Presidential Search Process: Diversity

Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECU) respects and values diversity and is committed to ensuring an inclusive process as we search for our new President and Vice Chancellor. 

We are committed to creating a candidate pool that reflects the diversity of Canadian society. We are taking steps to remove barriers to ensure fair consideration of all candidates regardless of race, colour, creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.

The Presidential Search Committee will also ensure that groups identified in the Human Rights Act that have been traditionally underrepresented -  women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities – are proactively recruited as part of the process.

As part of its commitment to an inclusive process, the Committee is implementing the following best practices: 

  • Ensuring a diverse search committee with members from varied backgrounds
  • Actively recruiting specifically for diverse candidates
  • Limiting unconscious biases
  • And continually reviewing the diversity of the candidate pool at each stage of the recruitment process.