Events

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)
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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)

 

 

Oct
26
Mon
Cinema & Media Arts Information Week
Oct 26 – Oct 30 all-day

Cinema & Media Arts Information Week
October 26 – 30, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Cinema & Media Arts 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.

Cinema & Media Arts: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
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Join Professor and Department of Cinema & Media Arts Chair, Caitlin Fisher, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Cinema & Media Arts 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.

Cinema & Media Arts: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Cinema & Media Arts 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
30
Fri
PostScript – October 30th
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 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 30

11:30-1:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Digital Storytelling with presenters Caitlin Fisher and Carla Rice; moderated by Mary Bunch

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Best Practices
TBA, with presenter Peter Pavement; moderated by Shital Desai

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Contexts/Publishing
Publishing Futures with presenters Michaela Pnacekova and Selim Harbi; moderated by Patricio Davila

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 30 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__c6-rtwTQK-juY8BrI0aCA

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.

Nov
2
Mon
Department of Music Information Week
Nov 2 – Nov 6 all-day

Department of Music Information Week
November 2 – 6, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Music 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.

Music: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
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Join Professor and Department of Music Chair, Louise Wrazen, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Music 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.

Music: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Music 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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Nov
3
Tue
The Department of Cinema and Media Arts presents A Round Table on the Art and Politics of Black Cinema in Canada
Nov 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Department of Cinema and Media Arts presents A Round Table on the Art and Politics of Black Cinema in Canada.

This exclusive round table features four of Canada’s most dynamic producer/director/activist filmmakers Alison Duke, Charles Officer, Jennifer Holness and Suds Sutherland.

Moderated by filmmaker and MFA alumnus Esery Mondesir.

All Welcome!

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Registration

Alison Duke
Co-founder of Oya Media Group, Alison produced and co-wrote Mr. Jane and Finch, a CBC POV Documentary and also directed Cool Black North, a two-hour TV documentary for City TV. Current activities see her producing Laurie Townshend’s feature documentary, Mothering in the Movement, kickstarting year 2 of Black Youth! Pathway2Industry, a 3-year initiative to support Black youth access to essential training, mentors, networks, and film industry spaces and developing her feature documentary Bam Bam: The Story of Sister Nancy. She recently finished post-production on, Promise Me, a dramatic short. Alison also won the 2019 WIFT Crystal Award for Mentorship for her mentorship of young filmmakers and for work with Pathways 2 Industry.

Jennifer Holness
Jennifer attended York where she studied political science and met “Sudz” Sutherland, kickstarting their extraordinary collaboration. Jennifer is the producer of the recent film Stateless by Michelle Stephenson which premiered at Hot Docs and won the Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary. She directed the documentary film Speakers for the Dead. Jennifer’s production and writing credits include the feature film Love, Sex and Eating the Bones. She has also written for the television including the series Guns, She’s the Mayor and Shoot the Messenger.

Sudz Sutherland
Sudz is an alumni of the BFA in Film Production at York and has since developed an illustrious career as a film director and screenwriter. Credits include the films Doomstown, Love, Sex and Eating the Bones, Guns, Speakers for the Dead and Home Again, as well as episodes of Drop the Beat, Da Kink in My Hair, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Wild Roses, Jozi-H, Reign, She’s the Mayor, Designated Survivor, Shoot the Messenger, Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries and Batwoman. He and Jennifer Holness co-produced Shoot the Messenger, for CBC and Sudz directed several episodes.

Charles Officer
Charles was a professional hockey player before working as a graphic designer and creative director. He is a triple threat: acting, directing, writing and has appeared in multiple film, television and stage productions. Officer’s short films When Morning Comes
and Short Hymn_Silent War premiered at Toronto International Film Festival to wide acclaim. In 2005, Charles helmed the video Strugglin’ by international recording giant K’Naan. He developed and directed the television pilot Hotel Babylon, then followed up with a short documentary commissioned by Canadian reggae, punk band Bedouin Soundclash entitled, In The Year of Our Lord. He has directed episodes of series television including Da Kink In My Hair for Global Television. His first feature Nurse.Fighter.Boy was theatrically released in 2009 and garnered 10 Genie nominations. His feature documentary Mighty Jerome: The Greatest Comeback in Track & Field History was produced by the NFB. Unarmed Verses, a feature documentary was released in 2016 and won Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs. He recently premiered a new feature film at a drive-in at TIFF: Akilla’s Escape.

Moderated by Esery Mondesir. Esery is a Toronto-based artist-filmmaker who was born in Port-au-Prince, Haïti. He worked as a high school teacher, a book designer and a labour organizer prior to receiving an MFA in cinema production from York University (Toronto) in 2017. His work, which includes documentary, fiction and experimental narratives, takes a critical stance on modern-day social, political and cultural phenomena to suggest a reading of our society from its margins. In 2016, he received the Lawrence Heisey Graduate Award in Fine Arts and, in 2017, he received the Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Award. His short film, Dangerous Weapons, was among the ten finalists at the 2016 TVO Short Doc Contest.

PHOTO CREDIT: STILL FROM ALISON DUKE’S THE PROMISE
Nov
8
Sun
Virtual Open House – Design at York
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Virtual Open House – Design at York you will learn what it takes to create a successful portfolio with one-on-one feedback from our expert design educators. You might have questions like:

  • What work should I include in my portfolio?
  • What is the York BDes looking for in a portfolio?
  • How will my portfolio be evaluated?
  • Is the process for the portfolio review different this year?
  • What else is involved in the York BDes application?

You will have an opportunity to meet with our professors one-to-one and discuss your portfolio. Enjoy a virtual tour of our facilities and chat with current design students to find out why York University’s Bachelor of Design Honours degree has set the bar for design education in Canada.

REGISTER and don’t miss Design at York’s Virtual Open House.
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Nov
9
Mon
Department of Dance Information Week
Nov 9 – Nov 13 all-day

Department of Dance Information Week
November 9 – 13, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Dance 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.

Dance: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
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Join Professor and Department of Dance Chair, Susan Cash, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Dance 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.

Dance: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for an Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Dance 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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Nov
16
Mon
Computational Arts Information Week
Nov 16 – Nov 20 all-day

Computational Arts Information Week
November 16 – 20, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Computational Arts 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.

Computational Arts: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
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Join Professor and Department of Dance Chair, Mark-David Hosale, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Computational Arts 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.

Computational Arts: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Computational Arts 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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