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2014 Mayor's Arts Awards

Posted: Wed, 2014-10-01 08:04

The 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards have been announced and will take place October 7 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

The Impact | Health Design Lab's Social Agenda

Posted: Tue, 2014-09-30 15:31

Q&A on Fall Projects with Health Design Lab Director, Jonathan Aitken

We asked Jonathan Aitken to give us a sneak peek at what's on Health Design Lab's agenda for the academic year - a number of projects here are just announced!

Follow HDL's news at or connect with them via email to make inquiries about partnership and participation opportunities.


The Network | Emily Carr's Alumni Association

Posted: Tue, 2014-09-30 14:25

Heartfelt all who organized, spoke, sponsored, attended and enjoyed The Comeback 2014!

We are tremendously pleased to report that The Comeback 2014 brought close to 2,000 visitors to the Emily Carr campus over three days!


“We represent so many talented and creative alumni who are building careers, companies, and culture, here in Vancouver and around the world,” says Dave Humphrey, President, Emily Carr Alumni Association. “This is an amazing opportunity to connect, celebrate success, and welcome them back to campus.”

The Advocates | Emily Carr Students Union

Posted: Tue, 2014-09-30 12:56

What's On? Q&A with Emily Carr Students' Union

Get an insider's view of Emily Carr student life! An interview with Lori MacDonald, Executive Director, and right hand, Fraser Ploss, Organizer. Visit them online at

E: September is always an exciting time at Emily Carr - what were some of the social highlights facilitated by the Students' Union?

Lori MacDonald, Executive Director, Emily Carr Students' Union

The Future | imagining Our New University

Posted: Tue, 2014-09-30 10:44

Q&A on Imagining Our Future

Learn more about this initiative through an exclusive interview with Laura Kozak, Project Coordinator


Martha Sturdy Unveils Wearable Sculpture Line

Martha Sturdy | Resin Square Bracelet
Posted: Mon, 2014-09-29 10:41

Alumna Martha Sturdy returns to her roots with a newly-launched collection of wearable sculpture. 

After graduating from Emily Carr in 1978, Sturdy went on to gain international reputation as her bold, iconic wearable sculptures made their way onto the pages of ELLE, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and onto runways such as Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, and Marc Jacobs.

Scott Forsythe Awarded Prestigious IKEA Sweden Internship

Scott E. Forsythe, 4th Year Industrial Design Student and IKEA of Sweden Intern, 2014
Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 13:23

Scroll to the bottom to read the Q&A with Scott.

Waiting to fly out for a destination wedding in Las Vegas, 4th year Industrial Design student Scott Forsythe noticed a new email from Emily Carr University’s Career and Co-Op Office.

An alert for the senior Industrial Design students – the prestigious brand IKEA of Sweden had hand-selected Emily Carr University’s Design program for inclusion in a special internship competition.  He was intrigued.

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

Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 13:23

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 13:21

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 13:21

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.

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