Lenore West

Congratulations to SWaGUR’s Principal Investigator. Regan Mandryk wins Graduate Students’ Association Advising Excellence Award.

The 2018 Graduate Students’ Association Advising Excellence Award is presented to Dr. Regan Mandryk for her excellent supervisory and mentoring skills as well as her exceptional support for her advisees’ ideas, scholarly work, and financial needs. Read More.

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University of Saskatchewan student research on racial diversity in games generates media interest

Cale Passmore, a SWaGUR PhD student in the University of Saskatchewan Human Computer Interaction Lab, delivered 2 media interviews last week.  His research on racial diversity in games and the effect of under representation on gamers of colour garnered the attention of CBC radio and The College Fix.  Both interviews […]

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Saskatoon Game Designers

Michael Long, a University of Saskatchewan SWaGUR student, has started a new special interest group for Game Designers in Saskatoon dedicated to fostering game development in Saskatoon.  The group meets once a month  and is an opportunity for people to bring their game prototypes and get valuable feedback.  Video games […]

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“Game with US” Game Jam 2017 a Great Success

Game Jam 2017 attracted 58 registered participants who combined to create 18 different games over a 48 hour period last weekend.   This bi-annual event held at the University of Saskatchewan provides an opportunity for novice and experienced game developers to learn and show off their game acumen. A tutorial was […]

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Game Changers – a history of gaming in an interactive exhibit

Game Changers is a travelling exhibition which explores the fascinating innovation which has shaped the video game industry.  About 100 people attended the opening reception on February 7th which was sponsored by Saskatoon companies Noodlecake Games and Bartari. Regan Mandryk, Professor and Games researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, joined […]

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Making Games for a Living: How to score a job in the Games industry

Thursday January 20, 2017 Around 200 computer game enthusiasts attended a seminar hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Computer Science Department with Enrique Ventura, Senior Game Designer at Capcom in Vancouver.  He spoke about his experience making games for a living, the skills a game designer needs and how to develop those skills to […]

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