EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART + DESIGN ANNOUNCES 2014 HONORARY DOCTORATE AND EMILY AWARD RECIPIENTS

Posted: Thu, 2014-04-24 00:00

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EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART + DESIGN ANNOUNCES 2014 HONORARY DOCTORATE AND EMILY AWARD RECIPIENTS

Vancouver, BC April 24, 2014 | Emily Carr University of Art + Design will honour multimedia artist, curator and arts advocate, Hank Bull; celebrated visionary architect Arthur Gensler; visual artist, curator, and scholar, Gerald McMaster; and entrepreneurs, business leaders and philanthropists, Chip and Shannon Wilson at the 2014 Convocation Ceremony to be held May 3, 2014. Each will receive a Doctor of Letters for their significant accomplishments and contributions to arts and culture. The 2014 Emily Award, acknowledging outstanding achievements by alumni, will be granted to internationally acclaimed visual artist Etienne Zack.

"Emily Carr University of Art + Design is delighted to recognize these exceptional members of our community, who have contributed to arts and culture through their leadership, creativity and philanthropic endeavours," says Jake Kerr, Chancellor. "The Honorary Doctorate is the highest degree that Emily Carr offers and is conferred upon those individuals who have demonstrated a profound and longstanding commitment to the arts, and whose accomplishments and excellence in their respective field reflect positively upon the University." Past honorary degree recipients include: Michael O’Brian, Xu Bing, Shengtian Zheng, Michael Audain, Dempsey Bob, Peter M. Brown, Douglas Coupland, Stan Douglas, Atom Egoyan, Arthur C. Erickson, Fred Herzog, Sarah McLachlan, Susan A. Point, Gordon Smith, Jessica Stockholder, and Wendy Tilby. Honorary Doctorate recipient biographies can be found at http://www.connect.ecuad.ca/news/311602. Emily Award winner Etienne Zack's biography can be found at http://www.connect.ecuad.ca/news/311651.

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About Emily Carr University of Art + Design Emily Carr University of Art + Design, established in 1925, is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges research, critical theory and studio practice in an interdisciplinary environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have enormous impact on both the cultural sector and economy. We engage students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. Emily Carr is building a state-of-the art campus for 21st century learning at Great Northern Way. The University will be at the centre of a new social, cultural, educational, and economic engine for British Columbia.