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In 2001, Finning International Inc. gifted land in the False Creek Flats to British Columbia’s leading post-secondary institutions: University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECU) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). This gift resulted in the creation of the Great Northern Way Campus Trust (“Trust”), pursuant to which the four post-secondary institutions are beneficiaries, and a company, Great Northern Way Campus Ltd. (“GNWC”), to manage its assets, land and income.
The vision for GNWC was to transform the lands into a vibrant urban campus community of creators, entrepreneurs, and educators. This would include a world-class Centre for Digital Media, a new campus for Emily Carr University of Art + Design, public spaces, university-oriented live/work residences, artist studios, and workspaces for industry professionals. The Centre for Digital Media (CDM) opened its doors in 2007, with the first cohort graduating from the Master of Digital Media (MDM) graduate degree program in 2009. The MDM is now an internationally recognized, research-informed and industry relevant 16-month program with an emphasis on experiential learning.
The incumbent Director of the MDM program will be retiring later this year, and GNWC is conducting a national search to recruit an Academic Director who will be responsible for overseeing the academic, business and operational affairs of GNWC. The Academic Director will have a combination of academic leadership experience and experience in the digital media sector. This will include a terminal degree in a relevant discipline and senior academic leadership as a Director or Department Head.
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