Public Accountability

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Emily Carr University is committed to following the CRC Program’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Requirements and Practices and we understand our obligations under the 2019 Addendum to the 2006 Canadian Human Rights Settlement Agreement. For an overview of the CRC Program, please visit their Program Statistics page.

Emily Carr is committed to supporting equity, diversity, inclusion and dignity of all people, as well as to establishing equal opportunities in employment. To that end, the university will seek to identify and remove potential barriers in employment including its recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion practices, and to foster a climate of equity. Over and above the designated groups, the university shall, from time to time, review status and identify other underrepresented groups.

ECU also acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness, etc.) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Applicants are encouraged to identify in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of practice and research achievement; this will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

ECU recognizes the urgent importance of fostering a research ecosystem that reflects the diversity of the broader Canadian population. Only when measures to cultivate equity, diversity and inclusion are foundational to a research environment can that environment be in a position to lead the country in advancing innovation, nurturing tomorrow's leaders, and generating dynamic, systemic change.

By engaging with EDI principles, ECU's research programs are better able to reflect and serve the interests of Canada's diverse population.

The university has reaffirmed its commitment to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion on campus by endorsing the Dimensions Charter. Find out more on our Dimensions Charter webpage.

Emily Carr University has created an EDI Committee to ensure accountability, to review our current processes and recruitment efforts, and to identify any gaps and confirm our EDI targets. The Committee will also identify the strategy to meet the targets.

The university clearly states its commitment to EDI in its job posting for faculty and Canada Research Chairs and hiring committees are ask to attend training relating to equity, diversity and inclusion as well as identifying unconscious bias.

Questions, Requirements and University Policies

Any questions or concerns regarding EDI can be directed to our Associate Vice President, Human Resources, Adrian Tees, at

We work closely with the Program’s Officers to meet the Canada Research Chairs Program recruitment requirements.

Canada Research Chairs are governed by the same policies that govern all staff, faculty and researchers at the university. All information can be found on our University Policies webpage.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design has participated in the Canada Research Chairs Program since 2013. The university has seen its allocation of Canadian Research Chairs (CRCs) increased in the last year. To view our distribution of allocations, check the CRC Program allocation details and scroll to find Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Three of our CRC allocations were filled in 2014 and 2015: Canada Research Chair in Art + Design Technology, Canada Research Chair in Design + Media Arts and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Studies. Our 4th Chair allocation is currently vacant. To view the job posting, click on the "CRC Position" button below.