Emily Carr University places students at the centre of our mission and vision. We are committed to ensuring that our degrees, programs and projects are relevant and responsive to the changing and diverse needs and interests of both students and society. Our stories reveal how creativity is in high demand across all sectors, and the important role our donors and community and industry partners play in supporting the education of our students – the next generation of change-makers and leaders in BC’s creative economy.
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In 2017, Emily Carr University will move to its new home at Great Northern Way. The new campus contains many substantial improvements over our current site to better support students and their creative practices, such as more sizable studio spaces, innovative and flexible furniture, stunning spaces of the atrium, theatre, gallery and Aboriginal Gathering Place (artist rendering shown). It is a place that inspires creativity, sparks passion, and shapes opportunities for our current and future students.
As we near 50% completion of the new building, we asked students who will be part of the first graduating class at Great Northern Way to share their thoughts about Emily Carr’s move next year. Meet Joey, Maleeha and Joseph from the Class of 2018.
When you make a donation to Emily Carr, your gift provides resources and opportunities for students like Joey, Maleeha and Joseph.
On April 22, Harp Sohal and Shannon Mann of Pink Orchid Studio organized a fundraiser in support of the Maple Batalia Memorial Scholarship for the Arts at Emily Carr. The event took place at Guildford Town Centre’s Funk’n’Frost, where the special edition “Maple” lip gloss was sold. One hundred percent of the lip gloss sales will go to support Maple’s scholarship.
Harp and Shannon stated, “After meeting Maple’s parents and family, we wanted to help grow her legacy.” Using the hashtag #weareallmaple they are encouraging everyone to wear Maple’s gloss and post it on social media to start a conversation and generate a sense of community. Harp and Shannon believe that empowering women starts with just one voice.
Support the Maple Batalia Scholarship for the Arts by donating online to the Maple Batalia Memorial Scholarship for the Arts or by completing this form and mailing it to Emily Carr with your donation. Read about Tisha Deb Pillai, the first recipient of Maple’s scholarship.
Earlier this spring, Seoul, Korea’s C2Monster donated Wormhole Pipeline System software to Emily Carr University valued at $200,000 USD. Wormhole is a digital contents production pipeline management solution which will be used by animation students. “[At Emily Carr] you have such a great talent,” said Moon Han, C2Monster’s VP of Global Business, “we hope contributing our software adds to your success.”
Emily Carr University of Art + Design is pleased to announce the $315,000 investment made today by the Emily Carr Students’ Union (ECSU) to the University’s new campus at Great Northern Way. Read more
In 2014, Krystal Kiran created the Maple Batalia Memorial Scholarship for the Arts with the aim of honouring Maple’s memory by providing opportunities for up and coming South Asian-Canadian female artists to pursue and fulfill their artistic dreams - a dream Maple was pursuing before her sudden death in 2011. Tisha Deb Pillai, a third-year Animation student, is the first recipient of Maple’s scholarship.
Tisha was working as an Industrial Designer in India prior to attending Emily Carr, and it was her fascination with the narrative aspect of three-dimensional products and the two-dimensional narrative forms that she explored in personal projects that inspired her to pursue Animation. Tisha explains, “Animation gave me the opportunity to combine both my skills of 2D and 3D storytelling. I found Emily Carr’s approach towards Animation fundamentally artistic and author-driven, giving me the flexibility to choose my orientation.”
Bursaries provide urgently-needed funding to students at the end of the academic year when their student loan funding has been exhausted. This year, 85 Emily Carr students received bursary funding and many more applied. The Basic Inquiry – W.L. Davis Memorial Fund was established by The Vancouver Life Drawing Society (VLDS) in September to provide support for students with the greatest financial need.
In celebration of our 90th anniversary, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is pleased to announce the naming of The Faculty of Graduate Studies in honour of our Founding Chancellor Jake Kerr. The naming of The Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies recognizes Mr. Kerr’s endless support, instrumental leadership, and significant financial contribution to THE BIG IDEA Capital Campaign for the new campus at Great Northern Way. Read more
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