7th October 2013

More Open Textbooks For Students Underway

Province of BCWork is underway to adapt more open textbooks for use by students and instructors in British Columbia with today’s open call for proposals to begin the second phase of the project, which will ultimately see 40 open textbooks available for students and instructors in highly enrolled first- and second-year subject areas. The first phase involved faculty reviews of 15 open textbooks, in subject areas ranging from math and chemistry to marketing, psychology, and business. Those 15 open textbooks and the reviews are now available free online for students and instructors. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

2014 Rockies Now Open For Submissions

Banff World Media FestivalCelebrating the best of the best of the world’s entertainment content, the Rockies is an internationally acclaimed program competition hosted by the Banff World Media Festival that attracts over one thousand entries from more than 40 countries annually. Each year at the Rockie Awards Gala, the Banff World Media Festival honours the immeasurable contribution of some of the biggest names on screen and behind the camera in the industry. The 2014 Banff World Media Festival will be held at the Fairmont Springs Hotel & Convention Centre in Banff June 8 through 11th 2014. Final nominees will be announced in May, 2014. Please see below for categories and rule information. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

The Long Dark Releases Prototype Gameplay Video Footage

hinterlandSupport for first-person post-disaster survival sim The Long Dark on Kickstarter has been overwhelming. Yesterday, the game was named Project of the Day on Kickstarter, and the number of backers swelled past 3,500. The final push is on in this, the final week of the fundraising campaign, and those backers have pushed Hinterland Games to the 60% mark of its financing target with 8 days to go. To celebrate this mark, and to hopefully encourage more people to back the game, Hinterland has released its first prototype gameplay video. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

Another New Way of Discovering Canadian Talent – with Doritos!

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to share the news about the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest as a part of its New Ways of Discovering Canadian Talent Campaign. The mission: Create a 30 second Doritos commercial and you could win 1 million dollars (US), plus the chance to work on Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The contest opens at 12:00:00 pm (noon) North American Central Time (CT) on October 8, 2013 and closes at 11:59:59 pm CT on November 24, 2013.
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7th October 2013

Symantec Joins CATAAlliance

CATAThe Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is pleased to announce that Symantec has become its newest corporate member. Founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists, Symantec has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries. Symantec provides security, storage and systems management solutions to help their customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

Canada Sees Big At MIPCOM 2013

Telefilm CanadaCanada Media FundA large contingent of Canadian representatives took part in the opening festivities of MIPCOM, the world’s leading entertainment content market across all platforms, which takes place in Cannes from October 7 to 10. To kick off MIPCOM 2013, Canada handed the title of MIPCOM Country of Honour over to Argentina and expressed its interest in continuing to build its relationship with Latin America’s audiovisual production industry.  Read the rest of this entry »

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