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8th April 2013

Deadline Extended For Study Of The Canadian Video Game Industry

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) is working with Nordicity to carry out a study of the video game industry in Canada.  ESAC is calling on all Canadian video game studios to complete a survey that will help evaluate the size, composition and economic impact of this industry on the Canadian economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th April 2013

SOCAN Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Results

socanThe Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada has announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, showing that an upsurge in cable, concerts and international performance helped drive compensation to songwriters and music publishers. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th April 2013

Visual Effects, Animation And Gaming Career Fair 2013

mini-orbyThe Visual Effects Society Vancouver Section along with the Vancouver Economic Commission and the HR Screen Council Board are pleased to announce the date for the 2nd Annual VES Vancouver Career Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building. The Career Fair doors will be open from 11:00am through 4:00pm on Saturday, April 20th, with students welcome to attend after 2:00pm. Last year the VES Vancouver Job Fair hosted 1200 attendees and 20 exhibitors. This year the space has been expanded to accommodate over 30 exhibitors. Attendance is free, pre-registration is suggested. Participants for this year’s Career Fair include: Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2013

Save BC Film Debuts PSA Videos

save bc filmSave BC Film has released the first of its PSA videos. These videos feature some of Vancouver’s finest talent, including Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1), Pascale Hutton (Arctic Air on CBC), Garry Chalk (Fringe), Alvin Sanders, Terence H. Winkless (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Tyler Labine (Reaper), Victoria Bidewell (Comforting Skin the movie), Keith Dallas, Manooj Sood (Little Mosque on the Prairie). The video, which was produced as a volunteer effort, is designed to raise public awareness about the state of BC’s film and television industry and to educate people about tax incentives and how they benefit the province’s economy. The thirty second PSAs shown below will be distributed to local broadcast stations for airing on television. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th March 2013

Canadian Encyclopedia Editor-in-Chief James Marsh Retires

historica-dominionThe Historica-Dominion Institute has announced that James Harley Marsh will retire effective March 31 after 33 years as editor-in-chief of The Canadian Encyclopedia. In the course of his remarkable career, Mr. Marsh – the founding editor of the Encyclopedia – oversaw the publication of several print editions of The Canadian Encyclopedia (with over 700,000 volumes sold); the translation of the Encyclopedia into French, the integration into its content of the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, and the adaptation of the Encyclopedia first to CD-ROM and then online. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2013

CATAAlliance Innovation And Leadership Awards Open For Nominations

CATAAllianceFor nearly three decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards program has been celebrating the best in Canadian innovation and outstanding achievement. This prestigious Awards Gala has become one of the most eagerly awaited events of Canada’s advanced technology community. Special guests from industry and government are invited to attend the celebration for an event highlighted by the awards ceremony, high-level networking, and a delicious four-course dinner catered by Ottawa’s award-winning Tulips and Maple. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2013

Canadian Live Music Is Outperforming

socanWith many Canadian bands and artists shining on the worldwide stage, live music in Canada is making a growing contribution to Canada’s economy and, based on data collected and analyzed by SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada – the trend is likely to continue. Where revenues from sound recordings have been declining in recent years, the income streams flowing to music creators and publishers from performing rights (TV, Cable, radio, live shows etc.) has continued to grow. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th March 2013

New Leadership Heralds CWC Commitment to Women in the Digital Age

cwcCanadian Women in Communications (CWC) is pleased to announce two new appointments to the organization; Joanne Stanley as Executive Director, and Janice McDonald as new board Chair. Ms. Stanley brings more than a decade of experience leading not for profit organizations, most recently as Co-founder and Executive Director of Canadian Women in Technology. Prior to that, Ms. Stanley held senior positions at the Ontario Centres of Excellence and Bell. For the past six months, she has been working with the CWC as Special Advisor, Strategy and Technology Sectors, as the organization expands its focus in the technology and digital arena. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th March 2013

New Partnership Brings Growth Opportunities For Startups

innovate calgaryThe Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX) has announced a new strategic partnership with Innovate Calgary and Alberta Deal Generator (ADG). Innovate Calgary and CNSX have forged a partnership agreement to enhance and support the technology and startup sector in Canada. Innovate Calgary is the first technology transfer office in Canada to develop a joint venture with CNSX.  Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2013

ACIS Launches Cloud Based Source Guide for Use by Associations

cloud search portalACIS Consulting, a Toronto-based provider of search technology services, has launched a new Membership Product Promotion Platform (M3P) as part of the Cloud Search Portal service offering. M3P is a specialized cloud based service offering tailored to meet the needs of associations that are looking for an easy-to-manage and less costly “Source Guide” solution for promoting the brands, products and services of their membership base. In addition to providing a needed service for the association membership, M3P can also be a new revenue stream generator for some associations. Read the rest of this entry »

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