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.
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)
Emily Carr University of Art + Design Senate Committees act in an advisory capacity to the Senate and include the following:
Executive Committee - refer to Senate Bylaws, Article V - Structure of Senate, 2. Duties of the Officers and Members of Senate, e) i) - iv). Membership consists of the Chair of Senate (President + Vice-Chancellor), Vice-Chair of Senate (VP Academic + Provost), Secretary of Senate (Registrar), Member-at-large (elected annually).