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MDEI Bootcamp

2017 Schedule*

Bootcamp is the first graduation milestone requirement for the Master of Digital Experience Innovation program. It gives you the chance to engage with your classmates and learn valuable skills that you'll apply throughout the program. Participation is required. Refer to the schedule below for more details. 

*This schedule is subject to change. Please refer back regularly for updates. 

Monday, August 21

Time Session Location Description
8:30 - 9 AM

CHECK-IN
Victoria Salim
Admissions and Recruitment Manager

DMS 1004  
9 - 9:30 AM

OPENING REMARKS 
Christine McWebb 
Director, Academic Programs

Lennart Nacke 
Associate Director, Graduate Studies 

DMS 1004 Meet the Faculty and Staff of the Stratford Campus.
9:30 - 10:30 AM

PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND BOOTCAMP

Christine McWebb 
Director, Academic Programs

Lennart Nacke 
Associate Director, Graduate Studies 

DMS 1004 An introduction to some of the principles of user experience research and design - a methodology. 
10:30 - 11 AM BREAK DMS 1004  
11 - 12:00 PM

CAMPUS TOUR

Lennart Nacke 
Associate Director, Graduate Studies 

Meet in Atrium Learn more about this 42,000 square foot building and the resources you have access to as a student.
12 - 1:30 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1:30 PM BUS DEPARTS FOR ESCAPE FROM REALITY  Front of building  
1:45 - 3:15 PM

ESCAPE FROM REALITY

Lennart Nacke 
Associate Director, Graduate Studies

368 Huron Street, Stratford, ON

www.escapefromreality.ca

3:15 PM BUS DEPARTS FOR STRATFORD CAMPUS    
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM BREAK    
4:45 PM BUS DEPARTS FOR WELCOME BBQ Front of building   
5 - 6:45 PM WELCOME BBQ Upper Queen's Park

Enjoy a casual dinner as you mingle with classmates, staff and faculty.

7:00 PM the bus will return to pick up and bring students back to the Stratford Campus. 

Tuesday, August 22

9 AM - 12 PM

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP

Overlap Associates Inc. 

DMS 3022/2024 In this workshop, you will learn the principles of Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a methodological approach that will be used throughout the MDEI program.
12 - 1 PM LUNCH ON OWN     
1 PM - 5 PM

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP

Overlap Associates Inc. 

DMS 3022/2024 In this workshop, you will learn the principles of Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a methodological approach that will be used throughout the MDEI program.

Wednesday, August 23

9 AM - 12 PM

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP

Overlap Associates Inc. 

DMS 3022/2024 In this workshop, you will learn the principles of Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a methodological approach that will be used throughout the MDEI program.
12 - 1 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1 PM - 5 PM

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP

Overlap Associates Inc. 

DMS 3022/3024 In this workshop, you will learn the principles of Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a methodological approach that will be used throughout the MDEI program.

Thursday, August 24

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WORKING IN TEAMS

Linda Carson 

DMS 3024 Linda Carson, instructor for DEI 612 Working in Teams, invites you to get a head start on empathy and communication in teams. In this workshop, you'll team up to solve problems, play games, and make something lovely in order to practice the fundamentals of creative collaboration. 
12 - 1:30 PM

LUNCH AND LEARN WITH THE
STRATFORD ACCELERATOR CENTRE
Chase Denomme
Manager, Client Experience & Digital Marketing

Stratford Accelerator Centre space Meet representatives from the Stratford Accelerator Centre and learn more about their services. Lunch is provided.
1:30 - 3:30 PM

OVERVIEW SESSIONS: IT and Equipment

  • Overview of IT equipment 
  • Overview of Labs

Mark Byerley
IT Support Specialist 

Greg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor, Multimedia Tech. 

Lennart Nacke
Associate Director, Graduate Studies

DMS 3024

Gain an overview of the equipment you will have access to while a student at the Stratford campus.

Mark 1:30 - 2 PM

Greg 2 - 2:30 PM

Break 2:30 - 3 PM

Lennart 3 - 3:30 PM

3:30 - 4:00 PM

SESSION ON LEARN

Annaka Willemsen
Digital Media Lab Instructor, Multimedia Tech. 

