Presidential Review

Dr. Gillian Siddall is the 10th President of Emily Carr and is currently serving under an initial five-year contract with the ECU Board of Governors (2018-2023). The Board has assembled a Review Committee to oversee a review process and make recommendations to the Board, informed by the president’s role and responsibilities and feedback from the ECU community.

The Committee will aim to complete its work in the Fall of 2022. The Committee includes members from across the University. This process aligns with the ECU Policy on Presidential Review for Reappointment, approved by the Board of Governors and Senate.

The Board has engaged an external consultant Higher Thinking Strategies Limited, to support this work. The consultant is actively conducting one-on-one interviews with key internal and external stakeholders and stakeholder groups.

How to participate

All members of the ECU Community should have received an individual email invitation and unique link to participate in the confidential Presidential Review for Reappointment survey. Emails were sent on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 and on Oct 31, 2022.

If you received the invitation on Oct. 24 - the survey will close on Nov. 6. If you will have received the invitation on Oct 31, your survey will close on Nov. 13.

If you did not receive the email and link, please check your junk or spam folder, and if it is not there, please reach out to the Interim University Secretary, Heather Sanford (

Your unique survey link is for your use only and can only be used once. It allows you to make a confidential submission. An external consultant at Higher Thinking Strategies Limited will receive your responses. The Board engaged this external firm to support this work. The consultant will analyze, collate, and summarize raw survey data and answers for the Review Committee and the Board.

The survey is open for two weeks and closes on Nov. 6, 2022. You will receive two reminders from Survey Monkey if you have not submitted a response. It should take about 5-10 minutes to complete, depending on the detail you wish to provide.

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