Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a public institution governed in accordance with the University Act of British Columbia.
It operates with a bicameral governance system with a duly constituted Board of Governors and Senate both of which include representation from faculty, staff, administration and students.
Board of Governors
The Board of Governors is the senior governing body at Emily Carr and has responsibility for the management, administration and control of property, revenue, business and affairs of the University.
The Board has 15 members including the Chancellor, President + Vice-Chancellor, 2 elected facutly members, 2 elected students, 1 elected employee member and 8 members appointed by the Government of British Columbia.
The Board meets five times a year and further information on the Board, its committees, meeting dates and copies of previous minutes can be found on the Board website.
Senate is the senior academic governing body at Emily Carr and has responsibility for academic degree programs, curriculum, evaluation and the granting of degrees.
Senate has 25 members including the Chancellor, President + Vice-Chancellor, VP Academic, VP Enrolment + Student Services (Registrar), all Deans, University Librarian, two faculty members elected from each Faculty, four students, an alumni member, two support staff and a Board representative.
Senate meets monthly during the academic year and further information on the Senate, its committees, meeting dates and previous minutes can be found on the Senate website.
Accountability Plan + Report
Emily Carr submits an annual Institutional Accountability Plan + Report to the Ministry of Advanced Education.
Government Mandate Letter
Emily Carr signs a Mandate Letter for Public Post-Secondary Institutions on an annual basis. This letter outlines government expectations of the university and shared responsibilities to support the success of students.