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Saeed Dyanatkar

UBC Emerging Media Lab
Executive Producer
Vancouver, BC
With background in systems design, human factors, and emerging technologies, I have been working within academia on adopting emerging technologies to enhance knowledge translation and learning experience.
Currently I lead UBC Studios and the UBC Emerging Media Lab (http://eml.ubc.ca) which provides a venue for UBC community to explore and experiment with immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality (AR/VR). EML provides an incubation space in which new ideas could flourish and become new tools or techniques to enhance learning and research at UBC.
In my spare time, I work on nonprofit initiatives to bring people from different cultures closer and help them understand each other better with hope to reduce conflicts and promote peace. I have co-founded an initiative to promote media literacy and cultural exchange at an international level and I help publish The Source/La Source newspaper, a forum for diversity in Vancouver (http://thelasource.com).