2014 - 2015 Event Season
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September 2014


Wearable Technology promo image September 23, 2014
3PM
SW309
ACM Speaker Series presents:
Wearable Technology

Whether it’s checking text messages on your smartwatch, tracking sleep quality with your brainwave-sensing headset, or finding your way to class with augmented reality smartglasses, wearable technology is poised to transform the way we communicate and interact with the world around us. Please join us as we discuss opportunities and challenges in wearable technology with four startups based in Toronto including SnapEDA, Kiwi Wearables, Minuum and Tap Track who will discuss how they are overcoming these new design hurdles.

October 2014


Curating Public Collections & Blockbusters promo image October 7, 2014
12PM
AA204
ACM Speaker Series presents:
Curating Public Collections & Blockbusters

Magdalyn Asimakis is a Curatorial Assistant and the Monitor of the Marvin Gelber Print & Drawing Study Centre at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and is a contributing writer to the Photography and New Media magazine Blackflash. Magdalyn’s areas of focus are the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly in French modernity, print culture, and 1960s-1980s New York. Her research is rooted in an interest in the relationship between art and the urban landscape.
ARTSIDEOUT promo image October 9, 2014
11AM - 11PM
UTSC Campus
ARTSIDEOUT
ARTSIDEOUT is UTSC’s largest multidisciplinary arts festival. Now in its seventh year, the day-long festival features a variety of visual art, performance art, music and theatre performances taking place throughout the UTSC campus. ASO's After Dark will feature performances by Crowns for Convoy as well as Plaitwrights & Charleston Relay. For more information, please visit the ARTSIDEOUT website.
Ame Henderson promo image October 21, 2014
2PM
SW442
ACM Speaker Series presents:
Ame Henderson

Ame Henderson (Toronto) stewards the collaborative entity Public Recordings an atelier for choreographic experimentation. Recent research focuses on the political implications of the synchronous gesture and its potential as a collaboratively authored improvisatory practice of togetherness. In 2013, Public Recordings created the award winning performance what we are saying, presented as part of Harbourfront’s World Stage. Admission to the lecture is free and open to everyone.
Patrick Timmons promo image October 22, 2014
5PM
MW170
ACM Speaker Series presents:
Limits and Protections for Journalists: Mexico and Human Rights Law

Timmons is a Juárez/El Paso-based translator, teacher, critic, writer, and journalist who practices international human rights law. A Latin American regional specialist he concentrates on attacks against the press in modern Mexico. He has published in The Texas Observer, CounterPunch, the Radical History Review, and the Latin American Research Review. He is researching a history of journalism in Juárez from 1969 to 2012. Admission to the lecture is free and open to everyone.
Nastio Mosquito promo image October 23, 2014
12PM
LLBT
ACM Speaker Series presents:
Conversations with Nástio Mosquito

A multimedia and performance artist working across music, videos, spoken word and a capella, Nástio Mosquito flirts with African stereotypes in western contexts. Often portraying himself as the central figure of his art, Mosquito’s work makes powerful political and social statements, slightly discomforting at a first glance. Past exhibitions include the 9 Artists show (2013) at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis, and Across the Board: Politics of Representation at the Tate Modern in London in 2012. *Please be advised that videos showcased in the event contains explicit material or strong language

November 2014


Ravi Jain promo image November 3, 2014
9AM
HW214
ACM Speaker Series presents:
Canadian Theatre in Context with Ravi Jain

Ravi is a multi-award-winning actor, director, producer, educator, curator and Artistic Director of Why Not Theatre. His acting credits include the Dora Award-winning SPENT and A Brimful of Asha. He was recently awarded the 2012 Pauline McGibbon Award, is a resident artist at Soulpepper Theatre Company and is the inaugural Artistic Director-in- Residence at the Theatre Centre for 2013 and was selected to be part of the roster of clowns for Cirque Du Soleil.
Madawaska Concert promo                 image November 14, 2014
7PM
AA303
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Music & Culture program, the Department of Arts, Culture and Media presents
Madawaska Ensemble Concert

With Sarah Fraser Raff (Violin), Anna Redekop (Viola), Amber Ghent (Cello), and Brett Kingsbury (Piano) performing Brahms’ Piano Quartets in A Major Op. 26 and C Minor Op. 60. Admission is free. But due to limited seats, all guests must RSVP online at Eventbrite.
Chamber Music promo image November 19, 2014
6PM
AA303
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Music & Culture program, the Department of Arts, Culture and Media presents
Chamber Music Recital

