The Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC) was established in 1991 to foster research in media technology that supports economic development in the Province of British Columbia

A research centre within the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS), MAGIC’s people-centric focus answers where, what, when and why technology is appropriate and who it is for. Through our research affiliations, educational and industrial programs and our opportunities for entrepreneurship, we work at the edges of boundaries in communications and media technologies to benefit both the academic and corporate business communities.

MAGIC provides a home for industry sponsored and/or government funded research and provides learning opportunities for visiting scientists and students in an exciting, dynamic and challenging environment. We have four main foci of activities: Education, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Collaboration and Research.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Carpenter, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) neural control of movement, fear of falling, Neural control of movement, postural control, fears of falling, balance disorders, Parkinson's disease
Chua, Romeo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human perceptual-motor control, vision and action, perceptual-motor compatibility, coordination
Cynader, Max Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) eye diseases; glaucoma; dyslexia; stroke; neurotrauma; memory; vision; learning disabilities; hearing development; recovery after brain damage; ischemia; gene therapy, Alzheimer's
Enns, James Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Behavioural neuroscience of reward and motivation; attention; action kinematics; social perception; perceptual development
Ho, Kendall Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) eHealth, knowledge translation, educational research, continuing professional development, interprofessional education, evidence informed policy, eLearning, global eHealth
MacLean, Karon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer and information sciences; Information Systems; design of user interfaces; haptic interfaces; human-computer interaction; human-robot interaction
Medved, Maureen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Fiction, writing for screen
Van de Panne, Michiel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer Science and Statistics; Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools; Robotics and Automation; simulation of human movement; computer animation; Robotics; deep reinforcement learning; motor control; computer graphics