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Changing the World: An Interactive Platform For Learning Ancient Languages

Mar 11, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

Last summer Director Richard Smith welcomed MDM students to their third and final academic semester. After distributing the team and project assignments, he had one extra, unofficial request. He challenged every team to consider, over the course of the term, how its project would change the world. Although participation in the challenge was purely voluntary, each member of the class enthusiastically agreed.

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Changing the World: Exploring Fun With an Educational Evil Cat Game

Feb 12, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

Last summer Director Richard Smith welcomed MDM students to their third and final academic semester. After distributing the team and project assignments, he had one extra, unofficial request. He challenged every team to consider, over the course of the term, how its project would change the world. Although participation in the challenge was purely voluntary, each member of the class enthusiastically agreed.

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MDM Students & Alumni Build a World-Class VR Experience, Again!

Dec 5, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

For the past few years, a team of MDM students and alumni have collaborated to build the VR Theater at SIGGRAPH. The VR Theater has become one of the main pillars of SIGGRAPH (one of the premier technology conferences in the world on computer graphics and interactive techniques) and is a chance for attendees to experience some of the world’s top narrative-driven VR films within a unique group setting.

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MDM Student Team Runner Up In Niantic Beyond Reality Developer Contest

Nov 20, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

We’re pleased to announce that a team of MDM students and faculty was runner up in the Niantic Beyond Reality Developer Contest. Up against 9 other teams—mostly professional game developers—the MDM team was the only student team in the contest. Niantic is an augmented reality games...

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4 Ways MDM Students Are Exploring Digital Media in Healthcare

Oct 28, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

It's an exciting time for digital media in healthcare. Whether it’s using cutting edge technology to help teach medical school students about the brain or using VR to help kids cope with painful procedures and to help with stroke treatment, the innovation happening in the healthcare...

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Teaching Cultural Humility in Healthcare with the First Nations Health Authority

Sep 11, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

How would it feel to be dismissed, ridiculed and rejected when you’re sick and in need of medical attention? How would it feel if the pain you felt was ridiculed and reduced to a mere act that you were putting on? What if the people inflicting this on you are the exact health care practitioners that are supposed to be treating you with dignity and respect? This is a reality that our client, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has to deal with on a daily basis.

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Back to Basics: Building for a Human Experience

Aug 15, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

If I sat you down in front of a bunch of colourful, wooden blocks, what would you do? Chances are, you’d play. You’d build up and build out, you’d try to balance and brace. Some of you might even start playing with counterweights or foundations. And, most likely, you’d do most of it without thinking.

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Gerri Sinclair Award Winners on Building a Mixed Reality Concert Experience

Apr 24, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

Centre for Digital Media’s Gerri Sinclair Award for Innovation in Digital Media is awarded every year to recognize a student or group of students in the MDM Program who created a digital media product or innovation that has great potential either as a commercial digital media product...

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