Upgraded campus facilities for Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Posted: Aug 30th, 2012
Students at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design
will be seeing improved and upgraded campus facilities, as a result of
$194,000 in capital funding that is part of the provincial government's investment in post-secondary infrastructure this year.
BC taxpayers are providing $13.5 million for Emily Carr University
of Art + Design operations this year - including an allowance for
general infrastructure maintenance - up from $11.5 million in 2001-
02. The number of funded student spaces at the university has
increased 17.5 per cent since 2003-04.
Close to $6 million in capital investments have been made at the
university since 2001, including funding for the renovation of the
Mitchell Building and the Granville Island campus and the addition of
a digital studio of art, media and design.
Mary McNeil, MLA for Vancouver-False Creek, commented:
"This $194,000 capital investment will go a long way in helping Emily
Carr continue to provide Vancouver students with more options for
training, studying, and pursuing careers in the arts."
"This capital funding is essential and extremely important in helping
us to maintain a solid foundation and competitive environment to
support our students in receiving the highest calibre of a post-
secondary creative education in Canada."
Funding for B.C. post-secondary institutions:
- $23.7 billion - amount of money invested in post-secondary education in B.C. since 2001.
- 57 per cent - the increase in total operating funding since 2001 across the university sector, along with a 26 per cent increase in total operating funding for the college and institute sector since 2001.
- $1.9 billion - the amount invested in support of post-secondary education this year.
- $10,090 - amount per full-time student funded by the provincial government, up from $8,440 in 2001-02.