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22nd October 2013

ESAC Releases New Canadian Video Game Industry Facts And Research

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) has just launched its 2013 Essential Facts Booklet (PDF), which contains 19 pages of research points and information about the Canadian video game industry. Also released today is an in-depth report (PDF) from Nordicity, with 60 pages of industry research of import to the Canadian creative industries sector. In these reports you’ll see that Canada’s video game industry continues to be at the vanguard of Canada’s digital economy, employing 16,500 men and women in 329 creative and innovative companies that collectively contribute $2.3 billion to Canada’s economy. Watch the video shown below for a quick view of some of the facts contained in this year’s report. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2013

Deconstructing Elysium: Image Engine Takes Visual Effects Into The Future

spark cgJoin the Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH chapter as Spark CG proudly presents an evening session on “Elysium” by the Image Engine team. The presentation, which takes place on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Vancouver International Film Centre, will be followed by a technical preview by Side Effects Software. Beginning at 7:00pm, the presentation will focus on a key droid sequence and highlight how multiple departments came together to create one of the film’s most dynamic scenes. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2013

2014 Applications Open For Startup Canada Communities

startup canadaHealthy and vibrant entrepreneurial communities at a local level are the heart of supporting and driving the growth of startups.  Startup Canada Communities is a pan-Canadian network to provide entrepreneurs with a single doorway to enter their local entrepreneur community to access mentors, space, funding and support to start and grow their businesses and to connect with other startup founders online and on the ground. This initiative is a response to the call-to-action from more than 20,000 entrepreneurs in 40 communities who made their voices heard during the Startup Canada National Tour last year, calling for stronger, more connected and more active local startup communities to accelerate entrepreneur success. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2013

DigiBC Presents The Animation Show of Shows Hosted By CapU Bosa Centre For Film And Animation

DigiBCDigiBC is proud to present The Animation Show of Shows, a travelling selection of the year’s best animated short films, curated and presented by Ron Diamond, founder of California-based Acme Filmworks. The show’s mission is to bring exciting, groundbreaking animated short films to big screens around the world. Celebrating its 15th year, the tour will stop in Vancouver, with the event being hosted by Capilano University’s Bosa Centre for Film and Animation. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th October 2013

DigiBC October Affordable Networking Evening

DigiBCJoin DigiBC and BC’s digital media and wireless community on Tuesday, October 29th for an affordable evening of networking, drinks and a showcase of some fantastic local companies. Bring your team to mix and mingle with the industry’s best. Tickets for this event are $10.00 each for DigiBC members, and $15.00 for non-members. The evening will get underway at 6:00pm when the doors open at The Imperial, and will run until 9:00pm. Thank you to this event’s sponsor ICICS and venue sponsor The Imperial.

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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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2nd October 2013

TELUS Joins CATAAlliance

CATAThe Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is pleased to announce that TELUS has become its newest corporate member. TELUS will now have seats on CATA Boards & Advisory Councils, such as National Advisory Leadership, Public Safety, Mobile Health Care, Women in Technology, and Shared Services. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd October 2013

Startup Canada Announces 2013 Canadian Mentorship Challenge Launch

startup canadaThe Canadian Mentorship Challenge is a national initiative that aims to collectively mentor 10,000 enterprising Canadians over the course of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), November 18 – 24, 2013.  Last year, Startup Canada launched the first Canadian Mentorship Challenge, partnering with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) and CATAAlliance, to respond to a call to action from entrepreneurs to increase awareness about the value of mentors and the opportunities for mentorship. This year, the Challenge is being powered jointly by Startup Canada and CYBF to showcase how mentorship’s transfer of knowledge and ideas contributes to the success of startups and mobilizes communities of people to build systems that create profit and prosperity for all. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st October 2013

DigiBC Notice Of Annual General Meeting

DigiBCDigiBC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the members of the DigiBC, The Digital Media + Wireless Association of BC (the “Society”) will be held at theOffices of Fasken Martineau, 2900 – 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (the “Meeting”) for the following purposes: Read the rest of this entry »

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1st October 2013

CMF Launches Newsletter And Twitter Account Dedicated To Industry Intelligence

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) is pleased to provide stakeholders with new tools for monitoring trends and following the evolution of the industry by presenting them with practical information, a range of case studies and recommendations on best practices. The @CMF_Trends Newsletter and the @CMF_Trends Twitter account are two very useful resources for anyone interested in staying up to date on the current and future state of the audiovisual media industry here in Canada and around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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