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MDM Alumni Entrepreneurs Present at CDM’s Open House

May 31, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

On Wednesday night, we hosted an Open House here at the Centre for Digital Media. The focus of the evening was how an MDM degree helped two alumni create and build their companies. People interested in the program, along with current students, alumni, faculty and staff, got together to...

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Interview: MDM Alumni Releases Touch-Free Mobile Education App

May 6, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

After 3 years of research and development, MDM graduate Erez T Yanuy Barzilay and his team launched their mobile education app last month. Aimed at children facing extreme learning, developmental or physical challenges, such as severe autism, A BuZoo Story for Android helps to enhance...

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MDM Alumni Startup Creates 3D Interactive Model for King George Station

Apr 9, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

MDM Alumni Startup Company CatStatic Interactive ’s latest project is a 3D interactive site plan for King George Station, a landmark mixed-use development located in Surrey, BC. The 3D model was created to help the PCI Group, a Vancouver-based real estate development and property...

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Interview: MDM Grad Heading to MIPTV as 1 of 5 New Producers to Watch

Apr 4, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

When Ryan Nadel graduated from the Master of Digital Media program back in April 2010, there were no jobs that appealed to him. Figuring that he could generate his own work, he started 8 Leaf Digital Productions, a digital media company that works on health, education and entertainment...

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Grow Inc: A Documentary on Vancouver’s Growing Technology Startup Community

Mar 28, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

Vancouver’s startup community and technology sector is thriving. There are now over 80,000 technology jobs in Vancouver and that number’s only growing. Technology companies, large and small, have become a critical part of Vancouver’s economy. With big brands like Hootsuite and Mobify...

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Winners Announced for the 2013 Gerri Sinclair Award for Innovation in Digital Media

Feb 26, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

This year’s Microsoft Gerri Sinclair Award for Innovation recipients are Martin Schüller , Rachel Teo and AC Chen, for their mobile app Gravatron, a fitness-tracking app for extreme sports. The students recognized a gap in the marketplace: while there are a lot of fitness tracking apps...

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Interview: Student-built mobile sports app attracts investment

Oct 18, 2012 By webdev

Already backed by an investor, Media Objects – one of this term’s student-pitched projects – is about to pilot one of its most innovative ideas: “Gravatron.” Created for extreme sports competitors to track performance stats, such as position and speed, the mobile app also records "...

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Recent MDM Grad Steve Pastro Levels Up with Successful iOS App

Jun 29, 2012 By webdev

Sometimes, four and a half months can seem like an eternity. However, if you’re graduating from a Masters program, starting work at a successful game studio, and launching your very first app in the iTunes App Store, it can go by in the blink of an eye. Just ask recent MDM graduate...

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