May 29, 2003: College IDEA program spawns winners

      May 29, 2003
      Contact: IDEA instructor Matthew Anderson
      Tel: 604.983.7574

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)--Two students from Capilano College’s IDEA program are national awards recipients from the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC). North Vancouver resident, Todd Chapman, has won a $1,000 Corel scholarship and Jacki Kai from Vancouver has won a $500 Apple Canada scholarship. All scholarship awards will go directly towards the recipients’ tuition.

      “These are national awards and are difficult to earn,” says program instructor Karen Jager. “I am so proud of both of them for this achievement.”

      In addition, Infotec and IDEA instructor, Matthew Anderson, has been awarded a Graphex 2003 Award of Excellence from the GDC for his work on the Gentle Fawn Web site ( Matthew provided the site’s design, programming and animation. The winning works will be on display from October 17 to November 7 in the HSBC Pendulum Gallery at 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.

      One of GDC’s goals is to improve graphic design standards and practice. Its scholarship program encourages and supports students in taking their design education to a level that will better prepare them for professional practice. Talented individuals have been selected from across Canada who are full-time students enrolled in their second year of a two, three, or four year graphic design program, and who are also student members of the Society.

      Through various activities, such as publications, seminars, events and design exhibitions, the GDC builds awareness of graphic design and its important role in people's lives. Of equal importance, but less tangible, is the GDC communications network, which facilitates an ongoing exchange of ideas and information.

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      For more information, contact program instructor Matthew Anderson at 604.983.7574 (