Anticipation was running high on February 28th as first-year Global Business and Digital Arts students, along with guests from the University of Waterloo and Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. gathered to recognize top talent at the Christie Design Awards. Prizes totalling $3,000 and eternal bragging rights were up for grabs at the inaugural competition.
What happens when GBDA students are fueled with pizza and given only 30 minutes to create holiday greetings? See the sampling posted by their instructor Jordan on our 3-storey ChristieDigital MicroTile Wall in the video below, then jump over to Facebook to view their individual designs.
It’s been a whirlwind fall as we started a new academic year, put on two conferences, hosted Discovering Digital Media Day for high school students, opened the Engage Lab and had a visit from the Premier of Ontario. Those are just the highlights! Catch up with our students and faculty below for a look into the future of education, jobs of the future, industry-academic partnerships and entrepreneurship.
We all know that a tremendous amount of money is spent on IT projects - one trillion dollars to be precise. But the following statistics may surprise you. Approximately 15% of all IT projects are abandoned because of poor project design, and the cost of fixing an error is four times more expensive after the fact than it would have been during the initial stages.