Board of Governors

  • Overview

    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 on an annual basis. The University's Strategic Plan to 2021 was approved by the Board of Governors in fall 2017.

    1. Bylaws
    2. Mandate Letter 2020-21
    3. Institutional Accountability Plan + Report: 2018/19
    4. University's Strategic Plan to 2021

    To contact Board members or for information about the Board, please contact the President's Office.

By Virtue of Office

Chancellor Geoff Plant, Q.C.
President + Vice-Chancellor Gillian Siddall

Appointed Members

Kim Peacock, Board Chair
Keith Kerrigan, Vice-Chair
Shauna Bryan
Scott Hawthorn
Sonny Assu
Bill Tam
Esther Rausenberg
Keith Reynolds

Faculty Members

Dr. Randy Lee Cutler
Alex Phillips

Student Members

Selina Huang
Sanya Arora

Employee Member

Emma Somers