Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre

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.

Campus
Vancouver

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
Duranti, Luciana Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Digital Records; Archival Diplomatics; Archival Theory
Enns, James Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Behavioural neuroscience of reward and motivation; attention; action kinematics; social perception; perceptual development
Gardiner, Robert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sceneography , stage design, lightning
Gouzouasis, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) early childhood music education; computer literacy through fine arts and new media; music in mass media; especially jazz, guitar, Music education, Action Research, Artistic and Aesthetic Development, Arts Education, Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technologies, Literacy, Media, Semiotics, Text Studies, Music, Music Education Research, Non-Formal Learning, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Research Design and Method, Sociological Issues, Teacher Education Research, Teacher Research, Technology
Ho, Kendall Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) eHealth, knowledge translation, educational research, continuing professional development, interprofessional education, evidence informed policy, eLearning, global eHealth
Khan, Samia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) science education, teaching and learning, cognition, digital technology, learning space design, case study, higher education, Educational Technologies, Science Education, Teacher Education
MacLean, Karon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Information Systems; human-computer interaction; haptic interfaces; human-robot interaction; design of user interfaces
Medved, Maureen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Fiction, writing for screen
Petrina, Stephen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Adolescent Issues, Artistic and Aesthetic Development, Arts Education, Children & Youth, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Studies, Educational Technologies, Environmental Education, Higher Education, History of Education, Literacy, Media, Semiotics, Text Studies, Metacognition and Learning, Music, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Research Design and Method, Science Education, Social Cognition, Social Studies Education, Sociological Issues, Subcultures, Technology
Rensink, Ronald Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) vision, attention, consciousness, interface design, Cognitive vision
Sheppard, Stephen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) landscape architecture; greenway planning for sustainable communities; tourism potential of BC’s landscapes; social aspects of forestry; visual quality / visual impacts of clear-cutting; computer mapping and animation; computer visual modeling for local climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation, using Geographic Information System and 3D visualization as a prototype for improved community engagement and planning on long-term climate change, snowpack forecasting, Visual management, planning visualization, climate change, landscape planning, simulation
Staub-French, Sheryl Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), collaboration and integrated project delivery, design and construction coordination, 4D (3D + time) visualization, interactive workspaces
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