Upcoming events

Making it in the software industry

Johnny Rodgers
Technology designer from Vancouver who, after graduating, joined Tiny Speck, the startup that made Slack. He left Slack in 2023 after 11 years as a Principal Engineer.

Join us on March 13, 2024 when Johnny will share his experience building a career in the tech industry in Vancouver, from sole proprietor to taking Slack public on the NYSE.

Save the Date: April Regionally Hosted Seminar

Scott Hudson

Hosted by Simon Fraser University - Burnaby

Speaker: Scott Hudson

More details to come!

Save the Date: May Regionally Hosted Seminar

Nic Marquardt

Hosted by University of Victoria

Speaker: Nic Marquardt

More details to come!

Past Events

Missed a seminar? No problem! You can watch all of our seminars on our YouTube channel: https://tinyurl.com/youtubedfp

DFP x UVic Hackathon

Registration is closed! Thank you to everyone who reached out.

Building upon the success of the exciting DFP Hackathon hosted at UBC Okanagan in May 2023, we are excited to announce its return, this time taking place at the University of Victoria (UVic) for current DFP CREATE students!


AGI is Coming... Is HCI Ready?

Meredith Ringel Morris
Director for Human-AI Interaction Research, Google DeepMind | Affiliate Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

Join us on January 17th 2023, as Meredith Ringel Morris presents "AGI is Coming... is HCI Ready?"

DFP Mobility Exchange Grant Experiences, and a Holiday Mix and Mingle!

Frank Heyen, Anika Sayara, and Mint Tanprasert

Join us on December 13 2023 as the DFP Monthly Seminar Series presents our very own DFP Mobility Exchange Grant award winners on their experiences abroad. The talk will be followed by a Holiday Mix and Mingle.

Non-Contact Monitoring of Respiratory Rate for Infants in the NICU using Depth and RGB Cameras

Paul Addison and Soodeh Ahani
Paul Addison, PhD, Chief Scientist Medtronic Patient Monitoring, Technical Lead Algorithm and AI Group, Professor of Fluids Engineering | Soodeh Ahani, PhD, Research Associate, UBC

True Biomimetics

Adam Clare
Professor, Manufacturing Engineering UBC | Research Chair, Rolls-Royce/Royal Academy of Engineering University of Nottingham | Founder, Director, and Scientific Advisor, Texture Jet Ltd., and Scintam Engineering Ltd.

The Theory of Orchid and Dandelion Offers a New Subtyping Framework for Cognitive Aging

Sylvain Moreno
Associate Professor, School of Interactive Arts and Technology SFU | Special Advisor to the Vice-President Research and International | C.E.O and Scientific Director, AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: Circle Innovation

DFP Design Showcase

DFP’s 6th Annual CREATE Design Showcase is back in person!

(Some) Bodies in Interaction - A Critical Look at which Bodies HCI Considers

Katta Spiel
FWF Hertha-Firnberg Scholar & Adjunct Lecturer
HCI Group of TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) and University of Vienna

Designing for Impact: Empowering Young Moms in Chicagoland

Michael Fergusson, Founder & CEO
with Rabia Ahmed, Director of Product Design
Ayogo Health Inc

Innovations in Social Gaming

Regan Mandryk
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
University of Saskatchewan