Come and enjoy a free concert performed by music students from Lynn Tucker's VPMA73H3 class.
2D or Not 2D promo image Nov 20-27, 2014
Mon-Thurs 11AM-4PM, Sat 12PM-5PM
DMG

ACM - Studio presents:
2D or Not 2D
The Department of Arts, Culture and Media senior students from Advanced Seminar 2D present their work on-campus at the Doris McCarthy Gallery. The Closing Reception will be held on Thursday, November 27 at DMG from 5 p.m. Light food and refreshments will be served. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend! For more information about the gallery, please visit the Doris McCarthy Gallery website.

Complex(city) promo image Nov 24 - 28, 2014
Mon-Fri 11AM-4PM,
Gallery 1265

ACM - Studio presents:
Complex(city)
The Department of Arts, Culture and Media senior students from Advanced Special Topics in Studio present their work on-campus at Gallery 1265. The Reception will be held on Thursday, November 27 at G1265 from 5 p.m. Light food and refreshments will be served. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend! For more information about the gallery, please visit the Gallery 1265 website.

Small Ensemble promo image November 25, 2014
6PM
AA303
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Music & Culture program, the Department of Arts, Culture and Media presents
Small Ensemble

Come and enjoy a free concert performed by music students from Brett Kingsbury's VPMB68H3 class.
Fold It, Mold It, Grind It, Bind It promo image Nov 25 - 28, 2014
All Day
AA Building, 3rd Floor

ACM - Studio presents:
Fold It, Mold It, Grind It, Bind It
The Department of Arts, Culture and Media senior students from Studio Practice present their work on-campus at the Arts & Administration Building, 3rd Floor. The Reception will be held on Thursday, November 27 from 5 p.m. Light food and refreshments will be served. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend!

Directors' Showcase promo image November 27-28, 2014
7PM
LLBT
ACM - Theatre & Performance Studies presents
Directors' Showcase

Come and enjoy a series of short plays and individual scenes directed by the talented students in Paula Sperdakos' VPDC02H3 Directing for the Theatre class.
(The) Classical                 Elements promo image November 29, 2014
3PM
AC223
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Music & Culture program, the Department of Arts, Culture and Media presents
(The) Classical Elements Concert

Formerly known as our Sounds of the Season concert, presents UTSC’s various music ensembles performing classical and contemporary works they have studied and practiced throughout the semester. The afternoon will feature the UTSC's Concert Band, Concert Choir and String Orchestra. Admission is free but please arrive early as seats are limited.
Robert Sirman promo image November 28, 2014
12PM
AA206
ACM Speaker Series presents:
Federal Cultural Policy and Canada Council for the Arts with Robert Sirman

Photo Credit: Martin Lipman
Before serving two four-year terms as Director of the Canada Council for the Arts beginning in 2006, Mr. Sirman served for 15 years as co-CEO of Canada's National Ballet School, where he oversaw the school's operations and spearheaded an award-winning $100 million capital expansion program. Mr. Sirman has a strong connection to the University of Toronto, as both a graduate (Sociology MA) and as a former Chair of the Arts Management Advisory Council.

December 2014


January 2015


Jesse Brown promo image January 14, 2015
10AM
IC220
ACM Speaker Series presents:
Jesse Brown

Jesse Brown, Canadian journalist or man known to first report the Ghomeshi story in the Toronto Star is also the host and publisher of CANADALAND, a popular podcast and website about the Canadian media. Aside from the The Toronto Star, he has written for many publications including Maclean's, Toronto Life, The National Post, VICE, and others. He has also created and hosted two programs for CBC Radio One. 
Chris Abraham promo image January 28, 2015
12PM
AA206
ACM Speaker Series presents:
Chris Abraham

Chris Abraham is a multi-award winning theatre and film director, dramaturg and teacher who has worked with Canada’s foremost artists and theatres. He will talk about Crow’s Theatre’s upcoming production of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov playing at the Berkeley Street Theatre from January 11 to February 8: what makes this such an important play and what accounts for Chekhov's enduring popularity and interest today. A graduate of the National Theatre School’s directing program, Chris currently works at the Crow’s Theatre as the Artistic Director.