DMS 3024 In this workshop you will be introduced to the Learn platform and see how it works for uploading assignments, group projects and communicating.

Friday, August 25

9 AM BUS DEPARTS In front of building  
9:15 AM FESTIVAL THEATRE TOUR Festival Theatre Get a behind the scenes look at the Stratford Festival, North America's largest classical repertory theatre, presenting the works of William Shakespeare and other great writers. 
10:15 AM BUS DEPARTS FESTIVAL THEATRE    
10:30 AM COSTUME AND PROPS WAREHOUSE TOUR Stratford Festival Warehouse  
11:45 AM BUS RETURNS TO CAMPUS    
12 - 1:30 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1:30 - 2:30 PM STRATFORD CITY TOUR
Stratford Tourism Alliance
Meet in 1st Floor Atrium Enjoy a walking tour of downtown Stratford. Learn its history, and discover all that the city has to offer from shopping, dining, and entertainment. 

Monday, August 28

9 - 12 PM

DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 

DMS 2129 Your Digital Applications sessions are hands-on workshops where you will familiarize yourselves with the digital equipment and software you will use in your courses. 
12 - 1 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1 - 4:30 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129 Your Digital Applications sessions are hands-on workshops where you will familiarize yourselves with the digital equipment and software you will use in your courses. 

Tuesday, August 29

9:00 - 12 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka Willemsen/Greg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129 Your Digital Applications sessions are hands-on workshops where you will familiarize yourselves with the digital equipment and software you will use in your courses. 
12 - 1 PM Lunch on own    
1 - 4:30 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129 Your Digital Applications sessions are hands-on workshops where you will familiarize yourselves with the digital equipment and software you will use in your courses. 

Wednesday, August 30

9 - 12 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129 Your Digital Applications sessions are hands-on workshops where you will familiarize yourselves with the digital equipment and software you will use in your courses. 
12 - 1 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1 - 4:30 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129 Your Digital Applications sessions are hands-on workshops where you will familiarize yourselves with the digital equipment and software you will use in your courses. 

Thursday, August 31

9 - 12 PM

DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Greg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 

DMS 2129 Your Digital Applications sessions are hands-on workshops where you will familiarize yourselves with the digital equipment and software you will use in your courses. 
12 - 1 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1 - 4:30 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Greg McIntyreGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
  Your Digital Applications sessions are hands-on workshops where you will familiarize yourselves with the digital equipment and software you will use in your courses. 

Friday, September 1

10 AM - 12 PM

GUEST SPEAKER
Plinio Morita

DMS 3129

Monday, September 4

LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY

Tuesday, September 5

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION
Campus wide-orientation for incoming graduate students. Attendance is not required, but strongly encouraged. Additional details and registration are available on the central Orientation website. Please register if you plan to attend.  View the Waterloo campus map for directions and building locations. 
9 AM BUS DEPARTS STRATFORD FOR WATERLOO Front of building  
  GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION   Additional details and registration are available on the central Orientation website.
9 PM BUS DEPARTS WATERLOO FOR STRATFORD    

Wednesday, September 6

FACULTY OF ARTS ORIENTATION
For incoming graduate students to Arts. Registration not required. Participation in the Academic Integrity session is a required graduation milestone. View the Waterloo campus map for directions and building locations. 
7:45 AM BUS DEPARTS STRATFORD Front of building  
8:30 AM BREAKFAST RCH 331 - 3rd floor atrium  Continental breakfast provided by the Faculty of Arts. 
9 - 11:30 AM WELCOME & ACADEMIC INTEGRITY SESSION
Mandatory graduation milestone. Attendance is required - and will be taken. 
RCH 101  Meet representatives from the Faculty of Arts, the Centre for Career Action, and the Office of Research Ethics, and complete an Academic Integrity Workshop that is required for all Arts graduate students. 
11:30 - 1:30 PM FREE TIME   Time to visit campus, obtain your WatCard, buy books, etc. 
1:30 PM BUS DEPARTS WATERLOO FOR STRATFORD