Professional Learning: Winter 2019 Session Tickets
Jan 1 – May 15 all-day

Winter 2019 session:Online Courses from January 8 to March 29.

Winter 2019 session:Blended Courses from- January 15 to May 15.

Please check our website for locations and instructor information.

echoes – exhibition by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory & Jamie Griffiths and Taqralik Partridge Tickets
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm
Still image from Silaup Putunga

Title: Silaup Putunga (Laakkuluk WIlliamson Bathory) ©Jamie Griffiths 2018

When the exhibit Tunirrusiangit:Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak opened in the Sam & Ayala Pavilion it was one of the largest showcases of Inuit artwork at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). it could be seen as a singular sound that started a continuing harmony and one that echoes here within these walls of the Joan Goldfarb Study Centre.

Curated by Jocelyn Piirainen, echoes features “Silaup Putunga” and “Inuit in the Media” that relate to the idea of an echo and to ‘nipi’ – the Inuktitut word that best describes sounds as understood in the English language.  Commissioned within the context of Tunirrusiangit, they were created by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory & Jamie Griffiths and Taqralik Partridge as responses to the artwork of Inuit artists Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak.

The Goldfarb Study Centre exhibition ECHOES and the screening of THE 5th REGION  documentary are presented at York University by MOBILIZING INUIT CULTURAL HERITAGE (MICH), a six-year SSHRC Partnership Grant focusing on the contribution of Inuit visual culture, art, and performance to Inuit language preservation, social well-being, and cultural identity. MICH is based at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Anna Hudson, Professor/AMPD is the Principal Investigator

Amnon Buchbinder Film Retrospective March 22 and 29 Tickets
Mar 22 – Mar 29 all-day
Amnon Buchbinder. Photo by Caleb Buchbinder.

Amnon Buchbinder. Photo by Caleb Buchbinder.

In celebration of his recent promotion from Associate Professor to Professor, The Department of Cinema & Media Arts presents a 2 day Amnon Buchbinder retrospective featuring 7 of his films and a workshop by  Geneviève Appleton exploring Buchbinder’s innovative interactive documentary project Biology of Story.

Amnon Buchbinder started teaching at  York University in 1995 and received a tenure stream appointment in 1996. He is a former Chair of the department and has played an instrumental role in developing the department’s curriculum in production and screenwriting. An active filmmaker, screenwriter and author, his credits include directing two theatrically-released feature films: Genie award winning The Fishing Trip (1998), made in collaboration with his students and distributed by Mongrel Media, and Whole New Thing (2005) which screened at more than 100 international film festivals, winning a dozen best-film awards. Working in the Canadian film and television industry, Buchbinder has written numerous screenplays and served as story editor on over a hundred feature film projects in funded development. His book The Way of the Screenwriter (House of Anansi Press, 2005), which reinterprets the craft from both a philosophical and practical point of view, has been widely acclaimed by working screenwriters and he has taught professional screenwriting workshops in a dozen countries. Buchbinder has also served as a curator and film programmer for several organizations including the Vancouver International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.

Biology of Story illustrates Buchbinder’s theory of story and anti-story in art and life. It was undertaken as research-creation and funded with a major SSHRC Insight grant, launching at SXSW-Interactive in 2016 with over 70 hours of material (see news story). It is now a highlight of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design’s eLearning courses.


11am    Oroboros (1983)  & Seed (1988)

1pm      The Fishing Trip (1998)

4pm      Whole New Thing (2005)



10am    Travelling Medicine Show (2011)

1:30pm Biology of Story (2016) (MFA workshop with Genevieve Appleton)

4pm      Amnon, talking about his work

followed by reception/celebration of his promotion to Professor

A still from Biology of Story – Amnon Buchbinder’s interactive documentary

Theatre@York presents Orlando and The Balcony in repertory Tickets
Mar 24 – Mar 30 all-day

Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan TheatreTheatre @ York presents Orlando by Sarah Ruhl, directed by MFA candidate Lindsay Bell and The Balcony by Jean Genet, directed by MFA candidate Margaret Legere. The two shows will be performed in repertory and feature the MFA and fourth-year actors.

