Tag Archives: Faculty of Fine Arts

York University artists spend a sleepless night for Nuit Blanche

Originally launched in Paris with the goal of bringing contemporary art to the masses, Nuit Blanche has established itself as one of the highlights of Toronto’s annual cultural calendar. Each year, this free dusk-to-dawn event enlivens and transforms the city with original art projects ranging from intimate encounters to large-scale spectacles. More than one million […]

Annual CineSiege showcases top York student films

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, CineSiege is an externally juried showcase featuring outstanding student productions created in the Department of Film in York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. Catch a rising wave of fresh young talent as CineSiege 2012 lights up the silver screen at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The screening will […]

CFI awards York researchers more than $592,000 in research infrastructure

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded York University $592,631 in infrastructure funding to support the research of four York professors. Ali Kazimi, professor in Department of Film in the Faculty of Fine Arts, will receive $143,186 in funding for industry standard infrastructure of a Stereoscopic 3D Lab @ York. The funding will allow Kazimi to augment […]

York professor awarded Trudeau Fellowship prize

York University Professor Janine Marchessault has been awarded the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship prize from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. “York University was proud to learn that Professor Janine Marchessault was awarded the Trudeau Fellowship prize,” says Mamdouh Shoukri, president & vice-chancellor. “The Trudeau Fellowship is an incredible honour bestowed upon the finest thinkers who have […]

Master's students study direction at Canadian Stage and beyond

In the high stakes field of large-scale theatre directing, experience is usually gained on the job and in a sink-or-swim situation. While there’s no prescribed career path, most directors develop their chops on small- and mid-sized stages while waiting for the big break. Theatre artists Ted Witzel and Ker Wells are going about it somewhat […]