Getting Ready for DMA Camp in Canada

By Phill Powell

We’re only weeks away from the beginning of Digital Media Academy’s 15th camp season – and that includes DMA’s fantastic Canadian locations!

We have three Canadian camps, so whether you’re located in the eastern provinces of Ontario and Quebec or across the continent in the western province of Columbia, DMA has you covered.

Our camps at UBC (in Vancouver), McGill (Montreal) and Univ. of Toronto (Toronto) are getting ready to make this summer come alive with the excitement of today’s hottest technologies!

University of British Columbia

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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
DMA Weeks: July 4-8
July 11-13
July 18-22
July 25-29
Best Places to Hang Out on Campus: The brand new Student Union Building, built in 2015 for $107 million, contains performance areas, spaces for art exhibitions, a full ballroom, a 3-story climbing wall (!), a radio station and a spacious rooftop garden. Also worth checking out: The UBC Bookstore and the Meekison Arts Student Space.
Coolest Tech Sites on Campus: Kids who love tech should visit the UBC Ladha Science Student Centre. Other tech sites on campus include the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, the Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) and TRIUMF, a laboratory used for studying nuclear and particle physics.

McGill University

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Location: Montreal, Quebec
DMA Weeks: July 11-15
July 18-22
July 25-29
August 1-5
Best Places to Hang Out on Campus: Almost any place on campus is scenic; in 2012, Travel + Leisure chose McGill’s campus (at the foot of Mount Royal in Downtown Montreal) as one of the 17 most beautiful university campuses in the world. The hub of student life at the school is the University Centre, the student union building.
Coolest Tech Sites on Campus: A good bit of scientific history has been made at McGill. The Macdonald-Stewart Library Building, for example, used to be the Macdonald Physics Building, where physicist Ernest Rutherford conducted the Nobel-prize-winning experiments that led to the discovery of the alpha particle and its role in radioactive decay. Other McGill campus tech sites include Douglas Hall, the dorm where noted physiologist Thomas Chang (as an undergrad) created the world’s first artificial blood cell in 1956.

University of Toronto

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Location: Toronto, Ontario
DMA Weeks: July 4-8
July 11-15
July 18-22
July 25-29
August 1-5
August 8-12
August 15-19
Best Places to Hang Out on Campus: Hart House is UT’s massive student activity centre and it’s a magnet for student life at the school. It has a library, casual and formal dining, hair salon, art gallery, pool tables, theaters and concert halls. The University’s library system is the third largest in North America (behind Harvard and Yale); Roberts Library is the largest of its buildings.
Coolest Tech Sites on Campus: UT’s St. George campus (where DMA holds its camps) is the place where insulin was discovered (1921) and the stem cell was discovered (1963). The first practical electron microscope was developed here at the University of Toronto also, as well as Plexiglass.

DMA and Canada’s Civic Holiday

Monday, August 1st will mark the 2016 Civic Holiday in many Canadian provinces. And while it’s a major observed holiday in many areas, at DMA we want to give our students a full week’s worth of camp, so we will be holding camps at each of our Canadian locations that day.

We can’t wait to start our Summer 2016 program at our Canadian DMA locations! This is going to be our biggest and best camp season yet.

If you’re going to be spending part of your summer in these provinces and are into tech, there are still some DMA classes that haven’t reached full occupancy yet.

You can still make camp reservations at DMA’s great Canadian locations!