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In Memory of the Victims of the Flight 752 Tragedy

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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Top Centre for Digital Media News Stories of 2019

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

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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MDM Student Team Runner Up In Niantic Beyond Reality Developer Contest

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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Games For Change: Meet DOWiNO Co-Founder Nordine Ghachi

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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English Language For Digital Media: Meet Professor Aida Osian

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

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

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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