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2nd October 2013

Gamercamp Festival Announces 2013 Official Selections

GamerCampGamercamp festival director Jaime Woo has announced the 14 titles that were chosen from submissions from across North America and Europe, spanning a diverse range of genres and formats. The selections include many Canadian premieres, helping to establish both Toronto and Gamercamp as emerging players on the exhibition circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd October 2013

Whistler Film Festival Introduces Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship

whistler film festivalBuilding on the success of 2012, the Whistler Film Festival‘s ShortWork Lab returns for its 13th edition to empower the next generation of storytellers. As part of its industry Summit taking place December 5th to 7th, the ShortWork Lab provides filmmakers firsthand insight into the world of narrative short-form storytelling. Emerging filmmakers are invited to participate in this full day of panel discussions, pitches, networking and screenings with filmmakers and industry experts. 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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26th September 2013

Canadian Research Knowledge Network Appoints New Chair of the Board of Directors

ckrnThe Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth Cannon as Chair of its Board of Directors for a three-year term commencing October 4, 2013. Dr. Cannon is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calgary. She has led a distinguished career as a researcher and an academic administrator. Prior to her appointment as president, Dr. Cannon was dean of the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. Under her leadership the school was propelled into the top ranks of engineering schools, benefitting from her extensive network of stakeholders in business, industry and the broader community to expand external funding for student activities. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Government Of Canada Supports Innovative Young Entrepreneurs In Southern Ontario

Canadian Youth Business FoundationA new investment of up to $626,000 from the Government of Canada will allow the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) to provide entrepreneurship training for up to 225 young entrepreneurs and seed funding to help launch up to 12 new innovative businesses in southern Ontario. The investment was announced today by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Future Shop Awards 15 Elementary Schools Through Future Generation Tech Lab Grant Program

Future ShopFuture Shop‘s Future Generation Tech Lab Program is pleased to announce the 15 elementary schools across Canada who will receive funds to improve their classroom technology and elevate student learning. Collectively, $210,000 will be awarded to schools from Vancouver Island to New Brunswick. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Constant Contact To Host Free Webinar Series On Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation

constant contactAs businesses across Canada prepare for the eventual implementation of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, Constant Contact®, Inc. is guiding small businesses through these new laws now to help them prepare. This fall the company will host a multi-part webinar series, “Opt-in Canada!,” aimed at educating small business and nonprofit marketers on how this new legislation will affect interactions with Canadian customers and what steps they can take to ensure continued marketing success through the legal changes. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

InnovaTV Gives Voice To Emerging Technologies And Television Industry Experts

innovaTVToday the Canada Media Fund (CMF), in collaboration with Konrad Group, launched InnovaTV, a new online resource that takes an in-depth look at emerging technologies that enable producers to create TV content in new and innovative ways. With 12 presentations already being offered, this new resource provides developers, technologists and creators with a platform to share useful information on innovation and convergence in the television industry. The presentations already available include  interviews on such topics as t-commerce (transactional interfaces related to digital TV content) and the influence of social networks on television consumption. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

Register Now For Crossmedia Banff

crossmedia BanffTime is running out to register for the Crossmedia Banff: Digital MashUp, a showcase of 30 of the most innovative companies and creators in motion, mobile, marketing, publishing, and games will take place at The Banff Centre this September 23rd & 24th.  The pace is fast and the knowledge share overflowing. Gaming people will meet the TV people, the publishing people will meet the web video people, and everyone will get to meet the advertising people. Crossmedia Banff introduces a unique format featuring “quick fire” 7 minute demos from leading creators focused on building the technologies and experiences that will connect and engage with the audiences of the future across the digital “ecosystem”. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th September 2013

CodeProject Gives Away $10K In Prizes To Celebrate Ten Millionth Member

codeprojectFor CodeProject, one of the world’s largest online communities of software developers, it has been a summer full of celebrations.  Members from around the world organized parties in countries such as Switzerland, Israel, India, Brazil and the United States.  Members met, shared memories and celebrated the community that they have helped build.  CodeProject also engaged its members by creating a “why do you love CodeProject?” contest that gave members the chance to create a video or submit a photo meme for a chance to win a $10,000 prize pack. Read the rest of this entry »

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