Executive Sponsors


Dr. Simon Bates
Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning

Jennifer Burns
Associate Vice-President Information Technology and CIO

Faculty


Faculty in Residence and Principal Investigator Team
Dr. Patrick Pennefather
Faculty in Residence, Pipeline and Course Development
Principal Investigator for Virtual Co-Locator Project
Former Principal Investigator for Digital Dream Play Project
Former Principal Investigator for Interactive Orchestra Project
Former Principal Investigator for ScholarsVR Project
Former Consultant for 3D Metabolism Project
Department of Theatre and Film, Faculty of Arts
Jon Festinger
Faculty in Residence, Emerging Media Legal
Principal Investigator for Moot Court Project
Former Principal Investigator for Socratic Dalogues Project
Chair, Learning Technology Innovation Committee
Peter A. Allard School of Law
Dr. Lindsay Rogers
Faculty in Residence, Medical Education
Principal Investigator for 3D Metabolism Project
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Matthew Yedlin
Faculty in Residence, Applied Science and Machine Learning
Principal Investigator for ECG Visualization and Classification Project
Former Principal Investigator for Jupyter 3D Project
Former Principal Investigator for Digital Glass Project
Former Principal Investigator for Physics World Project
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Applied Science

 

Faculty Advisors
Dr. Sid Fels
Professor, Human Communication Technologies Laboratory, Lead
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Dr. Allan Kingstone
Professor and Distinguished University Scholar,
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Dr. Joseph Anthony
Associate Dean, Health Professions
Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Steven Barnes
Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Psychology
Former Principal Investigator for Pain Box
Dr. Claudia Krebs
Professor of Teaching, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Kathryn Gretsinger
Associate Professor of Teaching, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Dr. Loch Brown
Associate Professor of Teaching, Geography Dept.
Former Principal Investigator for Stanley Park Georgraphy VR Field Trip Project
Manuel Piña
Associate Professor, Art History, Visual Art & Theory Department
Dr. Siobhán McPhee
Associate Professor of Teaching, Geography Dept.
Former Principal Investigator for Journey With Me Project
Dr. Bernie Garret
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Former Principal Investigator for VR in Pain Control Project
Dr. Maja Krzic
Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems/Faculty of Forestry
Former Principal Investigator for Soil TopARgraphy Project
Adam Rysanek
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture
Former Principal Investigator for AR Design Project
Jennifer Moss
Adjunct Professor, School of Creative Writing
Creative Writer for Stanley Park Georgraphy VR Field Trip Project

Staff


Saeed Dyanatkar
Executive Producer, UBC Studios & Emerging Media Lab
604 822 1816, saeed.dyanatkar@ubc.ca
Catherine Winters
Lab Supervisor
catherine.winters@ubc.ca
Daniel Lindenberger
Emerging Media Mentor
daniel.lindenberger@ubc.ca
Dante Cerron
Software Developer
dante.cerron@ubc.ca

 

Collaborating Staff
Brian Wilson
Staff Liaison (Former EML Supervisor) | Curriculum Manager, Vantage College
Nadia Picco
Communication Design | Team Lead, UBC Studios
Andrew Wang
Operations Support | Media Specialist, UBC Studios
Caroline Luk
Staff Liaison | Marketing and Communications Manager, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Nicole Ronan
Staff Liaison | Learning Designer, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Angela Lam
Staff Liaison | Senior Manager, Arts Learning Technology Support, Arts ISIT

 

In Memory of
Our late colleague Kirk Karasin, Sr. Media Specialist at UBC Studios and Acting EML Supervisor, who played an important role during the creation of EML.
We will never forget his positive vibe, generosity, and willingness to try new things without fear.
May he rest in peace.

Current Student Team


Alejandra Mercadillo
Lab Coordinator (Co-op)

Mohsen Movahedi
Jr. Software Developer (Co-op)

Virginia Fawkes
Marketing and Communications Assistant (Work Learn)

Floria Gu
Jr. Software Developer (Work Learn)

Joshua Yoon
Jr. Software Developer (Work Learn)

Juno Yoon
Jr. Software Developer (Work Learn)

Michelle Huynh
Jr. Software Developer (Work Learn)

Nemo Wax
Jr. Software Developer (Work Learn)

Olivia Chen
Jr. UI/UX Designer (Work Learn)

Rayyan Saiyed
Jr. Software Developer (Work Learn)

Rosaline Baek
Jr. Software Developer (Work Learn)

Veronica Chen
Jr. UI/UX Designer (Work Learn)

Vita Chan
Jr. UI/UX Designer (Work Learn)





