Spotlight Student Highlights - Fall 2016


Mikael Melo (3rd Year) brought 22 FCAD students together to create Patience - The Story of a Broken Heart; a short visual story performed to a cover of Shawn Mendes’ “Patience” that explores the trials and tribulations of what it means to fall head over heels for someone in a modern society through the perspective of a young lesbian couple. 

Karin Kazakevich (3rd Year), along with six other Media Production students, Simoon Moshi (3rd Year), Tyler Keating (3rd Year), Tia Morrison (3rd Year), Erin Guerette (3rd Year), Elena Hudgins Lyle (3rd Year), and Quinton Bradshaw (2nd Year), have created a new networking and learning opportunity for media students. The Vision Media Conference, taking place on March 4th, will offer a variety of workshops, training sessions, networking opportunities, keynotes, and panel discussions to help students acquire the necessary tools and processes to pursue their creative goals. For more information or to register, click here.


Lulu Tanenbaum (4th Year) has been appointed the role of Art Director for META, the annual New Media art exhibition that showcases the production and curatorial thesis work of 4th year new media students. For this year’s event, Tanenbaum and her classmates plan to both provide a platform for displaying emerging artists’ work and to showcase and emphasize the RTA Community, as they will be the first class to graduate from the New Media program as part of the RTA School of Media. Stay tuned for more updates!

Mackenzie Willis (3rd Year) and Spencer Houghton (3rd Year) have been working on an installation for the Allan Slaight Radio Institute. The goal of the project is to effectively integrate radio and new media, and will feature an immersive, crystalline light display that lights up in a variety of sequences that will mimic radio waves passing through space. The installation is set to launch mid January.


Hung Le (2nd Year) created a campaign titled #model4camh in early November to raise money and awareness for Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). From November through December 25th, he offered every donor of $25 or more a one-hour photo shoot with multiple picture edits. By the end of the campaign, Le raised donated $200 to CAMH.

Jaime Hills (2nd Year) has been recognized by the Rams Live staff for her excellent analysis and colour commentary work on the Men’s Basketball games last semester. Drawing from her own experiences as an athlete, Hills sheds a new light on the analytical side of the game and really breaks down the sport for viewers. Keep up the great work!