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A winning entry in CrackBerry's What Would You Do for a BlackBerry 10 Phone? Contest!

By Kevin Michaluk on 7 Feb 2013 09:01 am EST

Knowledge is power. So when Chris Vigna told us he'd dress up as a BlackBerry Z10 to to extol the virtues of BlackBerry 10 to his students, we just had to see him carry through and do it.

Chris teaches Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. As many of you reading this will know, Waterloo is the birthplace and hometown of BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion), which made this entry extra sweet.

Beyond spreading the BlackBerry 10 word, we have to give Chris Kudo on his arts and crafts skills. That Z10 costume is dope. Pretty sure if CrackBerry's Bla1ze owned that, he'd wear that baby 24/7. 

Congrats Chris! Well deserved. Chris is on Bell in Canada, so we'll be getting him his Z10 asap. 



OMG this is probably the best entry yet!!! Congrats Chris


Speaking of Bla1ze and wearing something 24/7, what's up with the hat(s)?


He is going bald, or he is just really cool.


".....or. He is just really cool." LOL! That's funny!


That's crazzyyyyy!!!!!!!


Wow, I love your idea Chris. You are amazing. Congrats with your new BB10 :D


Creative and educational - love it! I wish I had a professor like you in college. Congrats, Chris! :-)


I'm sure the students are thrilled to be wasting their money on that. I hope he gets fired.


Yeah, I hope they fire his ass too. Who the hell does he think he is. Black list him too so that he never teaches again. That will show him.


From what I saw he was still teaching. No need to be so negative. Congrats Chris enjoy your phone


Maybe you should get blacklisted to know how that feels.


You just might lose your damn job.


Very creative congrats


congrats on the won Chris !

although i thought "..dress up as a BlackBerry Z10.." would have meant full body with a cut-out possibly for face exposure. Not just a placard hanging off from around neck !

at least, the students probably stayed awake for that class :)


Its fairly obvious the opening and closing segments were in an empty room (probably after work hours) and he really only taught the class actual material while wearing the Z10 "costume". The material the kids learned was probably what was still in their syllabus (hence the silence and jeopardy music) and his outfit choice didn't effect their education. No reason to get fired.


Ok the only problem i have with him winning is that he only won 1 device. Should have won 2 or 3.


+1 what a clown at university


I think I detect sour grapes...I thought it was original, and the students would have loved it. Nothing says an instructor can't be creative!


That's cool. Congrats to Chris. Cheers :)


Chris since you teach Kinesiology you got to be getting one of the button rocks to stop the brain damage were you gonna put it its going to ruin the Z10 look!


Great job Chris!! Congratulations :)