The Emily Carr University Alumni Association, in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, is excited to launch a new program to benefit alumni and students.
Introducing the Emily Carr alumni ring! Designed by alumna Justine Brooks ('06), you can now order your own ring. Note: Full Circle members at Level 2 and higher receive a discount!
FULL CIRCLE offers alumni the opportunity to support students while receiving the benefits alumni desire: access to Emily Carr resources, discounts on valued services and tax deductible receipts – all while providing opportunities and invaluable support for current students!
The Comeback 2012
It was great to see you at The Comeback!
Emily Carr was thrilled to host The Comeback alumni reunion weekend September 28 + 29, 2012. The weekend was kicked off by a pecha kucha style lecture featuring alumni from a wide range of disciplines and eras. 10 x 10 offered a chance for participants to see what some of their fellow alumni have been up to since they graduated. 10 presenters took to the stage and were each given 5 minutes to present 10 slides on the theme: What I have done since I left Emily Carr. The speakers were: Galan Akin (‘97), Joanna Ambrosio (‘09), Judson Beaumont (‘85), Erin Boniferro (‘03), Marina Bychkova (‘06), Kevin Eastwood (‘99), Brandon Gabriel (‘06), Jeff Hamada (’06) Chris Jones (‘00), Lindsey Pollard (’94) and the event also featured MC: Ian Penn (’10). Following the lecture guests enjoyed snacks and beverages and grooved to the sounds of Labour of Love featuring alumni DJ, Tobias Ottahal (‘09).
On Saturday, alumni were invited to take part in Backstage Pass, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the campus in order to get a slice of the variety of innovative and ground breaking work going on at the University. Participants also got a fist hand look at The Leeway, a new studio space at Emily Carr, along with some of the other facilities offered to members of the Emily Carr Alumni Association.
Also taking place Saturday was Emily Con!, Emily Carr’s own comic con. Attendees chatted with visiting artists and also got a chance to make their own mark by participating in the Comix Jam, an interactive live comic strip that was created throughout the day. Big thanks to The Comeback sponsor: Blenz Coffee who provided free lattes all day Saturday for everyone that took part.
The weekend was not only enjoyable to all but it also raised $4,580 in support of Emily Carr and Alumni activities.
“Amazing to see such a broad range of creative folks all talking about their successes after Emily Carr. I spent the entire time half listening and half dreaming up new projects for myself – part jealousy, part inspiration: isn't that what lights the fire?”
Carley Hodgkinson (‘02), Attendee
“I deeply valued the experience and enjoyed seeing the contributions my peers have been making in the world of arts and culture!”
Brandon Gabriel (’06), Presenter
“I love coming back to Emily Carr--it really feels like being home again.”
Lindsey Pollard (’94), Presenter
What is your Comeback story? We welcome your comments and impressions of The Comeback. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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