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Catch Canada's Digital Wave

| Vancouver, Canada

Catch Canada’s Digital Wave - Workshops by GRAND in partnership with Wavefront & CDMN

Supported with Funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada “Building a stronger West for a strong Canada” 

Date: November 5, 2012
Time: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Fee: Free, pre-registration is required. Lunch will be provided.
Location: University of British Columbia
Ponderosa Centre, Arbutus Room
2017 West Mall

Workshop Agenda

8:00am – 8:20 am Networking & Early Morning Coffee

8:20am – 8:30am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker: Mark Salopek, GRAND NCE

8:30am – 8:45am Telefilm Canada – Canada Media Fund – Experimental and Development Streams – Funding Opportunities and Funding Success
Speaker: Shelley Coultish, Canada Media Fund

8:55am -9:10am Animation and Simulation of Human Motion
Speaker: Michiel van den Penne, University of British Columbia

9:15am – 9:30am Bridging the Gap between Ideas & Commercialization in Wireless and Mobile
Speaker: Richard Miller, WAVEFRONT, Canada’s NCE for accelerating wireless innovation and commercialization, Vancouver, B.C.

9:35am – 9:50 am Gaming for Fitness and Disability Management Speaker: Chris Bertram, University of the Fraser Valley

9:55am – 10:10 am Programs and Incentives for British Columbia-based Technology Companies
Speaker: Paulin Laberge, British Columbia Innovations Council

10:15am – 10:30am Digital Media Technology for Health Management
Speaker: Michael Bidu, Sonotron, Vancouver, BC

10:35am – 10:45am Coffee Break

10:45am – 11:00am Procuring Innovative Digital Technologies Research Applications and Services
Speaker: Krista Dobson, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Canada.

11:05am – 11:20am Advances in Visualization
Speaker: Fred Popowich, Simon Fraser University

11:25am – 11:40am MITACS Program 
Speaker: Sang Mah, MITACS, British Columbia

11:45am – 12:00pm Advances in the MAGIC Lab
Speaker: Mike Blackstock, University of British Columbia

12:05pm – 12:35pm Luncheon and Networking

12:35pm – 12:50 pm Advances in Haptics Technology – Haptic Notification System
Speaker: Diane Tam, University of British Columbia

12:55pm – 1:10 pm Touch Input for Radiologists
Speaker: Louise Oram, University of British Columbia

1:15pm – 1:30pm Acquiring and Negotiating a Licence to University Research
Speaker: Roger Miller, UBC UILO

1:35pm – 1:50pm Efficient Data-Parallel Tree-Traversal for Solid Modeling
Speaker: Herbert Grasberger, University of Victoria

1:55pm – 2:10pm Industry and Research Interaction and Experiences
Speaker: Bryan Dempsey, 3D Simulation Solutions, Victoria, B.C.

2:15pm – 2:30pm Advances in 3D Stereoscopic Technologies
Speaker: Maria Lantin/Alan Goldman, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, B.C.

2:35pm – 2:50pm Afternoon Coffee

2:55pm – 3:10 pm Accelerating Commercialization of a Wireless Company: An Industry Case Study
Speaker: Andy Tsai, Reflex Wireless

3:15pm – 3:30PM Gaming for Education
Speaker: Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia

3:35pm – 3:50pm Canada’s Digital Media Network – Connecting people, programs and resources in digital media to create companies, jobs and wealth.
Speaker: Tony Niederer, Director, Digital Marketing and Communications, Canada Digital Media Network