Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology: Best of 2010

Design kudos for ultra-green North House
Architecture Canada
gave North House, the SFU co-developed ultra-green, cold-weather home prototype, an award of excellence for innovation in 2011. School of Interactive Arts and Technology professors Lyn Bartram and Robert Woodbury and their grad students created the energy-monitoring and interactive home systems for North House, which finished fourth at the 2009 International Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C.

http://at.sfu.ca/MzJgOF
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http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2011/design-kudos-for-ultra-green-north-house.html

Dylan Innes

Mandriod wins short film award
Film student Dylan Innes’ film Mandriod won the Best Short Film award (post-secondary) at the 2011 Surrey Film Festival. Earlier in the year, Innes and SFU student Kial Natale shared a $10,000 prize for winning Virgin Radio Vancouver’s inaugural Fake Film Festival for their re-creation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2011/kudos-for-student-film.html

DD Kugler

Excellence in Teaching awardee says teaching is his life
DD Kugler
, a professor of theatre with the School for the Contemporary Arts and one SFU’s 2011 teaching excellence award winners, is at his desk by 6:30 am most days to deal with administrative work so that he’s free to chat with students when they drop in.

http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2011/dd-kugler-excellence-in-teaching-award.html

SFU Burnaby

2011’s Top 25 Under-Reported Stories in the Media
SFU-based media watchdog NewsWatch Canada, housed in the School of Communication, released its 2011 list of the top 25 most under-reported stories by national media in December.

To read the full report: (PDF)  http://pages.cmns.sfu.ca/newswatch/files/2011/11/NewsWatch-Canada_SFU-Research-Seminar_2010_2011_Underreported-Stories_Print-Ready.pdf

http://www.sfu.ca/pamr/media-releases/2011/newswatch-targets-top-25-under-reported-news-stories.html

http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2011/2011s-top-25-under-reported-stories-in-the-media.html

Richard Smith

Smith heads GNWC digital media program
SFU communication professor Richard Smith was chosen in 2011 to be the new program director of the four-year-old Master of Digital Media program at Vancouver’s Great Northern Way Campus (GNWC).

http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2011/smith-heads-gnwc-digital-media-program.html