Students are expected to make regular progress toward the completion of their degree. Occasionally students find that circumstances prevent them from continuing (e.g. medical, financial or personal) in the next semester. In such cases a student may apply for a leave of absence by submitting a Leave of Absence Request form to Student Services. A leave may be granted by the Registrar for up to one year, in which case a student is guaranteed a space in his/her program upon return. Students who find it necessary to remain away from studies at Emily Carr for more than one year may be required to reapply for admission with a portfolio. Request forms are available on the website under Student Services > Forms.
Students may be required to take a leave from their studies and attendance at the University in the rare circumstances where it is determined through a risk assessment process that a student may be at severe risk of harm to self and/or others, or severe disruption to the teaching and learning environment or University community (see Assessment and Treatment Care Plan Policy). The student may be on leave until such time that the risk has been mitigated through treatment from external medical/mental health practitioners and the safety of the individual and of the community is addressed.
The Library, which is part of the Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons, aims to support innovation, research and learning across all areas of art, design and media. Librarians and Library Staff are available to help you make the most of the Library’s resources and services. Whether it’s a question about scanning or how to approach a research project we encourage you to ask questions.
The Library collection focuses on contemporary art, design and media, along with related subjects in art and design history. The Library’s diverse print collection includes books, exhibition catalogues, journals, artists’ books, artists’ files, and other special collections. The Library also has a collection of videos and DVDs, sound effects and vinyl. The Library’s website provides access to the library catalogue, a variety of journal article databases, online image collections, and other resources for research and inspiration.
To borrow materials from the Library, a valid student ID card is required. Renewals can be done online by logging into your library account. Fines will be charged for overdue items. The after-hours book-drop is located just outside the library front doors and is accessible as long as the University is open. Reserve materials for courses are kept behind the Circulation Desk. The Library also provides interlibrary loan and media bookings.
Research assistance is available in person, by e-mail, or over the phone. Librarians are keen to collaborate with faculty by creating course or assignment specific research guides, and providing library orientations or research instruction sessions in classes.
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 9pm
Friday: 8am – 6pm
The Library is closed statutory holidays. During the summer semester, library hours are reduced.
Locker rentals at Emily Carr are managed and administered through the Facilities office.
Locker rental rates:
Fall + Spring semesters – September to April …….. $30.00
Locker rentals are available to current, registered, 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in three or more Emily Carr credit courses. Students who are registered only in academic courses are not entitled to use any of the lockers.
Payment of the locker rental fee is to be made at Financial Services. Proof of enrollment and the locker rental fee payment receipt must be presented to the Facilities office staff before a locker can be assigned.
All of the details on renting a locker and your responsibilities can be found on the Locker Rental Agreement which is available from the Facilities office.
Continuing Studies students: Students registered for Continuing Studies classes may (dependent on need) be assigned a dedicated Continuing Studies locker by the Continuing Studies Studio Technician.
Lost and found articles are located at the Information desk. Lost articles that have not been claimed within three months will be donated to charity.