Contract Faculty, Cinema & Media Studies

Dr. Gillian Helfield is a lecturer specializing in Film and Television Studies, National Cinemas and Humanities at York University in Toronto. Other areas of interest include, Cultural Studies, Diasporic and Exilic Cinemas, and Rural Cinema.

Currently Dr. Helfield is involved in developing and designing large-enrolment online courses for higher education. She is the recipient of the 2015-2016 AMPD eLearning Award for her course Hollywood: Old and New, which received funding from the Government of Ontario’s Shared Online Course Fund.  Her course Cinema and the City received funding from the Academic Innovation Fund, and was YorkU’s nomination for the Brightspace Innovation Award in 2015-2016.