About thisPriority

York University is leading a $500 million campaign

To enhance student experiences and learning, and enable them to be leaders of tomorrow. IMPACT – The Campaign for York University is both a celebration of our first almost 60 years and a promise that, together, we will drive advances in the classroom and in communities around the world.

AMPD is an important cornerstone of the IMPACT campaign. We are raising $20 million to realize our vision for the future of creativity. Gifts will support three priority areas:

Preparing Engaged Global Citizens

AMPD is preparing the next generation of creative thinkers to ignite bold new ideas, invent transformative experiences and develop innovative solutions for global challenges. Campaign gifts will benefit students at all stages of their journey with critical financial support.

$2 million: Student scholarships, internships and travel funding

Building Stronger Communities

Creativity thrives in AMPD because of the growing number of innovative programs and opportunities aimed at encouraging collaboration and experimentation. Your support will allow us to foster more opportunities for world-class visiting artists and scholars, launch new industry partnerships and nurture a community of artists who are redefining creativity in never-before-seen ways.

$3 million:

  • Visiting artists and scholars Partnership programs
  • Undergraduate Honours Studios
  • Interdisciplinary Project Fund

Mobilizing New Ways of Thinking

IMPACT will support an innovative reimagining of the classic endowed research chair by creating a new generation of shorter term, rapidly cycling appointments and teams of thinkers and makers to reflect, create and engage our campus and community in innovative pursuits across the arts and beyond. Gifts will include assistance for students, postdoctoral fellows, conferences and travel.

$15 million

  • Endowed research chairs
  • Post-doctoral fellows and student
  • research assistants