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CREATIVE PRACTICES FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
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VSA, CIRCA 1950’ S
In 1925, a small group of visionaries created an art school for Vancouver and British Columbia. They called it the Vancouver School of Art. Our founders set the stage for an 85 year history based on excellence, innovation and success in the arts.
In 2008, the Government of British Columbia conferred upon Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, the right to be a University.
our vision is:
TO BE A WORLDWIDE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA LEARNING + RESEARCH.
message from the president + vice-chancellor
What makes a great university? Emily Carr University of Art + Design can answer that with three words: people, place, programs. The longer version is that Emily Carr has been serving the people of British Columbia and Canada for 85 years, and over that time thousands of learners have walked through our doors bringing their ideas into an environment of intense creative energy and productive engagement. Layers and layers of excellence, from our acclaimed graduates to our dedicated faculty, define Emily Carr and our achievements. Emily Carr has progressed as a place for learning in each of its 85 years. Now we are moving ahead in developing sustainable practices in every facet of our operations. We recently received a $2.8 million grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. This and other grants from
DR. RON BURNETT RCA President + Vice-Chancellor
a variety of agencies (including Western Economic Diversification, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canada Foundation for Innovation) equates to nearly $10 million in research funding that Emily Carr has received over the last five years. We teach and mentor our students in small classes. We pay attention to the needs of learners. As a result, Emily Carr has become the school of choice for artists, designers and media practitioners in BC and Canada as well as internationally.This report testifies to the importance and significance of one of BC’s most important and treasured institutions.
message from the vice-president academic + provost
As a degree granting post-secondary institution with undergraduate and graduate studies, our university status is a further acknowledgement of Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s central role in educating future artists, designers and media practitioners in British Columbia, Canada and beyond. Since we are increasingly becoming participants in an interconnected world, and since engagement in social networks allows the 21st Century learner to be part of many communities, Emily Carr strives to respond flexibly to the changing needs of current and future students. Co-ops and internships are some of the ways that Emily Carr students feel empowered to understand the relationship between their studies and engagement with professional communities outside the university. Our outstanding guest speaker series also contributes to creating a rich environment where students, staff and faculty interact with diverse practitioners from across the globe. Continuing Studies programs and our student and professional galleries at our Granville Island campus have much to offer to those who want to explore and be challenged by new ideas. Innovative online courses, collaborative degrees with North Island College and the University of Northern British Columbia extend Emily Carr’s reach beyond our Vancouver campus making our programs accessible to learners from various geographical areas. We are very proud of our accomplishments and those of our graduates.
DR. MONIQUE FOUQUET Vice-President Academic + Provost
One of only four independent post-secondary art institutions in the country, Emily Carr’s mission is to develop informed artists, designers and media practitioners who can contribute their creative output and research to Canada’s creative economy, knowledge and culture. A multidisciplinary university, Emily Carr offers an environment where artists, designers, technologists, researchers and educators interact and collaborate on projects and programs of limitless creative scope. These activities foster a cross-fertilization or transfer of specialist knowledge and practices that contribute to shaping art, design and technology products and services. The University serves over 1,800 credit students (including domestic and international students) and over 4,000 non-credit students taking courses at the Granville Island campus. The student body includes international students from over 50 countries and, at any given time, no fewer than 30 exchange students and researchers from around the globe. Emily Carr’s staff and faculty members include practising artists and designers who are internationally recognized in their fields. With over 400 dedicated employees, Emily Carr cultivates a close-knit community to provide students with the advantages of a personal level of service in a creative environment. In addition to offering degree programs at its main campus, Emily Carr has collaborative partnerships with North Island College, Comox (external Bachelor of Fine Arts) and the University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George (Bachelor of Fine Arts + Creative Writing). Emily Carr is also a partner in the Great Northern Way Campus consortium along with UBC, SFU and BCIT where we jointly offer a Masters degree in Digital Media.
Research is at the core of all creative practices.
THE FACULTY OF CULTURE + COMMUNITY forges meaningful and engaged partnerships and collaborations with the community, industry leaders and other post-secondary institutions. Representing all academic areas of the University, students are encouraged to develop connections with the internal and external communities through innovative, responsive and sustainable curriculum.
SUSAN STEWART Dean, Faculty of Culture + Community
THE FACULTY OF DESIGN + DYNAMIC MEDIA focuses on communication experiences and the social context. Within this Faculty, students gain the technical skills and conceptual knowledge needed to become responsible, dynamic and creative innovators who are mindful of the consequences of their design actions.
BONNE ZABOLOTNEY Dean, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media
THE FACULTY OF VISUAL ART + MATERIAL PRACTICE offers a studio-based education that reflects the complexity and range of contemporary art practices. The diversity of pedagogies aims at tapping students’ passions and empowering them to explore their creative impulses in innovative ways through traditional and new technologies.
DAVID MACWILLIAM Dean, Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice
THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES supports graduate-level programs and University research. The Faculty fosters exploration and innovation and promotes new knowledge in art and design through links with industry and cultural sectors with projectbased research at the center of the Faculty.
RENÉE VAN HALM Interim Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
APARNA KAPUR - BFA 2008 Originally from New Delhi, India, Kapur’s 2008 graduation film, Amma, won the Best Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award at Canadian Worldwide Film Festival (Toronto), Honorable Mention at Montreal World Film Festival, a Legacy Award from Women in Film and Television (Vancouver), Most Innovative Film at Reel to Reel Film Festival (Vancouver) and Best Animation at San Francisco Frozen Film Festival. Kapur describes Amma as a “poetic narration of a young girl’s life and her deeply rooted relationship with her grandmother.” She says the film was inspired by her own grandmother’s death and the hope for her to carry on living. Upon realizing her death was inevitable, the film became a coping mechanism for Kapur, in dealing with her own potential grief.
The direction, support and love that I received from my faculty is going to contribute to not only the rest of my career, but my personality and my love for art.
STILL FROM AMMA
NATHAN WINKEL - MAA 2008 A 2008 graduate of Emily Carr’s Master of Applied Arts (MAA) program, Winkel began his studies here with a keen interest in narratives and how stories could be mapped out visually to be conveyed in new and interesting ways.
This led me to working with a friend of mine who was a type-one diabetic. This ultimately led me to creating a software application on a handheld PDA where diabetics can journal their day-to-day health-related information, such as blood glucose, diet, exercise and medications.
Roche Diagnostics in Palo Alto, California hired Winkel upon graduation.
STUDENTS BEGIN ANALYZING THE PRELIMINARY STORYBOARDS FOR RFID PATIENT TRACKING SYSTEM AT BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
RESEARCH DRIVES INNOVATION
Emily Carr is the most research intensive of the art and design universities in Canada. We fund and support this research as it allows us to remain at the creative forefront in academia, to retain and attract the best faculty and to ensure our students are exposed to the latest in disciplinary thinking. Creativity is the common thread, with the research programs spread across the faculties. For example, internationally renowned ceramist Paul Mathieu is combining 3D modeling and rapid prototyping machines to explore the limits of this ancient craft. Professor Landon Mackenzie combines her painting practice with teaching and a profound interest in the neuroscience of creativity. Dr. Rita Wong and her team of scholars from five other universities are exploring the roles of culture and poetics in supporting a healthy water-based ecology. In a five year strategic research partnership with the BC Children’s Hospital, faculty and teams of students are working on applying “design thinking” to some major health challenges. A motion capture studio is used to simulate patients’ movements in the hospital. Cell phone applications are being studied to provide clinicians with reports at the bedside.
This work is a unique opportunity to look at the interactions between doctor, patient and family from a holistic viewpoint.
JIM BUDD Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media
OUR INTERSECTIONS DIGITAL STUDIOS ARE THE HUB OF APPLIED RESEARCH + INDUSTRY LIAISON AT EMILY CARR
The Intersections Digital Studios (IDS) are the heart of the research activity at Emily Carr. IDS Director, Dr. Maria Lantin’s own research includes the development of 3D projection and rendering techniques, and the application of mobile platforms to community projects. Sustainability is an important research theme for our students. Katherine Soucie,
with her studio Sans Soucie, is developing an international reputation for high fashion based on sustainable dies and and repurposed fabrics. MAA alumnus Rok Oblak attended Emily Carr to complete work on his design of a cook stove for developing countries which uses locally produced fuel pellets.
