Accessible Campus

A guide to accessibilty on campus

Getting here

Public transportation

  • The Emily Carr campus is centrally located between two Skytrain stations and along a bus route.
  • For more information on transit routes and bus schedules, visit TransLink’s trip planner.
  • You can use the trip planner to identify wheelchair-accessible transit routes.


  • Accessible parking is available in the underground lot at 565 Great Northern Way, located on the southeast side of campus and accessible from Carolina St.
  • Please contact our Facilities Office in advance of your visit to arrange for an accessible visitor spot. If you prefer to call, phone 604-844-3800.

Getting into the building

  • The main public entrance is located at the southwest corner of the building.
  • The main entrance is sheltered, and accessible by both ramp and stairs, and there are power-assisted doors.
  • All other campus entrance doors are also power-assisted, but only the main public entrance has a ramp.
  • Once you're inside, the Information desk is on your left-hand side. If you need assistance navigating campus, feel free to ask them for help.

On Campus

  • The ECU campus spans four floors.
  • There are elevators in the middle of campus, at the east end of campus, and inside the library.
  • Wayfinding signage is posted throughout campus.
  • There is seating available in hallways throughout campus.
  • Single stall accessible and gender-neutral washrooms are located throughout campus and inside the library.
  • Service animals are welcome on campus.
  • If you need special accommodations to get around campus, or have other questions, please contact the Facilities office. If you prefer to call, phone 604-844-3800.
  • If you're visiting the ECU Library, see their page for detailed accessibility information.

Other Resources

Accommodations for Students

The learning community at Emily Carr thrives when all students are able to do their best.

Students with disabilities or learning differences must be considered in the design and delivery of our courses and assignments. To this end, Emily Carr recognizes its ethical and legal duty to accommodate by affirming the rights of students with disabilities to have full, fair and equitable access to all services, programs and facilities.

Accessibility Services provides accommodations to the learning environment for students with speech, hearing, visual, physical, mental health and neurological disabilities as well as chronic health conditions, acquired brain injury and temporary disabilities. Find out more here.

A Safe Learning and Working Environment for All

At Emily Carr, we’re committed to providing a safe learning and working environment for students, staff and faculty. We all have a role to play in creating a respectful space where members of our community feel physically, emotionally and culturally secure. Discrimination, harassment and bullying will not be tolerated at Emily Carr.

If you are in need of emergency assistance while at ECU, contact campus security at 604.844.3838 or from any black phone around campus.

Find out more about how ECU responds to concerning behaviour.

Help and Resources

The ECU Neuro-Divergent and Disability Artists' Collective is open to all prospective and current students, staff, non-regular and regular faculty, alumni, drop-outs, those on sabbatical, leaves of absence or all unsure about their relationship with university culture. They meet weekly on Zoom and also on Discord. Find out more here.