Celebrate eLearning in AMPD
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm



Celebrate eLearning challenges and successes with colleagues.

Panel Presentation: Creative Approaches to Adapting eLearning for the Arts

Working with Images in the Media Gallery
Katherine Knight – Visual Art and Art History

Interacting with Film Online – Hollywood Old and New
Gillian Helfield – Cinema and Media Arts

Music in Online and Blended Courses: Critical Skills and Copyright
Matte Vander Woude – Music

Integrating Online Learning Modules in Blended Courses
David Gelb – Design
Michael Longford – Digital Media

Q & A and reception to follow.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by AMPD and the Academic Innovation Fund, which was created to support projects focused on innovation in eLearning, experiential education and the student experience.

Depth of Field: Screening of MFA thesis films
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Norman Jewison Series, Department of Cinema & Media Arts, York University presents a screening of recent short thesis productions — fiction, documentary, alternative — created by MFA candidates in the Graduate Program in Film, and introduced by MA and PhD candidates in the Graduate Program in Cinema and Media Studies. The screenings will be followed by a group discussion with the filmmakers.

archival image showing a man in a river
An immersive installation by Aaron Rotenberg (2015).
Introduction by Theo Xenophontos
On view from 7:15 to 8pm in the Jackman Hall lobby
Five screens frame a search for “home” amidst displacement. Weaving together personal travel footage, family interviews, archival photography and collected clips from Palestine/Israel, this work is an exploration of margins and frames in an attempt to arrive at a broader understanding of the boundaries of “home”.


Young woman in chicken factory
Srecko  (19 min. 2015 -work in progress)
by Vlad Paskaljevic. Introduction by Sarah Stang
Rada loses her beloved dog in the streets of Belgrade, but hides this news from her daughter in Toronto, fearing she might come home.


image from home movie showing people playing in the water at a beach
Does the Sand Hear the Waves? (30 min. 2015 – work in progress)
by Tara Khalili. Introduction by Caroline Klimek
A visual poem about building a new identity, juxtaposing layers of transformation and adaptation, gain and loss, memory and nostalgia.


image of two women walking in a cemetery
Our Father (15 min. 2015  – work in progress)
by Daniel Valle. Introduction by Robert Trench
A mother and daughter, originally from Eastern Europe, try to set aside their differences while visiting the grave of their deceased husband/father.


A Late Thaw (12 min. 2015)
by Kim Barr. Introduction by Patrick Dolan
When Tara visits a house that’s for sale, memories of a lover who died years ago seep into her waking life, haunting the empty rooms.


a veiled figure walking in a river
Yardena~Baghdad~Yardena (38 min. 2015 – work in progress)
by Sama Waham. Introduction by Claudia Sicondolfo
A lyrical personal journey, mediating stories of a fading baptism ritual, the burden of inherited nostalgia … and a new exposition of “home”.