What we love about AMPD

Videos shot and edited by: Aida Oquendo Peña

Student Ambassadors Aida, Alex, Daniel, Gloria, Kimberly, Sadie and Vaiva share what they love about their programs, why they choose YorkU, and words of wisdom to help folks make the most of their University experience.

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Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Thawer

Written by: Aida Oquendo Peña
Sarah performing at the Tam Tam Drum Fest in Seville, Spain.

Sarah performing at the Tam Tam Drum Fest in Seville, Spain.

Career and Creativity Path

How can you build yourself up, and gain the confidence to position yourself as a drum guru on Instagram and amass a 48.2 k following only 3 years after finishing an undergrad degree?

Dedicated to her music, goal oriented and committed to excellence, Sarah Thawer (BFA ’15) received the $40,000 Oscar Peterson Entrance Scholarship when she first came to York to study drumming and Jazz performance, and she graduated Summa Cum Laude at the top of her class.

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CineSiege: YorkU’s juried film fest at HotDocs — Tues Jan 22

Written By: Aida Oquendo


Who’s excited for CineSiege? I know I am!

CineSiege is a special event for all Film Production students which features a juried selection of shorts chosen by leading experts in Canadian Film and Media Culture. The winning productions are picked from a shortlist, nominated by faculty members, from all the films produced by students in all levels of the program.

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