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.
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“I just finished my second year in Industrial Design. I enjoy working with my hands and like making things. What I love the most about student life at Emily Carr is the community here. It is a very supportive community and everyone is open-minded.
I’m very excited about the move. I do love the current campus and am a little sad about leaving it behind. However, I know the new campus is going to be good for the students. There is more support for our practice. I have also been involved in the Students’ Union and their $315,000 contribution to the new campus.”
(Joey is seen posing in front of Steven Schmid’s piece in The Show)
“I am a second year student in Illustration. What I enjoy the most about studying at Emily Carr are the people. It is a community full of compassionate people who also make things fun.
I have mixed feelings about the move, mostly positive. I am a little worried that it will be a difficult adjustment for students, especially for fourth year students, to get familiar with the new campus, new facilities, and so on. But this is a big change, and I feel proud of Emily Carr for doing this. It is a new beginning and the school will become a hub of its own. One thing I would like to see in the new campus is sustainable energy use.”
“I am currently a second year student in Photography. As a person who never encountered art prior to Emily Carr, I didn’t have anyone to share my excitement. The new people I get to meet, the critiques I have received, and the works I share with others are all the most essential points of why I like the school.
Honestly, I am super excited about the move. I look forward to the new location, new facilities and interacting with fellow students and professors at the new campus. I believe the new location will reduce students’ commute time as there is a Skytrain station within walking distance.”
(Joseph poses with Daniel Park’s piece in The Show)
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