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Games for Good: MDM Students Build Serious Games

Apr 3, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

This semester three MDM student projects are using games or gamified technology to teach healthy behavioral changes in response to three very different problems industry clients posed to them. The three teams: The Goal Diggers, Viva la Vida, and the Brain Bros—while given different problems and briefed by very different clients—all decided to solve their clients’ problems by building digital, gamified solutions.

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Demo Day Mixed Start-ups with Accelerators, Funders and Like-Minded Entrepreneurs

Mar 6, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

Last Tuesday, Centre for Digital Media held its 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 investors and networked with entrepreneurs.

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Top Centre for Digital Media News Stories of 2018

Dec 12, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

2018 was a fun time at the Centre for Digital Media. MDM students worked on many interesting industry projects, we processed a record number of MDM applications, held an unprecedented number of IDEA-X’s (10!), hosted some fantastic events on campus (including a student panel discussion with BC Green Party's Andrew Weaver, and VIFF Immersed, an immersive experience to re-imagine storytelling through xR), and we welcomed our newest full-time faculty member, Laura Ballay, to our impressive team of faculty. As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to highlight the most popular stories of 2018.

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CDM Welcomes New Faculty Member, Laura Ballay, With 20 years Experience in Interaction Design

Sep 19, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

Centre for Digital Media is pleased to welcome Laura Ballay as the newest full-time faculty to the Master of Digital Media program. Laura has worked at the intersection of human-centered design and technology for the past 20 years and is an expert in leading creative teams and defining...

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What Makes an MDM Student Cohort Successful?

Aug 29, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

This is a farewell speech from Master of Digital Media Program Director, Richard Smith. The speech was spoken at the MDM ungrad on August 17th, a celebration of the completion of the first three terms of the MDM program. In the MDM program our students learn many processes along the...

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CDM’s Founding Director Dr. Gerri Sinclair Awarded Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award

Jun 6, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

Centre for Digital Media’s founding director, Dr. Gerri Sinclair, was awarded the Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award at the BC Tech Association’s 2018 Technology Impact Awards on Friday night. The Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates someone who has served as a...

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Got Talent? We do. Annual Showcase Was a One Stop Shop for Programmers, Artists, Designers and Producers

May 9, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

MDM students showed off their work last Thursday evening to a sold out Industry Showcase. Over 200 guests came out to network and see what MDM students have been working on since September. Centre for Digital Media’s Annual Industry Showcase is a chance for industry guests to meet this...

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MDM Program Launching an xR Prototyping Lab

Apr 18, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

This summer the MDM Program will launch an xR Prototyping lab. The initiative, led by Dr Patrick Pennefather is intended to support projects and partnerships with developers categorizing themselves within the xR umbrella. "We are well-positioned to support the development of xR...

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