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New exhibit featuring work of GRAND researchers shows how big data helps people use technology more intuitively

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Book by Ryerson postdoc in GRAND makes Donner Prize shortlist

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New app released by GRAND-funded startup adds "human spark" to social media

The "Face Fries" application developed by SFU and UBC researchers transforms ordinary facial photos into 3-D animated avatars (dubbed the "face fry") that can be shared online. Read more (Vancouver Sun)

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Emerging Gaming & Digital Media Technologies Workshops

Opportunity for entrepreneurs and start-ups to discover amazing new technology! Free events to be held at University of Alberta (April 7) and University of Manitoba (April 8). Register Now

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The Synthetic Human Project

GRAND and software giant Autodesk are partners in a large-scale project to construct a true-to-life synthetic human. Read more

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How networked are today’s scholars?

GRAND’s self-reflective study paints a portrait of scholarly life transformed by digital media and social networks. Read more

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First “Big Data” graduate program in Canada to train new breed of scientists

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Incoming Scientific Director to lead GRAND’s next phase

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5th Annual Conference to showcase leading research from across Canada. For more information and to register, visit grand-nce.ca/grand2014

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Emerging Gaming & Digital Media Technologies Workshops

Opportunity for entrepreneurs and start-ups to discover amazing new technology! Free events to be held at University of Alberta (April 7) and University of Manitoba (April 8). Register Now

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Taking the long view: Bright future ahead for High Dynamic Range technology pioneered by Canadian researchers

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Trading privacy for security in the online world

Privacy expert Dr. Jacquelyn Burkell at Western University argues that the online public takes a calculated (if not fully informed) risk when giving up private information. Read more

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Join us for our free industry workshops focused on advances in game design, game development, and other digital media at UAlberta and UManitoba.
2014 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (SpringSim'14) is the premier technical Society dedicated to advancing the use of modeling & simulation to solve real-world problems
GRAND is a proud sponsor of this UBC symposium in Downtown Vancouver. The event will feature a broad range of stimulating expert speakers who are “rethinking sustainability.”
Explore our relationships with more-than-human worlds at Interactive Futures 2014 (Apr 24-May 8, Vancouver). Sponsored by GRAND.
GRAND is a champion sponsor of CHI 2014: the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction.
GRAND 2014 will showcase a multidisciplinary program of research and innovation from across Canada, spanning the broad spectrum of digital media.
CDMN will be briniging Canada 3.0 to Western Canada for the first time in the conference's history.
The IEEE Games, Entertainment, & Media (GEM) 2014 broadens the scope of the? IEEE International Games Innovation Conferences (IGIC).
Founding Director Salvini Assuming Chair of Organization Focused on Driving R&D, Commercialization In Thriving Sector.
A personal essay from Kevin Kee, associate vice-president, research, at Brock University and GRAND CNI.
U.S. fitness clothing company Under Armour has awarded $10k to GRAND-supported athletic technology developed by GRAND CNI Dr. Jeff Boyd and GRAND HQP Andrew Godbout and Chris Thornton.
University of Toronto professor Dr. Eugene Fiume is one of four researchers elected by the Eurographics Executive Committee to join the ”Fellows of the Eurographics Association" in 2014.
"Data: New Ways of Seeing the World," at the Canada Science and Technology Museum features the work of GRAND researchers, Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale (University of Calgary) and Dr. Lyn Bartram (Simon Fraser University).
GRAND HQP Dr. Gregory Taylor at Ryerson University is one of five 2013/2014 Donner Prize finalists for his exceptional study on digital broadcasting.
A study by York University professor and GRAND PNI Dr. Jennifer Jenson with researchers at UOIT and North Carolina State finds gamers aren’t the asocial types depicted in pop culture but have strong community networks both online and off. (York University Daily News)
GRAND CNI Dr. Andrea Bunt (University of Manitoba) has always been fascinated by how humans interact with computers, so much so that she’s dedicated much of her academic life to studying user experience in computer software. (The CommerceLab)
One of the many projects at the Shared Reality Lab led by GRAND PNI Dr. Cooperstock (McGill University) has been an international effort to develop a “smart” floor that can simulate different walking surfaces. (The CommerceLab)
The Face Fries application developed by SFU and UBC researchers transforms ordinary facial photos into 3-D animated avatars (dubbed the "face fry") that can be shared online. (Vancouver Sun)
New appointments: Mitacs CEO and scientific director Dr. Arvind Gupta has been named UBC's incoming president and vice chancellor, and NeuroDevNet NCE CDO Jim Brookes is NDN's new Executive Director.
GRAND and software giant Autodesk are partners in a large-scale project to construct a true-to-life synthetic human.
GRAND’s self-reflective study paints a portrait of scholarly life transformed by digital media and social networks.
GRAND to introduce renewed research program focused on tackling problems of importance to Canada. New projects expected to come on line April 2014.
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GRAND 2014

Early Bird Rates (until Mar 31, 2014)
GRAND Researcher: $250
GRAND Student /Postdoc: $125
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Important Deadlines
Apr 01 - Regular registration opens (Apr 1 - Apr 30)
Apr 04 - Call for conference volunteers deadline
Apr 17 - 2-Minute Madness submissions (email submissions to Chair)
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