Ontario Government gives Masters program in gaming the green light and so does one of Canada's top video game development houses! by Todd Mowatt Sault Ste. Marieâ€”Algoma University College told the gaming world today that it will be exclusively offering the MSc Computer Games Technology curriculum from the University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland. This is the first time that this type of MSc course will be offered in North America, not to mention that it´s the first Masters level degree program of its type in Canada. The computer games technology program was given the green light when Chris Bentley, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, said that he would approve the course. "The MSc Computer Games Technology offers an international experience, opening a window to European and North American enterprise. I am delighted that the program will provide students with an exceptional opportunity to work up a personal portfolio to showcase their knowledge and skills in the computer game arena," said Dr Celia Ross, President, Algoma University College. "We know the industry is hungry for these graduates and I look forward to watching their successes in the future," she said. "The prospect of the development of computer games companies that might contribute to the local economy, as has been the case in Abertay Dundee is very exciting and the partnership between Algoma U and the Innovation Centre's IT Business Incubator will accelerate the process. Moreover, this new program puts Sault Ste. Marie on the map as a Centre of Excellence for advanced study in computer games," explains, Dr Arthur Perlini, Academic Dean, Algoma U. "Consistent placement in both Canada's Top 100 Employers and the Deloitte Canadian Technology Fast 50 emphasizes BioWare's core values of quality in our products and quality in our workplace," says Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Joint CEO of BioWare. "The announcement that Algoma U will be the first Canadian University to offer the Master of Science in Computer Games Technology is thrilling for us as we look forward to recruiting from that pool of top talent."