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

Lululemon founders helps launch new Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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

Emily Carr's S3D Centre Creates First Variable High Frame Rate Live Action Film

Research conducted at our Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) Centre investigates the use of variable frame rates with the production of “L’ ÂME SOEUR (SOULMATES) 3D”. The short film incorporates scenes at 24, 48, and 60 fps to demonstrate the creative potential of using variable frame rates within a narrative context. The S3D Centre’s variable HFR research offers the creative community a valuable exploration of how variable frame rates can be used to tell compelling stories. Motion artifacts such as judder and blur are often visible … Continued

Emily Carr University of Art + Design has received a rank of 11 by the 2012 Red Dot Design

Emily Carr University of Art + Design has received a rank of 11 by the 2012 Red Dot Design , as one of the most innovative art and design universities in the world. Emily Carr is the only Canadian institution to be named. The Red Dot Design ranking seeks to honour leaders in innovation for their pursuance of design excellence through a compilation of an organization’s achievements in the Red Dot Design Award over the past 5 years. We take this opportunity to … Continued

Emily Carr University of Art and Design Alumni are Growing BC and Canada's Economy

Emily Carr recently conducted an alumni employment survey with Vancouver-based market research and consulting firm Vision Critical. According to findings, 92% of grads are employed, an increase of 6% since a 2006 survey. The survey received a high response rate, — with over 1/3 of invited graduates from 1996-2011 participating. And, of those working, 29% own their own business, are self-employed, or are themselves employers. The positive results affirm the importance of an art and design education to the creative … Continued

Emily Carr University of Art & Design is making History…Online

You can now access a big part of Emily Carr’s history online. We were thrilled to receive a grant from the BC History Digitization Program to digitize 83 years of school calendars. By digitizing this collection we’re able to broaden access and preserve the physical materials in our archive. This unique collection will be useful to people who are interested in the history of art, design and media education, as well as the administrators, faculty and staff who have made … Continued

Two NVIT staff awarded for inclusion

Two members of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology staff have been recognized for their efforts to create a “culture of inclusion.” John Chenoweth, dean of instruction, and Faye Ahdemar, college readiness and indigenous academic studies instructor, were both recognized by the British Columbia Association for Community Living. Read more….. By Phillip Woolgar – Merritt Herald

Kwantlen Interior Design students take first place in North America design competition

It takes creativity and a keen eye for detail to stand out in a design competition open to students across North America. Kwantlen students Lorin Bordeville and Josie Smith have both. The Kwantlen Polytechnic University third year Interior Design students clinched first place in the Durkan Discover 2012 Student Carpet Design Competition. Now in its third year, the competition, held by Durkan – a leading manufacturer of printed carpet for the hospitality industry – and NEWH – the Network of the Hospitality Industry … Continued

Emily Carr student wins this year's IDEA Art Award competition

Congratulations to Taralee Guild (’10) who won this year’s IDEA Art Award competition. Her piece, Galiano Forest, will become part of the VGH and UBC Healing Arts permanent collection. Taralee’s work will be installed in the Detwiller Pavilion at UBC Hospital, Psychiatry Unit early this summer. Her hope is that the piece will convey warmth and provide visual stimulation for a successful experience while giving the viewer a feeling of calm.

Kwantlen Student Makes News in New York

Sarah Jackson, an undergraduate student in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s journalism program, made news in New York with a 10-week winter internship at MSNBC where she helped produce live television. In 2010 Jackson received Kwantlen’s prestigious “John Reiss Award in Journalism,” named after the executive producer of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. She has also won seven other student awards and has been on the Dean’s Honour Roll six times. After Jackson sent her internship application to John Reiss, her talent … Continued