Film alumnus reaps rewards with his film ‘In Her Place’

Since its premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), In Her Place, a feature film by Albert Shin (BFA ’06), has been riding a wave of critical acclaim. Recently, Shin screened the film at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as part of its Film Independent series, the museum’s first collaboration with TIFF.

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AMPD students go global with new travel assistantship program

York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design is actively helping its students access study and career development opportunities beyond its borders. The school recently established a new program to help AMPD students advance their training, widen their cultural horizons and extend their professional networks through travel and work.

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AGYU’s ‘Ring of Fire’ will set Toronto ablaze with cross-cultural energy

On Aug. 9, the Art Gallery of York University in partnership with the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and community organizations Art Starts and SKETCH, and Trinidadian artist Marlon Griffith in collaboration with Picasso Pro, Equal Grounds, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Capoeira Angola, and young spoken word poets from Jane-Finch, Malvern and Regent Park, presents a 300-person downtown street procession for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.

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Work by Inuit artists Ruben Komangapik and Koomuatuk Curley on display at York U’s Gales Gallery

Inuit artists Ruben Komangapik and Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley have been commissioned to create a monumental stone and bronze sculpture at York University, which is a host venue for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. While work on the sculpture is underway, visitors are invited to view a maquette of “Ahqahizu” and a selection of the artists’ individual work, which is on display in the Gales Gallery until July 24.

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