• Overview

    To join Senate meetings as a guest, contact the Chair of Senate, or for general inquiries about the Senate, please contact the University Secretary.

    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.


    Senate is the senior academic governing body at Emily Carr and has responsibility for academic degree programs, curriculum, evaluation and the granting of degrees.

    Senate has 25 members including the Chancellor, President + Vice-Chancellor, VP Academic, Executive Director Student Services + Registrar, all Deans, University Librarian, two faculty members elected from each Faculty, four students elected by the students, an alumni member, two support staff elected by staff, and a Board representative.

    Senate meets monthly during the academic year and further information on its committees, meeting dates, previous minutes and Senate Bylaws can be found on this site.

  • Members

    Chancellor Geoff Plant, Q.C.

    President + Vice-Chancellor Gillian Siddall (Chair)

    Vice President Academic + Provost Trish Kelly (Vice-Chair)

    Deans of Faculties

    Cissie Fu, Dean, Faculty of Culture + Community
    Celeste Martin, Dean, Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media
    Kyla Mallett, Dean, Audain Faculty of Art
    Steven Lam, Associate Vice President Research + Dean, Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies

    University Librarian Suzanne Rackover

    Executive Director, Student Services + Registrar Kevin Bird (Secretary of Senate)

    Faculty Members (2 from each Faculty)

    1. Mimi Gelman, Faculty of Culture + Community, Term: 2019/09/01 - 2022/07/31
    2. Heather Fitzgerald, Faculty of Culture + Community, Term: 2018/01/15 – 2021/01/15
    3. Keith Doyle, Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Term: 2018/08/01 - 2021/07/31
    4. Martin Rose, Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Term: 2019/10/01 - 2021/07/31
    5. Helene Day Fraser, Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies, Term: 2019/09/01 - 2022/07/31
    6. Louise St. Pierre, Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies, Term: 2018/08/01 - 2021/07/31
    7. Ruth Beer, Audain Faculty of Art, Term: 2015/10/02 - 2021/07/31
    8. Mark Igloliorte, Audain Faculty of Art, Term 2018/09/01 - 2021/07/31

    Students (4)

    1. Jacob Brennan, Term: 2020/08/01 - 2021/07/31
    2. Kajill Aujla, Term: 2020/08/01 - 2021/07/31
    3. Erick Jantzen, Term: 2020/08/01 - 2021/07/31
    4. Erin Lucey, Term: 2019/08/01 - 2021/07/31

    Alumni Member (1)

    1. Jorma Kujala, Term: 2015/10/02 - 2021/07/31

    Support Staff (2)

    1. Danielle Zandvliet, Term: 2018/12/05 - 2021/07/31
    2. Cybele Creery, Term: 2017/12/04 - 2023/07/31

    Board Representative (Non-voting ex-officio)

    1. TBD