Emily Carr University Moving

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As a part of the City of Vancouver’s development efforts, the campus for Emily Carr University of Art + Design is leaving its campus on Granville Island for a new building in the False Creek Flats neighbourhood of Vancouver in 2017. The plan for the old campus is to convert it into a mixed-use artist building for studios and other work spaces. The move has been in the works since 2013, when then BC Premier Christy Clark announced the Province’s investment in the new campus. The shift between neighbourhoods has raised several questions surrounding the cultural direction of each, now forced to go through the major transition of transplanting a major institution of higher learning at the behest of the Provincial Government. The new campus is set for completion in 2016, and students are expected to transfer entirely to the new building by Fall 2017. How it affects the neighbourhood businesses and residents remains to be seen, but the move is sure to cause a great deal of change in both areas.



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