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Western Economic Diversification Announces $595,500 in Funding to Support IDS Research Facility

Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 14:23

November 14, 2013 |  This morning, Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification and Member of Parliament for Kamloops- Thompson-Cariboo, announced Government of Canada support for equipment upgrades to the University's Intersections Digital Studios.

These funds will support research that will assist the University in staying relevant and competitive in the film, health and advanced materials sectors through the purchase of state-of-the-art motion capture, post-production, and 3D prototyping equipment.

Emily Carr Researchers Design Data Visualizations for Mozilla's New Lightbeam Firefox Add-On

Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 14:21

Visualizations for recently launched tool expose online tracking

Emily Carr University's Research Centre in Social + Interactive Media announces the launch of Lightbeam, a new Add-on for the Firefox browser that enables users to visualize online data tracking in real time.  Mozilla, the developer of Firefox, partnered with the University on a year-long research project to improve Lightbeam's interactive visualization. 

Natural Capital course makes cover story in "Sustainability: The Journal of Record"

Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 14:21

Natural Capital was offered as an interdisciplinary, studio-based Community Projects course (CCID 200/300) for the first time at Emily Carr in Fall 2012 and then again in Spring 2013.

The course, offered in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation (DSF), was designed by instructor Sarah Van Borek to support DSF's natural capital work while enabling students to apply their art skills to sustainability initiatives in the community.

Kevan Funk Returns to TIFF 14 with the World Premiere of Bison

Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 14:18

Award-winning filmmaker Kevan Funk ('11) debuts his next short, Bison, at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). 

From the TIFF site: Set on a rural Saskatchewan ranch during the annual branding season, Bison follows a young man who heads to the country for a guys’ weekend, but is profoundly unsettled after he makes a disturbing discovery. Kevan Funk’s follow-up to Yellowhead is a disquieting study of the continued colonization of the West.

Henrik Håkansson and Jürgen Partenheimer Awarded Inaugural Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence 2013/14

Henrik Håkansson | A Tree with Roots, 2010
Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 14:17

Emily Carr University is pleased to welcome in October of 2013, Henrik Håkansson, one of the most successful Swedish artists of his generation, followed by highly renowned German artist Jürgen Partenheimer in the Spring of 2014.

Emily Carr student artists invited to Vienna UN event for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan 27th

Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 14:15

IHRA and Yad Vashem joint initiative opens global exhibit with special ceremonies, international poster design competition's 16 finalists include three from Emily Carr University

Emily @ Grow | New SIM Centre research project in Design and Entrepreneurship

Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 14:14

The Social+Interactive Media (SIM) Centre is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Vancouver-based startup accelerator GrowLab. This Fall, 5 research assistants from Emily Carr will form an innovative design research team at the GrowLab Gastown headquarters.

GrowLab helps entrepreneurs build great companies through seed funding, mentorship, collaborative workspace and 3 months of intensive programming. GrowLab brings together the best and brightest entrepreneurs from the world and connects them with a global network of top tier investors, mentors and partners.

Dr. Ron Burnett, Douglas Coupland appointed to the Order of Canada

Dr. Ron Burnett appointed to the Order of Canada
Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 13:52

Emily Carr University proudly congratulates our President, Dr. Ron Burnett and esteemed Alumnus, Douglas Coupland, on their newly announced appointments to the Order of Canada. One of the highest civilian honours in the country, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to our nation.

Dr. Ron Burnett is made a Member of the Order of Canada for his leadership in arts education, notably as president of Emily Carr University

Douglas Coupland | everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

Douglas Coupland
Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 13:51

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything is the first major museum exhibition of the artist’s work and will be presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery from May 31 – September 1, 2014. Deftly capturing the spirit of the age—or, as the artist refers to it, “the 21st century condition”—Douglas Coupland’s ideas are often encountered on the written page. But the themes he explores in his writing have appeared in his artwork as early as the 1980s when he was a student at the Emily Carr College of Art & Design, (Class of '84).

Shortlist Proponents Announced For New Campus at Great Northern Way

Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 13:49

The Emily Carr University of Art + Design Campus Redevelopment Project reached a critical milestone today with the announcement of the three proponents shortlisted following the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance and maintain the new state-of-the-art campus at Great Northern Way.

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