VANCOUVER – The new Great Northern Way campus for Emily Carr University of Art + Design has officially broken ground. On Friday, April 24, 2015, Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson and Dr. Ron Burnett, President + Vice Chancellor of Emily Carr University, were joined by students, faculty, staff and alumni to mark the start of design and construction on the new campus for BC’s only specialized post-secondary institution offering education and research exclusively in the creative fields of design, media arts and visual arts.
“We are now building a bigger and better home for Emily Carr University of Art and Design,” said Wilkinson. “An important consideration in the design is the use of distinctive features to reflect the special character of Emily Carr University.”
“With the exciting milestone today, we move another step closer toward the creation of a new campus at Great Northern Way,” said Dr. Ron Burnett, President + Vice Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design. “The new campus will be the beginning of a creative cultural precinct and a centre for 21st-century learning in art, design, media and applied research.”
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