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Industry Nights: Careers in XR (Virtual and Augmented Reality)

March 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Industry Nights: Careers in XR – Virtual and Augmented Reality
Sponsored by Circuit Stream & UBC Extended Learning

Want to learn more about the Extended Reality (XR) Economy and find your place in it? Join us for Industry Nights, where you will hear firsthand from leaders in the field about opportunities to participate in this growing sector while building a career.

What is the Extended Reality (XR) economy? XR is a catch-all phrase that encompasses technology like Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). From communications to e-commerce to healthcare, the AR/VR economy is all-encompassing and growing rapidly, increasing by 10x in 3 years to reach $300 billion globally by 2024. The number of jobs in this sector is expected to increase to 23 million by 2030. With the rise in interactions with AR/VR within our daily lives, this emerging sector is becoming a new reality for job seekers. Vancouver is an AR/VR economic hub, with the second-largest AR/VR ecosystem in the world. As the metaverse virtual landscape continues to expand, companies will be hiring for all aspects of the economy that augmented and virtual reality technology will support.

Date: Tuesday, March 29
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Where: Zoom (link will be provided 24 hours before the event begins)

Keynote: Dr. Patrick Pennefather – UBC Emerging Media Lab, Centre for Digital Media

Jerry Medeiros – Head of Education, Circuit Stream
Corey Wong – Product Manager, Nextech AR Solutions
Ghazal(Q) Jenab – Product Designer, Llamazoo & Hammer and Tong
Debi Wong – Founder, OrpheusVR

More panelists to be confirmed soon! Plus connect with representatives from Mantis XR, Centre for Digital Media, Circuit Stream, Clirio Technologies, Cognitive3D, Aequilibrium, Horuseye Technology, Strawberry Fields Interactive and more!

About Industry Nights:
UBC Industry Nights is a networking series and career building experience, sponsored by the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, designed to provide students from all faculties with an opportunity to engage their interests and curiosities, test assumptions and learn about the world of work. It is focused on creating value for all participants, by bringing together faculty, alumni, students and employers to discuss and explore a specific industry including related research, current trends, events, challenges, opportunities and more.

Please email us at recruit.talent@ubc.ca if you require accommodations to access this event due to an ongoing medical condition and/or disability.