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Ron Burnett

President and Vice-Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

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New campus for Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. Can we envision an entirely new way of building classrooms and studios?

Emily Carr University of Art + Design has an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime – to build a university dedicated solely to art, media and design, constructed to showcase creative work and creative research. Our ambition is no less than to build an institution so extraordinary that it can accommodate the creativity of the human spirit in all its forms of expression. The challenge is that government standards, building constraints and financial limitations may not allow us to build a real representation of 21st century learning. What should classrooms look like today? How should creative studios function? What is the best layout for engaging learners in the adventures of learning?

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