 

Box Office: Purchase tickets online or phone 416-736-5888

Maps & Directions

Improv Soirée
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An evening of improvisation in a participatory “open mic” set-up, hosted by the improve studios of Steve Koven.

Performers and observers welcome.

Admission is free.


Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents RECLAMATION
Feb 11 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents RECLAMATION

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents RECLAMATION: Three short films to reclaim identity and lived experience, exploring themes of queer youth, racialized women, and women in competitive sport, in cooperation with Professor Mary Bunch.

Please join us for this free screening.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!



York Dance Ensemble: Language of Landscape (investigating movement, meaning and environment)
Feb 12 – Feb 14 all-day

York Dance Ensemble: Language of Landscape (investigating movement, meaning and environment)
The Department of Dance Showcase
Featuring the York Dance Ensemble
Artistic Director: Susan Lee

Faculty member: Susan Lee
MFA candidates: Emilio Colaillo and Raine Kearns
York Alumna: Nina Milanovski
4th Year BFA student: Sophie Goyette- Hamels

February 12-14, 2020
Location: Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre
Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: $18 | $12 advance purchase until Sunday, Feb. 9
Box Office: 416.736.5888 |

Faculty Spotlight: The Accolade Trio
Feb 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Accolade Trio is comprised of York Music Professors Patricia Wait and Mark Chambers and Elizabeth Acker.

Admission is free.  Maps & Directions


Patricia Wait, clarinet
Patricia Wait is a clarinetist with extensive performance credits as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. She has appeared with many leading Canadian artists and ensembles, including pianist Anton Kuerti and clarinetist James Campbell; the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Prague String Quartet and Purcell String Quartet; and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. She is also an active clinician and adjudicator.

Mark Chambers, cello
Mark Chambers is a conductor, cellist and early music specialist who has performed extensively in the US and Ontario as both a chamber musician and orchestral player. His research interests include Baroque music, period instrument performance practice, the ‘Tartini tone’, and scordatura, altered tunings for strings. He has authored several articles for the American String Teachers Journal and is a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He teaches cello and viola da gamba and conducts the York University Symphony Orchestra.

Elizabeth Acker, piano
Elizabeth studied piano, harpsichord and jazz at York University and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She continued her piano studies with Slavka Dimitroff and James Anagnason and is comfortable playing classical, musical theatre, jazz and contemporary music. Elizabeth has been teaching in Toronto for over 30 years and has earned a superb reputation as an accompanist, chamber musician and coach, teacher and adjudicator. Elizabeth plays for the Niagara Symphony, VOCA Chorus of Toronto, various chamber groups and is a busy accompanist at York University, University of Toronto and the RCM in Toronto. In the summer, she plays chamber music at ‘Heaven’ in N.Y. State and is a coach at the Vermont Music and Arts Centre.