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BIPOC Artist Hub

Vanier College Productions (VCP) is excited to continue with the first-ever BIPOC Artist Hub at York University. Open to all BIPOC artists (theatre, dance, music, film, visual art, design, writing, etc.) at York, the group meets every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30pm. Join us for group discussions, games, guest lecturers and our end of the season showcase. 

For this season's showcase, students from the BIPOC Artist Hub have been working towards bringing their work to life, this year focusing on the theme of world building and alternate worlds. With exhibits that range from visual art, board games, live performances, AI technology and more, we hope to transport you to other worlds with our personal stories, reflections and ideations.

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The BIPOC Artist Hub is proudly led by VCP alumni Alex Jyn-Li Cairns (she/her), a voice over actor, host, director, and producer based out of Toronto. With a BFA in Theatre from York University and a Diploma in Broadcasting from Durham College, Alex has worked on both sides of the camera telling stories since 2017. Currently a producer/host on TSN’s The Shift with Kayla Grey and the In-Arena Host for the Toronto Marlies, she loves working in sports, telling meaningful stories and engaging with the community. 

Alex is half Chinese and is proud to represent the mixed-race voice in the industries she works in. She is passionate about amplifying BIPOC and LGQTQ2S+ voices and hopes to continue to share her love of storytelling with the students at York.

BIPOC Artists

Heba Azeef

Stage Manager

Shade Feron

Assistant Stage Manager

Divya Jain

Assistant Stage Manager

Tamunomiebi Anga

Assistant Stage Manager

Brandi Chen


Noel Pham


Tiara Tirei


Tina Goli


Dreyton Ige


Learn More

To register and be part of the BIPOC Artist HUB, email us at and let us know that you're interested!