Community Updates


Call for Nominations: Board of Governors

General By Philippa Mennell

Posted on April 20, 2021 | Updated April 20, 2021, 1:22PM

Filed in Faculty, Staff, Students

We invite all members of our community to submit nominations for candidates for externally appointed positions on the Emily Carr University Board of Governors by Wednesday, May 5.

The Board of Governors is the senior governing body at the university and functions in a shared governance model with the university’s Senate. The board is primarily responsible for overseeing the administration and control of the property, financial concerns and business affairs of the university. The ECU board is composed of 15 members who are passionate advocates for the university and supporters of the arts.

Nominations are encouraged for candidates who reflect the diversity of our community including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others. Consideration will be given to individuals from all parts of the province, who have a strong interest in the arts and a broad range of skills and experience in community, labour, and business environments. At this time, the board is particularly seeking individuals with financial, legal or human resources expertise.

Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. However, to address the most immediate board vacancies, nominations for two externally-appointed positions are requested by Wednesday, May 5 at 11:59pm. Anyone from the ECU community is invited to submit a nomination through our nomination form.

All nominations received will be reviewed by the Board of Governors and/or the ECU Alumni Association and then may be referred to the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO) for recommendation to government for appointment decisions. While all nominations are appreciated, we cannot confirm that all will be approved for appointment. Members of the public may also self-nominate for board vacancies arising for externally appointed positions on the board by responding to public advertisements managed through CABRO.

Learn more about the university’s Board of Governors and the nominations process for external appointments by visiting our Board Search 2021 page.