Board of Governors

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Accounting for student success.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a public institution governed in accordance with the University Act of British Columbia.

It operates with a bicameral governance system with a duly constituted Board of Governors and Senate both of which include representation from faculty, staff, administration and students.

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the senior governing body at Emily Carr and has responsibility for the management, administration and control of property, revenue, business and affairs of the University.

The Board has 15 members including the Chancellor, President + Vice-Chancellor, 2 elected faculty members, 2 elected students, 1 elected employee member, and 8 members appointed by the Government of British Columbia. The Board meets five times a year and further information on the Board, its committees, meeting dates and copies of previous minutes can be found on this page.

Emily Carr University, with its Board of Governors, submits an annual Institutional Accountability Plan + Report and signs a Government Letter of Expectations with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training on an annual basis. The University's Strategic Plan to 2021 was approved by the Board of Governors in fall 2017.

  1. Board Bylaws
  2. Mandate Letter 2023/24
  3. Institutional Accountability Plan + Report 2022/23
  4. University's Strategic Plan to 2021

By Virtue of Office

Chancellor Carleen Thomas
Interim President + Vice-Chancellor Trish Kelly

Appointed Members

Don Avison K.C., Board Chair
Lorcan O'Melinn, Vice Chair
Mary Macaulay (Alumni-nominated member)
Esther Rausenberg
Keith Reynolds
Sung Van (Alumni-nominated member)
Brenda Crabtree
Natasha Tony

Faculty Members

Lindsay McIntyre
Alex Phillips

Student Members

Ishika Tripathi
Parnian Anaa

Employee Member

Gaye Fowler