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Old School, New School: Network Security Instructor Fred Brown Talks About How Times Have Changed

How times change. Network Security Specialist instructor Fred Brown has been in the computer business for 50 years, and can remember when one single machine could take up an entire room. Q. How did you originally get interested in computers? A. It was mostly by accident. The high school I was attending was offered a …

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Sage Advice from Audio Engineering & Production Instructor Chris Holmes

Some seriously sage advice from Audio Engineering & Production instructor Chris Holmes on how to navigate the perils of being self-employed. Six things Chris learned working for himself: I’ve been an audio engineer in some capacity or another for over 15 years now, and have spent roughly six years of that being a 100% independent …

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Graphic & Digital Design Instructor Chris Stephens Talks Twirling Umbrellas

Twirling Umbrellas. The name could belong to an uber-cool band, but instead, it is the uber-cool marketing company belonging to uber-cool entrepreneur (and Centre for Arts & Technology Graphic & Digital Design instructor) Chris Stephens. We sat down with Chris to talk about the early beginning of Twirling Umbrellas. Q: How long has Twirling Umbrellas …

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Interior Design Instructor Krista Paine Helps Determine the Future of Interior Design Education

Words: Deborah Lampitt-McConnachie Nothing is better than having a say about the things that impact us. That is why, here at the Centre for Arts & Technology, we are so happy to have Krista Paine as part of our interior design team. Krista has been in consultations with CIDQ (The Council for Interior Design Qualification) …

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Advanced Interior Design Technology Graduate Bethany Friesen Wins at the 2018 Tommie Awards

The 2018 Tommie Awards sees Advanced Interior Design Technology graduate Bethany Friesen on a winning career track. Nothing is cooler than already being employed in your preferred profession before you have even graduated, unless – that is – said job is with an award-winning company that recently swept up an armful of awards at January’s …

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The Finished Product: Advanced Interior Design Technology Graduate Cassidy Stober Wins Design Challenge

Advanced Interior Design Technology student Cassidy Stober was the lucky winner of a design challenge set by Westwood Fine Cabinetry, Kelowna. The challenge? To design a Mid-century Modern-inspired drinks cabinet. The icing on the cake was that Westwood was so taken with the winning design, they decided to produce it as a one-off, and the …

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Alumni Spotlight: Digital Filmmaking Graduate Chris Hummel

Words: Deborah Lampitt-McConnachie Chris Hummel doesn’t remember exactly how he heard about the Centre for Arts and Technology. Indeed, he doesn’t even remember contacting the college, but when course advisor Michael Thorpe returned his email, he thought to himself – “yeah, let’s try that”. “It was fate,” he declares. “I’ve always watched movies, and loved …

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3D Animation Alumni Calder Moore Talks Designing Coins for the Canadian Mint

Words: Sean Ridgeway There aren’t many people who can say their work is literally worth cold, hard cash-in-hand; but with his ongoing work for the Canadian Mint, Centre for Arts & Technology 3D Animation alumni Calder Moore is certainly one of them. Animation Department Head Sean Ridgway caught up with his ex-student. Q: What inspired …

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11 Questions with Chris “Hollywood” Holmes: Q&A with an Audio Engineering Guru

We sat down with Chris “Hollywood” Holmes, the department head of the Audio Engineering & Production program at the Centre for Arts & Technology. Here is what we learned: Q. What made you decide to become an audio engineer? A. I think like most people who end up in this line of work, I started …

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The Sound of Success: Centre for Arts & Technology Partners with Studio DMI to Create the Digital Music Alliance

Words: Taylin Simmonds Ever wonder who is behind many of the most popular tracks you hear on the radio? The team at Studio DMI in Las Vegas has been leading the way in the electronic music scene for years. Studio DMI’s head engineer, Luca Pretolesi, has worked on some of the biggest hits from the …

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