- Initiate and support collaborative research/creation of projects in digital game studies and design, both at the student and faculty levels.
- Build bridges and establish partnerships with games related industries, independent game developers and international researchers and artists.
- Actively explore and develop viable models of interdisciplinary research collaboration.
WHAT WE DO
TAG’s resources are broad and range from access to state of the art technology – an array of gaming platforms and ever growing game library, a solid interdisciplinary infrastructure for collaboration, game creation and study – to a depth of talent, expertise and general human awesomeness. This includes an expanding and developing network of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from over 20 different departments, as well as collaborators from the game industry and community. Financial and infrastructural support for university-based and partner-driven independent game design is also available, as is close integration with undergraduate and graduate degree requirements in several departments across the fine arts and arts and science faculties at Concordia.
SAFE SPACE POLICY
TAG is dedicated to fostering a safer space at the lab and at all of our events: this means creating an environment where people who are typically excluded from or marginalized in game-related or academic spaces feel welcome and respected. The goal of safer spaces is to encourage all participants to work together to prevent or reduce harm, particularly for those who are often the targets of violence and harassment, and ensure that marginalized individuals are not being pushed out of the space.
If you feel that someone is making the space unsafe for you, if you notice that someone else is being made to feel unsafe, or if you have any other concerns, please contact an staff member. They will be happy to help you contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise help you to feel safe. We value your attendance.
People whose behaviour is making others around them feel unsafe will be asked to cease the offending behaviour and will be expected to comply or leave the space immediately.
Campus Security – 514-848-3717 (Dial 1 for urgent situations, dial 2 for non-urgent situations)
Local sexual assault hot line – 514 398-8500 (sacomss.org)
Local emergency and non-emergency medical – 911
Local taxi company – Diamond, 514 273-6331
The text for this policy is adapted from http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment