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Cisco NetRiders 2015

NET Student wins 2nd Place in CCNA Netriders

Craig Labute, a 3rd year BIT-NET student, has earned 2nd place in the Cisco Networking Academy’s CCNA level NetRiders competition for 2015. Craig receives a Cisco Certification voucher and is headed to Cisco headquarters in San Jose, CA, January 2016, for an all-expenses paid Study Trip to meet company executives and engineers [27.May.2015]

Cisco NetRiders 2014

NET Student Heads to CISCO, after placing in top 3

Carleton University’s Phil Vatcher, a fourth-year student in the Network Technology (BIT-NET), recently returned from a trip to San Jose, CA. after placing among the top three in Cisco Systems’ annual NetRiders Competition in May 2014 [06.Feb.2015]

Prof. Chris Smelser

Prof. Smelser Awarded NSERC Strategic Project

Professor Christopher W. Smelser is part of a team that was recently awarded a NSERC Strategic Project Grant totalling nearly $500000 to study specialized silica glass fiber. This project is designed to build on Dr. Smelser’s recent breakthroughs in artificial silica based non-linear optical components. [24.Nov.2014]

Prof. Audrey Girouard

Prof. Girouard wins New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Professor Audrey Girouard, who is specialised in Human-Computer Interaction and teaches in the IMD Program, has won the New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from Carleton University; which is given to Professors that have demonstrated passion, creativity and student-centered approaches to teaching at Carleton. More information here [28.May.2014]

Cisco NetRiders 2014

NET student, Philip Vatcher, wins 3rd place in North America's NetRiders Comeptition

Having earned his place during the elimination round in March against over 1700 competitors, Phil Vatcher advanced and competed against 102 other finalists from North America during the second round on May 2nd. After four hours and two grueling exams, Phil won 2nd place in Canada and 3rd in North America. He`ll be heading to San Jose in Jan 2015, to meet Cisco engineers and top executives, tour the Cisco campus, and enjoy numerous other sight-seeing trips in the area. More information can be found here [02.May.2014]

Chris Burt

Chris Burt Wins 3rd Place in 3m Thesis

IMD Graduate Chris Burt has come 3rd place in Carleton's 3 minute thesis competition with his presentation or his speech entitled Having Fun Working Out: Adaptive and Engaging Video Games for Exercise. For more information on the 3 minute thesis, and to see Chris' presentation click here [06.Mar.2014]

Marc St-Hilaire

Prof. Marc St-Hilaire wins Teaching Achievement Award

This award was established in 1991 to enhance the teaching of the recipients and the quality of instruction at Carleton. Selection is based on demonstrated excellence in teaching and on the quality of the teaching development projects proposed. This year Professor St-Hilaire was one of 5 winers. [04.Mar.2014]

Eric Chan - Ottawa Citizen

IMD Grad, Eric Chan, featured in Ottawa Citizen

Erich Chan [IMD Grad/08] has been featured in an article in the Ottawa Citizen, where he discusses the creation of his very unique and popular artist style using digital tools. Congrats Eric! here [16.December.2013]

Cisco NetRiders 2013

NET Student into Round 3 of Cisco NetRiders 2013

True to form, a student from the Network Technology Program has made it into the last stage of the Cisco NetRiders 2013 Competition; Philip Vatcher ranked 12th out of 84 other participants. Way to go Philip!! More information can be found here [26.November.2013]

Top 40 Under 40 - 2013

IMD Grad, Brad Dyment, named one of 40 under 40, 2013

Brad Dyment, who graduated from the Interactive Multimedia & Design Program in 2007 has been named one of Ottawa's 40 under 40 in 2013. He is currently Head of Product at Health Wave. For more information, click here [16.June.2013]

TimeScapes Screen Capture

Rideau Timescapes App Awarded Public History Prize

The Rideau Timescapes App, developed under the supervision of Prof. Anthony Whitehead, has been awarded the 2013 Public History Prize by the Canadian Historical Association; more information can be found here [06.June.2013]

James Acres

IMD's James Acres involved with Gabriel Concert

Professor James Acres, who teaches in the Interactive Multimedia & Design program, has recently been involved in the development of custom concert visual software that would be used for songs during the Peter Gabriel's "25th anniversary" tour; Professor Acres is from Algonquin College and the full article can be found here [06.Nov.2012]


BIT Degree Programs in Globe & Mail

The Globe & Mail recently ran an article about the national strategy for post-secondary education; front and centre of the article was the BIT Degree's very own programs, specifically discussing the benefits of college/university collaboration. The full article can be found here [19.Oct.2012]

Rideau Timescapes

Rideau Timescapes: A new app on the Apple store

Professor Whitehead and his team launched a new application to visualize the history of the Rideau Canal in the palm of your hand. The Rideau Timescapes App allows the visitor to interact with the visual heritage of the Rideau Canal, a World Heritage Site located in Ontario, Canada. Visit this link for more information and to download the application. [May.2012]

ImagineCup Canada

2 IMD Teams Take 1st and 2nd Places at ImagineCup Canada

Two IMD teams at the Canadian Finals of ImagineCup got the first and second places for Windows Phone Development. Congratulations to Eva Demers-Brett, Curtis Field, Gar Lam, Clark McGillis, Ryan Bottriel, Zara Tooth, Skye Gagne, Matthew Fournier and their mentor Jean-Sylvain Sormany. Visit this link for more information. [May.2012]

ImagineCup Canada

IMD Students at ImagineCup

Two teams from the Interactive Multimedia & Design (IMD) program at Carleton School of Information Technology are going to the Canadian finals (top three) for Microsoft Imagine Cup competition in Phone Game Design category! Congratulations to these students (Ryan Bottriel, Zara Tooth, Matthew Fournier, Skye Gagne, Gar Lam, Clark McGillis, Curtis Field, Eva Demers-Brett) and their mentor/instructor Jean-Sylvain Sormany. The full article can be read here. [April.2012]

Carleton Virtual

Carleton Virtual featured in Contact North's new Pockets of Innovation Series

Carleton Virtual is a 3D virtual environemnt that resemble the actual Carleton University campus. It provides spaces for lectures, various presentations, collaboration, social interaction and special activities. Carleton Virtual is a research project supervised by Prof. Ali Arya, managed by one of his graduate student, and implemented by a group of IMD students. The full article that appeared in Contact North can be found here. For more information, the project website is located here and the interactive environment can be viewed here. [March.2012]

Prof. Richard Yu

NET Professor Awarded Research Achievement Award

Associate Professor F. Richard Yu from the School of Information Technology recently won the Research Achievement Award from Carleton University. Prof. Yu is one of 10 outstanging researchers at Carleton University selected by the Research Achievement Award Selection Committee this year. His research project is entitled: "Next Generation Secure and Green Wireless Networks". [January.2012]

Microsoft Blog

4th Year IMD Students Share Their Experience on Microsoft's Blog

Meagan Leflar, Jaimie Thom, Laura Kenny and Lacey Maw have been featured on Microsoft's blog for their 4th year IMD game design project entitled: "Airborne". Click here to read the full article. [12.January.2012]