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Emily Carr 2010 Grad Awards

Posted: Wed, 2010-05-19 16:54

Recipients of the 2010 Graduation Exhibitions Awards were selected April 30, 2010, by a jury of accomplished Emily Carr alumni comprised of Kathleen Ritter, Rod Roodenburg, and Mark Soo. Criteria for the awards included students’ work in the exhibition, grade point average, and a combination of both. In total, fifteen awards valued at over $23,000 were bestowed upon graduating students.

Anna Bohn + Jennifer Griffiths | 2010 Salazar Student Award Winners

Jennifer Griffiths | Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Posted: Mon, 2010-05-10 10:24

Congratulations to recent Emily Carr Communication Design graduates Anna Bohn and Jennifer Griffiths, recipients of the 2010 Salazar Awards. Anna won in the Interactive Media Category while Jennifer won in the Print Category.

As well, the following students were awarded Honorable Mentions: Denise Cymbalist, Cameron McKague, Kimberly Sutherland and Pinar Undeger.

Jared Rhind + David Westwood | IDSA Merit Award Winners

Posted: Thu, 2010-04-22 14:57

The Emily Carr community congratulates current fourth year student, Jared Rhind, and current third year student, David Westwood, as the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Senior and Junior Merit Award winners this year. These students were selected by an independent jury of professional designers in Seattle, Washington. Jury members were highly complimentary about the quality of work shown by Emily Carr students overall.

Habitat 160 | The Next Generation of Lower Mainland Homes

Posted: Tue, 2010-04-13 10:52

Join Emily Carr and FPInnovations as they present Habitat 160, integrated living units   ̶  160 square feet by 12 feet high.  

Building on the success of the Homes For Less design project completed in 2008, Associate Professor Christian Blyt has this time challenged students in 3D Core Design Studio V to create these unique living units comprised of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT).

Gabriella Solti | Alcuin Award Winner

Posted: Fri, 2010-04-09 09:52

Gabriella Solti, current fourth year student, has won third prize in the Alcuin Society’s 28th Annual Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada in the Limited Edition Category with her book, The Sensory Delights of Text.

Emily Carr Students Design for Canadian Red Cross Efforts in Haiti

Posted: Fri, 2010-03-05 13:07

Communication Design student Shay Namazi in collaboration with Industrial Design student Desmond Wong, (with support from ID student Monica Gautier and the supervision of faculty Louise St. Pierre) have been working via daily communication with Haiti to design and develop a set of visual instructions for water purification. The design took more than ten iterative steps, as the drafts were reviewed and tested by field workers in Haiti, who then requested modifications so that the graphics suited the local context.

Emily Carr Students Deliver Furniture Design for Far Coast Coffee®

Posted: Thu, 2010-02-18 14:40

Emily Carr collaborated with the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) and The Wood Co-op Gallery on an Olympic project for Far Coast Coffee®.  Teams of students were asked to design and produce outdoor furniture (chairs and tables) manufactured from pine beetle wood to be used during the 2010 Winter Games.

Emily Carr Students Participate in Artist in Residence Program at TRIUMF

Posted: Tue, 2010-02-02 15:36

TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, started its first Artist in Residence pilot program in the fall of 2009. Following the example of other scientific institutions, TRIUMF hopes to involve the laboratory as an inspirational and stimulating setting for student artists to connect to the fields of art and science through exploration, exchange of ideas and production of art work.

Students Create Winning Designs for Visa

Posted: Thu, 2010-01-28 16:13

Faced with the challenge of creating the local marketing campaign for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler, Visa wanted to embrace both the excitement of the games and the unique identity of the host region.

Volunteers Needed for Spirit of Place Projects / 2010 Cultural Olympiad

Posted: Tue, 2010-01-19 15:50

Numerous volunteer opportunities are available for Spirit of Place Projects, a community project proudly co-hosted by Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The exhibition takes place at Zodiac Square and the Chinese Cultural Centre Gallery located at 50 Pender Street, Vancouver  Chinatown from February 11 to February 28, 2010. Over the past three years, Spirit of Place Projects has engaged and provided education and insight for students interested in art education, national and international community involvement and the development of culture exchanges.

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