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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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Sep 25, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

Master of Digital Media students come from all over the world, 60-70% of our students are international. Because the Master of Digital Media program focuses on soft skills—like teamwork and project management—language and communication are key. And it’s difficult to build soft skills...

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Sep 11, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

How would it feel to be dismissed, ridiculed and rejected when you’re sick and in need of medical attention? How would it feel if the pain you felt was ridiculed and reduced to a mere act that you were putting on? What if the people inflicting this on you are the exact health care practitioners that are supposed to be treating you with dignity and respect? This is a reality that our client, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has to deal with on a daily basis.

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Aug 28, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

Vancouver’s tech scene is changing. What was once an industry dominated by small start-up companies is now morphing into an industry with the big tech players. Amazon is opening up an office in the old Canada Post building and will be hiring 3,000 workers in the next few years. Apple...

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Aug 15, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

If I sat you down in front of a bunch of colourful, wooden blocks, what would you do? Chances are, you’d play. You’d build up and build out, you’d try to balance and brace. Some of you might even start playing with counterweights or foundations. And, most likely, you’d do most of it without thinking.

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Jul 11, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

Centre for Digital Media is saddened to learn that MDM alumni David Lin passed away on June 28, 2019. David graduated from the Master of Digital Media program in 2014. Before the MDM program, he graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double concentration of Design and Media in Interactive Arts and Technology.

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Jul 4, 2019 By Richard Smith

This is a guest post from Master of Digital Media Program Director Richard Smith. In previous blog posts I have considered the "what" question of digital media — what is it? But I haven’t yet considered the "why?" I don’t mean "why does it exist?" That would be a whole other topic,...

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