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Vancouver institution loses funding, has not met development expectations

News | 04/16/2004 4:00 am EDT

Vancouver’s New Media Innovation Centre (NewMIC) was on the cusp of changing its research focus to study ambient intelligence (AmI) before the funding plug was pulled in November (CNM, Dec. 4/03). A confidential report, obtained by Canadian NEW MEDIA through Access to Information provisions, paints a picture of an institution stumbling from mission to mission and spending too much time on fundraising to survive. It had pinned its last hopes on a new research thrust under the stewardship of Roger Lea as it sought a renewed lease on life.

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