the installation of gillian siddall as the tenth president and vice-chancellor of emily carr university of art + design took place on february 15 in the reliance theatre.
we were pleased to celebrate this meaningful milestone with our extended emily carr community.
what is a presidential installation?
the presidential installation is a formal ceremony to recognize the responsibilities and authority of our president. this unique event marks a new chapter in emily carr’s history. it's an opportunity to celebrate how far we have come as a university, and to imagine what we can accomplish together as a community.
gillian siddall is the first new president of emily carr to be appointed since 1996, and this is the first presidential installation since emily carr became a university ten years ago. as such, it’s an exciting moment to reflect on our institution's remarkable path. a presidential installation recognizes our place among other excellent universities, as well as our unique strengths and values as an academic institution dedicated to art and design.