Sheridan Grad Finalist For 2006 CNMA Graduate Of The Year

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Ryan Johnson, a Sheridan Interactive Multimedia graduate has been announced as a finalist in the 6th annual Canadian New Media Awards to be held on May 29th, 2006 at The Carlu in Toronto.

Ryan’s site is found at http://www.rjworx.com. It makes extensive use of motion graphics and sound and features a number of interactive works from school and since graduating. Ryan has been working at D3 an interactive agency in Mississauga working on beer sites like Beck’s, BudLight and LabattBlue.

Ryan was nominated for his outstanding professional work and spirit of exploration and community in the classroom. Evan Jones and Amy Allcock were both finalists in the 2005 New Media Awards with Evan winning for graduate of the year and Excellence in Cross Platform for his work on ReGenesis Extended Reality at Xenophile.

CANADIAN NEW MEDIA AWARDS

“I am thrilled that our 6th year anniversary can profile such an incredible display of talent” said Adam Froman, Executive Producer of CNMA and President and CEO of Delvinia. “With 15 awards being given, this will bring the promotion of Canadian interactive products and talent to a new level of recognition”.

Hailing from almost every province in Canada, finalists include companies and individuals accomplished in the digital interactive media space. Finalists represent a wide range of government, private and public organizations from every facet of the new media industry including programmers, designers, educators and advocates.

Every year, hundreds of new media professionals submit nominations for Canadian New Media Awards and a panel of esteemed industry experts collaborate online to select the finalists. This year’s cross-country Selection Committee consisted of 135 judges, representing private, public and non-profit sectors and included several finalists and winners from previous years. Over 500 professionals and aspiring industry members are expected to attend this year’s event.

Of the 43 finalists, 19 are from Ontario, 12 are from BC, 3 are from Quebec, 7 from Alberta,1 from Saskatchewan and 1 from Nova Scotia. More information about the 2006 finalists can be found on: http://www.cnma.ca/index_e/06finalists.html

Tickets and registration to the event are available online at: http://www.cnma.ca/index_e/ticket_ordering/index.html .

For further information, please contact:
Tannis Wengel, Producer, Canadian New Media Awards
Direct line: 416.760.6800
Email: info@cnma.ca


SHERIDAN INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA

The Sheridan one year post-grad Interactive Multimedia Program lets students combine programming and design to make Web applications and tools; games and puzzles; artistic and experimental work; and simulations for education and entertainment. Graduates can do everything from audio visual and motion graphics to database communications and multi-user applications.

Applications to the program are accepted until the end of the summer. Successful applicants are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Please contact imm@sheridanc.on.ca or visit http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca for information on how to apply to this exciting and ever-changing field.

Dan Zen
Sheridan Interactive Multimedia
http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca
Professor & Industry Liaison
Canadian New Media Awards Programmer of the Year 2002

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