L-R, Board Chair Dr. George Pedersen, Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell, Premier Gordon Campbell
Emily Carr Institute will now be known as Emily Carr University of Art and Design!
This historic change to university status reflects the fact that we are and have been awarding undergraduate and graduate degrees to a wide and diverse group of students from BC, Canada and the world for many years. University status will allow us to grow and develop as we move into the 84th year of our proud history as British Columbia's only specialized university of Art, Design and Media.
Our new status will also allow us to be more competitive and enhance the already rich tradition of research, professional practice and academic rigour that has made Emily Carr University into one of the most important institutions of its kind in the world.
Emily Carr University was founded in 1925 and is made up of an extraordinary community of faculty, staff and administrators whose passion and dedication provide a unique learning experience to our 1500 full time students and the many hundreds more who take our community-based continuing studies courses.
As we move into a new era in the history of the institution, I would invite all of our supporters, students, alumni and employees to share this special moment together and to email me their thoughts and hopes for the future.
Dr. Ron Burnett, President
president@eciad dot ca