We're thrilled to be in our new home at Great Northern Way! Situated in beautiful Vancouver, BC, we now reside in The False Creek Flats in Mount Pleasant - a growing area designated to be a thriving cultural and artistic district.
Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, the University of British Columbia-Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and FP Innovations are working together to promote the artistry and design of traditional Northwest Coast art through a unique educational program that will deliver hand-carved western red and yellow cedar doors. We aim to celebrate the story-telling nature of traditional BC Aboriginal art while also promoting coastal communities and their unique talents.
Carving instructor Xwalacktun mentored 5 participants at the Aboriginal Gathering Place at theEmily Carr University of Art + Design.
James Harry: Coast Salish & Kwakwaka’wakw; Edwin Neel: Kwagu’ł & Ahousaht William Callaghan: Tlingit Lyle Mack: Nuxalk Chazz Mack: Nuxalk
Carving instructor Ken McNeil, mentored 5 participants at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art.
Arlene Ness Lathan Mack Jared Kane Stan Bevan Dean Heron
Invited qualified Aboriginal artists from B.C. communities applied for this unique educational program that provided participants with free training/mentorship with an advanced carver. The participants own the completed cedar door panels and retain complete intellectual property on their designs. In return, they agree to have their completed panels displayed at selected venues and exhibited at the Yaletown Roundhouse in October 2015.
From our established partnership with a door manufacturer, and with the consent of the artists, selected doors may become part of a high-end line offered by the door company, including limited edition reproduction doors produced digitally with a CNC machine. We believe that the final doors will provide a creative product that is unique in design and attract consumers that appeal to a story. There was an exhibition of the door panels titled “Opening Doors” in October 2015 at the Yaletown Roundhouse. The exhibition included a panel presentation and a gala opening event on October 6th, 2015.
The Teaching + Learning Centre (TLC) provides the support and assistance of faculty and staff with learning new technologies that are employed in the classroom, online courses, social media environments and their own research projects. Please visit the Teaching + Learning Centre website at http://tlc.ecuad.ca to learn more.
The TLC furthers the pedagogical practices and the scholarship of teaching and learning for faculty members, graduate students and staff at Emily Carr University with workshops, new initiatives and resources posted to the “Exploring Pedagogical Practices“ website at http://blogs.eciad.ca/pedagogy/
The TLC’s Emily Carr University Production Services (ECUPS), http://ecups.ecuad.ca - provides recording, editing, publishing and web broadcasting of ongoing special events and lectures that take place at Emily Carr University. The production team’s members are highly qualified Emily Carr students, trained in film and video, who may call upon other departments such as the Animation and Design departments to assist with productions.
Emily Carr University is committed to providing the necessary support to Aboriginal students to ensure their academic success. The University provides admission and transfer advising services and educational support service resulting in excellent retention and graduation rates for Aboriginal students. We have had a steady increase in our diverse Aboriginal Student population as well as an increase in our Aboriginal programs. The Aboriginal Program Office provides culturally appropriate support that encompasses both traditional and contemporary artistic and cultural expressions of Aboriginal peoples, and is a valuable resource for students to access traditional materials/supplies.