October 2023 | News on the Filipiniana Collection

Kenneth Cardenas is collecting materials for the Filipiniana collection on his trip to the Philippines. As coordinator of the collection, he is curating and collecting materials related to the Philippines and the Diaspora. Stay tuned for further details. Photograph provided by K. Cardenas.

October 2023 | Human Rights in the Philippines: Challenges and the Fight for a Democratic Future

The PSG was pleased to host Neri Colmenares, veteran human right lawyer and activist, for a talk at York University on 02 October 2023 on Human Rights in the Philippines: Challenges and the Fight for a Democratic Future. We were pleased to co-present the event with the Jack & Mae Nathanson Centre, Migrants Resource Centre, and the York Centre for Asian Research. Photograph by Myka Jaymalin.

Attendees of the event with Neri Colmenares on 02 October 2023. Photograph by Myka Jaymalin.

September 2023 | Multidisciplinary contemporary artist Leeroy New inspires York artists and scholars

Internationally acclaimed Filipino contemporary artist Leeroy New visited the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) and the PSG at York University on 26 September 2023. His visit included studio visits with students of the Graduate Program of Visual Arts, a lunch with PSG members, and a public artist talk. Photograph by Revill Villanueva.

August 2023 | PSG celebrate local research with its award of six community-engaged grants to local organizations

The Philippine Studies Group (PSG) at York University is celebrating local research with its award of six community-engaged grants to local organizations.

“One of the core principles of the PSG is supporting community-engaged and community-grounded work. We are delighted to support exciting and innovating research creation projects from community organizations with a track record of working with the Filipinx community in Canada and beyond,” said Politics Professor and Ethel Tungohan.

The community-engaged research grants are one of the PSG’s 2023 activities, which are supported through funding from the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto.

June 2023 | Congratulations to our Student Awardees

Eight graduate students from three Faculties at York University are recipients of Philippine Studies Group funding for research, fieldwork and language acquisition.  

Philippine Studies Group with Karmina Constantino: from left, Patrick Alcedo, Marissa Largo, Karmina, Philip Kelly, Helen Chua Balderama and Carlo Figueroa. Photo: Provided by H. Balderama

May 2023 | PSG welcomes Karmina Contantino

The PSG welcomed 2022 Marshall McLuhan Fellow Karmina Constantino to York on 15 May 2023. Constantino, a veteran Filipina television broadcast journalist and an anchor with the ABS-CBN News Channel known for her hard-hitting questions to politicians, presented her compelling and timely talk: Revisiting the Basics: The Role of the Journalist in Critical Public Discourse and in Seeking Accountability in a Post-truth Era in the Philippines. Photograph provided by Helen Balderama.

March 2023 | Dr Kristian Saguin Visits York University

Dr Kristian Saguin (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of the Philippines Diliman) visited York between March 19th-22nd. Dr Saguin’s work engages with urban, agrarian and environmental studies in various sites in the Philippines. YCAR photograph.

February 2023 | Artist-in-Residency | Leo Lorilla and Pamela Corales

The grant the Philippine Studies Group at York received made it possible for Leo Lorilla and Pamela Corales, core performing artists of Bayanihan: the National Dance Company of the Philippines and faculty members of the Philippine Women’s University (PWU) in Manila, to be artists-in-residents in the Department of Dance at York University from 10 to 21 February 2023. YCAR photograph.