Mentalist and magician James Biss performs at York

Canadian magician and mentalist James Biss will present a special benefit performance, one night only, at York University. The performance, a fundraiser for the York branch of the international non-profit student organization AIESEC, will take place Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 8:30pm.

Right: James Biss performs by the statue of pianist Glenn Gould

Perhaps best-known for his unique brand of psychic entertainment, Biss describes his performances as interactive. As a mentalist, Biss has often been compared to another Canadian-connected entertainer, George Joseph Kresge, Jr., better known as The Amazing Kreskin.

AIESEC is an international non-profit network run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. AIESEC was originally the acronym for Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales. The organization offers an international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential so as to have a positive impact on society. The AIESEC network as of April 2007 includes 23,000 students in 100 countries at over 1,100 universities across the globe.

Biss will peform in the Robert McEwan Auditorium, W141 Seymour Schulich Bldg. Tickets are $10 each, or three for $25. As a special incentive, AIESEC is offering a discounted ticket price of $8 to those who purchase their tickets before Wednesday. Tickets are available at the AIESEC booth in Central Square or through the AIESEC Office in W036, Seymour Schulich Bldg.

For more information, e-mail Ali Abbas, special events director, AIESEC at or visit the AIESEC Web site.