Director of Industry Relations
- Master of Digital Media Program
- Centre for Digital Media
Dennis Chenard is the Director of Industry Relations at the Centre for Digital Media (a joint UBC, SFU, BCIT and Emily Carr University initiative) and acts as an industry bridge to the Master of Digital Media program and Great Northern Way Campus. At the CDM, he has helped deliver over 200 R&D projects amounting to over $20 million in value for a variety of industry partners and sectors. He also helps MDM graduates form entrepreneurial ventures resulting in 20+ alumni digital media related companies to-date. Connecting creators, producers, and distributors of digital content with peers from around the world, he has helped attract international interest and investment with a variety of companies establishing offices in BC.
Working with a variety of stakeholders in industry, government and education in Canada and abroad Dennis believes in building "win-win" relationships. His international interest and background included teaching computer media analysis at the University of Copenhagen, leading trade missions across North America and Asia, and overseeing a variety of digital media projects and international trade events. He is an advisor/mentor/juror for industry/start-ups and students and a presenter at digital media events locally and abroad. In general, a connector who loves bringing good people and ideas together.