February 2015


Brendan Fernandes promo image February 10, 2015
2:30PM
AA303

ACM Studio Visiting Speaker Series presents:
Brendan Fernandes
Photo credit: Brendan Fernandes, Still Move IV, C-print, 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Brendan Fernandes is a Canadian artist of Kenyan and Indian descent, whose work focuses on identity constructs. He has exhibited internationally and nationally including exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, The National Gallery of Canada, Brooklyn Museum, Mass MoCA, The Andy Warhol Museum, and The Bergen Kunsthall.

Brett Kingsbury promo image February 11, 2015
7PM
AA303

Musical Images

Featuring Dr. Brett Kingsbury (Piano), the concert will consist of 4 Ballades by Frederic Chopin and the 2nd Book of Preludes by Claude Debussy. Please reserve your free tickets online at Eventbrite.ca
Madawaska Quartet Concert promo image February 27, 2015
7PM
AA303

Madawaska Quartet Concert

With Anita Walsh (Violin), Sarah Fraser Raff (Violin), Anna Redekop (Viola) and Amber Ghent (Cello) performing Erwin Schulhoff's Five Pieces for String Quartet, Mozart's Quartet No.15 in D Minor, K421 and Bedrich Smetana's String Quartet No.1 in E Minor. Please reserve your free tickets online at Eventbrite.ca

March 2015


Female Musicians promo image March 3, 2015
6PM
SW309
World Performance Lecture Series presents:
Female Musicians in Iran: Old Challenges and New Opportunities

A performance of Persian classical music by two eminent female musicians, Sepideh Raissadat (Persian classical vocalist)and Naghmeh Farahmand (Persian percussionist). They will also discuss the challenges of being women in Iran's musical world. Click on their names for more information on their biography.
Janet Werner talk promo image March 4, 2015
12PM
AA304

ACM Studio Visiting Speaker Series presents:
Janet Werner
Photo credit: Janet Werner, Smearcase, 2011
Janet Werner’s paintings focus on the fictional portrait as a vehicle to explore notions of subjectivity and desire. Her work has been exhibited across Canada including solo shows at the Art Gallery of Windsor, SBC Gallery, Montreal, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and more. Internationally her work was recently shown in solo presentations in Cape Town, South Africa and Germany.

Annual Juried Student Showcase promo image March 5, 2015
5PM
Gallery 1265
AA Building

ACM - Studio Program presents:
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
The Department of Art, Culture and Media’s Studio students will present their work in the Annual Juried Exhibition. Artwork will be installed in Gallery 1265 and throughout the 3rd floor of the Arts & Administration Building. The exhibition will be juried by Jessica Karuhanga, Natalie Duncan, and Alvis Parsley. The reception will be held on March 5 at 5pm, followed by an awards ceremony in the Meeting Place (outside of Gallery 1265). The exhibition will run between March 5 – 12, 2015.

Music, Healing, and Psychosocial Oncology promo image March 10, 2015
3PM
AA209
World Performance Lecture Series presents:
Music, Healing and Psychosocial Oncology: Training and Practicing as a Music Therapist

Sarah Rose Black, a Suzuki music educator, piano accompanist, singer/songwriter and founder/coordinator of the first music therapy programs at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Kensington Hospice in Toronto, her clinical work and research is focused mainly on quality of life for acute palliative care, hematology, and hospice populations. She holds two Masters degree in music education from the University of Toronto, and in music therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University.
The Laramie Project promo image March 12 -14, 19-21
8PM
LLBT
ACM Theatre & Performance Studies presents:
The Laramie Project

A production of the popular documentary play that examines the tragic murder of Matthew Sheppard, a gay University student from Laramie, Wyoming in 1998. Created by the world-renowned Tectonic Theatre Project based in New York. Tickets are $10 Adults, $8 Students & Seniors and $5 Groups 10+. Book your tickets online now! Visit Eventbrite.ca
External UTSC Choir promo image March 20, 2015
8:00PM
McNab Presbyterian Church
(116 McNab Street, Hamilton)

