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  • 1. In the GTA, Vancouver & Kitchener By: Mike Korman
  • 2.
    • The Toronto Design cluster is ranked Canada's largest
    • Also ranked # 3 in North America
    • With over 25,000 designers
  • 3.
    • All four universities and numerous colleges in Toronto offer design programs that ensure a wealth of highly skilled graduates, educating over 3,000 students per year.
    • York University launched its masters program in design in September '05, and Ryerson University is also planning a new design masters.
  • 4.
    • The Design Exchange is the only institution devoted to promoting the GTA Design Cluster
    • DX delivers exhibit tours, workshops, competitions and outreach programs to support the primary and secondary school curriculum in the area of design and technology
    • They also offer a student scholarship ever year to help shape the future of design in Canada.
  • 5.
    • Report released by “The Creative Group “ states theirs a huge demand for designers
    • Of the 99 marketing and advertising executives interviewed for this report, 83% plan to hire a graphic designer in the next 12 months
    • A seven percentage point increase over last year.
  • 6.
    • Now in its seventh year, L'Oreal Fashion Week in Toronto will showcase the fall 2008 collections of some of the biggest names in the Canadian Fashion industry.
    • Was Six days, with 69 designers, and 33 shows to see
    • Had some of the biggest names in Canadian fashion (and from all over the world) gathered to showcase their fall 2008 collections
  • 7.
    • Kitchener has developed a plan to develop a design cluster in the downtown area
    • They want to create “Art and Culture Cluster” (A part of the Design Cluster)
    • The whole plan described their goals, and how it makes Kitchener so attractive that companies would like to invest into the cluster
  • 8.
    • Pacific Lutheran University will hold its annual student-planned School of the Arts and Communication (SOAC) week from April 6 to 11
    • The weeklong event showcases the PLU communications, art, music, theatre and dance
    • Will also have guest speaker Vice President of academic administration at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
  • 9.
    • IDS has planed a event for February 2009
    • There is going to be 10 Innovative Canadian Designers
    • There will be the best Design companies from Canada at this event
    • There also will be awards given out by CDECA
  • 10.
    • Has announced that they are no longer taking new students
    • Announced this at the end of 2007 and still currently not taking new students
    • Referring people to go to ( http://www.careered.com/programs.aspx )