Paul Koidis
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OPPORTUNITY

Animation Faculty / India


Deadline:
Mon Aug 01, 2005 00:00

Animation Faculty
Centennial College

Job description: This Temporary Assignment Contract position will involve teaching responsibilities for a new Centennial College Digital Animation School, with two campuses, located in Delhi and Hyderabad, India.

This position requires expertise in modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, lighting, and rendering in the 3D environment. Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong knowledge and practice of the principles of animation.

Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory and intermediate classes in 3D computer animation. Active participation in faculty, department, and committee duties is expected.

Requirements/skills: University Degree or Community College diploma or certification, or equivalent, in a related discipline with demonstrated verbal and written communication skills to achieve high levels of customer service in a culturally diverse environment.

Progressive teaching and/or relevant work experience in Digital Animation field.

Ability to teach introductory and intermediate classes in 3D computer animation

Experience with Alias Maya, Photoshop

Experience with story and character development, storyboarding and film theory

Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

Dedication to providing quality instruction

Preferred: Preference may be given to candidates who have:
Experience with video editing, sound, staging, acting
Traditional Animation experience.

Category: Animation Faculty
Location of work: New Delhi / Hyderabad, India
Job starting date: August / September 2005
Type of contract: Full-time, Contract
Duration of job: 1 Year

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Company name: Centennial College

Company description: Centennial College has one of the most ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse student populations in the Ontario college system and is consequently encouraging applications from qualified women, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and racial minorities.

Web Site: http://www.thecentre.centennialcollege.ca
Department/division: Communication Arts
Contact: Paul Koidis
Address: 951 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4K 3M2
Canada
phone: 416.289.5000
fax: 416.289.5106
email: pkoidis@centennialcollege.ca


EVENT

FREE DRAWING MARATHON - Toronto, Canada


Dates:
Mon Aug 01, 2005 00:00 - Fri Jul 29, 2005

Calling All Artists ...

The Centre for Creative Communications Proudly Presents:

The Summer 2005
Fine Arts Studio
FREE DRAWING MARATHON

The new FINE ARTS STUDIO program at The Centre for Creative Communications, Centennial College, in East York is offering a FREE one-day Drawing Marathon. It is an extended open-studio experience, open to the community, involving drawing from a figure model posed against an interesting and complex arrangement of props.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of drawings in an extended and concentrated effort. Two studios will be available, with short pose (with one-on-one guided instruction) a long pose programs (without instruction).

Date:
Saturday August 6, 2005.

Time:

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Three-hour pose from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Six-hour pose from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location:

The Centre for Creative Communications
951 Carlaw Avenue, (at the corner of Mortimer and Carlaw)
Studios 295 and 297

ADMISSION IS FREE - BUT SEATING IS LIMITED.

Reserve your spot NOW!

For more information please contact Phillip Woolf at
(416)289-5000 ext.4748, or pwoolf@centennialcollege.ca

Please note:

Studio furniture will be provided, but not materials. Feel free to work on a large scale.

Solvents or any other toxic materials will not be permitted.

The Centre for Creative Communications

Interactive Storytelling
Writing. Production. Visual Communication

www.thecentre.centennialcollege.ca


OPPORTUNITY

Seeking Animation Chair / Director / India


Deadline:
Wed Jun 08, 2005 00:00

POSITION VACANCY
CHAIR/DIRECTOR,
DELHI / HYDERABAD INDIA

Centennial College, in Toronto Canada, has one of the most ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse student populations in the Ontario college system and is consequently encouraging applications from qualified women, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and racial minorities.

Classification:Administrative Temporary Assignment
Salary Range:As per College policy
Location: Delhi / Hyderabad, India

Position Summary

This Temporary Assignment Contract position will involve both administrative and teaching responsibilities for a new Digital Animation School with two campuses located in Delhi and Hyderabad, India. The Chair/Director will provide overall strategic leadership and manage partner relations.

In addition, this individual will teach assigned courses; recruit faculty, provide a professional Canadian presence in India for our programming, interview and hire local teachers (in conjunction with the School of Communication Arts); use a variety of teaching/learning strategies and provide these strategies in a professional development setting to local teachers; provide overall coordination for programming of Animation Schools in two locations in India; evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes; provide leadership for all teacher and students at Centennial’s satellite location; demonstrate a sensitivity to intercultural communication; and assist in recruiting of students for upcoming fiscal years.

Please Note: current full time teachers or staff at Centennial College will be expected to sign a Temporary Assignment Agreement as part of the hiring process.

Responsibilities include:

•Represents the College and promotes its reputation in India by building and establishing solid linkages and relationships with constituent groups.
•Teach a specified number of Digital Animation courses.
•Oversee the maintenance of exceptional quality programs and courses according to Centennial Toronto and college/ministry policies.
•Provide operational program support including hiring and evaluation of local teachers.
•Ensure the effective use of human, physical and other resources for the quality assurance of academic programming.
•Work closely with the partner school to offer high quality programming according to Centennial Toronto standards.
•Provide accurate and customer-friendly information to current and potential students and the public via telephone, email and in-person at the school, meetings and recruitment fairs.
•Conduct first level investigations and initiate the problem-solving process for dispute resolutions involving faculty, staff and students within the Delhi and Hyderabad satellite locations using college/school policy to assist in the dispute resolution process.
•Facilitate effective communications between administration, faculty, support staff and students.
•Responsible for the overall management, direction and development of reporting staff and ensuring high quality services

Qualifications/Experience required:

