An online school with more weight than a concrete building.

Mario Pochat
CEO, Founder

Patrick Suberville
Chair, Co-Founder

How it all came together...

Meet Patrick Suberville and Mario Pochat, proud founders of Vancouver Animation School.  These two pioneers in Computer Graphics met while they were independently shaping and educating the local industry scene.   Patrick knew he had the creative bug, Mario knew he had the "rambo" in him who could single-handedly take on an entire digital production.  Together, they built one of the top three post-production houses in Mexico City that paved the way for others to come.

Satisfied with their six years endeavour, both parted ways looking for their next challenge.  Mario knew he wanted more and flew to Canada ("I want more", he said), Patrick wanted double more and flew to San Fco California. ("I want double more, he said").  Ten years later, these two made a historic re-encounter in Vancouver BC.  They set out to save the world of education by creating an online school with more weight than a concrete building.

10 Mar 2009

Mario founded VANAS

With only his personal savings, Mario sets the foundation for the VANAS.

10 Mar 2009

08 Jan 2010

Patrick joins VANAS

Flew in from San Francisco to see what VANAS will look like

22 Dec 2010

Officially registered

PCTIA officially approves VANAS for registration as a Canadian Institution

22 Dec 2010

11 Sep 2010

First Officially Accredited Concept Art program in the world

Opens the first of its kind Concept Art program, recognizing this position as a profession before the Ministry of Advanced Education.

26 Sep 2011

First student pilot group

A pilot group with students in 4 continents is successfully conducted

26 Sep 2011

1 Jul 2013

First exclusively online school fully accredited in Canada

VANAS becomes fully accredited by the Private Career Trainining Insitutions Agency, to become the first and only exclusively online Animation School in Canada (and possibily in the world)

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270-5489 Byrne Rd., Burnaby BC.
V5J 3J1, Canada

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