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.


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.


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.


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



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).