The IDS is a $5 million facility that includes the latest rapid prototyping, wearable electronics, and 3D and motion capture gear. We encourage our community, including private sector research partners, to push these technologies to their limits.
DR. MARIA LANTIN Director, IDS
IDS AT EMILY CARR WORKS WITH THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES: BLUE CASTLE GAMES :: RADICAL :: AMAZING-SUPERBUDDIES :: NEXT LEVEL GAMES :: ROCKSTAR :: LAT49 FIGUREPRINTS :: LULULEMON :: PAPERNY FILMS :: RAINMAKER :: WORK AT PLAY :: BIG PARK :: SANS SOUCIE KODAK :: ALDRIDGE PEARS :: MUSTANG SURVIVAL :: GUARD RFID
ABORIGINAL EDUCATION IS ONE OF EMILY CARR’S TOP PRIORITIES
Moose hair tufting, porcupine quill embroidery, deer hide drums, birch bark baskets and more... all at Emily Carr. The Aboriginal Program Office has been busy developing new curriculum, creating Aboriginal content online courses and increasing our Aboriginal student participation rates. We are excited about our $600,000 grant for an Aboriginal Gathering Place and are the recipients of over $100,000 in curriculum development grants last year.
Tuvalu, Borneo, New Zealand and Fort St. James are a few of the many communities that the Aboriginal Program Office actively collaborates with. From climate change and sustainability, to revitalization and perpetuation of traditional indigenous art forms, we continue to be actively engaged in global indigenous initiatives.
My favourite research project was meeting eighty-nine year old Madeline Johnny at her home on the Stoney Creek Reserve in northern BC. We were privileged to document her expertise in producing a birch bark basket sewn with spruce roots. It was amazing to watch her hands as she told us about some “white people” who had asked her if she used a machine to make her baskets. She laughed as she told us that her hands were her machine. Aboriginal art forms are vital expressions of our cultural identities, our ancestral stories. Emily Carr embraces the intersection of traditional and contemporary representation and re-interpretation of Aboriginal art.
BRENDA CRABTREE Aboriginal Coordinator
WE ARE WORLDWIDE LEADERS IN ONLINE LEARNING FOR STUDIO COURSES
Emily Carr offers 30 online courses across all faculties and levels, including courses in Art History, Sociology, Humanities, Design History, English (Creative Writing), Photography, Aboriginal Studies, Digital Visual Arts, and Science. An innovative approach to delivering art, media and design curriculum, online learning is responsive to the changes in pedagogy and to students’ interests in new modes of both delivery and study. This past summer Emily Carr offered a very successful online introductory workshop for incoming graduate students. The course provides students with an introduction to Emily Carr, each other and the goals/ expectations of the graduate program, while providing them with the opportunity to read and discuss pertinent materials. One notable project is a complete redesign of English 101, transforming the courses from a seminar to lecture format. To facilitate this transformation Emily Carr has developed a significant online platform based on a customized version of software supplied and supported by Work at Play, a Vancouver-based software developer and social networking specialist.
A recognized leader in innovative online teaching and learning, Emily Carr continues to build on its commitment to educational technologies and collaborative practice – recognizing that networked learning and research are vital components of the university’s teaching mission and unfolding research mandate.