Orlando is a dramatic adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s feminist classic by contemporary playwright Sarah Ruhl. It investigates the adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history.

The Balcony uses the setting of an unnamed city and a distant background of a revolution and counterrevolution to explore strains of power in a society. The play compelling examines the delicate equilibrium of reality and illusion.

Performance Schedule:

Sunday, March 24 at 7:30pm (Preview)
Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30pm (Opening)
Wednesday, March 27 at 1:00pm
Friday, March 29 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 30 at 1:00pm

The Balcony
Monday, March 25 at 7:30pm (Preview)
Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30pm (Opening)
Thursday, March 28 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 29 at 1:00pm
Saturday, March 30 at 7:30pm

Tickets $7- 20

Buy online or call 416-736-5888

Sold-out Show Advisory:  Cash only Rush Seats are usually available at the door for sold out shows. If the show is sold out, please check back as seats may become available.  There is NO GUARANTEE that seats will come available and the timing of seats coming available varies. We recommend booking early & coming early!
Tax Filing Appointments for International Students Tickets
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tax Filing for International Students!

As an international student in Canada, you can file your taxes or take advantage of certain tax credits. North York Community House (NYCH) will offer on-campus tax filing for international students in 2 formats:

1) Tax Filing General Information Session for International Students

Date & Time: Monday, March 18, 2019 from 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: 280N York Lanes

Please register to find out more about the process of filing your taxes, what the benefits of filing your taxes are and why you need to file your taxes.

2) Tax Filing Individual Appointments for International Students

Date & Time: March 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 2019 from 10:00am-4:30pm (20 minute slots)

Location: 242 York Lanes

Please login to see the availability of appointments and register for an individual appointment to file your taxes.

***There are limited seats available, if you’re not able to book an individual appointment, please click here to find a free tax clinic in your area.

What to bring to the Filing Tax Appointment:  

  • Two pieces of government issued photo ID (Passports, drivers licence, etc.)
  • SIN number
  • Tax  information slips such as T4 (if you worked in 2018), T2202A (Tuition fees paid), any other tax slips *Tax slips related to YorkU can be found here.
  • Rent receipts or letter from landlord stating amount of rent paid in 2018
  • 2017 CRA notice of assessment (you would have received this from the CRA if you filed returns in 2017)

Important Note: If a student worked in 2018, the individual annual income limit is $35,000 ($45,000 for a couple) in order to avail of this free service. NYCH is not authorized to file income tax returns for those who earned business income or contract income.

Career Lounge Tickets
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pop-in with a quick question or bring a career document to work on and stay awhile. No registration or time limit!

Our Career Peer Educators will be on hand to help with:

  • Resume & Cover Letters
  • Job Searching & Networking
  • Interview Skills & Preparation
  • LinkedIn: Building a Profile & Job Searching
  • Exploring What You Can do With Your Degree
  • Resources at the Career Centre and on Campus
  • Navigating the Career Centre Website
  • Any other career questions you have!
Presentation: Alison Chapman, First-Year EN Candidate Tickets
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation: Alison Chapman, First-Year EN Candidate @ Rm. 305, Founders College | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Title of presentation: “How did you know me?” Teaching and Reading Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Ways to Make Money While Studying (Webinar) Tickets
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you looking for ways to make money and gain experience? Do you want to know how to find great opportunities? Learn about a variety of sources for on or off campus
employment and understand how to tap into the “hidden” job market.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on Experience York (you will be able to sign in using your Passport York and register for appointments and events on the system).

Exam Prep Tickets
Mar 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Multiple choice, short answer, calculations, or essay style – which form is your personal nemesis? Whatever the format, midterms or finals, if you could use some help in preparing for exams, then this workshop is for you!