Industry Advisors/Mentors


David Clement
Serial tech & new media entrepreneur
Charla Pereira
Senior Designer at Microsoft HoloLens
Derrick Carter
Managing Director at The Sawmill
Nick Klingensmith
Serial tech & Mixed Reality Academy Lead Engineer, Microsoft


The UBC Emerging Media Lab is a central UBC service unit under UBC IT. Other collaborators include:

  • Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology
  • Geography Dept.
  • Vantage College
  • Faculty of Education
  • Art History, Visual Art and Theory Dept.
  • Psychology Dept.
  • School of Journalism
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.
  • Peter A. Allard School of Law
  • The Hive, Faculty of Medicine

External Collaborators

  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Centre for Digital Media
  • Metanaut VR



UBC EML is grateful for the initial support it has received from the following UBC Faculty and Staff (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr. Joseph Anthony, Faculty of Medicine
  • Dr. Loch Brown, Geography Dept., Faculty of Arts
  • Chris Crowley, Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology
  • Dr. Fred Cutler, ArtsIST, Faculty of Arts
  • Dr. Bernie Garret, School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
  • Dr. Brett Gilley, Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Sara Harris, Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Ray Hsu, Faculty of Arts
  • Dr. Francis Jones, Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Maja Krzic, Faculty of Land and Food Systems/Faculty of Forestry
  • Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Dr. Matthew Yedlin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science


Staff

Brian Wilson, Staff Liaison (Former EML Lab Supervisor) | Curriculum Manager, Vantage College
Sharon Hu
, Instructional Designer

Lab Coordinators

Janet Chen, EML Lab Coordinator (May 2017– August 2017)
Juyeong Oh, EML Lab Coordinator (September 2017 – April 2018)
Kevin Yang, EML Lab Coordinator (May 2018– August 2018)
Sabrina Ge, EML Lab Coordinator (May 2018- December 2018)
Jin Li, EML Lab Coordinator (December 2018 - August 2019)
Abhishek Taak, EML Lab Coordinator (September 2019 - December 2019)
Ileana Soza, EML Lab Coordinator (January 2020 - August 2020)
Jennifer Phan, EML Lab Coordinator (September 2020 - December 2020)
Kay Chu, EML Lab Coordinator (January 2021 - April 2021)
Rutendo Masuka, EML Lab Coordinator (May 2021 - August 2021)

Students

2016 - 2017

Shavonne Yu, Main Artist (September 2016 - August 2017)
Projects: Geography VR, Ancient City
Jeanie Suparman, Programmer (September 2016 - April 2017)
Projects: Geography VR
Gowtham Mohan, Programmer (September 2016 - April 2017)
Projects: Geography VR
Karen Qi, 3D Modeller (January 2017 - April 2017)
Projects: Geography VR
Weijun Chu, 3D Modeller (January 2017 - August 2017)
Projects: Geography VR, Ancient City
Asia Shmock, Project Coordinator (January 2017 - August 2017)
Projects: Geography VR, EMLx MindCraft
Laurent Lousky, Programmer (January 2017 - June 2017)
Projects: Geography VR
Theresa Kikuchi, Photogrammetry Modeller (April 2017 - August 2017)
Projects: Geography VR, EMLx
Darren Fum, Programmer (January 2017 - April 2017)
Projects: Geography VR
Ryan Dahoon Oh, Developer, 3D/Photogrammetry Modeller (January 2017- December 2017)
Projects: Geography VR
Luke Schuster, Programmer (April 2017 - August 2017)
Projects: Geography VR
Sepand Dyanatkar, Programmer (June 2017 - August 2017)
Projects: Geography VR
Paolina Buck, VR Level and UX Designer, Design Lead (September 2017 – September 2020)
Projects: Main Mall Hustle, MedIT Volumetric, ScholarsVR, GeographyVR
Robyn Choi, Technical Assist (Sepember 2017 - December 2017)
Projects: Holobrain
Theresa Kikuchi, Developer (Jan 2017 to Apr 2017)
Projects: Physics World, Ancient City
Hafsa Zahid, Developer (Jan 2017 to Apr 2017)
Projects: Physics World
Larry Liu, Developer (Jan 2017 to Apr 2017)
Projects: Physics World
Aviral Garg (2017-18 Holobrain Capstone Team Lead)
Chen Chen (2017-18 Holobrain Capstone Team)
Kristyn Lee (2017-18 Holobrain Capstone Team)
Tom Lee (2017-18 Holobrain Capstone Team)
Kai Wing Kevin Tang (2017-18 Holobrain Capstone Team)
Shirley Xie, (September 2017 – Apr 2018), Software Team
Projects: Digital Glass
Michael Cao, (September 2017 – Aug 2018), Software Team
Projects: Digital Glass
Wilfred Wong, (September 2017 – Aug 2018), Hardware Team
Projects: Digital Glass
Zihao (Clen) Xia, (September 2017 – Apr 2018), Hardware Team
Projects: Digital Glass
Glyn Han, (September 2017 – Apr 2018), Hardware Team
Luella Sun, Developer (Oct 2017 to Apr 2018)
Projects: Physics World
Nathan Tong, Developer (Oct 2017 to Apr 2018)
Projects: Physics World
Austin Kwok, Developer (Oct 2017 to Apr 2018)
Projects: Physics World
Li Ze Choo, Developer (Oct 2017 to August 2018)
Projects: Main Mall Hustle
Colton Quan, Developer (Oct 2017 to April 2018)
Projects: Main Mall Hustle
Will Tsai, Developer (Oct 2017 to April 2018)
Projects: Main Mall Hustle
Juan Lee, Developer (Oct 2017 – August 2018)
Projects: Fossa Finder
George Molina, Developer (Oct 2017 – Apr 2018)
Projects: Fossa Finder
Emily Sun, Developer (Oct 2017 – Apr 2018)
Projects: Fossa Finder
Alexis Gervacio, Developer (Oct 2017 – Apr 2018)
Projects: Ancient City
Margaret Yao, Developer (Oct 2017 – Apr 2018)
Projects: Ancient City
Shalini Mohan, UX Designer (Nov 2017 – Apr 2018)
Projects: Fossa Finder


