Dennis Chenard

Director of Industry Relations // Centre for Digital Media


Dennis Chenard is the Director of Industry Relations at the Centre for Digital Media. Also known as a ‘Director of Hook-Ups’ he has a history of connecting creators, producers, and distributors of digital content with peers from around the world and works with a variety of stakeholders in industry, government and education in Canada and abroad. He produces events (like Evolution — coming August 2014), founded the Vancouver International Partnering Forum (a b2b speed-dating event), advises/mentors students and industry and speaks at a variety of digital media events. His background includes teaching in Canada and Europe, leading trade missions in the US and across Asia and overseeing a variety of digital media projects and international trade events. A strong believer in industry and academic connections he helps the Masters of Digital Media program (a joint UBC, SFU, Emily Carr and BCIT program) connect with industry on projects, talent connections and other partnerships.