Montreal, QC – KPU fashion student Nicole Boyer was the only designer outside of Quebec to be awarded one of five grand prizes at TÉLIO’s annual fashion show for Canada’s top design students, held in Montreal last week. Read more…..
Arts & Culture
The first Satellite Studios for Teens to run outside the Lower Mainland is now officially a reality. Emily Carr University will offer the program in both the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). The studios will offer the student a challenging and creative curriculum that emphasizes collaboration, creative communication, critical analysis and design thinking. Read more…
Emily Carr University’s Research Centre in Social + Interactive Media announces the launch of Lightbeam, a new Add-on for the Firefox browser that enables users to visualize online data tracking in real time. Mozilla, the developer of Firefox, partnered with the University on a year-long research project to improve Lightbeam’s interactive visualization. Read more….
Emily Carr alumna Colleen Heslin (’03) received the distinguished $25,000 RBC Canadian Painting Competition award Wednesday, October 2, 2013, for her work, Almost Young, Wild and Free. The award for emerging artists is one of the largest in Canada. The national public touring exhibition showcasing the works of all 15 finalists is currently in Ottawa and will travel across the country. Read more here …
Aspiring interior designers now have a uniqu e way to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to practice their craft. A long-time provider of interior design education, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has added a Bachelor of Interior Design to its well-respected certificate and diploma offerings. The program provides graduates a direct path to becoming a Registered Interior Designer. This is an important step, because in 2015 the Interior Designers Institute of BC (IDIBC), along with all other … Continued
For the first time in British Columbia, a Master of Design Degree will be offered by Emily Carr University. This new degree will address an important need for advanced design education regionally and will contribute to a strong professional design community provincially. The full-time research-oriented degree, offered through the Faculty of Graduate Studies, will begin in September of 2013. Building on Emily Carr’s successful Bachelor of Design degree, it will expand upon curricular values and goals in areas of collaboration, … Continued
The president of Vancouver’s oldest art school has grand plans to create a 21st-century university campus on False Creek Flats by Charlie Smith on Apr 25, 2013 A large crowd has shown up to view a diverse and impressive array of paintings, objects, clothing, and artifacts, all created by first-year students. At times, it’s difficult to see certain pieces because of the number of people, including students’ parents and family members, jammed into the main floor of Emily Carr University’s North Building. … Continued
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – 9:00am – Saturday, April 6, 2013 – 6:00pm Signalling the midpoint of the MAA program, this exhibition explores the cohesion of diverse practices and conceptual approaches in design, media and visual arts. Concourse Gallery *March 26 – April 4, 2013 Closing Reception | Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5 – 7pm Featuring work by: Madeleine Campbell Adam Cristobal Hoda Hamouda Amiel Logan Ann Milligan Michelle O’Byrne Patryk Stasieczek Pascale Théorêt-Groulx Melanie Waddell *Please note that the … Continued
Largest Individual Gift Received by the University Vancouver, CAN, March 7, 2013 Michael Audain’s $5-million gift to Emily Carr, through the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, will create an enhanced visual arts learning environment offering a studio-based education reflective of the diversity and complexity of contemporary art. The Audain School of Visual Arts will be a cornerstone for the new Emily Carr Great Northern Way Campus. The School will be a space where future generation of artists will … Continued
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is thrilled to share the news of a $12 million gift from Shannon and Chip Wilson and lululemon athletica to build a new School of Design located at the Richmond campus. The gift is to be matched by the Province of British Columbia and KPU, creating a $36 million facility that will inspire innovation and leadership. “We are enormously grateful to Shannon, Chip, lululemon and the Province for this investment,” said Dr. Alan Davis, KPU president … Continued