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, an alumni member, two support staff and a Board representative.
Senate meets monthly during the academic year and further information on the Senate, its committees, meeting dates and previous minutes can be found on this page.
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)
- Mimi Gelman, Faculty of Culture + Community, Term: 2019/09/01 - 2022/07/31
- Heather Fitzgerald, Faculty of Culture + Community, Term: 2018/01/15 – 2020/07/31
- Keith Doyle, Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Term: 2018/08/01 - 2021/07/31
- Martin Rose, Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Term: 2019/10/01 - 2021/07/31
- Helene Day Fraser, Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies, Term: 2019/09/01 - 2022/07/31
- Louise St. Pierre, Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies, Term: 2018/08/01 - 2021/07/31
- Ruth Beer, Audain Faculty of Art, Term: 2015/10/02 - 2021/07/31
- Mark Igloliorte, Audain Faculty of Art, Term 2018/09/01 - 2021/07/31
- Sanya Arora, Term: 2018/08/01 - 2020/07/31
- Selina Huang, Term: 2018/08/01 - 2020/07/31
- Ben Compton, Term: 2019/08/01 - 2020/07/31
- Erin Lucey, Term: 2019/08/01 - 2020/07/31
Alumni Member (1)
- Jorma Kujala, Term: 2015/10/02 - 2021/07/31
Support Staff (2)
- Danielle Zandvliet, Term: 2018/12/05 - 2021/07/31
- Cybele Creery, Term: 2017/12/04 - 2020/07/31
Board Representative (Non-voting ex-officio)