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Lunchtime Speaker Series in Preparation for 10th Anniversary Homecoming Event

Apr 12, 2017 By Chris Sroka

The CDM is very fortunate to have close connections with both its alumni and digital media industry leaders. Almost every week guest speakers representing the diverse areas in various industries visit the CDM to share their knowledge and experience with the Masters of Digital Media...

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A New Strategic Plan at the Centre for Digital Media

Feb 21, 2017 By Richard Smith

The board and shareholders of the Great Northern Way Trust (jointly owned by four universities UBC, SFU, Emily Carr, and BCIT and the “parents” of the MDM program) recently approved a new strategic plan for the Centre for Digital Media, the home for the MDM program. This strategic plan...

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Student Pitch Project Walkies get Accepted to HAX Hardware Accelerator

Jan 23, 2017 By Chris Sroka

With an idea that started in their first term at the CDM (Fall 2015), Walkies Lab Inc develops a smart wearable toy for toddlers that is fun to play and enhances their motor and intellectual development. In the Spring of 2016, the group pitched Walkies as a project they wanted to...

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The Pat Hibbitts Scholarship Award Winner: Andrea Del Rio

Jan 10, 2017 By Chris Sroka

The Pat Hibbitts Scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming female student into the Master of Digital Media program who is choosing to undergo a career change from a non digital media-related field into digital media. The scholarship is in honour of the late Pat Hibbitts, Simon...

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Transitioning from Pitch Project to Start-Up with Quupe: the Shared Economy Platform

Nov 8, 2016 By Chris Sroka

In the third semester of the MDM program, students can decide to pitch an idea for their own project they would like to work on and spend 13 weeks bringing that idea to fruition. For many these students, it’s the first time they get the experience of working on their own to determine...

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The Role of Improvisation in Rapid Prototyping

Oct 25, 2016 By Chris Sroka

Professor, composer, Action Researcher and retired professional clown Patrick Pennefather identifies rapid prototyping as a key component to Interdisciplinary Improvisation in the Master of Digital Media program. The following guest-post dives into how improvisation is incorporated...

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Learning English for Digital Media: Interview with CDM’s Newest Faculty Ray Rahimi

Sep 7, 2016 By Crissy Campbell

The MDM program often rejects potentially great students that don’t meet the minimum requirements for English. Strong communication in English is a necessity to excel both in the MDM program and the digital media industry. To meet that need, we're launching a new program, Pre-MDM, this...

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Why Take The Pre-Master of Digital Media Program? A New Course For ESL Students Interested In the MDM Program

Apr 5, 2016 By Crissy Campbell

The Pre-Master of Digital Media Program (Pre-MDM) is a new program for ESL students interested in taking the Master of Digital Media program but who don’t meet the English requirements. The Pre-MDM is a qualifying program—once students complete the program and meet the requirements (an...

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