DR. GLEN LOWRY Chair, Online Learning Associate Professor, Faculty of Critical + Cultural Studies
we offer a large continuing studies curriculum to the community
Continuing Studies is dedicated to innovation and leadership in the delivery of new and unique programs for lifelong learning, from professional institutes and master classes to interdisciplinary studio workshops and online learning opportunities. Nearly 4,000 students attend Emily Carr each year for instruction ranging from a single painting or drawing course to the full-time, Design Essentials program. Continuing Studies offers three part-time certificate programs in Fine Art Techniques, 2D Design Basics and 3D Design Basics, attracting more than 500 registrants. Design Essentials, a one-year, full-time certificate program offered in partnership with BCIT, has prepared nearly 400 students to obtain work in a variety of design-related jobs. In 2009, the Aboriginal Arts Specialization was developed to integrate with the larger Summer Teen Institute. Twenty talented Aboriginal teens from grades 11 and 12 were selected to participate in rigorous art and design training, while specialising in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal Practices, working with materials such as birch bark, cedar, deer hide and beads. In addition to their specialization, all Summer Institute for Teens students integrated with other areas for core courses in a range of skills and practices. This integration informed this year’s concluding exhibition Drawing a [ ], which was curated by a cross-specialization curatorial committee. This program was available to many students who would not otherwise have had access, thanks to generous funding from the Koerner and Rona Foundations. “I am very excited by the direction that Continuing Studies has taken over the last year. We are in a period of significant growth, in part as a result of the economic crises and an increasing turn to education in times of uncertainty. But part of our growth has been the result of working more closely with undergraduate and graduate faculties to develop programs and courses that highlight the unique position we are in as an institution dedicated excellence in art and design practice. As we move forward, I am confident that CS will continue to develop and grow with a commitment to integration and innovation, maximizing revenue-generating opportunities and providing an important access point for emerging artists, established professionals and life-long learners.”
SADIRA RODRIGUES Director, Continuing Studies
CURRENT - A DESIGN RESEARCH JOURNAL
WE BRING ART TO THE COMMUNITY TO ENHANCE THE DAILY LIVES OF OUR CITIZENS
The mandate of Emily Carr’s Faculty of Culture + Community is to forge meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships with both non-profit organizations and industry, and to develop innovative curriculum that facilitates students laddering into BC communities and industry post-graduation. In Spring 2009, a working partnership was formed with the BC Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC). Greg Blascoe, Director of Operations for Westcoast Express, (along with staff from Westcoast Express, Translink and BCRTC), worked with Susan Stewart, Dean, Faculty of Culture + Community, (along with Associate Professor Sandra Semchuk and Emily Carr staff) to pilot the inaugural project. Between Spaces debuted at the downtown Burrard Skytrain Station in September 2009. At the official opening, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by BC Rapid Transit President + CEO, Doug Kelsey, and Emily Carr’s President + Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Ron Burnett, that will take this partnership forward for years to come.
When Greg Blasco, Director of Operations from Westcoast Express and his team asked to meet with Emily Carr last Spring we didn’t have any idea why. Then they told us their vision: to place art work in each and every transit station in the lower mainland, to make transit more enjoyable for their clients, to enhance the social spaces of the transit system and to support the arts. Once this stunning vision took hold, we said “Emily can help you with that.”
SUSAN STEWART Dean, Faculty of Culture + Community
CURRENT, an Emily Carr Design Research Journal, is a new curriculum initiative designed to foster the bridging of critical studies course content with that of studio praxis. Two courses focused on the journal’s development: Design Research + Methods and Publication Workshop. In the first course, students write and illustrate praxis papers. In the second course, students establish an editorial board and submission guidelines, a marketing strategy and an art directorial platform for both print and web distribution. The first issue was released to coincide with the ICOGRADA world congress held in Vancouver in April, 2010.
Our learning community is a design space rich in critical and collaborative inquiry and reflective self-practice. We challenge students to showcase design processes as iterative cycles of research and to skillfully navigate information-led/practice-led methodologies.
DEBORAH SHACKLETON Assistant Dean, Communication and Interactivity, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media
Emily Carr alumni are amongst the most successful visual artists, media artists and designers in Canada and abroad.
ERIC KARJALUOTO graduated from the Visual Arts program at Emily Carr in 1995 and his career path flourished when he became a web designer. In 2000, he co-founded the award-winning web design company SmashLab, which boasts an impressive portfolio of web designs. In 2008, SmashLab’s team’s website designcanchange.org was included in Time Magazine’s annual Design 100 list of the people and ideas behind today’s most influential design; the website also won New Media BC’s PopVox Award for Best Do-Gooder site. Another SmashLab venture, www.makefive.com is a provocative and sometimes humourous social networking site where visitors can compare top five lists, earn points, and make new friends. Karjaluoto rounds things out with a designed-centered blog, ideasonideas. com which covers his thoughts on design, brands and experience.
