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How We’re Keeping Centre for Digital Media’s Community Safe

Jan 11, 2021 By Elyse Economides

What CDM is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Centre for Digital Media and Great Northern Way Campus are committed to the responsible resumption of on-campus activities, based on the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer, WorkSafe BC, SFU FCAT and CDM’s ability to...

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Centre for Digital Media's Top News Stories from 2020

Dec 15, 2020 By Elyse Economides

2020 was a decidedly unique year at Centre for Digital Media, marked by some big changes and many firsts. In May, we bid farewell to MDM Program Director, Dr. Richard Smith, after nine years, and welcomed one of our full-time faculty members, Larry Bafia, to the role. Much of 2020...

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An Open Letter to Centre for Digital Media Alumni: Thank You for Your Continued Support

Dec 8, 2020 By Elyse Economides

This is both a note of appreciation and an IOU to our amazing alumni network. Disclaimer: this letter covers only some of what our amazing alumni group has done over the past few months, and I apologise in advance to those who I may miss in this acknowledgement. Act One: The Challenge...

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The Pre-MDM Program Goes Remote! How We’re Navigating Online Learning for Digital Media Education

Oct 20, 2020 By Elyse Economides

The current pandemic is wreaking havoc with our day-to-day life. Now more than ever, we need to bring into play our originality and resourcefulness, and find a rhythm to settle in, communicate in new ways, Zoom-teach, Zoom-react, and Zoom-manage our projects. Here’s how we’re tackling...

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Centre for Digital Media’s Statement of Solidarity Against Racism

Aug 11, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

A message from MDM Program Director Larry Bafia. The events over the past few months, including the anti-Black violence in the United States and the injustices in Canada as Black and Indigenous people continue to be killed in situations involving the police and the rise of anti-Asian...

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MDM Alumni Win Two Prestigious Awards

Jul 23, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

The Centre for Digital Media is pleased to announce that MDM alumni have recently won two prestigious awards—a Bronze Pencil from The One Show 2020 Awards and an Award of Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology from the CNIE 2020 Awards. It’s always thrilling to see...

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Pre-MDM: A Digital Media English Language Program Where Students Learn Technical English, Pitching Ideas & Software Skills

Jun 3, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

The Pre-MDM program graduated its fourth cohort in April. In just four years, Pre-MDM has become an integral program to the Centre for Digital Media. As a qualifying program to the Master of Digital Media program, Pre-MDM goes hand in hand with the MDM and with the digital media...

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Thinking and Reflecting on Nine Years As MDM Director

May 5, 2020 By Richard Smith

After nine years as MDM director at the Centre for Digital Media, Richard Smith is moving on to a new phase in his career. Below are his thoughts on the last nine years. So, looking back, what do I see? The first thing I see is that the MDM has been a learning experience. I have...

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