2018 - 2019

Adam Herr
Projects: EMLx MindCraft
Yana Pertels, Technical Assist (January 2018 - April 2018)
Projects: Holobrain, EMLx MindCraft
Vivian Shao, Developer (Feb 2018 – Apr 2018)
Projects: Ancient City
Tiger Oakes, Developer (Mar 2018 to Aug 2018)
Projects: Soil TopARgraphy
Projects: Digital Glass
Sam Peng, Digital Media Storyteller and Assistant Project Coordinator (May 2018 – September 2020)
Projects: Journey with Me, Time Machine, 3D Educational Resources
Penjani Chavula, Work Learn (May 2018 – August 2018)
Projects: Pain Box, Fossa Finder
Saqib Majumder (May 2018 – 2020), Project member
Projects: Math World
Sean Efe Yilmaz (May 2018 – 2020), Project Member
Projects: Pain Box
Emma Ng, 3D Modeller and Designer (May 2018 to August 2018)
Projects: Main Mall Hustle, Soil TopARgraphy
Ishan Dixit, 3D Modeller (May 2018 – Aug 2018)
Projects: Fossa Finder
Shavonne Yu, Design (Aug 2018 – Apr 2019)
Projects: Interactive Orchestra
Michael Goh, Technical Lead (September 2018 - May 2019)
Projects: Main Mall Hustle, Geography VR, Physics World
Serena Chao, Project Coordinator (Oct 2018 to Apr 2019)
Projects: Interactive Orchestra
Librason Chen, Developer (Oct 2018 to Apr 2019)
Projects: Jupyter 3D
Farhan Kassam, Developer (Oct 2018 to Apr 2019)
Projects: Interactive Orchestra
Patrick Kong, Developer (Oct 2018 to Aug 2019)
Projects: Jupyter 3D
Kelly Lee, 3D Modeller and Designer (Oct 2018 2018 to Apr 2019)
Projects: Main Mall Hustle
Miriam Wagner, Design Team (Oct 2018 to Apr 2019)
Projects: MedIT
Yuntao (Winston) Wu, Developer (Oct 2018 to April 2019)
Projects: Main Mall Hustle
Julia Zhu, Developer (Oct 2018 – August 2019)
Projects: Interactive Orchestra
Cheng Zhou, Developer (Oct 2018 – Apr 2019)
Projects: Main Mall
Georgette Espina, Developer (Jan 2019 to Apr 2019)
Projects: Interactive Orchestra
Harvey Huang, Developer (Jan 2019 to Apr 2019)
Projects: Jupyter 3D
Jazica Chan, Work Learn (September 2019 – August 2020)
Projects: Chatsim, 3D Metabolism, 3D Educational Resources
Atif M. Mahmud, Tech Lead and Project Coordinator (September 2019 – September2020)
Projects: MedIT Volumetric Video, ScholarsVR, Capstone Team Member along with Alex Macdonald, Andrey Varlamov, Kaleb Graham, and Yingmin (Robin Tu) for Mobile VR Livestream.

2020 - 2021

Julia Chu, Tech Lead and Project Coordinator (January 2020 – August 2020)
Projects: Language Chatsim, Fossa Finder (Project Lead)
Courtney Clarkson, UX and Project Management Intern (September 2020 – December 2020)
Projects: 3D Metabolism
Elyse Wall, VR/AR 3D Developer