•University Degree or Community College diploma or certification, or equivalent, in a related discipline with demonstrated verbal and written communication skills to achieve high levels of customer service in a culturally diverse environment.
•Progressive teaching and/or relevant work experience in Digital Animation field.
•Proven demonstrated interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills.
•Experience in organization, development and management of Centennial’s programs.
•Demonstrated independent decision-making ability, initiative and supervisory experience.
•Demonstrated sensitivity to diverse learners and ability to work within a multicultural environment.
•Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team with proven problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
•Relevant experience in addressing student and faculty issues in a timely and constructive manner.
•Demonstrated knowledge of college policies, procedures, and program/course information.
•Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Work, PowerPoint and formulas in Excel

For more information, please contact:

Paul Koidis, at pkoidis@centennialcollege.ca

Apply to:Human Resources DepartmentFax: (416) 752-5021
1960 Eglington Avenue EE-mail: hr@centennialcollege.ca
Web: www.centennialcollege.ca

POSTING DATE: June 1, 2005


DISCUSSION

Centennial College Launches New ART & DESIGN Programs


Centennial College Launches New ART & DESIGN Programs in CANADA

New career choices for visual art students

Toronto, CANADA

March, 2005 — Building on its strong industry reputation as a progressive and career-focused destination for emerging art and design professionals, Centennial College is launching two new programs this fall.

In September 2005, Centennial College will launch the Fine Art Studio and Graphic Media Design programs at the Centre for Creative Communications, Centennial’s award-winning and state-of-the-art media and communications arts campus in mid-town Toronto. The new study options will provide new career path options for Art and Design Foundation Studies graduates, in addition to external applicants.

“Having learned the fundamentals, our art and design students can enhance their skills and prepare for a successful career under our roof, rather than having to move on to other schools,” says Nate Horowitz, Dean of the School of Communication Arts. “There soon will no longer be a studio-style fine art program in Toronto that emphasizes drawing, painting and sculpting skills in a public college. With these two programs, we will correct that omission.”

Fine Art Studio (four semesters) emphasizes contemporary figurative and objective drawing, painting and 3D modeling skills. Graduates will have a portfolio of work in a number of media, and will be qualified to become self-employed as an artist or seek commercial work.

Graphic Media Design (five semesters) prepares students for careers in the multifaceted commercial design industry. The curriculum also includes motion design and project management skills with a full-time field placement in the design industry.

Both programs provide intensive hands-on art learning experiences. Applicants are expected to have some art and design experience, which may include Centennial’s Art and Design Foundation Studies program, secondary school art courses or self-learned experience. A portfolio is also required.

For more information, please visit:

www.thecentre.centennialcollege.ca

EVENT

Seeking Next Generation Storytellers


Dates:
Thu Mar 17, 2005 00:00 - Tue Mar 01, 2005

Toronto, CANADA: March 2004

For Immediate Release

INTERNATIONAL WRITER FINDS HIS CALLING IN NEW MEDIA

Online writing a unique career destination for world traveller
How far would you go to find the right career?

International student Robert Kerr uprooted himself from his Cambridge, England, home to teach English in Japan, then came to Canada to study Online Writing at Centennial College. After travelling most of the way around the globe, Kerr is confident he's made the right move.

“I was looking to study something a little bit unique,” recalls Kerr, 25. He came to that life-altering conclusion after he attended a documentary film festival in Toronto. It prompted him to contemplate journalism, but didn't like the idea of returning to school for two or more years. “I chose Centennial's online writing program because it prepares you for journalism but focuses on storytelling.”

Kerr had studied at Nottingham Trent University in England, earning a humanities degree with a major in social psychology and a minor in media and cultural studies. “My formal education was about ideas, but not jobs,” says Robert with a grin. He was intrigued with the idea of teaching in Japan and signed a contract to teach in a small town, away from the hustle and bustle of the country's crowded urban centres.

He moved to Toronto with his girlfriend when their teaching contracts expired and immediately became caught up in the media-saturated environment of Canada's largest city. He enrolled at Centennial and started attending classes at the college's Centre for Creative Communications in midtown Toronto.

“It's an exciting time to write for interactive media. Right now there are new technologies that are plugging into the Internet, making more work for writers,” says Kerr. He cites rapid technological change for creating a demand for skilled people. “Every month there's something massively new coming out. Content production is expanding very quickly.” He particularly likes the fact that he's studying in Toronto, which he calls well placed for Internet jobs.

“Canada has been keeping ahead of things better than just about anyone else. There's an excellent infrastructure in place; everyone is using broadband here,” notes Kerr. One subject he really gets excited about is emerging technologies, concepts like Blue Tooth (which allows household objects to communicate with each other) and artificial intelligence, which promises to change the way humans interact with technology.

It would be an understatement to say Kerr is optimistic about the future. He points to theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku's book, Visions, as an inspiring read. The author interviewed leading-edge scientists about the science and technology breakthroughs we can expect in the 21st century. Kerr says he's preparing for those innovations by studying online writing, meeting the frequent guest speakers who come on campus, and networking with local employers.

Kerr explains that the program is not just about writing Internet content, but learning to use pictures, sounds and video to help tell a story in the most illuminating way possible. “Most people, including my parents, are a little unsure of what I'm doing,” says Kerr, “but it's a field in which I get to do something I love - a pretty important goal to have in life, I'd say.”

About the Program

The 10-month post-grad program is designed for students seeking to develop skills for writing and producing interactive media, such as Internet-based entertainment, e-marketing campaigns and online corporate communications.

www.thecentre.centennialcollege.ca/onlinewriting