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25th November 2008

henderson bas Four Time Winner at Applied Arts Magazine Awards

Torontohenderson bas, Canada’s most awarded interactive agency, today announced they had four winning campaigns the Applied Arts Magazine Awards.

Applied Arts is Canada’s premier magazine of visual communications. Their magazines are known for their gorgeous imagery, strong opinions, timely information and essential industry insight to their readership of senior creative professionals in graphic design, interactive design, advertising, photography and illustration. The four winning entries will be highlighted in the new interactive section of the March 2009 edition of Applied Arts Magazine.

The winning projects include:
· Hbc – Olympics
· Joe Fresh Style – Web site
· Discovery Club 1080
· Capital One – Lose the Rate

“Applied Arts Magazine is truly a showcase of some of the finest work on the globe so it’s nice to see us do so well at these awards,” said Dawna Henderson, President and CEO of henderson bas. “Each of these projects are so deserving because they are a winning combination of kickass strategy and exquisite creative.”

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25th November 2008

Tritone Launches CourseWatch 2.0 Offering Customizable Music Education Content

Vancouver Tritone has released the newest version of CourseWatch, Tritone’s course management system. A significant upgrade to the current product line, CourseWatch 2.0 was created in conjunction with the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Computer Science.

Tritone Music Education Systems, located in Vancouver, British Columbia is an innovator and developer of online music education services, applications and technology software. Tritone is a pioneer in e-learning music education solutions for public schools and distance education.

Garnett MacMullin , President of Tritone: “CW 2.0 (CourseWatch 2.0) reaches another milestone for Tritone in improving online music education. CourseWatch is tailored for online delivery and hosting interactive multimedia educational content. The system returns an immediate response to the student and tracks all learning activities for the teachers. Tightly integrated with the Javatrax keyboard interface, CourseWatch retains the student’s activities as part of the reporting system for immediate review or playback”.
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25th November 2008

T-Shirt Monster Makes Holiday Shopping Easy

OakvilleT-Shirt Monster, Canada’s leader in online clothing customization, announces a one-stop shopping solution that makes shopping fun, fast and easy for the entire family! Now through December 25th , all customized clothing orders are shipped in a special Christmas themed gift-mailer and come complete with a Christmas card shoppers can personalize.

No Malls, no line-ups, no wrapping, no need to even go outside! With the click of a button, shoppers enter the T-Shirt Monster Design Lab where they can create one-of-a-kind clothing within minutes. Users can upload artwork and photographs from the comfort of their home, or use ready-made clip art, font and text tools. Once the user is happy with their design they can choose to have it printed on over 150 different T-Shirt styles and colors, including hooded sweatshirts, baby clothing and brand names like American Apparel.
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24th November 2008

mod7 Has Four Wins in 2008 Applied Arts Interactive Awards

Vancouver – mod7, a visual communications and interaction design agency specializing in interactive media, web design and motion graphics have won four awards in the 2008 Applied Arts Interactive Awards:

* Business-to-Business: Shift Control for Shift Control Media
* Self-Promotion: Shift Control for Shift Control Media
* Entertainment, Arts & Tourism: Jetstream Online for Discovery Channel
* Education/Reference: BCDF Calcium Calculator for the BC Dairy Foundation

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22nd November 2008

Six Canadian Organizations Receive Awards in New Communications Research

Six Canadian companies and organizations were recently recognized at the 3rd Annual Society for New Communications Research Symposium & Awards Gala held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 14, 2008.

The Society’s prestigious awards program honors individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and media outlets that are pioneering the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities, virtual worlds, and collaborative technologies in the areas of business, media, journalism and professional communications, entertainment, education, social initiatives, government and politics. This year the Society’s Fellows reviewed nearly 100 case study submissions.

Awards were granted in six divisions: Corporate, Government, Media, Nonprofit/NGO, Academic, and Technology Innovation, and in seven categories: Behind the Firewall; Blogger Relations; Collaboration and Co-creation; External Communications and Communities; New Media Creation; Mobile Media and Online Reputation Management.In addition to the top award winners in each division and category, Commendations of Merit and Commendations of Excellence were presented to more than 35 other organizations that submitted case studies in the awards program. The Canadian winners are:
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20th November 2008

Canadian New Media Awards Given Out

New Media Toronto – The Canadian New Media Awards has recognized and celebrated the many accomplishments of individuals and companies in the Canadian new media industry in a gala ceremony Tuesday night. Held at The Carlu in Toronto, the CNM Awards promote both the new media sector and provide inspiration for those preparing to enter the industry by recognizing Canadian innovation, creativity and quality.

