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30th September 2013

Ubisoft Concentrates American Operations And Infrastructure In Montreal

ubisoft canadaUbisoft has announced the concentration of American operations for online games and of infrastructures for its global network in Montreal. In addition, the company will be investing in the expansion of its motion capture technologies expertise. This important technological and operational consolidation represents a total investment of 373 M$ over 7 years, and is expected to generate 500 new jobs in Quebec over the same period. By 2020, Ubisoft should provide employment for more than 3,500 professionals within its Quebec studios. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th September 2013

Writers’ Trust Announces First Fiction-Prize Shortlists Of The Season

writers trustThe Writers’ Trust of Canada has revealed the finalists for two fiction prizes. The announcement was made at Ben McNally Books. The five finalists for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, recognizing writers of the year’s best novel or short story collection, were announced by Jan Innes, vice president, government relations, Rogers Communications, along with writer and prize juror Alison Pick; the three finalists for the Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, recognizing new and developing writers for the best short story first published in a Canadian literary journal during the previous year, were announced by juror and past prize winner Miranda Hill. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th September 2013

Creative BC Announces Digital Media Funding

BC Film And MediaThe Interactive Fund is a program created in partnership between Creative BC and the BC Arts Council. The program is intended to support the production of high quality, original, interactive digital media content and software applications owned and controlled by BC companies or individuals. The funding is a non-recoupable advance of up to $50,000 and does not require matching funding or market support to trigger eligibility. Applications are reviewed through a competitive, subjective process. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th September 2013

Famous Trainers Partner With Xbox On New Fitness Service

Xbox Canadavia Xbox Wire: The Xbox team reached another milestone today with the introduction of Xbox Fitness.  This will be a new online service built exclusively for Xbox One that takes the world’s most popular fitness videos and makes them interactive.  The extensive library of videos from the world’s biggest fitness brands including Beachbody’s P90X® (Tony Horton) and INSANITY® (Shaun T), Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson and others, will be available for free with Xbox Live Gold memberships through December 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th September 2013

Canadian Research Knowledge Network Appoints New Chair of the Board of Directors

ckrnThe Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth Cannon as Chair of its Board of Directors for a three-year term commencing October 4, 2013. Dr. Cannon is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calgary. She has led a distinguished career as a researcher and an academic administrator. Prior to her appointment as president, Dr. Cannon was dean of the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. Under her leadership the school was propelled into the top ranks of engineering schools, benefitting from her extensive network of stakeholders in business, industry and the broader community to expand external funding for student activities. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2013

Merging Media 2013 Pitch 360 Jury Announced

merging mediaOn November 7th, 2013, 10-12 Pitch 360 finalists will present their Best Cross Media projects in front of a panel of international jury members to vie for the Merging Media Pitch 360 Award. The event’s organizers are delighted to announce the distinguished members of the Pitch 360 Jury from Europe and Canada: Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2013

BC Recreation Sites And Trails Join Geo-caching Craze

ministry of forest, lands and natural resourcesA partnership between Backroad Mapbooks and the Province is bringing the exciting activity of ‘geo-caching‘ to 18 of B.C.’s popular recreation sites and trails. In recognition of their 20th anniversary, Backroad Mapbooks has developed a GeoTour program to celebrate and promote Canada’s beautiful backcountry. The GeoTour is based on the popular recreation activity of ‘geo-caching’ – a modern-day treasure hunt that uses GPS co-ordinates to locate containers (called caches) and collect ‘treasures’ in a specific area or along a specific route. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2013

LMI Technologies Launches HDI 120 3D Scanner

lmi technologiesLMI Technologies (LMI), a Vancouver-based developer of 3D scanning, measurement, and data visualization technologies, announces the official release of the HDI 120 3D Scanner at TCT Show + Personalize today. The HDI 120 is the smallest advanced 3D scanning system using blue LED projection technology. The scanner delivers high resolution, accurate 3D scanning results at a fraction of the price of comparable systems. LMI is demonstrating the scanner for the first time at TCT Show + Personalize in booth G20 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2013

SecureKey Multi-Factor Authentication Service Simplifies Mobile App Security

securekey technologiesTrusted identity network service provider SecureKey has introduced its enhanced cloud-based briidge.net™ Connect multi-factor authentication service. This latest version of briidge.net Connect incorporates the new briidge.net Connect Mobile SDK, which enables developers to easily add robust multi-factor authentication capabilities into iOS and Android™ mobile apps. With the Connect SDK, developers can embed capabilities like QuickCode secure PIN and zero-touch device authentication into high-value apps such as retail banking, mobile payment, content subscription, social media and others, simplifying the user experience and reducing the user password management burden for service providers. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th September 2013

Preorder Thief Now To Receive Exclusive In-Game Mission

Eidos MontrealSquare Enix® and Eidos-Montréal, the award winning studio behind the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, has announced The Bank Heist™, the exclusive Thief™ pre-order in-game mission. In Thief, lead character Garrett the Master Thief is entangled in the growing layers of conflict between Baron Northcrest and the oppressed masses led by Orion, the voice of the people. In a City on the brink of revolution, Garrett’s skills are all he can trust as he walks the fine line between politics and the people. Read the rest of this entry »

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