We’re proud to participate in the ‘Westminster Working Cultures’ program!
Last month, we were delighted to be joined by a cohort of students from the UK’s University of Westminster at our DNEG Toronto Studio!
The studio visit took place as part of the University’s ‘Westminster Working Cultures’ (WWC) program, which is designed to enhance the employability of University of Westminster undergraduate students by connecting them with a global network of alumni and partners. Read more about the program here.
As a proud partner of the WWC program, we were delighted to offer the students an introduction to the visual effects and animation industry, as well as a tour of our DNEG Toronto studio. The visit was organised by our Director of Outreach for DNEG Animation Dara McGarry, who said:
“We firmly believe that there is considerable untapped talent in the world and it is through our Outreach initiatives that we hope to connect with emerging talent. Our goal for the future is to find and support new voices, bring them into DNEG and build a more diverse community, telling even more diverse stories.”
The cohort’s visit to our Toronto studio took place on September 22nd, with the students arriving in Canada after first visiting Washington, DC. For many, the program marks the first time the students have travelled outside of their country.
Our terrific Maggy Pelletier (Office Manager, Toronto and Montreal) hosted the experience, which included breakfast and a tour of the studio. Afterwards, the students were given DNEG merchandise and participated in a VFX trivia game on our rooftop terrasse. Speaking about the day, Maggy said:
“I had the privilege of hosting students from the University of Westminster in our Toronto studio. We spent a pleasant day discussing the world of DNEG, my role and their future aspirations. Their curiosity, their obvious interest in our projects and their relevant questions on the evolution of the VFX industry were a great source of inspiration and motivation.”