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Unlock Your Potential: PC Building Workshop Opportunity for Students!

Unlock Your Potential: PC Building Workshop Opportunity for Students!

Just BGRAPHIC, The Creative School, TMU, Canada Computers, Red Bull Gaming Hub, and AMD present a golden opportunity for students! Join us for a hands-on PC Building workshop at TMU Library's CoLab, led by the dynamic Dr. Kris Alexander. This unique experience on December 7, 8, 12, and 13 is your chance to explore the world of PCs and technology. Act now - apply today and be part of something extraordinary! 🌟 #PCBuilding #TechEnthusiasts #StudentOpportunity

Overview

Just BGRAPHIC and our partners at Canada Computers, along with the dedicated leads at Red Bull Gaming Hub from The Creative School, are excited to announce a unique opportunity for your students at The CoLab in TMU Library. In collaboration with AMD, we will be hosting a PC Building workshop over four engaging sessions, spanning two days a week on December 7, 8, 12 and 13th. The workshop aims to empower students with hands-on experience in understanding the inner workings of PCs, facilitated by instructors who will guide them through each component. 

The instructor will lead a step-by-step exploration of the computer’s components, providing live, practical examples on-site. As the session concludes, each student will actively participate in installing the discussed part into a computer.

Act now! Your participation is key to this exciting opportunity. Questions or need clarification? Reach out promptly. Time is tight, so let’s move quickly. We look forward to your contributions. Apply today!

Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Kris Alexander Assistant Professor, Media Production

Introducing Dr. Kristopher Alexander, a seasoned professional with a two-decade history at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), formerly Ryerson University. As an alumnus and current faculty member of RTA Media at The Creative School, Dr. Alexander has seamlessly blended his background as a sound design and audio engineering student with a passion for gaming. Holding the position of Professor of Video Games: Design, Broadcasting, & Esports Infrastructure, he has gained national recognition for his innovative approach to merging gaming and education, particularly in the realm of online learning. 

Dr. Alexander’s leadership has elevated The Creative School, positioning it as a trailblazer in digital media and esports infrastructure, while making the learning experience not only educational but also enjoyable. His commitment to advancing video game design in higher education reflects a dynamic and forward-thinking approach to the future of learning, exemplifying his dedication to transforming complex concepts into engaging experiences.

Student Submission and Selection Process:

  • Eligibility:
    • The workshop is open to students in grades 9-12.
    • While SHSM students are encouraged to apply, participation is not limited exclusively to SHSM students.
  • Submission Format:
    • Create a 45-60 second video discussing your passion for computers and technology.
    • Accompany the video with a short bio (150-200 words) introducing yourself, including details about your cultural background, interests, hobbies, academic pursuits.
    • Clearly highlight what you hope to learn from the PC Building workshop.
  • Content Guidelines:
    • In the video, articulate your genuine interest in computers and technology.
    • Explain why you are passionate about this field and how you currently engage with it.
    • Showcase any barriers you may have faced in pursuing your interest and how you have overcome them.
    • Clearly state what you hope to learn and gain from participating in the PC Building workshop.
  • Submission Method:
    • All submissions must be made online through the provided form.
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Applicants will be assessed based on the authenticity of their passion for computers and technology.
    • The selection committee will also consider the uniqueness of experiences, overcoming barriers, and the potential for the knowledge gained to contribute to future career paths.
  • Timeline:
    • Submissions will be accepted until Nov 27, 2023.
    • Selected students will be notified by Nov 30, 2023.
  • Contact Information:
  • Inclusion of Lunch:
    • Lunch will be provided during each workshop session to ensure participants have the energy needed for an engaging learning experience.
  • Transportation:
    • Schools are encouraged to coordinate transportation for participating students, fostering a collaborative and supportive approach.
  • Important Dates:
    • Workshop sessions will be held on the following dates: December 7, 8, 12 and 13th
  • Location:
    • The workshops will be conducted at The CoLab in the TMU Library at TMU.
  • Coordination with Schools:
    • Students are encouraged to coordinate their attendance with their respective schools to ensure smooth logistics.
    • Schools may facilitate group travel arrangements, promoting a sense of community and shared learning.
  • Attendance Commitment:
    • Participants are expected to attend all four workshop sessions to maximize the learning experience.
    • If unforeseen circumstances arise, participants are advised to communicate with the organizers in advance.
  • Participant Responsibilities:
    • Participants should bring any required materials or documents specified by the organizers.
    • Active engagement and participation in all workshop activities are essential.

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