Victoria to pump $113 million into new Emily Carr campus

The B.C. government will invest $113 million into helping Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD) build a new $134 million, 286,300 square-foot campus ...

The B.C. government will invest $113 million into helping Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD) build a new $134 million, 286,300 square-foot campus along Great Northern Way, Premier Christy Clark announced January 23.

Construction is set to start in May 2014 and is expected to be complete by July 2016, creating an estimated 1,500 jobs during construction.

ECUAD and other donors are expected to contribute additional funds towards the ultimate cost.

“Emily Carr University had outgrown its old home,” said Clark. “Just as their graduates move onto bigger and better career options, we’re pleased to help the university move into a bigger and better home.”

ECUAD already has a presence along Great Northern Way, on 18 acres of land that Finning International (TSX:FTT) donated in 2001. ECUAD is a 25% shareholder in that land, which is known as the Great Northern Way Campus, along with the British Columbia Institute of Technology, the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.

gkorstrom@biv.com

@GlenKorstrom

comments powered by Disqus

Also Read

More From Innovation

Tyler Orton discusses Apple stocks jumping in after-hours trading

Read Article

Tech companies helping keep data pirates and identity thieves at bay  

Read Article

Fast-growing Vancouver companies compete to make in-house HR software   

Read Article

UBC and SFU have churned out more than 200 spinoffs the past 30 years, but as many as a quarter haven’t survived 

Read Article

Subscribe to our mailing lists

* indicates required

Newsletters

* You can modify your newsletter subscriptions at the bottom of any newsletter you receive.
×