Dr. Ted Gervan
Managing Director, Academic and Business Operations
- Centre for Digital Media
Dr. Ted Gervan to the Managing Director, Academic and Business Operations at Centre for Digital Media.
Born and raised in Ontario, Ted completed an undergraduate degree in fine arts and then joined the film industry as a sculptor and concept artist. He studied post-graduate computer animation and worked as a researcher in the emerging field of computer-generated film at Sheridan. He progressed to work as a visual effects artist and lead designer on several film and television projects in Toronto, Vancouver, and Australia.
Ted’s educational leadership career spans well-established private and public institutions. He began teaching and became Associate Dean at The Art Institute of Vancouver (now LaSalle College), where he played a fundamental role in building the Institute’s capacity to build degrees in the fields of game development, interior, graphic, and interactive design. As the VP Education at the Vancouver Film School, Ted worked with external partners to build unique on-campus industry-educational partnerships, including Beyond Capture, a cooperation that propelled student learning, industry training and paid employment opportunities for learners in the emerging field of motion and performance capture. In 2018 Ted was appointed Dean of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University where he was a founding member in the development of CapU’s Indigenous Digital Accelerator, which is focused upon supporting Indigenous digital business scale-up, and creating Indigenous jobs and community-based benefits.
Ted joins Centre for Digital Media from Sheridan College where he held the position of Dean of Animation, Arts and Design. A self-proclaimed entrepreneur, Gervan has in-depth knowledge of the digital media industry and is passionate about equity, diversity, inclusion and reconciliation initiatives.
Ted holds degrees from the Simon Fraser University (EdD Doctorate in Education Leadership), Sheridan College (Post Graduate Diploma, Animation) and McMaster University (BA, Fine Arts). He is currently studying equity, diversity and inclusivity in UBC’s award of achievement program.