Your University-issued email address is considered an official address and will be used for correspondence from the University. Students are responsible for monitoring their University-issued email account regularly. (see information technology services)
Report all emergency situations to Security immediately. Security can be contacted by using any of the emergency phones found throughout the University, or by dialing 3838 from any internal Emily Carr phone. If you are calling from an external phone dial 604 844 3838. Security is on duty from opening to closing time and are trained to respond to all manner of emergency. They will quickly assess the situation and then summon any emergency service that may be required.
In the event of a life threatening situation, do not hesitate to call 911. If possible, you can then contact Security who can provide assistance until 911 dispatch arrive.
It is important that you try to remain calm when reporting an emergency and clearly state:
The nature of the emergency
The location of the emergency
Unless there is an immediate threat to your safety do not hang up until you are certain that no further information is required. After notifying Security, watch for their arrival and assist in directing them to the location of the problem. If the emergency requires the building to be evacuated, exit by the nearest fire exit.
Emily Alert is a mass emergency notification system that can send a short Emergency Message to students, faculty and staff, alerting you to an emergency that may cause the campus to be closed or require evacuation of the campus. Messages will only be sent in the event of an emergency which could impact access to class or campus, or if your safety is compromised, such as:
A large fire
A building collapse
A snow closure or other adverse weather
An active threat on campus
Or some other event that may impact classes or the ability of the University to remain open
If you receive an alert follow the instructions outlined in the message.
A short message will be sent to you via the contact information you have provided the University by:
SMS / Text message to cell (if provided)
Phone call and voicemail to cell (if provided)
Phone call and voicemail to secondary phone (if provided)
Emily Carr email address
Personal email address (if provided)
You should only be contacted once, and once you have confirmed you have received the message, no further attempts will be made to contact you.
In order to receive these alerts, the University needs your contact information to be current. Please take a few minutes to update your information within myEC. Ensure your contact phone numbers are correct and that you correctly identify your cell number and home number. If you do not receive an alert it may be because the incorrect information has been provided. Please re-check that the correct phone numbers have been provided and identified.
The system will be tested at least once annually, usually as part of an emergency drill. You will be notified ahead of time that a drill will be taking place and that the alert system is going to be used.
The Emily Carr Students’ Union (ECSU) is independent of the institution and is here to help students by providing advocacy, events, clubs and services. As a vital source to all things Emily Carr, the ECSU helps facilitate your path and enhance your time here at school. They also create opportunities for students to meaningfully engage with the University Deans and administrators. The Emily Carr students’ Union creates an active student hub on campus and make students’ lives easier. Learn more at ecsu.ca.
Emily Carr Students’ Union + BC Federation of Students
The Emily Carr Students’ Union is part of the British Columbia Federation of Students (BCFS). The BCFS is made up of 14 student unions across the province and provides students with an effective and united voice. As member local 10 of the BCFS, the ECSU organizes with students from all over British Columbia to make education more affordable and accessible, negotiate great services like your Greenshield Extended Health & Dental plan, and run successful provincial and federal-wide campaigns such as Squash the Squeeze and Students are Voting. Through our membership in the BCFS, you’re able to able to great services such as the Health and Dental Plan, International Student Identity Card and the free student handbook.
The University offers a limited number of entrance scholarships to B.C. secondary school students and international students. Application for these scholarships is not required; the University will select students based on their academic and artistic merits.