Real-Life Solutions for Video Management and Content Sharing

Video management and publishing is becoming an essential part of the modern day campus – from teaching and learning, live events, student video assignments, and management of lecture capture content to digital libraries, and live events.

In this session, a number of B.C.’s universities and institutes will share how they are experimenting with digital media repositories that serve as platforms to manage, share, access, and archive digital content.

Hear how UBC is enhancing the teaching and learning experience by piloting Kaltura, an open source digital media platform.

See how Neptune Canada’s is using crowd sourcing citizen science application and learn how Simon Fraser University and Emily Carr University of Art + Design are testing a live streaming solution.

Learn about copyright issues, end-user access, challenges and payoffs for implementing a common digital repository solution.

Panel Participants
Benoît Pirenne, Associate Director, IT, NEPTUNE

Benoît Pirenne is NEPTUNE Canada Associate Director, Information Technology at the University of Victoria since October 2004. He is in charge of all Data Management and Archiving aspects (from system development to operations) of both the VENUS and NEPTUNE Canada networks, part of Ocean Networks Canada. He directs a group of 25 computer professionals organized in three teams.

Previously, Benoît spent 18 years at the European Southern Observatory (ESO, Munich, Germany), a leading Organization for astronomical research. At ESO Benoît assumed a number of scientific and technical positions. As Head of the Operations Technical Support Department in this Organization, he was responsible for running the Data Management and Archiving system supporting both ESO’s telescopes and NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

Benoît has a Master in computer science from the University of Namur, Belgium.

Grant Gregson, Coordinator, Emily Carr’s Teaching and Learning Centre, ECUAD

Grant Gregson is the Coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Centre at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. Grant coordinates the research, development, administration and teaching of their online course management system, their blogging system, mobile learning and social media initiatives. He supervises a production team for recording and publishing of lecture series, documentaries and conferences at the University.

He served on BC’s Steering Committee Educational Technology Users Group (SCETUG) for several years and is on the board on the Current Design Research Journal at Emily Carr. Grant’s artistic work has explored sound and interactive multimedia with exhibitions in North America, Europe and Japan.

Grant has a Master of Fine Arts from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Henry Daniel, Associate Professor, SFU

Marianne Schroeder, Senior Manager, Teaching & Learning Technologies, UBC


Panel Discussion

Intended Audience 

Higher Education, General

Session Duration

60 minutes

Session Schedule

Wednesday, May 2nd
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Terasen Theatre (1800)


Mark Zuberbuhler