This year's CREATE Design Showcase was our largest yet, with 108 participants (vs 78 in 2020)! These submissions came from students from not just UBC, but also Centre for Digital Media, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, University of Manitoba, Simon Fraser University, McGill University, University of Saskatchewan, Waterloo University, and University of Zurich. The students came from a variety of disciplines, most in Computer Science, but also in Electrical Computer Engineering, Systems Design Engineering, Informatics, iSchool, Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and Digital Media. The number of submissions we received increased from 3 posters & 10 demos in 2020 to 6 posters and 14 demos this year.
The Showcase was held over three days, with an asynchronous gallery May 17-18, and a live event on Zoom May 19. The live event included a student poster and demo session, a showing of this year's 554K DFP Project Videos (see next page for highlights), and multiple prizes and awards. A new and popular element this year was "DFP Alumni: Where are they now?", in which DFP alumni who have moved on from UBC returned to share their journey, and to offer insights and advice to our current students.