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22nd May 2014

Vancouver Film School Announces 2014 Women In Games Scholarship Winners

VFSVancouver Film School (VFS) is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Women in Games Scholarships: Elizabeth Wright of Alberta, Canada, Andreia Gonçalves of Portugal, Meabh McCarthy of Ireland, and Macarena Poo Garcia of Mexico. This year, as an exciting twist in addition to a full-tuition scholarship to the Game Design program, VFS is also offering full-tuition scholarship opportunities to its brand-new Programming for Games, Web & Mobile program. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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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7th May 2014

Autodesk Transforms Education Business Model To Help Advance 21st Century Skills In the US And Canada

Autodesk3D design, engineering, and entertainment software developer Autodesk, Inc. has announced that it will offer schools in the United States and Canada free access to its professional 3D design software and creativity applications. This represents the next step in the continued transformation of Autodesk’s education business model in order to fulfill its mission of helping students and educators imagine, design and create a better world. Autodesk’s pledge is valued at over $460 million, and empowers educators at more than 35,000 middle schools, high schools, and higher education institutions in the United States and Canada. 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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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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27th March 2014

TechU.me Announces New Funding For Mentorship Program

ONFEThe Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) today hosted an Apps Showcase to show off the accomplishments of high school students taking part in the TechU.me Mentor Program.  The program’s industry and education partners – IBM, Adobe, and the four local school boards – were also on hand to announce new funding for the next phase of the program. TechU.me pairs elementary and high school students with industry mentors to develop mobile apps. In building these partnerships, TechU.me transforms student creativity into fundamental skills needed in the digital age – skills that will help these students succeed in their future careers. Read the rest of this entry »

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