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2019 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 20

Time Session Location Description
8:30 - 9:00 AM

CHECK-IN
Colleen Richter
Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator

DMS 1004  
9 - 9:30 AM

OPENING REMARKS 
Christine McWebb
Director, Stratford

DMS 1004

Introduction to the new Stratford School of Business and Interaction Design

9:30 -10:15 AM

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Jessica Thompson
Associate Director Graduate Studies, Stratford

DMS 1004

Overview of the MDEI Program and Bootcamp

10:15 -10:30 AM BREAK
 
   
10:30 - 12:00 PM

INTRODUCTION TO UX
Leah Zhang-Kennedy
Lecturer, User Experience Research and Design

DMS 1004

Introduction to User Experience research and design

12 - 1:30 PM LUNCH HOSTED BY ACCELERATOR CENTRE

Chase Denomme
Manager, Experience Design & Community Relations at Accelerator Centre

DMS 1004

Meet representatives from the Stratford Accelerator Centre and learn more about their services. Lunch is provided.

1:30 - 2:00 PM CAMPUS TOUR
Jessica Thompson
Associate Director Graduate Studies, Stratford
Meet in the Atrium

Learn more about this 42,000 square foot building and the resources you have access to as a student

2:00 - 5:00 PM

INTRODUCTION TO WORKING IN TEAMS
Linda Carson
Lecturer, Stratford

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.

5:00-7:00 PM WELCOME BBQ Stratford School Atrium

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

Tuesday, August 21

9:00 AM - 12:00 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.
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH ON OWN     
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP
Overlap Associates Inc. 

DMS 3022/2024  

Wednesday, August 22

9:00 AM - 12:00 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  

Thursday, August 23

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Annaka Willemsen and Greg McIntyre
Digital Media Instructors, Stratford

Micah Brenner
Media Technician, Stratford


 
DMS 2129  
12 - 1:00 PM

LUNCH ON OWN

   
1:00 - 4:00 PM

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Annaka Willemsen and Greg McIntyre
Digital Media Instructors, Stratford

Micah Brenner
Media Technician, Stratford

DMS 2129  

Friday, August 24

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM STRATFORD FESTIVAL THEATRE TOUR

9:00 Shuttle departs the Stratford School
9:15 tour of Festival Theatre

10:15 Departs for the Costume Warehouse 10:30 tour of Costume Warehouse
11:45 Departs Costume Warehouse for Stratford School

Bus departs in front of the Stratford School building

Visit the Stratford Festival, North America’s largest not-for-profit repertory theatre for a behind the scenes look at their operations.
 

12:00 -1:00PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1:00 - 4:00PM TBA    

Monday, August 27

9:00 AM - 12:00 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. 
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1:00 - 4:00 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129  

Tuesday, August 28

9:00 AM - 12:00 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. 
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1 - 4:00 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129  

Wednesday, August 29

9:00 AM - 12:00 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. 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1:00 PM -
4:00 PM
DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129  

Thursday, August 30

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DIGITAL 3D PRINTING WORKSHOP
Jane Tingley
Assistant Professor, Stratford 

DMS 2129 Students will explore OpenSCAD and 3D printing
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM DIGITAL 3D PRINTING WORKSHOP
Jane Tingley
Assistant Professor, Stratford 
Engage Lab  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM WRAP UP AND NEXT STEPS DMS 1003  

Friday, August 31

 

Stratford School open for drop-in lab usage
9 am to 4 pm

   

Monday, September 3

LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY.

Stratford School is closed. Banks and stores are also closed for this Statutory holiday.

Tuesday, September 4

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   Bus arrives at Stratford School at 2:45 PM