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Durham College graduates have gone on to work on many notable projects at various game studios, including Ubisoft, Digital Leisure, Digital Extreme, Gameloft, Mr. X, as well as many smaller independent studios.

Most are employed as level designers, modellers, riggers, or environment artists and have worked on project like Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix, Assassins Creed and Splinter Cell.

Students at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) develop their knowledge and skills in a diverse team environment and learn to work with programmers, artists and designers to create innovative products.

Examples of past projects include a game for Durham Region’s Works Department about recycling and an accounting educational game in partnership with Certified General Accountants. UOIT students also worked on Ubisoft’s Avatar: The Game.

In 2012, the economic impact of film production in Durham Region was estimated at $19.5 million. There were over 30 feature films, TV series, commercials, music videos, documentaries and TV movies shot on-location in the region that year, with 224 prep/shoot/wrap days in total.

In 2013, the economic impact of film production in Durham Region was approximately $9 million with the return of many TV series including a new pilot for television.

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Squabble Studios was founded in 2012 by five graduates of the University of Ontario: Institute of Technology. While attending the Game Development and Entrepreneurship program, they developed a shared passion for serious games and founded Squabble to develop them. Visit Website

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Durham College Hosts 5th Annual Research Day

On Thursday, April 30, Durham College’s (DC) Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE)hosted its fifth-annual Research Day at the college’s Oshawa campus. Staff members from ORSIE were joined by the DC Leadership Team, student and faculty researchers and community and business partners to share the importance of research on campus and highlight the applied research and innovation projects currently underway. The day focused on areas significant to the local and provincial economies and highlighted the agriculture, health care, gaming and wearable technology sectors. Diverse breakout sessions were held throughout the morning and Courtney Cole, founder and CEO of ForAHealthyMe Inc. delivered the keynote address about the convergence of economics, aging, demographics and the role of technology in the delivery of healthcare. DC’s rapid prototyper was also demonstrated for those in attendance. “Over the past five years the college’s research agenda has advanced significantly thanks to the creativity and expertise of our faculty, staff and students,” said Judy Robinson, vice-president, Academic. “Under the leadership of ORSIE many unique applied research projects have been supported, helping us all prosper through innovation.” Since launching five years ago, ORSIE has made incredible strides in the pursuit of the college’s applied research agenda by responding to business and industry needs for practical solutions through applied research and innovation activities, while providing real-world experiences for students. As part of DC’s research agenda ORSIE has entered into several agreements with local small and medium-sized businesses in the environmental, energy, social sciences and humanities fields, developing strategic research plans, forming an ethics board and receiving significant research funding from several government agencies. “There is an...

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