GEOFFREY FARMER, a 1992, graduate, received $15,000 when he was awarded the 2008 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for Visual Arts from the Canada Council for the Arts in December of 2009. Farmer has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, with three solo exhibitions more than one dozen group exhibitions in the past two years. These include the Johnen Galerie in Berlin; the Witte de With in Rotterdam; the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal; the National Gallery of Canada; the Brussels Biennial; and the Sydney Biennale. The subject of numerous articles and represented by the prestigious Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver, Farmer is one of the most exciting and innovative contemporary artists in Canada.
Since graduating from Emily Carr in 1994, and moving to Los Angeles, CA, LINDSEY POLLARD has worked on a variety of animated primetime and children’s programs. For eight seasons, she was a timer for the television show, The Simpsons and also worked on the feature film, The Simpsons Movie as an assistant director. Her work as a director on the children’s television series Camp Lazlo for the Cartoon Network, garnered three Pulcinella awards and two Emmy nominations. In 2008, a second nomination for Lazlo, netted her first Emmy win. Lindsey currently works as the Retakes Director on the television show Family Guy.
Documentary filmmaker, JASON DASILVA received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. His films have screened at numerous festivals, including Sundance the Latin America, and the Tribeca Film Festivals, and have been broadcast on CBC, HBO, PBS and POV. In 2003, he founded In Face Films, and his film, Olivia’s Puzzle, received an Oscar qualification. In 2007, Jason received the Canada New Media Emerging Innovator Award. During his graduate program, he began work on the film When I Walk, a feature-length documentary which examines his own personal experiences living with multiple sclerosis since being diagnosed in 2005. Since completing the MAA program, Jason has further developed When I Walk into an ongoing series of video blogs, following the chronology of the production and his daily thoughts, http:// www.wheniwalk.com/blog.
Born in Squamish, BC, LEETA HARDING began taking photographs at the age of 15, influenced equally by her mother’s photography and late ’70s Vogue magazine. After graduating with a major in photography in 1996, Leeta moved to New York, where she worked as a cover photographer for Index magazine for 10 years. During this time she interviewed and photographed Helmut Newton, and her cover subjects included Scarlett Johansson, Juergen Teller, Elizabeth Peyton, Slyvie Fleury, Kathleen Hanna and David and Amy Sedaris. She has contributed to Harper’s Bazaar, New York Times Magazine, Vice, In Style, Details, Vanity Fair, YM, Lucky and Spin among others and numerous European magazines. Leeta’s photography extends to advertising (Mini Cooper, Jack Spade) and books such as Not Ordinary People and Back in Black (Arco Books) and Fashion Interviews and Interview with Helmet Newton (Index Books). Leeta continues to show extensively, including exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Naples, Berlin, Tokyo and Vancouver. In March 2009 she presented a retrospective of her work to first-year Emily Carr students.
MARK SOO received his BFA in 2001. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, with past exhibitions at venues including the Vancouver Art Gallery; Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver; Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo; Western Bridge, Seattle; Galerie Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp; and the Charles H. Scott Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver. Upcoming exhibitions include presentations at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham and the Or Gallery, Vancouver. As part of his activities as an artist, Soo has also organized several exhibitions at venues including the Western Front, Vancouver; Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver; and Apexart, New York. In 2009, Soo was the recipient of the Shadbolt Foundation VIVA Award.
DR. JOY JAMES, Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, is a writer and educator working in the areas of critical and cultural theory and aesthetics. Her research focuses on visual culture and art situated in the interstices of science, art, and technology, and the impact of cultural production on an individual’s, a group’s, or a population’s sense of possibility and potentiality. Current research and writing projects focus on the aesthetics of affect, new media art, the implications and applications of biotechnological imaging systems and changing definitions of what it means to be human in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
LIZ MAGOR is an Associate Professor in Visual Arts. She studied at the University of British Columbia, Parsons School of Design, NY, and completed her formal training at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr). A practicing visual artist with an extensive exhibition record, her work is sculptural, involving ordinary or familiar objects refashioned and presented in an altered context. Internationally, Magor has exhibited at Documenta 8 in Kassel Germany, the Sydney Biennale and the Venice Biennale. She has had solo exhibitions across Canada, including a survey of her work at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the PowerPlant in Toronto. Her solo exhibition The Mouth and other storage facilities, originating at the Henry Art Museum in Seattle, is presently touring Canada. Magor received the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts in 2000, and most recently, was awarded the 2009 Audain Prize for lifetime achievement.
Living in Vancouver, British Columbia, allows Associate Professor SAM CARTER to keep one foot in Emily Carr, where he has taught for the last 36 years, and one foot in international communities where he works on a variety of innovative projects. “My exhibition design projects, and now the incredible capabilities of online projects, allow me to access all the things I love about museums and international travel,” says Sam. “Technology has allowed me to work continually from Vancouver on projects around the world. The most recent being the Africa Child Policy Forum (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), the Asia Pacific Applied Arts Forum and facilitating internships for Emily Carr students in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, Korea and other Pacific Rim nations and other parts of the world. Sam was recently honored at the 2009 BC Creative Achievement Awards, for his exceptional contribution to design and education, with the announcement of The Carter Wosk British Columbia Achievement Award for Applied Art and Design.
Emily Carr faculty members are leading innovators within their fields. They are practicing artists and designers who inspire students and contribute to the internal and external communities.
MARTIN ROSE is an Associate Professor in Animation and has been an independent animation filmmaker in Vancouver for two decades. In addition to his teaching at Emily Carr for the past 15 years, Rose is a producer at the National Film Board, Pacific & Yukon Centre. There, he coordinates several auteur animation projects, both in development and in production, including The Trembling Veil of Bones, an Irish-Canadian co-production of a 12-minute film that involves combining a live actor and computer-generated animation. Rose is currently working with animation-filmmakers to develop other projects, such as an abstract experimental film, and a stereoscopic modern fairy tale.
JIM BUDD is an Associate Professor in the Industrial Design Program, and Head of the Wearables and Interactive Products Lab (WIP). His research and teaching interests focus on a human-centered approach to the combined areas of industrial design, interaction design, interactive products and rapid prototyping. Budd has over 20 years design experience in business and industry prior to commencing his teaching career, where he has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Georgia Tech, the Technical University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, (Surrey) and Carleton University. Budd has an extensive research, and publication record and has received several design and teaching awards, most recently a gold award (concept category) from the Industrial Designer Society of America for Kurio: A Tangible Interactive Museum Guide.
JULIE YORK (alumna, BFA 96), Assistant Professor, is a sculptor who works in traditional craft materials with non-traditional approaches. Her recent works are based on ideas related to perception. She received her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY. York’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions and galleries including the Garth Clark Gallery in New York and Perimeter Gallery in Chicago, and most recently in REFLECTIONNOITCELFER at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. York’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Huston Museum, the Schein Joseph International Museum of Art, the Burchfield Penny Art Center and major private collections.
By Program (2009)
FOUNDATION (YEAR 1) BACHELOR OF FINE ART BACHELOR OF MEDIA ART BACHELOR OF DESIGN OTHER UNDERGRADUATE MASTER OF APPLIED ART TOTAL 426 748 199 335 93 28 1,829
By Major (2009)
FOUNDATION (YEAR 1) ANIMATION DESIGN (YEAR 2) COMMUNICATION DESIGN (YEARS 3+4) INDUSTRIAL DESIGN (YEARS 3+4) FILM, VIDEO + INTEGRATED MEDIA GENERAL FINE ART VISUAL ART PHOTOGRAPHY MAA – DESIGN MAA – MEDIA ARTS MAA – VISUAL ART OTHER UNDERGRADUATE TOTAL INTERNATIONAL 426 103 114 120 101 96 306 339 103 10 8 10 93 1,829 250
our galleries showcase student work our charles h. scott gallery exhibits major international artists
The Sound I’m Looking For, Part 2
Brady Cranfield, Brian Joseph Davis, Ceal Floyer, Luke Fowler, Holly Ward NOVEMBER 26 2008 TO JANUARY 18, 2009
Part 2 of an exhibition focused on sound-based work by Canadian and international artists.
Germaine Koh: Fallow
FEBRUARY 4 TO MARCH 8, 2009
For Fallow, plants and ground cover from an urban lot were transplanted into the gallery where it thrived for the duration of the exhibition.
Vintage Dan Graham: Projects for publication 1966 – 2009
NOVEMBER 18 TO DECEMBER 20, 2009
This exhibition featured print works and multiples by one of the most influential artists working today.
Faculty + Staff
Associate Professor Jim Budd received a Gold Award in the Concept Category for Kurio: A Tangible Interactive Museum Guide at the 2009 Northwest Design Invitational. Dennis Burke, Associate Professor, received a Leo Award for Best Sound Editing in a Documentary Program or Series for the film Dirt. President + Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Ron Burnett, received the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) award in recognition of his contribution to Canadian and international culture through his work as one of the founders of Film and Cultural Studies in Canada, his lifetime interaction with French scholars, 150+ publications and books, and 14 years of leadership at Emily Carr. Dr. Burnett is also being honoured for his efforts to strengthen academic relationships between Canada and France. Dr. Maria Lantin and Associate Professor Julie Andreyev were awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Image, Text, Sound & Technology Conference grant to host Interactive Futures 09 (IF09) in November. The conference, brought together international artists working in stereoscopic imagery and other sensory illusions. Associate Professor Liz Magor was awarded the 2009 Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement, one of British Columbia’s most prestigious arts awards. Staff member Kathy Slade was one of the recipients of the 2009 VIVA Awards, presented annually by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation to celebrate achievement by BC artists in mid-career. Bonne Zabolotney, Dean, Design + Dynamic Media, received the Gold Award for Professional Category for Graphic Design from Creative Quarterly. Emily Carr faculty outperformed all other art and design universities in Canada in a national competition sponsored by SSHRC, in the category Research/ Creation Grants in Fine Arts last year. The winning teams, led by Dr. Maria Lantin, Dr. Ruth Beer, and Dr. Rita Wong, received three major grants totaling over $400,000 during a three-year period. Associate Professor Dr. Ruth Beer and co-applicants Associate Professor Jim Budd and Dr. Kit Grauer from the University of British Columbia are conducting a three-year research project Catch and Release: Mapping Stories of Cultural and Geographic Transition, that focuses on the creation of ‘interactive storyscapes’—sensor-enabled physical installations that use multimedia techniques to provide viewers with an immersive experience of stories about the origins of their community together with the potential to add to the project by self-authoring stories of their own life experience. Dr. Maria Lantin, Director, Intersections Digital Studios, and Leila Sujir, Associate Professor in Intermedia Cyberarts at Concordia University (with Emily Carr collaborators Dr. Joy James, Associate Professor, and Dr. Ron Burnett, President + Vice-Chancellor) investigate the mix of video, virtuality and the body with Breath I/O. With funding from the SSHRC Research Creation program, the team will produce an interactive virtual video sculpture based on lungs and breath. Dr. Rita Wong, Associate Professor, Kelly Phillips, Assistant Professor, and Karolle Wall, Associate Professor, along with a team of scholars, explore the roles of culture and poetics in supporting a healthy, water-based ecology with Downstream. The research creation project will culminate in a book, media work and conference at Emily Carr in 2012 around World Water Day, providing an opportunity for dialogue among environmentalists, community leaders, elders, academics, writers and artists.
John Belisle (94) designed a stamp series celebrating Canada’s role as host country of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Leo Chao (08) received a Concept Award in the iF Design competition for his medical assistive garment Beagle to assist autistic children. Jose Pablo Gonzalez (07) and Paul Wilhelm Nesset (07) were one of six teams of filmmaker finalists participating in the Crazy 8s film festival. Brenda Draney (09) received the 2009 RBC Canadian Painting Competition Award valued at $25,000.
IMAGES (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT): BEAGLE - LEO CHAO, GORDON SMITH, YELLOW STICKY NOTES - JEFF CHIBA STEARNS
Grace Gordon-Collins (04) was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Art. Jeff Hamada (06) designed a shoe for Converse, as part of their 1HUND(RED) artists charity initiative that celebrated the company’s 100th anniversary while collaborating with the (PRODUCT) RED campaign to raise funds for and awareness of the fight against AIDS in Africa. Adad Hannah (94) became the first artist to exhibit in the space-specific BMO Project Room. Jeremy Hof (07) received the 2008 RBC Canadian Painting Competition Award valued at $25,000. Brian Jungen (92) is showcased in a major exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (until August 8, 2010), Washington DC, the first solo exhibition of a contemporary artist. Aparna Kapur, Deniz Merdanogullari and Kunal Sen (08) received the Best Picture Award at the Trick 17 Stop Motion Competition for their film Intervelometer. Sandy Lam (08) won a Red Dot Design Award for her senior project, Spaceless: a deck installation kit for small apartment balconies.
