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Happy New Year

We would like to wish all faculty a happy new year!

The big news here is that Collective bargaining at ECU has begun! Not only is this a time to reflect on all the work we put into our various roles as members of the Faculty Association, it is also a time for action. Some important things we are focusing on in this round of bargaining are Right to Available Work, Compensation, and Teaching Load.

Join us at the monthly Faculty Association meeting to hear updates in person and let us know if you have questions.

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Announcing Researcher/Coordinator Position

In March 2019, the ECUAD Faculty Association’s 2014-2019 contract with ECUAD Administration will expire.

The ECUADFA is looking for faculty members to research and prepare materials that will be used to assist our Bargaining Committee renegotiate our contract.

Regular and Non-Regular faculty members are welcome and encouraged to participate in this project, to best represent the priorities of our entire membership.

Details regarding the position are included in this PDF: ECUADFA RESEARCHER POSITION Summer-Fall 2018

Please send letters of interest by April 15, 2018 to the ECUAD Faculty Association general email: ecuadfa@gmail.com

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Future of Education Contest

The Future of Education Contest invites Emily Carr students to propose artworks that could describe personal stories of struggle and/or triumph, fictional scenarios, systemic critiques, wild ideas and dreams for a society that values affordable and accessible higher education for all. $10,000 in project funding will be distributed amongst ten finalists to execute their concepts. Upon successful completion of the projects, each finalist will be awarded an additional $1,000 in prize money! The artworks will be on view at an All-Candidates meeting and launch party leading up to Provincial election on May 9, 2017.

For more information see Future of Education website

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Open The Doors

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Dangerous Times

Dear Emily Carr students,

In the wake of the American presidential election, we as faculty have been witnessing higher levels of anxiety, fear, and stress in many of you, who understand the threat that Donald Trump poses to our efforts to build a peaceful society. 

We are devastated and disappointed that a candidate who promulgates xenophobia, racism, and misogyny now leads the United States. We are hearing stories of violence, intimidation and silencing tactics on the rise, as those who espouse hate and inequality feel they have more social license to bully others.

We do live in dangerous times.

We also live in times where it is more urgent than ever to exercise our freedoms to speak and act, both individually and collectively, and cultivate wisdom in our communities. The hard won victories of the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, the labour movement, the LGBT movement, and more, matter deeply; they should not and cannot be destroyed by one authoritarian appealing to people’s fear and anger. Commitment to love and equality continues and persists. We see the leadership of Indigenous peoples at Standing Rock currently, courageously coming together to protect water for everyone’s sake. We stand in solidarity with those who welcome diversity, love each other, the land, the water, and life itself, which depends on the health of the watersheds that we all depend on.

It is unusual for us, as a Faculty Association, to make such a statement. But these are unusual times. This election is a wake up call for many, and as such, a teachable moment as well. Those of us in art schools and universities can exercise our academic and artistic freedoms, which are more important than ever. We can take care of ourselves and each other. Be gentle with one another, but also loving, honest, and rigorous as we enter into dialogues with one another and with those who may have supported Trump, or come from families or communities that do. Respect for difference is critical for a shared, peaceful future. Gathered as we are on unceded Coast Salish territories, we have responsibilities to come together for the sake of peace and reconciliation.

As we process this historical moment together, in bewilderment as well as in courage, please know that we are with you in building a just and loving world for everyone. Historical movements in the past have succeeded despite huge odds and obstacles, and our creative spirit, overcoming challenges, strengthens the power of the people.

In solidarity,

The Emily Carr Faculty Association

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Education is a Public Good

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Oct 19 Federal Election Reminder

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Everyone who can, please get your vote ON!

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Creative Action Labs!

Tickled by the Yes Men, we are happy to present the Creative Action Labs this fall.

We’ll hear from artists and activists who are changing the world, followed by workshops to delve into creative tactics and strategies.

If you’re interested in hearing stories from inspiring organizers and thinkers – come out on Thursday evenings!  If you are interested in exploring the history of art as direct action and working with others to plan your own interventions – come on Fridays! Workshops will be facilitated by Sean Devlin, starting Sept 18 and running till Oct 23.

Sean Devlin 叶 世民 is a comedian, filmmaker and creative agitator who supports artists and activists in channeling their Trickster spirit. He has been worked as facilitator for communities, academic institutions and non-profits in the Netherlands, Germany, England, Poland, Lithuania, Turkey and Brazil. He currently serves as the Executive Director at ShitHarperDid.com and as an action coordinator and thought stylist at the Yes Men’s Yes Lab (NYU).

For the Friday workshops, we ask that people consider registering together as small working groups (approximately 2 to 6 people a group). Space is limited – please register by emailing creativeactionseries@gmail.com.

Thursday talks are free and open to the public. Here’s the schedule – we kick off the series with Eugene Boulanger on Sept 3:

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