Advancement + Alumni Events
The Show at Emily Carr University Preview Night 2013
On May 3rd, friends and supporters of Emily Carr University were given the opportunity for a “sneak peek” of the Grad Show at Emily Carr as a special thank you for their generous support.
Donors and Sponsors chatted and mingled with industry, faculty, staff, and graduating students showcasing work in The Show at Emily Carr. Emily Carr President + Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Ron Burnett, spoke briefly on the importance of donor support for the university, particularly looking ahead to Emily Carr’s new campus at Great Northern Way. Ray Schachter, Associate Counsel, from Alexander Holdburn Beaudin + Lang, LLP, the presenting sponsor for The Show also addressed the crowd to speak about the long term support the firm has provided for this annual event. Guests then previewed the diverse and impressive collection of work by graduating students in Visual Arts, Media and Design.
Thank you once again to our all our supporters for making The Show possible.
The Show Presenting Sponsor: Alexander Holdburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The Show Supporting Sponsors:
Opus Art Supplies
Macquarie Equipment Finance
The Comeback 2012
Thank you to everyone for coming out for The Comeback! The weekend was a great success. It was great to catch up and reunite! Read more and view photos here.
Donor Recognition Reception 2012
May 4, 2012
We were delighted to honour Emily Carr University of Art + Design generous friends and supporters with a lively celebration at the Granville Island Hotel!
Our esteemed donors enjoyed chatting and mingling with faculty, staff and Emily Carr’s award-winning students. At the heart of the University lies the passion and creativity of our students and without the amazing support of our donors, we would not be able to provide the education and services to successfully prepare graduates for life as a professional artist, designer or media practitioner. A wonderful example of the caliber of talent Emily Carr fosters is Luke Parnell, pictured left with Brenda Crabtree, Aboriginal Program Manager. Luke is a recipient of the Winsor Graduate Student Award and the RBC Emerging Aboriginal Artist Award.
Following the reception, guests previewed the diverse and impressive 2012 Degree Exhibition. It was a lovely evening and we sincerely enjoyed the opportunity to thank our donors, in person, for their generous support!
Photo: Gaye Fowler
Chancellor's Twilight Reception
September 8, 2011
John C. Kerr, Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Martha Sturdy (78) hosted a wonderful reception to celebrate the beginning of Emily Carr’s 86th school year. We have the privilege of igniting the passion of budding artists and designers, fostering the intellect of gifted minds, and encouraging the development of confident innovators, so it was with great pride that the accomplishments of students and alumni were shared with friends and supporters of Emily Carr.
We want to thank Martha Sturdy and David Wardle for generously opening their home and we would like to thank our kind friends and supporters for sharing a beautiful start to another successful year with Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Chancellor's Champagne Reception
May 12, 2011
John C. Kerr, Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design hosted a lovely champagne reception for friends and supporters of Emily Carr. The special evening acknowledged those who continually support arts and culture in British Columbia. In the South Building of Emily Carr, guests enjoyed the soothing tones of live jazz, the pleasure of spirited company and the delight of delicious eats while browsing projects featured at the 2011 Grad Exhibition.
The evening was a wonderful success and we thank all of our thoughtful supporters for making our community artistically vibrant.
October 21, 2010
A spectacular event, Exhibit E featured an exhibition and auction in support of Emily Carr with donations from twenty-five artists, including many of our most notable alumni. Bob Rennie and Carey Fouks, Honorary Chairs, Exhibit E, art collectors, patrons of the arts and long term supporters of Emily Carr hosted an exquisite evening at the Wing Sang Museum located in historic Chinatown. $444,000 was raised to provide scholarships, Aboriginal awards and to establish an Artist in Residence program.
Thank you to our donors, sponsors and esteemed artists for contributing to a fabulous evening.