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  • 2015-04-30 09:37

    On Friday, April 24, 2015, Emily Carr University special guests broke ground at a ceremony to marking the launch of construction for our new campus.

    As part of the celebration, four Emily Carr undergraduate communication design students created and designed the seven shovels to mark this historic event.  

    The seven shovels were created to represent seven distinct areas within Emily Carr’s community.

    1. Foundation Year – triangle motif symbolizes a pyramid, upward movement and focus, the journey students travel while pursuing their undergraduate degrees

    2. Faculty of Culture + Community – the circles represent the group, and the connection we all share with one another, which forms the fabric of culture

  • 2015-04-28 15:07

    Courses from our Continuing Studies department will be a little different over the summer, with art + design courses that can fit into a one-week vacation or run over a few short weeks to allow for time out of town.

    The new course calendar, released this month, has over 100 courses and 3-hour workshops in an array of subject areas. From communication design to sculpture, there are a host of courses to keep our city creative until September.

  • 2015-04-27 22:49

    The James Black Gallery presents current students and alumni in an exhibition, ANTICS, taking place on May 2, 2015, at 8pm.

    The gallery is artist-run, which allows artists-in-residence the opportunity to show their work, curate and run the space. ANTICS will feature projects of emerging local artists in a variety of formats including media, installation, and painting. This show is the last of a set of three opening shows for the gallery.

    ANTICS | noun: A grotesque, fantastic, or ridiculous presentation.

  • 2015-04-24 10:41

    Associate Professor, Kyla Mallett, has been researching, collecting and archiving second-hand self-help materials as a way to delve into the context and historical status of a popular, academically ‘unsanctioned’ discourse. The work uses this particular form of literary pop psychology to highlight a well-constructed promise of enlightenment and well being, while focusing on a cultural interest in the genre as a gesture of hope. Tempered by a healthy dose of skepticism about its transformative power, the work conflates and repositions this wobbly sphere of self-improvement and its role as a social convention.

  • 2015-04-23 17:10

    Heather Caldwell ('12) will be exhibiting her paintings at Duthie Gallery on Salt Spring Island. These works are inspired by her five years of living in France, where she painted and exhibited as well as taught. Her paintings of Provence perfectly capture her deep appreciation of the abiding beauty of the French countryside.

    The exhibit runs from May 2 to June 4, 2015, with an opening reception taking place with the artist on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 5 to 7pm.

  • 2015-04-23 11:17

    On Friday, April 24, 2015, Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson and Dr. Ron Burnett, President + Vice Chancellor, were joined by students, faculty, staff and alumni to mark the start of design and construction of a new campus for the only specialized post-secondary institution in BC offering programs in design, media arts and visual arts.

  • 2015-04-23 09:45

    A selection of sustainability-themed information design projects by third year Communication Design students is on display at Science World to coincide with Green Month. The work was undertaken as part of the Critical Design studio course taught by Katherine Gillieson, Associate Professor of Communication Design. 

  • 2015-04-21 15:31

    The Honorary Doctorate Degree program is a celebration of commitment, dedication, and service, and recognizes individuals who are distinguished by their significant contributions and sustained creative and philanthropic achievements in their areas of expertise.

  • 2015-04-20 10:51

    The annual Emily Award program is a celebration of the outstanding achievements of a member of the University alumni whose endeavours in the arts, media and design fields have brought honour to the University.

    We are pleased to announce Daina Warren, contemporary Aboriginal art curator and artist, as the 2015 recipient.


  • 2015-04-17 12:49

    Quantum Entanglements/VAST class exhibit at Science World is an exhibition of selected works from a Visual Arts Studio course taught by Associate Professor Ingrid Koenig and co-organized with TRIUMF (Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics).

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