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Feb 12, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

Last summer Director Richard Smith welcomed MDM students to their third and final academic semester. After distributing the team and project assignments, he had one extra, unofficial request. He challenged every team to consider, over the course of the term, how its project would change the world. Although participation in the challenge was purely voluntary, each member of the class enthusiastically agreed.

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Jan 30, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

Deciding on a graduate program is a tough decision. Going back to school is a huge commitment and you want to ensure that you choose the right program for you—one that aligns with both your career goals and your personal goals. There are a lot of benefits to doing a graduate degree...

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Jan 13, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

A portfolio is one of the most important pieces of your graduate school application. Not only does it demonstrate your skills, but it shows your level of professionalism in how you’re able to present yourself and your work. Creating a portfolio is not easy. It takes time to think...

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Jan 13, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

Applying to graduate school requires a lot of organization. Admissions officers want a complete picture of who you are, what your skills are and if you’re the right fit for the program, so most grad program applications require a variety of elements—including a resume, reference...

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Jan 13, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

A message from MDM Program Director Richard Smith in the wake of the plane crash in Iran. We at the Centre for Digital Media wish to express our condolences to all who were affected by the crash of Ukraine Airlines 752. We have all been affected by this tragedy. We were deeply saddened...

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Dec 11, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

2019 was an exciting year at the Centre for Digital Media. In February we held our first annual Alumni Startup Demo Day & Mixer, where alumni startup companies from the MDM program, along with startups from CDM’s partner schools—UBC, SFU and BCIT—presented their companies, met with...

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Dec 5, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

For the past few years, a team of MDM students and alumni have collaborated to build the VR Theater at SIGGRAPH. The VR Theater has become one of the main pillars of SIGGRAPH (one of the premier technology conferences in the world on computer graphics and interactive techniques) and is a chance for attendees to experience some of the world’s top narrative-driven VR films within a unique group setting.

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Nov 20, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

We’re pleased to announce that a team of MDM students and faculty was runner up in the Niantic Beyond Reality Developer Contest. Up against 9 other teams—mostly professional game developers—the MDM team was the only student team in the contest. Niantic is an augmented reality games...

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Nov 6, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

In addition to our academic partnerships, both with our partner schools and educational institutions worldwide, the Centre for Digital Media also has strong partnerships with industry. Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting Nordine Ghachi, the creative director and co-founder of DOWiNO —a serious games company from Lyon, France. Nordine was visiting to learn more about the CDM, what we do here and how he can collaborate with us.

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Oct 28, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

It's an exciting time for digital media in healthcare. Whether it’s using cutting edge technology to help teach medical school students about the brain or using VR to help kids cope with painful procedures and to help with stroke treatment, the innovation happening in the healthcare...

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