Mozart’s Requiem in D and Bach's Cantata BWV 4 Christ lag in todes banden

The evening concert will be featuring the The Redeemer University College Concert Choir with the University of Toronto Scarborough Concert Choir, Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir and the Redeemer Unversity College Orchestra. Tickets are $25 and $20 for students/seniors. Join us at 7:15pm for a pre-concert discussion that includes interesting anecdotes about these two choral masterpieces. For further information, please contact the Redeemer Box Office at 905-648-2139 ext.4211 or visit www.ticketwindow.ca.
Music of the Americas promo image March 22, 2015
3PM
AC223
In celebration of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, the Department of Arts, Culture and Media presents
Music of the Americas

Formerly known as our Spring Awakening concert, presents UTSC’s various music ensembles performing classical and contemporary works they have studied and practiced throughout the semester. The afternoon will feature the UTSC's Concert Band, Concert Choir, String Orchestra, and guest choir The Trudeau Singers. Admission is free, no reservations required. Light refreshments will be served.
Imagineering Concert promo image March 25, 2015
7PM
AA303
ACM - Music & Culture presents
Imagineering Composition Concert

Imagineering is a fusion concert combining artists of different genres and styles featuring performances by students from Prof. Sasha Rapoport's VPMC90 class. Distinctive from other concerts, all of the songs are from original compositions created by our own homegrown UTSC talents! Come and enjoy a night filled with amazing performances. For more information, visit Facebook Page.
Dr.Nicole Blackwood promo image March 27,2015
1PM
AA204
ACM Speaker Series presents:
Absent Presence: Aboriginal Narratives in Museum Practice

Dr. Nicole Blackwood is a Lecturer in the Material Culture Program at Victoria College.  She specializes in art and visual culture from 1400-1700, chiefly the crafts of painting, printmaking, and everyday objects.  She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art and her Honors B.A. from the University of Toronto. She has worked at the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Courtauld Gallery, The Conway Library, and the University of Toronto Art Gallery, and participated in an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Mozart Concert promo image March 28, 2015
7:30PM
St. Timothy's Agincourt
(4125 Sheppard Ave E)
Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra and the UTSC Concert Choir present:
Mozart’s Requiem in D and Bach's Cantata BWV 4 Christ lag in todes banden

The evening concert will be featuring the University of Toronto Scarborough Concert Choir together with The Redeemer University College Concert Choir, Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir and the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $20 at the door (no advance sales). For further information, please contact Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Box Office at (416) 879-5566, email cbsoboxoffice@gmail.com or visit Cathedral Bluff's website.

April 2015


A Poet, A Director, A DJ promo image April 1,2015
2PM
LLBT
ACM Speaker Series presents:
A Poet, A Director, A DJ

Come and join us for a workshop presentation of OralTorio, an exciting new theatre production in development performed live by a Hip Hop Emcee and a Live DJ. OralTorio: A theatrical Mixtape is an urban libretto informed by the sounds, evolution and movements of African Diaspora music.
Canvas Combat promo image April 2, 2015
7PM-10:30PM
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
(12 Alexander Street)
ACM Arts Management students present
Canvas Combat

UTSC’s senior Arts Management students present Canvas Combat, a night of live competitive painting on April 2nd. Featuring eight artists and two wild card spots, artists will be vying for your votes to take home the title of Canvas Combat champion. The night will also feature live music from DJ Andre Smalls and band FlyBy5, a silent auction and an interactive t-shirt bar where you can create your own mini masterpiece. Tickets are being sold for $10 on the event site. More information can be found at http://www.canvascombatto.squarespace.com.
Canvas Combat promo image April 8-9, 2015
9AM - 4PM
LLBT
The University of Toronto Scarborough in partnership with the Ontario Band Association presents
The 6th Annual UTSC & OBA Chamber Music Festival

The 2-day UTSC & OBA Chamber Music Festival, which features performances by various school ensembles. Each performance will follow with a one-on-one clinic offered by our two-member adjudication team to provide thoughtful guidance and suggestions for improvement. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.onband.ca.
Show Your Teeth promo image April 8-12, 2015
Wed - Sat 11:30AM-6:30PM
Sunday 12PM-4PM
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street

ACM - Studio Program presents:
Show Your Teeth Exhibition
Senior UTSC students in the Studio Program, Department of Arts, Culture and Media, will be exhibiting work, which includes a range of media including sculpture, video, drawing, painting, photography and conceptual works. The closing reception will be held on Saturday, April 11, from 6pm - 11pm. The exhibition will run from April 8 - 12. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

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