• Village Gamer

  • New App Makes Print Textbook Pages Come To Life On A Mobile Device

14th October 2013

New App Makes Print Textbook Pages Come To Life On A Mobile Device

pearsonPrint textbook pages come to life with today’s launch of Pearson BouncePages. Now available on any mobile app store, this free app allows parents, teachers, and students to instantly launch interactive instructional content directly from a textbook page. The app was developed in collaboration with Layar, an international developer of mobile augmented reality and interactive print media with an office in Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Digital Products, Education, National News, New Releases By: | Print This Post Print This Post

12th October 2013

Gamercamp 2013 Is Fast Approaching

GamerCampGamercamp 2013, which is coming up in less than a month, is all set to take over Hotel Ocho in downtown Toronto (yes, the entire hotel) and fill it with gaming goodness from November 1st through 3rd. The organizers have a range of exciting activity planned for everyone from the game enthusiast to the professional developer. Gamercamp is celebrating its 5th anniversary. In the show’s five years, the organizers have brought some of the brightest, most innovative voices in the industry from across North America and Europe to Toronto, with attendance swelling from 100 attendees in the first year to an expected 2,000 this November. Read the rest of this entry »

Currenty 2 Comments - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Careers, Education, Events, Game Dev, National News By: | Print This Post Print This Post

9th October 2013

Power Of 3 Launches Online Mental Health Education Program

mini-orbyStatistics indicate that 1 in 5 people will develop a mental health issue. Mental illness occurs within all ages, education and income levels, cultures and religions. Will it affect your loved one, friend, student, client, employee, co-worker or you? Susan Yeo and Lori Veltkamp are co-founders of Power of 3, a company whose goal is to inspire good mental health and wellness through education, empowerment and energy.  With over 35 years between them in the community mental health field in Ontario, Susan and Lori have been providing support and education to countless individuals and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Digital Products, Education, National News, New Releases By: | Print This Post Print This Post

7th October 2013

More Open Textbooks For Students Underway

Province of BCWork is underway to adapt more open textbooks for use by students and instructors in British Columbia with today’s open call for proposals to begin the second phase of the project, which will ultimately see 40 open textbooks available for students and instructors in highly enrolled first- and second-year subject areas. The first phase involved faculty reviews of 15 open textbooks, in subject areas ranging from math and chemistry to marketing, psychology, and business. Those 15 open textbooks and the reviews are now available free online for students and instructors. Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Digital Products, Education, Government, National News By: | Print This Post Print This Post

4th October 2013

Synbiota Connects Hackers And Scientists To Revolutionize Biotech

SynbiotaCanadian startup Synbiota Inc., has launched its revolutionary web based collaborative biotech development platform, bringing increased security, transparency, and efficiency to life science research. Built on cutting edge web technologies and embracing open source, Synbiota hopes to radically accelerate life science research by providing both open science, and secure research tools. Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Business News, Digital Products, Education, National News, New Releases By: | Print This Post Print This Post

4th October 2013

Telus Launches Wise Internet And Smartphone Education

telusTELUS is launching TELUS WISE (Wise Internet and Smartphone Education), a unique program available to Canadians for free, offering seminars and online resources that will help keep all members of Canadian families safer online. Whether it’s protecting children from cyberbullying and sexual exploitation or keeping elderly safe from financial fraud and identity theft, developing more online-savvy is critical to a family’s overall safety when using the Internet on computers, tablets and smartphones alike. Read the rest of this entry »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Business News, Education, National News By: | Print This Post Print This Post

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 »

Currenty 2 Comments - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Careers, Education, Events, Game Dev, National News By: | Print This Post Print This Post

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 »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Careers, Contests, Education, Events, National News By: | Print This Post Print This Post

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 »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Associations, Business News, Careers, Contests, Education, Events, National News By: | Print This Post Print This Post

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 »

Currently 1 Comment - Share Your Thoughts

posted in Education, Government, National News, Research Studies By: | Print This Post Print This Post

  • Archives

  • Subscribe to our Newsletter


  • Select a list:

    Annex|Pro
  • GuildWars2Live
  • Canadian Online Gamers
  • GWEN Radio
  • Gamers Giving Back

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE