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Gordon Walker

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Education:

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Performance Production from Ryerson University

Email Address:

gordon.walker@ryerson.ca

Specialization:

Digital Media and Management

Biography:

Gordon comes to the Master of Digital Media program by way of his undergraduate studies as a mature student in Ryerson University’s Performance Production Program, where he specialized in Sound Design and Arts Administration.  He has six years of experience working for Ernst & Young's Human Capital - Global Mobility practice and Egan LLP in a variety of positions, including Engagement Coordinator, Immigration Law Clerk, and Global Billing Coordinator. Prior to joining EY and Egan LLP, he trained as a ballet dancer at Canada’s National Ballet School, the School of American Ballet in New York City, San Francisco Ballet School, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet II, and the HARID Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida.

Why Digital Media?

Gordon has always had an affinity for technology, gadgets, and gear. His interest in studying Digital Media was fostered during his undergraduate career at Ryerson Theatre School where Digital Media served as an integral component of his main areas of study, Sound Design and Arts Administration. Not only was Digital Media crucial to his academic endeavours, but it also played a prominent role in his work at EY and Egan LLP, his communications with friends and family, and in his hobbies and other sources of entertainment. Coming from a fine arts background, Gordon recognizes that working with Digital Media presents opportunities for one to be infinitely creative and innovative and he plans to pursue a career in this growing field. Gordon is very excited to commence his graduate studies in a unique program like the Master of Digital Media program and looks forward to working with and learning from the MDM faculty & staff and the members of his cohort.

Research:

Major Research Paper

Civic Crowdfunding in Canada

A study of Canadian civic crowdfunding campaigns. What potential does civic crowdfunding hold and can civic crowdfunding disrupt the established ways in which Canadians pay for public assets?