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.

Left to right: David Lin, Patrick Truman, Kareem Negm.

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.

David Lin, far right.

Throughout the MDM program, David participated in some great projects as the Technical Lead, including IDEASS—which aimed to innovate new tech­nolo­gies to inform inte­gra­tive decision-making crucial to the planning and design of sustainable com­mu­ni­ties—and Open Health Initiative—a project that examined the principles of open source and its applications to healthcare.

David Lin, left.

Kareem Negm, a fellow cohort member and friend, had this to say:


All I can say is, without David, my transition from Dubai to Vancouver would've never been the same. In a time where friendships are fleeting, chivalry is non-existent, and generosity is a rarity, David extended his hand, offered his time, and bridged so many gaps for me. Going to Japanese Izakayas will never be the same without David. I'll never forget his laughter, or how surprised he would get at how much I could eat. I also won't forget how he brought treats to our project room every day and showed a level of patience, professionalism, and respect that is still talked about years after we graduated. 

David, my brother, I love you. Hope you're in a better place."

Our thoughts are with David’s friends and family at this time.