An online school with more weight than a concrete building.

Get to know the founders behind VANAS

Established 2009.

Est. 2009

Vancouver Animation School - VANAS Open house event
Mario Pochat, CEO and Founder of VANAS

Mario Pochat
CEO, Founder
Harvard University

Patrick Suberville, Chairman and Co-founder of VANAS

Patrick Suberville
Chairman, Co-founder
Art Center of Pasadena


How it all came together

Meet Patrick Suberville and Mario Pochat, proud founders of Vancouver Animation School (VANAS). These two pioneers in Computer Graphics met while independently shaping and educating the local industry scene in the 90s.

Patrick had the creative bug for the advertising industry, and Mario had the 'Rambo' in him who could single-handedly take on entirely a digital production. Together, they built one of the top three post-production houses in Mexico City, paving the way for others to come.

Satisfied with their years of endeavours, both parted ways looking for their next challenge. Mario said, "I want more," and flew to Vancouver, Canada. Patrick said, "I want double more," and flew to San Francisco, California.

Ten years later, they made a historic re-encounter in Vancouver, British Columbia. They set out to contribute to the world of digital entertainment education by creating an online school with more weight than a concrete building.