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Master of Digital Media Students Launch Successful Startup During Covid Era

Nov 18, 2020 By Elyse Economides

For one Master of Digital Media student, his goal of becoming an entrepreneur was finally realized this year, when he and his venture team received $100,000 in pre-seed funding from First Fund , Canada’s largest pre-seed investment fund. BBBook , a collaborative, web-based platform for...

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Remote Team Solutions with Real-World Impact: MDM Teams Achieve Success Delivering Digital Solutions for IRL Experiences

Nov 4, 2020 By Elyse Economides

Our MDM students and faculty love a good challenge! During these unprecedented times, what sets our Master of Digital Media ( MDM ) program apart is the dynamic framework that allows our faculty and students to innovate and respond to the needs of the industry in the face of a global...

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The Pre-MDM Program Goes Remote! How We’re Navigating Online Learning for Digital Media Education

Oct 20, 2020 By Elyse Economides

The current pandemic is wreaking havoc with our day-to-day life. Now more than ever, we need to bring into play our originality and resourcefulness, and find a rhythm to settle in, communicate in new ways, Zoom-teach, Zoom-react, and Zoom-manage our projects. Here’s how we’re tackling...

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MDM Students Create Solutions For the Future of Remote Training & Education

Jun 24, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

With the current global pandemic and restrictions on social contact, it is a disruptive time for education. This past spring, educators around the world had to quickly move to remote and online learning, often using digital tools to help facilitate this new learning. It can’t be...

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Pre-MDM: A Digital Media English Language Program Where Students Learn Technical English, Pitching Ideas & Software Skills

Jun 3, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

The Pre-MDM program graduated its fourth cohort in April. In just four years, Pre-MDM has become an integral program to the Centre for Digital Media. As a qualifying program to the Master of Digital Media program, Pre-MDM goes hand in hand with the MDM and with the digital media...

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Zoom End Of Term Presentations During COVID

Apr 22, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

Last month MDM students quickly pivoted from working physically together on campus and meeting clients face to face to working remotely and using online communication channels. As students continued to work and prepare their deliverables for their clients, one question remained—how would they present their final deliverables to the faculty and their class?

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Building a VR Training System For a Public Safety Educator During COVID-19

Apr 7, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

Like so many others around the world, Master of Digital Media students were faced with the COVID-19 crisis at the beginning of spring in Canada. The Centre for Digital Media officially transitioned to remote work mid-March, and MDM students have been continuing their coursework off...

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An MDM Project To Inspire Women To Become Funders and Founders of Tech Companies

Mar 19, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

70% of venture capital firms that fund tech start ups don’t have a single female partner. Only 12% of all partners in Canadian venture capital firms that finance young tech firms are women. Female tech entrepreneurs receive only 4% of all capital. Back in the Spring of 2018, Gerri...

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