ECU's Response to COVID-19:
(Also see Hospital Treatment + Aftercare)
If you become ill and are unable to attend classes you should contact your instructors immediately. If your illness extends beyond one week then a medical certificate must be obtained and submitted to your professor.
At information services we want you to succeed! Here we can provide support by connecting you to the tailored services available to you. If you have a paper to hand in to a class, we accept papers at reception. Make sure your submitted paper has your name, student number, and the name of your instructor on it. We will then date stamp your paper and assure it is given to your instructor within one business day. Lost and found is also located at reception, so come talk to us if you have found or lost something. Do you have a question? We have the answers! We are located at the main entrance right across from Student Commons on the main floor. For further information, contact us at 604-844-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ITS is committed to providing technology infrastructure, services and support enabling the University’s vision of excellence and innovation in art and design teaching and research. A wealth of information can be found here. Please use this link as your first resource when looking for help with technology at Emily Carr. In addition, you may email issues or questions to email@example.com
All degree students admitted to the University are assigned an Emily Carr e-mail address. All active students, with the exception of Continuing Studies students, will have their email in place until four months after they graduate or terminate their attendance at the University. Students who temporarily interrupt their studies or take a formal leave of absence will have their email accounts terminated after four months.
Continuing Studies students do not have an Emily Carr e-mail account. Exceptions to this policy due to special circumstances must be approved by the appropriate Emily Carr administrator.
Alumni (students who have completed a diploma or degree program at the University) will have their email and website accounts terminated four months after graduation. However, to achieve electronic continuity for both the University and alumni, an email aliasing service is available to graduates after the four-month period. This allows the redirection of email to a private Internet Service Provider of the alumnus’ choice.
All official University communications will be sent exclusively to this University Email Address (UEA). Students are required to access the email sent to their address directly from the Emily Carr internal communications network, as forwarding of an official University e-mail account to other e-mail addresses is not advisable, and may compromise the ability to receive and send emails through the official UEA.
Students are encouraged to respond to messages and clear their mailboxes regularly.
Unless otherwise notified, a student’s email username is the same as the myEC login username. That is, in most cases, the first initial and last name in lowercase with no spaces. If there is already a user in the system with the same first initial and last name as you, a special username will be assigned to you. A typical student email address will look like this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Passwords for the student e-mail account are initially set using the student’s birth date in the following format: YYMMDD (e.g. January 12 , 1965 would be entered as 650112). This password should be changed to something more secure upon the first use of the email system as a security measure. Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to remember their account password.
The myEC initial password is in a different format. Use the first 2 letters of your birth month, followed by the two digit date and four digit year. For example, February 13, 1990 would be set to ‘Fe131990’.
Please note, changing your email password does not change your myEC password. In addition, changing your myEC password does not change your email password; they are separate and distinct systems. For assistance with your myEC account, please contact email@example.com.
For assistance with your Emily Carr email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students may use library workstations for access to the library catalogue, research databases and web-searching.
When classes are not in session, the Mac Lab classrooms are available for all students to complete class work.
Program Based Computer Resources (Photo, Visual Arts, Design, Foundation, etc.) Access to some curriculum computer labs and resources may be restricted by program area and/or the student’s year of enrolment. For more information regarding these resources, contact each program area’s Studio Technician.
Computer labs, and the various program area computer resources, are generally open during the same days and times as the campus. The Facilities Office posts the campus hours in many places around the two buildings including entrance doors and bulletin boards.
On campus you will find self-service printers that require payment with a cash card. Each printer has been labeled with the cost/charge per page. Cash cards will also pay for copies made on campus photocopiers, including the Library photocopiers.
Each program has different requirements depending on the tools needed for the curriculum. Please see this page for the latest information.
Student Services provides support and services to international students and international exchange students through the International Education Office. The International Student Advisor provides information and assistance to students in the areas of immigration (study permits, off-campus work permits, post-graduation employment), medical insurance, ongoing international student advising, and information on living in Vancouver. The International Programs Advisor provides information on our student exchange program and works closely with our incoming and outgoing exchange students (see exchange program). Coming to Emily Carr means an opportunity to meet people and share your culture and ideas with others. The International Office coordinates social events, celebrates International Week each November, and offers welcome receptions in September and January with an orientation to the University specifically for international and exchange students.
An international student living and studying in Canada must possess a valid Study Permit, which is issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). International students may also be eligible to work. Visit the CIC website at cic.gc.ca.
All international students are required to have health insurance in Canada. The International Student Advisor provides information on private health insurance and on the B.C. Medical Services Plan, both of which provide basic medical insurance. An additional extended health plan is provided by the Students’ Union (see Health + Dental Insurance). All international students must enrol in the B.C. Medical plan upon arrival in British Columbia. Applications for B.C. Medical are available online at https://my.gov.bc.ca/msp/application/prepare. There is a three-month waiting/residency period so international students who have recently arrived in Canada must be enrolled in private health insurance plan. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they are enrolled prior to arriving to Canada. Emily Carr suggests StudentGuard through guard.me. This plan is intended to insure international students before they are eligible to receive coverage under the BC MSP.
Second-year students at ECU may apply to go on exchange for one semester of their third year of study at one of a variety of art and design institutes in: North America, Mexico, the UK and Ireland, Europe, Asia, or Australia. Participation in the exchange program is an opportunity to enrich and diversify your education — exposure to different cultural and educational settings and to other teachers and students of art and design can contribute greatly to your growth as an artist.
To qualify for the exchange program, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and apply in accordance with the University’s published application deadlines and guidelines. Please note that students who transfer to ECU at the third-year level are not eligible to apply for the exchange program.
Find out more about the Student Exchange Program. For further information contact email@example.com.
Differential fees apply for all international students. An International student is defined as one studying on a “Study Permit” issued by Canada Immigration at the time classes commence. Should an International student obtain Landed Immigrant status during their studies, domestic tuition fees will apply in the semester following the date the status changes.
Free for students, the ISIC gives you a wide variety of discounts, including on VIA Rail tickets, hostel accommodation, Euro rail pass discounts, and WestJet flights. Your ISIC gives you access to these discounts while providing the only internationally recognized proof of identification. Stop by the ECSU office to apply for a card.