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Canada

Graphic Designers of Canada
Professional

Contact Info

GDC Secretariat
Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa
,
Ontario
K1N 6E2
 
Canada
T:
6135675400

President

Mr. Mark Rutledge

Executive Director

Ms. Melanie MacDonald
T:
6137905361

Member Profile

Founded in 1956, GDC is the Canadian national organization for professional graphic designers and represents more than 1300 of 's leading practitioners. It has nine regional chapters including Vancouver Island, BC Mainland, Alberta North, Alberta South, Saskatchewan North, Saskatchewan South, Manitoba, Arctic and Atlantic Chapters. It is also affiliated with the Societe des designers graphiques du Quebec (SDGQ) and University and College Designers Association (UCDA). The Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario), the first accredited body of graphic designers in North America, was created by the GDC in 1996 and was a Member Association of the GDC until 2003. As a part of its mandate, GDC provides certification, professional development and networking opportunities and helps educate students and the public at large about the work done by graphic designers and the value of graphic design.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
GDC
Year Founded:
1956
Language of Operations:
English
University of Alberta
Educational

Contact Info

Department of Art & Design
3-98 Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton
,
Alberta
T6G 2C9
 
Canada
T:
780 492 3261

Associate Professor, Design Studies Coordinator (MVA CGD FGDC)

Susan Colberg

Member Profile

The Department of Art & Design is an exciting and wide-ranging academic unit employing 20 full-time faculty, 15 full-time equivalent contract instructors, and 15 full-time continuing support staff across seven major disciplines, each with graduate program specializations in Drawing & Intermedia, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design and History of Art, Design and Visual Culture. The Department offers BA, BDes, BFA, MA, MDes, MFA and PhD degrees. It also administers a major visual arts facility, the FAB (Fine Arts Building) Gallery. The Department is home to a University Centre of Research Excellence in Printmaking and an emerging Centre of Research Excellence in Design.

The Department attracts 4000 half course equivalent undergraduate registrations per year. It has 50 graduate students and operating budget of CAD $4.5 million. It includes advanced specialized labs and studios for rapid prototyping, photography, all media for printmaking, five design computer labs, a 125-seat lecture theatre, a print study centre and a visual resource centre. The total annual research/project grants (2000-present) is on average CAD $500,000 per year. The Faculty of Arts also includes Departments of Drama and Music and 11 other Departments in the social sciences and humanities, with which the Department of Art & Design often interacts collaboratively.

The University of Alberta, founded in 1908, is one of Canada's largest research universities, and is situated in the provincial capital, Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over 1,000,000 with a vibrant artistic community and an excellent standard of living. The campus is located adjacent to one of the largest municipal park systems in North America and is approximately 3 hours by car from the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
UALB
Year Founded:
1970
Language of Operations:
English