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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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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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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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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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Feb 24, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

The Master of Digital Media program has opportunities for students who want to explore entrepreneurship. Taking a different route from other students, in the 3rd semester students can choose to pitch an idea for their own project and spend the semester working on bringing their idea to...

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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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Jan 13, 2020 By Crissy Campbell

A message from MDM Program Director Richard Smith in the wake of the plane crash in Iran. We at the Centre for Digital Media wish to express our condolences to all who were affected by the crash of Ukraine Airlines 752. We have all been affected by this tragedy. We were deeply saddened...

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Dec 11, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

2019 was an exciting year at the Centre for Digital Media. In February we held our first annual Alumni Startup Demo Day & Mixer, where alumni startup companies from the MDM program, along with startups from CDM’s partner schools—UBC, SFU and BCIT—presented their companies, met with...

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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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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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