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Together with our community partners, we are using digital media to empower people to make positive and meaningful contributions to our communities and beyond.

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Increasing representation in innovation

We are increasing the representation of Black youth in Extended Reality-based digital futures with our partner Ethọ́s Lab, and with support from Meta, Unity, and Unity’s charitable branch Tides Foundation. 

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Tackling Ocean Plastic Waste

Master of Digital Media students collaborated with Simon Fraser University researchers to reduce plastic waste through an innovative mindful grocery shopping app.

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Making Computer Programming Accessible

Helping black youth get together for fun, friendship, and foundational learning. Black Boys Code is improving the future of Black youth through education in computer science and technology. Centre for Digital Media helps their non-profit Vancouver chapter by providing in-person access to our computer lab for group gatherings and hands-on access to programming instruction.

Developing human-scale interventions and solutions for the public realm

This project, led by a research team of Emily Carr University design faculty and senior-level students, provided partners in Vancouver and Prince George with creative, practical, and innovative solutions to real-world matters situated in the public realm. 

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Alliance Francaise V-Unframed Exhibition

V-Unframed is an immersive digital art exhibition that showcases artworks from local and international artists. CDM has proudly supported the exhibit for the past 6 years. 

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Make an impact, together

Connect with the Centre for Digital Media and discover how we can make a positive impact through collaboration on applied research projects and community-based partnerships.