Faculty Named Acting Director of MAGIC

SLAIS, The iSchool at UBC, is pleased to announce that Dr. Victoria Lemieux has been appointed Acting Director of MAGIC, the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre. She will remain on the SLAIS faculty as she is taking up the Acting Director position from Dr. Sidney Fels who is on leave for one year. As Acting Director, Dr. Lemieux will be responsible for the organization and activities of MAGIC, including developing and supporting research initiatives associated with MAGIC, working with the human computer interaction subcommittee on its HCI specialization, and exploring synergies with the iSchool.

“This leading presence with MAGIC is a great opportunity for us all, extending the reach of SLAIS and further solidifying our position as an iSchool,” Director Caroline Haythornthwaite said in announcing the appointment. “I look forward to building these connections, and congratulate and thank Vicki for taking on this challenging position.”
MAGIC was created at UBC to foster research covering the entire spectrum of new computer-based and computer-associated media. Some examples include multimedia, mobile computing, computer animation, 3-D modeling, interactive Web-based applications, hypermedia, computer music and computer-based tools for collaboration in education, medicine and entertainment.

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