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Christie Design Awards Recognizes Creativity of Stratford Campus Students

STRATFORD, ON--(Marketwired - March 03, 2014) - Winners of the inaugural Christie Design Awards were announced Friday at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

A partnership between Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc. ("Christie®") and the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, the Christie Design Awards provide students with ongoing opportunities to explore and learn the capabilities of interactive display.

More than 120 first-year Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) students from Stratford campus participated in the competition.

The first place prize of $1500 was awarded to Jessica Barch, Sarah Clare, Connor Ruest, Lauren Noble and Michelle Kostka for their aquatic-themed animation. Kitty Huang,Tani Omorogbe, Andrew Gibson, Brendon Case and Abubakar Guled took home second place and $1000 for their dance-inspired project.

The competition required students to develop animation content for display in Christie's headquarters. Students were challenged to create dynamic content to fit within five specific display configurations ranging from a large-scale, curved projection wall with blended images from two projectors, to a single 70" display cube.

"These Design Awards are an excellent example of how Christie and the University work together to support the ongoing skill set needed for creating content for high resolution displays," said Dave Muscat, senior director, sales at Christie Digital Systems Canada. "In judging this competition we were impressed by the creative quality of the student's ideas. We look forward to continuing to work together in supporting their learning in digital display."

Christie's innovative visual technology solutions play a key role in the University's mission to intersect technology, business and art under the Faculty of Arts programs. A first in Canada, the Stratford Campus is designed to create the next generation of digital media graduates for the jobs of the future.

"We are excited to share the creative talents of our students with our long standing partner, Christie," said Ginny Dybenko, executive director, University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. "The focal point of our campus atrium is a 3-storey Christie® MicroTiles® wall that regularly inspires our students and they are always keen to create dynamic content with a technology leader in the display industry."

Waterloo's Stratford Campus is focused on advanced education in the rapidly growing field of digital media.

Details on the winning entries are posted in a video on the Stratford Campus YouTube channel.

About Christie
Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan, (JP: 6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world's most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com for more information.

About the University of Waterloo
In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada's technology hub, has become one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Waterloo, as home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow. For more information about Waterloo, please visit www.uwaterloo.ca.

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