Event Calendar

Nov
4
Sat
2017
My Name Is...Cross-cultural reflections on identity @ Greenwin Theatre, Toronto Centre For The Arts
Nov 4 – Nov 26 all-day

PhD Candidate in the Critical Disability Studies graduate program, Christina Yarmol is curating a show with students  about identity and diversity at the Toronto Centre for Performing Arts, Studio 180, the Harold Green Jewish Theatre, and Martingrove Collegiate Institute from November 4th to 26th, 2017. The event takes place at various times. Please click here for a daily schedule.

The My Name Is… project began with a good idea, a leap of faith into the unknown, and a partnership between Studio 180 Theatre, the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and the art department at Martingrove Collegiate Institute, a Toronto District School Board high school located in the west end of Toronto. Martingrove C.I.’s grade 11 and 12 visual art students began with the question “Who Am I?” Students discussed facets of their lives that form their identities and pinpointed two basic categories that define us: factors and conditions that an individual is born with/into; such as family, nationality, ethnic heritage, race, religion/spirituality, disability, gender and embodiment; and lived experiences, including education, pastimes or interests, trends, political convictions, sexual identity, culture, peer group, and key life incidents. Students acknowledged that different combinations of these factors play a role in demarcating one’s identity; however, a person’s identity attributes can change throughout a lifetime. One’s lived experiences can shift how one perceives oneself or others and even influence the decisions one makes.

These philosophical discussions moved to a historical and contemporary study of art, to learn how notable artists from both the past and present use their artwork to express, explore, and question ideas about identity.

With broad parameters for their assignment with regard to medium, size and style, students were empowered to make choices that would enable them to best express their identities in a visual way. Confident with self-knowledge, students planned, conferenced, and created over several weeks, their work culminating in the visual responses you see around you. We hope that you enjoy the artwork of Martingrove C.I. students as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Film Screening: "Shadow Girl" - International Day of Persons with Disabilities @ Room 1014 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
1
Fri
2017
YUGSA Academic Funds deadline
Dec 1 all-day

These include the Conference Support Fund, Thesis Support Fund, and Skills Development Fund. Applicants are eligible for funding from only one of these funds per year. Average funding is $100 per applicant and varies depending on the number of applicants.

Conference Support Fund
This fund is for students presenting at a conference. This fund is not for students who are only attending conferences and it is not meant to be a primary source of funding for conferences.

Thesis Support Fund
This fund is designed to help defray the costs involved in producing theses or major papers. Expenses covered under this fund include the costs of supplies, materials, and services expended on the project. Purchases of reusable/resaleable items such as computers, books, and journals will not be covered.

Skills Development Support
This fund supports projects that help students develop skills in relation to their programme of study. It is intended for practical, skills-based training programs not offered at York.

Jan
10
Wed
2018
CUPE Professional Development Fund (PDF) deadline
Jan 10 all-day

The Professional Development Fund provides funding to members in all Units to support them in attending and presenting at conferences, and with other professional development expenses.

A total of $125,000 is allocated to this fund for purposes such as assisting new employees (priority to those within first two years of employment) develop professional competence and ability, to  assist employees in upgrading professional qualifications, and to help cover some of the expenses associated with presenting at conferences (airfare, hotels and such). The PDF does not cover capital costs such as equipment, software, stationary, and books, but does cover conference funding, professional development such as fees for courses/programmes/workshops.

Apr
1
Sun
2018
YUGSA Academic Funds deadline
Apr 1 all-day

These include the Conference Support Fund, Thesis Support Fund, and Skills Development Fund. Applicants are eligible for funding from only one of these funds per year. Average funding is $100 per applicant and varies depending on the number of applicants.

Conference Support Fund
This fund is for students presenting at a conference. This fund is not for students who are only attending conferences and it is not meant to be a primary source of funding for conferences.

Thesis Support Fund
This fund is designed to help defray the costs involved in producing theses or major papers. Expenses covered under this fund include the costs of supplies, materials, and services expended on the project. Purchases of reusable/resaleable items such as computers, books, and journals will not be covered.

Skills Development Support
This fund supports projects that help students develop skills in relation to their programme of study. It is intended for practical, skills-based training programs not offered at York.