Creativity. Technology. Business.

At the Stratford School we believe that an experiential education style accelerates knowledge and fuels innovation. We bring together a dynamic community of students, researchers, industry, and entrepreneurs to advance digital media technology and creative application.

  1. May 11, 2022GBDA team places top 3 in the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Case Competition
    Galen Woodburn, Austin Jack, and Ryan Lott

    Earlier this year, a team of three Global Business and Digital Arts students participated in the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) Case Competition, placing among the top 3 finalists. This annual competition aims to match one of MLSE’s sports properties with a brand to create a mutually beneficial partnership proposal.  

  2. May 4, 2022A win-win for both Waterloo students and Rogers
    Aerial photo of Waterloo Main Campus

    When Natalie Gaudet was completing the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) program, her team partnered with Rogers as part of the industry capstone course.

  3. May 1, 2022Professor Harrigan retires after 28 years of service
    Kevin Harrigan

    We celebrated Kevin Harrigan, Ph.D., and his retirement this past weekend.

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  1. May 13, 2015Privacy goes beyond hiding the skeletons in our closets
    Skeletons spilling out of an open closet door

    When Professor Phil Boyle and myself are teaching courses about Big Data (GBDA 303) and Surveillance (LS 413) we have discussions about privacy in the post 9-11, post-Facebook era. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the US, governments across the globe argued that national security interests are more important than the privacy of individual citizens. Access to our digital data trails can identify suspicious patterns–such as paying for flights in cash, or using certain words in our online conversations–potentially helping security agents identify potential terrorists and prevent future attacks. Often times, giving up our privacy is seen as a necessary trade-off to ensure our security.

  2. Nov. 11, 2013What are UX and UI?

    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.

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