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Seeking Lab Monitor for Game Design Program

Thu Sep 21, 2006 00:00

Job Posting

Position: Lab Monitor
Where: Centennial College's Game Design and Development Program
Start Date: Oct 30th, 2006

Job Description:

Centennial College's new Game Design and Development Program is created, and delivered by game industry professionals. We are currently looking for enthusiastic individuals with great communication skills and experience in the games industry to join our faculty.

Lab Monitors support the Instructors by offering students one on one help and answering technical questions. This is a part-time position that is ideal for someone who is interested in teaching in the future.


-Must have 1-3 years of experience in the Games Industry
-Must have Experience working with the Unreal Game Engine
-Must have Experience working with 3D Studio Max
-Must be available to work 1-3 times a week (3 hour classes)
- Experience with Maya a plus
- Preference will be given to applicants that are able to work afternoons

Please forward resume and demo reel/ portfolio to Kala Ramachandran


Free Workshop: Art of Game Design

Sat Jul 22, 2006 00:00 - Thu Jul 06, 2006

The Centre for Creative Communications,
Centennial College

Introduction to the ART of Game Design: Free Workshop

Interested in breaking into the video game industry?

Would you like to create your own 3D game worlds but don't know how? Learn how to create realistic 3D objects and game environments at this free workshop. Industry pros will teach you the basics of 3D modeling and texturing, as well as a few tricks of the trade to help you achieve some of the eye-catching images you see in your favorite games.
Beginners, novices and game enthusiasts welcome!


Date: Saturday, July 22, 2006
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: The Centre for Creative Communications, Centennial College
951 Carlaw Ave., Toronto, ON
Room 143

Register NOW! For more information or to register please contact:

Kala Ramachandran, Program Manager
Game Design + Development Program
416-289.5000 ext. 8659 /

About the Workshop Instructors:

Alex Muscat has nearly six years of experience in the games industry and has produced titles such as Shrek and Pariah for the X-Box as well as Warpath for PC. His previous work experience includes Sandbox Studios and DICE. Alex is currently developing next generation titles for Digital Extremes.

Jamie Richards is a 2D/3D artist with more than six years of experience in games, television and film. Jamie is currently employed at Pseudo Interactive as a Level Designer on next-generation video game titles. His list of published games includes: Strike Fighters: Project 1 - Third Wire (PC), Wings Over Vietnam


New Game Design Program in Toronto

Fri Jun 09, 2006 00:00 - Thu Jun 08, 2006

Centennial College in CANADA Launches New Game Design Program

Unique post-secondary program focuses on collaboration, storytelling and creativity for the explosive interactive games world

Toronto, June, 2006


Art Can Kill You: Health and Safety Workshop

Fri Nov 18, 2005 00:00 - Wed Nov 16, 2005

The Centre for Creative Communications, Centennial College
and the Scarborough Arts Council Present:

Art Can Kill You: Health and Safety Issues for Artists

Want to have a long and vital career in art? Visual artists and craftspeople work with a wide variety of materials and processes, many of which can be harmful to their health over a long career. Learn about safe professional practices, risk management and alternative non-toxic materials at the Art Can Kill You workshop.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: The Centre for Creative Communications
951 Carlaw Ave., Toronto
Room 297

Registration fee is regular $10, students or seniors $7.
An SAC membership may be purchased for only $10 at the workshop.
Please call Alissa at 416-698-7322 to register. Space is limited.

Ted Rickard, Mimi Gellman and Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua will combine their expertise to deliver an up-to-date, practical workshop designed to help artists develop safe and healthy professional practices. It will focus on awareness of hazardous materials in artists' studios, strategies for exposure reduction, and risk management in art practice. Relevant material will be covered through audiovisual presentations and audience participation with the presenters.

About the Speakers:

Ted Rickard, MLS, MEd, CRSP, is Manager of Health and Safety at the Ontario College of Art & Design. His keen interest in the health and safety hazards of the arts and crafts led him to compile significant data on many of the specific hazards of particular processes and materials. He is considered to be one of the top experts in his field in Canada.

Mimi Gellman is a Toronto-based visual artist, arts educator and curator, specializing in architectural glass and conceptual mixed media installation. She is best known for her public artworks, which can be found in the Rogers Stadium, Price Waterhouse Headquarters and General Foods Corporation, among others. Her ardent interest in safe studio practices for artists has evolved from her personal experience with chemical and environmental sensitivities resulting from exposures within her particular artistic discipline.

Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua, BSc, ND, is a naturopathic doctor with the Artist's Health Centre. Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua, or Dr. JJ as he is affectionately known, is the Director of the Truestar Health and Wellness Clinic, an integrated multi-disciplinary clinic in uptown Toronto and is the first Naturopathic Doctor to practice at the Artist Health Center (AHC), a multi-disciplinary integrated clinic treating professional artists at Toronto Western Hospital. Dr. JJ is beginning a Masters degree in Pharmacy Science and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).

Imagination Management is a professional development workshop series for artists, co-sponsored by the Scarborough Arts Council and The Centre for Creative Communications, Centennial College.

For your comfort, this is a scent-free workshop. Please refrain from wearing any perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products. Thank you.

Media contact, or for more information:

Alissa Von Bargen
Communications Coordinator, Scarborough Arts Council
An Imagination Management workshop

The Centre for Creative Communications

Interactive Storytelling
Writing. Production. Visual Communication


FREE Drawing + Painting Marathon

Wed Nov 02, 2005 00:00 - Tue Nov 01, 2005


FREE! Open to everyone!


At the new
Fine Arts Studio
Rooms 295 & 297
Centre for Creative Communications
Centennial College
951 Carlaw (at Mortimer)

Show up and leave anytime from

9 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, Nov 5

•bring your own materials (no solvents please)
•we provide the models and the space, but space is limited !

Part of Open House at Centennial College

For more information contact Rudolf Stussi 416 289 5000 ext 4752

The Centre for Creative Communications

Interactive Storytelling
Writing. Production. Visual Communication.