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15th May 2014

BC Issues RFP To Develop New Open Online Textbooks For Traditional Trades Skills

Province of BCBritish Columbia is now developing 20 open, online textbooks specifically for post-secondary skills training and technical programs. The online textbooks will be developed based on an open call for proposals, and will be available online starting September 2015. The 20 online textbooks for skills training and technical programs are in addition to the 19 made available in 2013 and the 21 others expected to be ready by September 2014 for 40 highly enrolled first-year and second-year post-secondary subjects. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2014

Disney XD Canada Launches Nationwide Casting Tour For The Grizzly Cup

disneyxdDisneyXD ventures into the great outdoors this summer with a national casting search for this year’s installment of the reality competition series, the Grizzly Cup. Back for its second season, the Grizzly Cup is the ultimate battle of strength, wits and determination as teams compete in exciting challenges, in an attempt to take home the coveted title of Grizzly Cup champs. Open to all adventure-loving, thrill-chasing, competition-hungry kids across Canada, the summer casting tour stops in a total of 10 locations nationwide, setting up camp in North Bay, ON, on Saturday, June 14 and packing up in Regina, SK on Saturday, August 16. Participants who think they’re up for the challenge are encouraged to pre-register in partners online. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2014

Alan Thicke To Receive Canadian Award Of Distinction At Banff Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce beloved Canadian actor, songwriter and TV game and talk show host, Alan Thicke, as the recipient of this year’s prestigious Canadian Award of Distinction. Thicke will be honoured at the four day festival which takes place at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from June 8-11th.  Presented to a Canadian whose body of work illustrates outstanding achievement, the Canadian Award of Distinction will celebrate the new industry standards set by Thicke’s tremendous professional achievements. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th May 2014

Whistler Film Festival Weekend Adventure Film Series And Call For Submissions

whistler film festivalTaking place as part of inaugural GO Fest (Whistler Great Outdoors Festival) this weekend, Whistler Film Festival‘s Adventure Film Series features a 20-film lineup from six countries comprised of a selection of the world’s best independent outdoor, adventure films from extreme sport to activism through adventure. The series includes eight screenings over three days from May 16 to 18, 2014. Sailing, Surfing, Climbing, Mountain Climbing, Free skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Ultra Marathon Running and Paddling are among some of the film themes, which include five features and three short programs. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

New York Comes Knocking For BC Women In Technology

B.C. Ministry of International TradeThe B.C. Ministry of International Trade is partnering with the BC Innovation Council and the Canadian Consulate (New York) to offer B.C. women in technology the opportunity to access the lucrative New York City market via its Canadian Technology Accelerator program. This one-day Vancouver event will target women-led or -managed B.C. companies with a technology product that may include mobile apps, e-commerce for fashion-retail, analytics, cloud computing, ad-technology, and gaming. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th April 2014

BDC And CYBF Announce 2014 BDC Mentorship Award Regional Finalists

Canadian Youth Business FoundationbdcThe Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) today announced the regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award. The annual award aims to raise awareness about the importance of mentorship and the role mentors play in the development of their mentees’ professional skills and abilities. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th April 2014

HootSuite Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

HootSuiteHootSuite has announced the appointment of Ajai Sehgal as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Sehgal brings expertise in building high-growth, high-volume development organizations to his role at HootSuite, heading the company’s team of software engineers and driving product strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st April 2014

Game Connection Europe Issues Call For Speakers

game connection europeHaving added over 100 conference sessions and Master Classes to its successful formula over the previous three years, Game Connection Europe is back with a brand new edition and is looking for talented and experienced professionals interested in sharing their expertise. Previous speakers include companies such as Wooga, Insomniac Games, Naughty Dog, Epic Games, Bigpoint, Remedy, Amazon, Google, Gree, Pixar Animation Studios, Ubisoft, EA, Sony Computer Entertainment and many more.
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31st March 2014

Two Vancouver Game Design Programs Recognized By The Princeton Review

mini-orbyThe Princeton Review — one of the United States’ best-known education services companies — has issued its fifth annual report naming the undergraduate and graduate schools with the best programs for students to study video game design. The University of Southern California is #1 on both the undergraduate and graduate school lists (complete list is below) in the 2014 report which names 50 programs overall — 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate — in ranked order 1 to 25. The Art Institute Vancouver and Vancouver Film School were both named in the list. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th March 2014

The Fine Young Capitalists Launch Women In Video Games Initiative

mini-orbyVia Press Release: In 2011 the Video Game Industry took in over $16 billion dollars, but despite women representing 45% percent of the game playing audience they directed less than 2% of the Games. In combination with the production company Autobotika, The Fine Young Capitalists, a Canadian-Colombian initiative, is running their first production round, allowing any woman to have a crack at creating a video game. Read the rest of this entry »

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