Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New digital landscape takes root in Stratford

Six years in the making, the new campus on St. Patrick Street makes quite an impression.

Three-storey-high fireworks kicked off the grand opening Tuesday of the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Of course, like the projects and research that will be conducted in the new St. Patrick Street building, the fireworks were digital, displayed in stunning resolution on the building’s centrepiece, the tallest installation of Christie MicroTiles in North America.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Stratford campus grand opening: imagination, creativity, technology

A woman giving a speech

"The human interacting with technology"

Yesterday was a big day for Waterloo's Stratford Campus as the magnificent new building and digital arts facility was officially unveiled. Already housing two Faculty of Arts programs, the Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts and the Master of Digital Experience Innovation, the building is home-base to 117 students this year.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New era for Stratford

Grand opening of Stratford campus

When University of Waterloo president Feridun Hamdullahpur looked behind him at the towering Christie MicroTile wall at the front of the new Stratford campus, he asked a question that was likely on the minds of many gathered for the grand opening Tuesday.

“Can we watch movies on this?”

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Grand opening for University of Waterloo Stratford Campus

View of the campus building

Opening ceremonies were held Tuesday for the building that will house the University of Waterloo’s new Stratford Campus.

The high-tech, 42,000-square-foot building will house the school’s digital media program.

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of UW, says “The frontiers of knowledge will be where technology merges with other disciplines, addressing some of the most important issues of our time.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Business, technology and art converge at new UW campus in Stratford

View of the crowd during the grand opening

STRATFORD — Can Stratford reinvent itself from theatre town to digital media hub? The University of Waterloo and some of the region’s biggest tech companies are betting it can.

The university unveiled its newest satellite school Tuesday, a 42,000-square foot campus complete with a three-storey high wall of digital “micro tiles,” audio and visual editing suites and interactive classrooms with touch screens on the floors and walls.

Some see students. You see potential.

Shape the future this Giving Tuesday. Make a gift to help unlock two challenge grants! Donations will be directed to the Stratford School Excellence Fund, allowing us to recognize student excellence by awarding scholarships to GBDA and MDEI students this year, in honour of the School’s 10th Anniversary.