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  • 2014-03-04 11:24

    As part of his Low Residency MAA internship, Andres Wanner (MAA 2013) completed a residency at TRIUMF. Symmetry Magazine has published an article about his work during that period.

    Sixteen years after graduating as a nuclear physicist, following a long period of working as a digital designer and educator, Andres Wanner again immersed himself in a physics environment at TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. Midway through a second Masters degree in Visual Arts, he was curious to revisit his scientific past from a different, artistic perspective.

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  • 2014-03-04 10:33

    The University is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former faculty member John Koerner (Vancouver School of Art, 1953-58).

    Mr. Koerner was born in Moravia, a province of Czechosolvakia, now the Czech Republic, in 1913. He immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1938. He studied Law at the University of Prague and Philosophy and Art History at the Sorbonne, Paris. He studied under Fritz Kausek (Prague), Victor Tischler, Othon Friesz and Paul Colin (Paris). Along with teaching drawing and painting at VSA, he held a professorship at UBC from 1959-71.

    At 100 years of age, Mr. Koerner was the oldest active member of the Vancouver School of painters, a group that developed modernism in Canadian art. 

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  • 2014-03-03 15:14

    You may recall in Fall 2013 Kate Armstrong, Director of the SIM Centre at Emily Carr University, launched an exciting new partnership with Vancouver-based startup accelerator GrowLab.

    Led by Haig Armen, Assistant Professor of Design+Dynamic Media, five design students from Emily Carr formed an innovative design research team at the Gastown headquarters of top internet accelerator GrowLab. Their focus? Developing a new methodology for connecting design to early stage start up companies.

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  • 2014-03-03 10:54

    The first Satellite Studios for Teens to run outside the Lower Mainland is now officially a reality. Emily Carr University will offer the program in both the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).

    The studios will offer the student a challenging and creative curriculum that emphasizes collaboration, creative communication, critical analysis and design thinking. Course content will focus on locally relevant issues through a process of community research and will integrate local site visits, engage community-based guest instructors and support each of the partners’ strategic focuses on cultural and economic development. The program will culminate with a public-facing event in the community.

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  • 2014-03-03 10:54

    The Faculty of Culture + Community empowers students to forge creative, meaningful and rigorous relationships with community organizations, institutions, industry and universities. These partnerships are driven by innovative curriculum that responds to changing social conditions. Comprised of diverse curriculum areas including the Foundation program, Critical + Cultural Studies and the CRCP Major, Community Projects and the interdisciplinary SPACE (Social Practice and Community Engagement) Minor, this faculty offers students experiential learning opportunities in a variety of community contexts.

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  • 2014-02-28 17:03

    Alumnus Kevin Eastwood (’99) is an award winning filmmaker who has worked on everything from dark comedies (Fido, the 2007 movie about a boy and his pet zombie), to TV biopics (2008’s Elijah), to documentaries dealing with serious global issues (Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson in 2011, and Oil Sands Karaoke in 2013). These projects, and the many others to his credit, have found critical, commercial and financial success and made Kevin a sought-after producer and director. Still, the unprecedented success of his latest project, Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH, exceeded all his expectations.

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  • 2014-02-28 10:38

    Commute App™ is a simple and innovative real-time transit app that aims to make your daily commute an enjoyable experience.

    Last year, Communication Design alumni Alvin Kwan and Vince Lo (’11), along with Ben Wu (SFU), decided to get together, pool their talents and come up with a project that would contribute to their community. The catch ─ they had to come up with something with a zero-dollar budget.

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  • 2014-02-27 09:45

    2012 graduates, Bernie Yao and Nayeli Jimenez, collaborated with The Goodforks Inc. to create a short promotional video.

    "Naturally, when it came time to create a short video for our web launch, we strived to capture the very spirit of collaboration, momentum and enthusiasm in the final cut. While looking for people to collaborate with, recent Emily Carr University of Art + Design grads Bernie Yao and Nayeli Jimenez were an easy choice: their commitment, creative spark and sense of humour kept this project rolling—pun intended—well into the wee hours of the morning."

  • 2014-02-25 14:38

    “With pottery, you’re dealing with breath. You breathe life into your art.”

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  • 2014-02-24 12:55

    Emily Carr is pleased to welcome Jürgen Partenheimer, Audain Distinguished Artist in Residence, to the school this Spring.

    Jürgen Partenheimer was born in 1947 in Munich, and studied the theory and practice of art in Germany, the USA, Mexico and France. He is internationally renowned for his multifaceted work following his participation in the Paris, Venice and São Paulo biennials. As a representative of a subjective abstraction he is considered one of the most important contemporary German artists.

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