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Top Centre for Digital Media News Stories of 2015

Dec 08, 2015 By Crissy Campbell

2015 was a great year at the Centre for Digital Media. Dave Fracchia, our new full-time faculty member, was hired in the Spring. Construction on the new Emily Carr University campus started next door (and we’re excited for its opening in 2017!). We also had lots of terrific industry projects, which were put on display at our biggest-ever Industry Showcase in June, where over 250 digital media leaders and enthusiasts came out to see what the MDM students had been working on. This Fall we welcomed our 10th Master of Digital Media cohort, which is the first women-majority cohort we’ve ever had. And Richard Smith went on a trip to Brazil to connect with Brazil’s digital media industry.

As we wrap up 2015 and plan for the next year, we wanted to reflect on 2015 and look at the top news stories of the past year. Big things are ahead for Centre for Digital Media in 2016!

2015's Most Popular News Stories

1. 5 Expert Insights Into 2015 Digital Media Trends

5 expert insights into 2015 digital media trends

In January, Director Richard Smith spoke to recent clients, guest speakers and alumni and got their thoughts on the latest digital media trends for 2015. What will be hot in digital media in 2016?

2. Back to the Future: How I manipulated past events to become faculty at the Centre for Digital Media

Dave Fracchia on how he became a Master of Digital Media faculty member

In the spring Centre for Digital Media hired a new full-time faculty member, Dave Fracchia. Here, in his Back to the Future-themed post, Dave talks about how his career has spanned from Associate Professor in SFU’s School of Computing Science, to Studio Head and Vice President of Technology at Radical Entertainment to now a faculty member at Centre for Digital Media.

3. Women in Tech: Taking Over the New Master of Digital Media Cohort

Women in tech taking over the new Master of Digital Media cohort

2015 marked the first time ever that women make up the majority of the Master of Digital Media student cohort. When the Master of Digital Media program first began in 2007, there were only 4 female students enrolled in the program and the number has grown to 24 women in 2015, representing 57% of the 2016 class. This is a huge milestone and our women alumni have set the bar for how women can be successful in tech.

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