And the winners are:

COMPANY OF THE YEAR: marblemedia, Toronto

Also Nominated:

Big Blue Bubble
Moment Factory
vision Critical

MOST PROMISING COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Viigo, Toronto

Also Nominated:

b5 Media
Filemobile

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20th November 2008

TELUS Innovation Fund Calls for Submissions

The TELUS Innovation Fund, created by the Canadian Film Centre with funding from the TELUS Foundation, provides funding for the production of innovative film, television, and new media content projects. This fund invests in new forms of high-quality, original Canadian content that employ innovative strategies in breaking new ground to reach general public audiences. The TELUS Innovation Fund supports a minimum of 3 projects per year with funding up to $100,000 for each project.

Launched in January of 2006, the fund was designed to assist projects that explore new ways of approaching entertainment and storytelling; placing Canadian ideas, talent and media at the forefront.

For more information download the TELUS Innovation Fund Guidelines Package at: www.cfccreates.com

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20th November 2008

Martin Sheen Joins Montreal High School Writing Project

Actor Martin Sheen has confirmed that he will write the foreword for the 2009 Learning for a Cause Anthology published from Lester B. Pearson High School titled “Raising Humanity”. The book, which will feature the creative work of nearly 150 high school students, will explore what it is to be human through poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama and art. The book’s objective – to inspire readers toward creating a more human and humane world.

Learning for a Cause, founded in 2004 by noted educator Michael Ernest Sweet, has published four full length publications of student writing to date. The books feature students writing on issues of socio-political concern in an effort to inspire positive change. The educational non-profit has been featured on CTV, CBC, NPR, Vermont Radio, Canadian Teacher and many other media. In 2008 the Quebec Ministry of Education filmed a special documentary featuring the teaching model.
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19th November 2008

GDC Canada Puts Out The Call For Submissions

The call for submissions to present lectures, roundtables and panel sessions for the 2009 Game Developers Conferenceregistered trademark Canada (GDC Canada) is now open through midnight, Friday, November 28, 2008. Presented by Reboot Communications and Think Services, organizers of the industry-leading Game Developers Conferenceregistered trademark, GDC Canada will take place at the Vancouver Convention and Exposition Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 12-13, 2009. GDC Canada will provide insight into the thriving Canadian game development community and will serve as an opportunity for developers to share best practices for fostering excellence and quality games within their region and distributed globally.

The Game Developers Conferenceregistered trademark Canada emphasizes studying the challenges and opportunities of creating games with long production cycles, large development teams, and multi-platform releases. The tracks for GDC Canada are structured according to production stages of game development and submissions should address the most pressing game development challenges that fall under the following development stages:

  • Concept/Preproduction
  • Production
  • Finalling
  • Post-Launch

Some of the Submission Guidelines Are:

The GDC Canada Advisory Board is looking for high-level, specific content that will fit into one of the tracks listed above. An extended abstract will be necessary for the advisory board to determine whether your talk will be a good fit. Concise, precise language and a discernable thesis will also help your chances in the review process.

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19th November 2008

Corel Signs New North American Distributor WYNIT, Inc.

Companies Offer Solutions for Photo Specialty and Wide-Format Printing Markets


Ottawa Corel Corporation today announced that it has signed WYNIT, Inc., a leading national distributor of computer peripherals and consumer electronics, as a new partner in the U.S. and Canada. Serving customers in a variety of markets including photo specialty and wide-format printing, WYNIT now offers the entire Corel digital media and graphics software lineup including the recently released Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo X2 Ultimate and Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X2, along with CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X4 and Corel® Painter™X.

WYNIT is also the exclusive distributor of the Wacom® Cintiq® 21UX which it offers bundled with Corel Painter X. Designed to maximize the creative power of Wacom’s industry leading pen tablets, Corel Painter X is the standard for digital painting and illustration for professional photographers, illustrators and designers.
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