News Archive: 2015

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U of T's TAGlab led by GRAND researcher Dr. Ron Baecker is developing technology to combat social isolation and loneliness among older adults.
(Posted: Jan 06 2015)
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GRAND researchers Alissa Antle, Kate Hennessy and Reese Muntean are part of a collaboration to showcase past and present Musqueam culture to museum-goers. (SFU-SIAT website)
(Posted: Jan 23 2015)


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Interactive Buckets app developed by UBC PhD student Peter Beshai makes NBA big data visual and accessible.
(Posted: Feb 19 2015)


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Sociable robot hitchhiker developed by GRAND researchers David Harris-Smith (McMaster), Frauke Zeller (Ryerson) and Frank Rudzicz (U of T) returns from tour of Germany. (Article: CBC News)
(Posted: Mar 13 2015)
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Online course initiated by GRAND's Sean Gouglas (U of A) now features more resources and an enhanced partnership with world-renowned game developer BioWare (U of A News)
(Posted: Mar 18 2015)
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GRAND researchers Anatoliy Gruzd (Ryerson) and Jenna Jacobson (U of T) discuss the social network's new community standards. (Article: Globe and Mail)
(Posted: Mar 19 2015)


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GRAND researcher at the SFU-SIAT Pain Studies Lab Xin Tong received a Graduate Scholar Award at the 2015 International Conference on Design Principles & Practices.
(Posted: Apr 22 2015)


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Keeping troubling online behaviour open to public scrutiny provides a valuable tool for staging an effective intervention (CTV News)
(Posted: May 07 2015)


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The end of an era: GRAND's final report as Canada's digital media Network of Centres of Excellence highlights the network's achievements over past five years
(Posted: Jul 02 2015)
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A student team from Vancouver's Centre for Digital Media was selected to participate in the 4th Annual Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit at SIGGRAPH. The double curated exhibit showcases the best student work from schools all over the world.
(Posted: Jul 24 2015)


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As HitchBOT's tour of the U.S. comes to an unexpected end, Toronto Star writer Katie Daubs looks back on the unique robot experiment started by GRAND researchers. (Article: Toronto Star)
(Posted: Aug 16 2015)


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New algorithm developed by GRAND researchers at McGill University would allow more restrained and potentially more power efficient haptic feedback.
(Posted: Nov 06 2015)