Values and Principles
Emily Carr University is committed to the following values and beliefs:
We aspire to ensure that programs, courses and sources are relevant to the needs and interests of students, business/industry and society.
We are committed to providing graduates with as many tools as possible to empower them as they go into the world to develop their careers.
We uphold the values of intellectual integrity and professional excellence in areas of specialization.
We affirm the importance of centrality of creative practices in all of the arts.
We believe in the importance of participative and consultative processes that involve the people affected by decision making and consider both individual and group roles and responsibilities.
We aspire to an ideal of excellence in all program and service areas.
We believe in encouraging and celebrating cultural diversity.
We strive to advocate for and maintain equitable practices in all areas.
Accessiblity + Accountability
We are committed to sound fiscal management.
We aspire to create accessibility to our programs for students of varied financial means.
We believe that research in visual, media and design disciplines is vital for the creative economic growth of local and global communities.
We are committed to supporting faculty and students in research endeavours.
We aspire to play a critical and advisory role on artistic, cultural, academic, professional and local issues in the community.
We believe that through dynamic interactions with the artistic and design community the University and the community at large will benefit.
We believe that collaboration with other educational institutions, business, industry and professions is essential for community building.
We aspire to continually improve upon our environmental responsibilites and sustainable practices.
We are committed to furthering environmental awareness and sustainability.