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Create your New Virtual Reality
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  • Industry Standard Experience
    Students will learn using industry standard software development tools and practices including C# and Unity
  • Experience for University Applications
    Experience gained through the completion of the course aid in the application process for post secondary education
  • Demo Day
    Students will learn how to present and execute a product for a client selected by ITL
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Video Overview
Learn About the Creator's Program
Check out this video from our past students and how they were able to create their very own VR experience for the MacMillan Space Centre!
Dr. Ray Hsu
-ITL Founder
Dr. Ray Hsu is Founder and Director of the Immersive Technology Lab. He teaches courses on Virtual Reality in the UBC Future Global Leaders program and is Faculty in Residence at the Emerging Media Lab. He is Chair of the Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality User Group, which brings together faculty, students, and industry in order to showcase the latest projects in VR and AR. 

He completed his Bachelor's and Master's at the University of Toronto and received a full scholarship to study at a research institute in Cornell University during his Ph.D. He has collaborated on research projects with colleagues at Stanford and MIT. 

He started the Immersive Technology Lab last year as a place to find and nurture talent for the emerging technology sector and to serve as a bridge into some of the most exciting university technology labs in North America.

Janet Chen is the co-founder and VR Outreach Director of AGDA VR, the largest student group for virtual and mixed reality development at UBC. She works closely with students, faculty and industry professionals to create immersive education and research tools with Unity for the HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, Google Cardboard, and more. She is currently the lead developer at the Emerging Media Lab, where she is creating an inclusive community for all VR & AR creators at UBC. 

Janet Chen
-ITL Instructor and VR Outreach Director
Student Benefits

Learn Industry Tools

Use the same tools by professional software developers, C# and Unity to create VR applications for a client partnering with ITL

Building the Future

Our students work directly with Dr. Ray Hsu, Chair of the Virtual and Augmented Reality Working Group at the University of British Columbia. This group is tasked with exploring all aspects of VR / AR.

Team Building

Students will work in a professional environment where they form small teams and take solutions from concept to production .

Student Rewards

Upon completion of the course, students receive a signed letter of recommendation fro the Director of ITL and exceptional students (top 10%) will receive a Certificate of Achievement which will aid in their post secondary application
Daily Schedule
3:30 - 4:30 PM
4:30 - 5:00 PM
5:00 - 6:30 PM
6:30 - 7:30 PM
7:30 - 8:30 PM
8:30 - 9:30 PM
Student Teams Begin Programming
Scrum meeting: Reviewing work since last meeting, identifying challenges, proposing solutions
Team Programming with Mentor/Project Lead
Continue Lecture
Team Programming with Mentor/Project Lead
Course Tuition & Details
  • Course Tuition: $3,500 CDN (50% due by first day, 50% due by week 2)
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2017 
  •  Summer Term: Aug 2 - Aug 30, 2017
  •  Cancellation Deadline: Aug 4, 2017
Student Testimonials
"By far the most enjoyable job and learning experience I've had so far is working for UBC's Immersive Technology Lab (ITL).  This professor proved to be incredibly influential and insightful in the development of our start-up team, teaching us much about business and coordinating our engineering efforts."
-Michael, ITL Student
"It's surprising how natural it is.  I think [VR] will definitely enhance a lot of games."
-Zion, ITL Student
"The greatest strength of the ITL program is being able to meet and work with brilliant, like-minded people who push you to better yourself as a programmer and as a person.”
-Francis, ITL Student
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