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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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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18th September 2013

Spin Master Innovation Fund Recipients Announced

spin masterToday the Spin Master Innovation Fund announced the 2013 recipients of the Spin Master Innovation Program. In partnership with Spin Master Ltd. and co-financing partner the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is pleased to introduce the next group of highly innovative entrepreneurs to the rest of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize For Nonfiction Nominees Announced

writers trustThe Writers’ Trust of Canada announced today the five finalists for this year’s Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the richest annual literary award for a book of nonfiction published in Canada. The announcement took place at the Loblaws® store at Maple Leaf Gardens. Each finalist will receive $5,000, with the eventual prizewinner receiving a total of $60,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

Aviva Community Fund Opens For Submissions On September 23rd

avivaThe Aviva Community Fund is back for its fifth year, and once again you will have the chance to win a share of the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund by submitting an idea that creates positive change for the little things that matter most to Canadians. As in previous years, it’s your job to raise awareness for your cause, earn donations from supporters, and earn votes for a chance to win an Aviva Community Fund grand prize. The competition will open to submissions on September 23rd with voting to begin on September 30th. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

Celebrate Twenty Years of Tech With BCTIA

bctiaThe BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) invites you to celebrate twenty years of technological growth and innovation in Vancouver at the Telus World of Science Centre this October 20th. Over the past 20 years, Vancouver has steadily grown into a hotbed for technology startups and is home to global giants such as MDA, Hootsuite, Westport Innovations, EA and SAP. The city has boasted tech success stories like Global Relay, Avigilon, Recon, etc. and attracted the likes of Facebook and Twitter. Globally recognized for its talent and community, Vancouver’s development community has a lot to celebrate. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th September 2013

CIRA Hires New Vice President Of Product Development

ciraThe Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA domain, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Dave Chiswell as Vice President, Product Development. In this newly created role, Chiswell will help CIRA exceed the expectations of its customers in the increasingly competitive domain name market. Chiswell will lead CIRA in the pursuit of new product and service offerings that are complementary to its core .CA registration service, as set out in CIRA’s 2014-16 Strategic Plan. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th August 2013

SIGGRAPH 2014 Early Bird Rate For Exhibit Space Ends September 3rd

Vancouver SIGGRAPH ChapterSIGGRAPH 2014 will take place next 12-14 August in Vancouver, and if you book your space now, you’ll pay only $37.00 USD per square foot with a 10% deposit due on booking. The price goes up on September 4th to $38.00 per square foot, and a 50% deposit will be required to secure your space if you apply after September 12th. Exhibit applications submitted after February 15, 2014 will require payment in full. SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver is an incredible marketing opportunity for Canadian companies – this is your chance to show off Canadian talent and innovation to a global audience – on our own turf. Personally I hope to see a much higher percentage of Canadian companies exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2014 than in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st August 2013

LevelUp – Victoria Gaming Industry Association Announces ORCAJAM 4

levelup victoriaLevelUp, The Vancouver Island game industry association, will be welcoming dozens of video game developers from across North America this fall for the fourth edition of OrcaJam as part of the inaugural Thinklandia Festival. So what’s an OrcaJam? Simply put, it’s an event where a group of like-minded people get together and work on what they love; making games for 48 hours straight. Programmers, artists, audio engineers, board game designers… anyone interested in game development is welcome. Kicking off Friday, September 6th (6pm), and running through Sunday September 8th (6pm), OrcaJam lasts the entire weekend and includes a series of panel discussions, keynote speakers, a game showcase and judging panel and prizes at the end! Read the rest of this entry »

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