Jungho Nho (05) received a Red Dot Design Award for his work with Design K2L in Korea on the multipurpose vacuum system Smart Saver Handy. Visual artist Isabelle Pauwels (01) won the inaugural biennial $12,500 award, The Brink, administered by the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. Kasia Piech (01) received the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics that grants recipients $10,00 to support their research and career development. Rod Roodenburg (88) was elected president of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. Kevin Schmidt (96) won a 2008 VIVA Award for exemplary achievement by a British Columbia artist in mid-career. Naomi Singer (89) received a British Columbia Community Achievement Award for more than 20 years organizing public events such as the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival. Gordon Smith (46) received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Mark Soo (02) received the 2009 VIVA Award for exemplary achievement by a British Columbia artist in mid-career.
REVENUE Grants: Provincial Grants: Federal Tuition Fees Deferred Contributions Other Total $ $ $ $ $ $ 2009 13,332,214 50% 214,821 1% 8,080,696 30% 3,398,989 13% 1,695,326 6% 26,722,046 100% $ $ $ $ $ $ 2008 12,562,314 47% 113,411 0% 7,681,514 29% 3,473,055 13% 2,774,338 10% 26,604,632 100% EXPENSES Salaries Other Building Leases Amortization Student Awards Total 2009 17,366,726 64% 6,765,235 25% 539,700 2% 2,030,876 8% 295,527 1% 26,998,064 100% 2008 16,435,483 65% 6,234,756 25% 536,608 2% 1,837,331 7% 273,733 1% 25,317,911 100%
$ $ $ $ $ $
$ $ $ $ $ $
TUITION REVENUE Undergraduate: Domestic Undergraduate: International Masters Continuing Studies Other Total
$ $ $ $ $ $
2009 4,128,024 51% 2,238,719 28% 299,743 4% 1,154,292 14% 259,918 3% 8,080,696 100%
$ $ $ $ $ $
2008 3,992,429 52% 2,047,382 27% 260,119 3% 1,166,990 15% 214,594 3% 7,681,514 100%
FULL TIME STUDENT (FTE) DELIVERY Undergraduate: Domestic Undergraduate: International Masters Continuing Studies Total
2009 1,176 75% 196 13% 25 2% 167 11% 1,564 100%
2008 1,173 76% 181 12% 31 2% 157 10% 1,542 100%
board of governors + senior administrators
JOHN (JAKE) C. KERR
DR. RON BURNETT President + Vice-Chancellor MICHAEL CLIFFORD Vice President Finance + Administration DR. MONIQUE FOUQUET Vice President Academic + Provost DAVID MACWILLIAM Dean, Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice SUSAN STEWART Dean, Faculty of Culture + Community RENÉE VAN HALM Interim Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies BONNE ZABOLOTNEY Dean, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media DR. ROB INKSTER Director, Research + Industry Liaison SYLVIA IREDALE Executive Director, University Advancement DR. MARIA LANTIN Director, Intersections Digital Studios ALAN MCMILLAN Registrar + Director, Student Services ANNE STOBART Director, Human Resources SHEILA WALLACE University Librarian
PRESIDENT + VICE-CHANCELLOR
DR. RON BURNETT
MEMBERS APPOINTED BY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
NOEL BEST Principal, Stantec Architecture GLENN ENTIS Founding General Partner, VanEdge Capital DEBRA HOGGAN Consultant, Business Design Group EVALEEN JAAGER ROY Corporate Executive JOHN MCLEAN President, J.D. McLean & Associates Ltd. DR. GEORGE PEDERSEN Academic Executive (Chair) ARTHUR (ART) PERRET Consultant DAVID WOTHERSPOON Partner, Fasken Martineau’s National Technology and Intellectual Property Group
INGRID KOENIG JOHN WERTSCHEK
GRAHAM CASE MEGHAN KING
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