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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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Visiting Professors: Maria Bakardjieva On New Media Regulation & Ethics

Jun 20, 2019 By Emma Konrad

This is a guest post from MDM student Emma Konrad. On May 30th, the CDM had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Maria Bakardjieva to our campus. A professor in the department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary, Bakardjieva spoke to our Teaching Digital Media...

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Visiting Professors: Meet Laure Casalini From Rubika

May 15, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

In addition to our Industry Partnerships, the Centre for Digital Media is proud of our numerous Academic Partnerships, both with our partner schools and with educational institutions worldwide. Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting Laure Casalini, who is the Head of Development,...

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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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