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Top Centre for Digital Media News Stories of 2019

2019 was an exciting year at the Centre for Digital Media.

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MDM Students & Alumni Build a World-Class VR Experience, Again!

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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MDM Student Team Runner Up In Niantic Beyond Reality Developer Contest

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

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Games For Change: Meet DOWiNO Co-Founder Nordine Ghachi

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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English Language For Digital Media: Meet Professor Aida Osian

Master of Digital Media students come from all over the world, 60-70% of our students are international.

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Vancouver’s Strong Universities Play a Key Role in Growing Tech Scene

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.

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Remembering David Lin: September 6, 1985 - June 28, 2019

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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Visiting Professors: Maria Bakardjieva On New Media Regulation & Ethics

This is a guest post from MDM student Emma Konrad.

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