Community Updates


New Funds for BIPOC Student Projects


Posted on October 26, 2020 | Updated February 26, 2021, 3:58PM

Filed in Faculty, Staff, Students

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Applications are open until December 4.

Emily Carr University is pleased to announce two new funds to support student-led initiatives aimed at transforming ECU, strengthening community, and building multi-racial solidarity:

As part of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, we recognize that systemic racism is embedded in the fabric of our cultural institutions, including ECU. As part of our dedicated efforts to dismantle these oppressive systems, these funds will be reserved for BIPOC students.

For the purposes of these awards, the term BIPOC is intended to encompass a variety of diasporic and racialized identities. Any current undergraduate, graduate student, or recent 2020 alumni who identifies as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour is invited to apply.

We hope these new funds will empower students to create meaningful and lasting change in our communities and institutions. They are designed to be open and flexible to support a diverse array of research activities, creative practices, and personal projects that advance our shared goal of a more inclusive and equitable community.

How to apply:

Students are invited to apply through the ECU website: instructions and forms are available on the pages for the ARSAR Fund and the Community Enhancement Fund.

Please read carefully through the instructions and application form, and consider attending one of the two upcoming info sessions listed below before submitting your application.

Key dates:

If you have any questions about these funds, please visit the website or contact Steven Lam, Dean of the Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies and Vice-President of Research, by email at