Presidential Installation

The installation of Gillian Siddall as the tenth President and Vice-Chancellor of Emily Carr University of Art + Design will take place on February 15 in the Reliance Theatre.

This celebration is open to the public, and we hope that you will join us for this historic event. We look forward to celebrating this meaningful milestone with our extended Emily Carr community.

Friday, February 15, 2019 – 3:30pm
Reliance Theatre | Emily Carr University
520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Reception to follow


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What is a Presidential Installation?

The Presidential Installation is a formal ceremony to recognize the responsibilities and authority of our president. This unique event marks a new chapter in Emily Carr’s history. It's an opportunity to celebrate how far we have come as a university, and to imagine what we can accomplish together as a community.

Gillian Siddall is the first new president of Emily Carr to be appointed since 1996, and this is the first Presidential Installation since Emily Carr became a university ten years ago. As such, it’s an exciting moment to reflect on our institution's remarkable path. A Presidential Installation recognizes our place among other excellent universities, as well as our unique strengths and values as an academic institution dedicated to art and design. 

The installation ceremony will be approximately one hour in length, and will incorporate elements of academic and Coast Salish culture. A catered reception will follow.