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Interview: MDM Alumni Turns Love of Scuba Diving into a Successful Online Community

Nov 5, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

When Nadia Aly enrolled in the Master of Digital Media program back in 2007 she didn’t think it would lead to founding and running a popular online Scuba Diving community. A graduate of the MDM program’s first cohort, Nadia worked at both Microsoft and Google until finding her true...

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Interview: MDM Alumni Startup Aims to Humanize Technology

Jul 25, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

Three Master of Digital Media alumni formed H+ Technology last August, with the aim to "Humanize Technology." The company creates interactive digital displays, such as 360 degree 3D visualizations and gesture-based systems, for public places, like malls, airports, trade shows and real...

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Alumni Launch Educational App for English Learners

Jun 12, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

V7 Entertainment, a Vancouver start-up company by MDM Alumni, launched a new app last week called English Pup. English Pup is a 3D educational app for kids who are learning English, that features games and various activities that teach English vocabulary, pronunciation and spelling...

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Interview: MDM Alumni Releases Touch-Free Mobile Education App

May 6, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

After 3 years of research and development, MDM graduate Erez T Yanuy Barzilay and his team launched their mobile education app last month. Aimed at children facing extreme learning, developmental or physical challenges, such as severe autism, A BuZoo Story for Android helps to enhance...

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MDM Alumni Startup Creates 3D Interactive Model for King George Station

Apr 9, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

MDM Alumni Startup Company CatStatic Interactive ’s latest project is a 3D interactive site plan for King George Station, a landmark mixed-use development located in Surrey, BC. The 3D model was created to help the PCI Group, a Vancouver-based real estate development and property...

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Interview: MDM Grad Heading to MIPTV as 1 of 5 New Producers to Watch

Apr 4, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

When Ryan Nadel graduated from the Master of Digital Media program back in April 2010, there were no jobs that appealed to him. Figuring that he could generate his own work, he started 8 Leaf Digital Productions, a digital media company that works on health, education and entertainment...

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Alumni startup one of seven selected for UBC’s Innovation Hub incubator

Dec 5, 2012 By webdev

Shailah Interactive formed by alumnus Erez Barzilay to build gesture-controlled educational games for children with physical disabilities, has won the support of the new Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub - a venture incubator at UBC's Sauder School of Business.

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Interview: Soon-to-be graduate turns project into employment at top Vancouver game studio

Nov 26, 2012 By webdev

Laurent Giannesini wasn’t sure how he’d fit in with his project team when he started the MDM program last year. Somewhat a digital media generalist, Laurent realized he needed to find his role in the industry – a role appropriate to his visual creativity and story telling interests and...

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