• The Centre for Digital Media is located on Great Northern Way Campus, which is jointly owned by UBC, SFU, BCIT and Emily Carr University. It was set up in 2001, following a gift from Finning of an 18-acre site on the False Creek Flats. The Great Northern Way Campus Trust has two principal activities:

    1. The operation of The Centre for Digital Media, which houses the Master of Digital Media graduate degree program, jointly operated and accredited by all four partners.
    2. The revitalization of it land parcel to bring together businesses, academia and the general community into an emerging district for the digital and creative sectors. This district is also the future home of a relocated Emily Carr University.

    Finning International Inc. donates land for CDM campus

    2001

    Finning International, INC., the world’s largest dealer of Caterpillar tractors, donates an 18.6-acre property on the False Creek Flats to UBC, SFU, BCIT and Emily Carr University. The land is to be divided equally among the 4 schools for a high-tech campus.

    Great Northern Way Campus Trust (GNWC) is created with the UBC, SFU, BCIT and Emily Carr University as partners.


    CDM's original home was a retrofitted tractor factory

    2006

    In a bid to make BC a leader in the digital media industry,the Provincial Government grants $40.5 million to GNWC for the creation of The Centre for Digital Media (CDM), to house the Master of Digital Media (MDM) program. Half of the money is for the building and the other half is for starting up and creating an endowment for the program., CDM|577, a retrofitted tractor factory, opens and CDM welcomes 21 new students into the MDM program.


    The Old Centre for Digital Media Building Lobby

    September 2007

    The temporary home of the Centre for Digital Media, CDM|577,a retrofitted tractor factory, opens and CDM welcomes 21 new students into the MDM program.


    The First Master of Digital Media Graduating Class

    April 2009

    The first 21 MDM students graduate from the Master of Digital Media program.


    Exterior of the new Centre for Digital Media building

    September 2012

    The new Centre for Digital Media opens, CDM|685.The building is a 51,000 square foot facility with 76 student apartments above.


    The Master of Digital Media Graduating Class of 2013

    April 2013

    The school reaches +160 MDM graduates.


  • Finning International Inc. donates land for CDM campus

    2001

    Finning International, INC., the world’s largest dealer of Caterpillar tractors, donates an 18.6-acre property on the False Creek Flats to UBC, SFU, BCIT and Emily Carr University. The land is to be divided equally among the 4 schools for a high-tech campus.

    Great Northern Way Campus Trust (GNWC) is created with the UBC, SFU, BCIT and Emily Carr University as partners.

  • CDM's original home was a retrofitted tractor factory

    2006

    In a bid to make BC a leader in the digital media industry,the Provincial Government grants $40.5 million to GNWC for the creation of The Centre for Digital Media (CDM), to house the Master of Digital Media (MDM) program. Half of the money is for the building and the other half is for starting up and creating an endowment for the program., CDM|577, a retrofitted tractor factory, opens and CDM welcomes 21 new students into the MDM program.

  • The Old Centre for Digital Media Building Lobby

    September 2007

    The temporary home of the Centre for Digital Media, CDM|577,a retrofitted tractor factory, opens and CDM welcomes 21 new students into the MDM program.

  • The First Master of Digital Media Graduating Class

    April 2009

    The first 21 MDM students graduate from the Master of Digital Media program.

  • Exterior of the new Centre for Digital Media building

    September 2012

    The new Centre for Digital Media opens, CDM|685.The building is a 51,000 square foot facility with 76 student apartments above.

  • The Master of Digital Media Graduating Class of 2013

    April 2013

    The school reaches +160 MDM graduates.

  • 200 MDM Graduates

    June 2014

    The Master of Digital Media program graduates its 200th student.