Over 700 students from across the globe participated this year’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Student Design Awards, responding to complex design challenges in the name of social good. Their proposals were judged by leading designers and industry experts in a rigorous process that included anonymous offline shortlisting, followed by face-to-face interviews.
GBDA students Alex Mills, Casey Hargreaves, Liz Mirchan-Breckenridge, Katrina Schouten and Stephanie Donovan won top prize for Best Business Case in the category of Working Well for their project Hungryr.
In a descriptive overview of the University of Waterloo, Mclean’s magazine highlighted Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) as a standout undergraduate program.
UWaterloo has long established itself as Canada’s most innovative university, consistently earning top rankings in this category. As the fastest growing Faculty of Arts program in the country, GBDA is also well on its way to national stature.
Daniel Recchia awarded $2,500 for 3D projection mapping design.
Audiences were in for a glowing treat at this year’s Christie Design Awards, a competition offering third-year Global Business and Digital Arts students access to industry mentorship and leading-edge technology in interactive display.
Thursday evening saw the launch of THEMUSEUM’s newest exhibit, INTERACTION. Co-currated by Jane Tingley, Assistant Professor in Hybrid Media at the Stratford Campus, the exhibit presents the work of fourteen Canadian artists and artist groups who design for public participation as a central strategy.