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24th October 2013

Digital Adoption Campaign For Canada Now Launched

A new Digital Adoption Campaign led by CATAAlliance, Canada’s largest high tech association, and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), a leading centre of expertise in digital economy research, labour market intelligence and policy development, will help create jobs, increase efficiency, reduce costs, generate revenue and lead to faster innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2013

CWC Presents Digital Story Telling With Video Featuring Gloo Studios

cwcStory-telling is an ancient art form. Great story-tellers have the ability to connect us to real experiences and have a profound effect on our hearts and minds.  This is especially important in today’s busy world, where consumers connect to stories, not product information. Join Canadian Women In Communication on Tuesday, November 19th for an engaging presentation from the masters of digital story telling featuring Gloo StudiosCecilia Lu, VP Business Development.  Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2013

Inaugural Canadian International Television Festival Expands To Three Days

movie orbyThe Canadian International Television Festival (CITF) will expand to three days and now run from Friday, November 15th through Sunday, November 17th at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox. It was also announced today that the national #EyeOnCanada (#VueSurleCanada) initiative from the Canada Media Fund (CMF), Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), and Telefilm Canada will be the focus of the first day of the CITF. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd October 2013

Merging Media Names Finalists For The 2013 Pitch 360 Award

merging mediaMerging Media 2013 has announced the 12 finalists who will be pitching at MM2013 on November 7 to vie for the $10,000 Pitch 360 Award. This year there are five Canadian finalists alongside seven European projects with Canadian co-production potential. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st October 2013

Win One of Three Passes To Merging Media 2013

Merging MediaWe are going to be at Merging Media 2103, which is being held at the Granville Island Art’s Club in Vancouver this November 6th and 7th, and we would like to see you there. The organizers over at Merging Media would like you to answer a somewhat easy, although possibly tricky, trivia question about the conference’s speakers correctly in order to be entered in a random draw to win one of three conference passes. The contest begins today and runs until noon PDT on October 30th 2013. The winner will be announced November 1st. Send your entry, along with your contact information, to contest-at-villagegamer-dot-net. Please use “MM13 Contest” in the subject line. One entry person, winners will be notified via email. To enter, answer this question:

There’s a great lineup of over 50 speakers featured at The Merging Media 2013 Conference – Global Edition. How many countries do they represent?

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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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16th October 2013

Kootenay Students Benefit From Haul-Truck Training Simulators

Province of BCAdvanced Education Minister Amrik Virk got a hands-on demonstration today of a haul-truck simulator during a visit to the College of the Rockies. The college bought four stationary haul-truck simulators and one mobile simulator through funding totalling more than $2.8 million. Funding sources included $580,000 from the Province, $560,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust, and more than $1.7 million through Western Economic Diversification. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2013

New Canada Media Fund Accelerator Partnership Pilot Program

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a new pilot program designed to offer existing Experimental Stream funded projects with increased access to mentorship, markets, and capital. The Accelerator Partnership Pilot Program (A3P), with a budget of $360K, will support digital media projects that have previously received Experimental Stream funding for development or production by enabling their producers to enroll in acceleration programs. The A3P guidelines can be reviewed in an online PDF document. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2013

X Prize, Virgin Unite And PlayLab Launch Rocket-Building Workshops For Children

playlabWorking in partnership with California’s X Prize Foundation and Galactic Unite (the not-for-profit initiative of Virgin Galactic, its Future Astronaut customers and Virgin Unite), PlayLab has announced a series of rocket-building workshops for children grade 4-7, designed to inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts and innovators. Focusing on a collaborative effort to design, build and test rockets of varying designs, the workshop program helps build innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity skills and exposes children to science, engineering and aerospace technology. The workshop series will start on October 27th 2013, and run for four consecutive Sundays at Northstar Montessori Private School in Mississauga. Read the rest of this entry »

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