Welcome to your
alumni community

Congratulations on completing your degree!

Your creativity and perseverance has paid off. Here you stand a member of our renowned alumni community, ready to take on the world.

My name is Sára (she/her), and I’m your alumni relations connection. You can email me at any time with any questions you may have, to introduce yourself and your practice, or to submit your news for our social media channels. If you’re not already on The Leeway, be sure to register to seek out help, mentorship and retain access to the Artswork opportunity board.

This page captures what you need to know as a new graduate of Emily Carr University. I’d also like to personally invite you to submit your work for social media coverage so I can introduce you to the greater alumni community. You can find that form at the bottom of this page.

You’ve joined an incredible community of talented people that are here to support you in the transition from university to career. Celebrate this milestone. We look forward to seeing what you do next.


Sára Molčan
Alumni Relations, BFA 2015

Alumni featured on the postcards

In order of slideshow appearance.

Natalie Robinson (BFA 2021)
Yi Fang (BFA 2021)
Nicole Ponsart (BFA 2021)
Duncan Wildwood (BFA 2019)
Sunny Shah (BFA 2013)
Karin McGinn (MFA 2018)
Esteban Pérez (MFA 2021)
Carollyne Yardley (MFA 2021)
Sami Shahin (CS 2012)
Tara Embree (BFA 2005)

You’re in good company

  • 11530 Alumni
  • 773 Masters
  • 7503 Undergraduates
  • 2456 Diplomas

Full collection of postcard artwork

TD Insurance
Win a Visa Gift Card

As a trusted partner, the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Program is dedicated to helping ECU alumni get access to preferred insurance rates. TD Insurance is the leading direct response insurance group in Canada. From getting a quote to filing a claim, their knowledgeable advisors will help you find options that are right for you.

You can save on on home, tenant, condo, auto (outside BC) and term life insurance. They also offer travel and health insurance at competitive rates. You can see all their offerings here.

For the Class of 2021, TD Insurance is giving away two Visa Gift Cards.

Modo Car Share
Win $100 Credit

Modo’s round trip carsharing is a great complement to transit and cycling. You can get all the benefits of using a vehicle, without all the hassles of owning one. Pick one of Modo’s shared daily drives, hybrids, SUVs, trucks, or EVs and ride worry-free with the included insurance, and dedicated parking spots.

Not a member yet? Sign up using the code ECALUMNI and get $50 free drive time to help you start! Head to modo.coop to learn more.

As an additional gift, you can win $100 in credit.

A letter from your ECUAA board chair,
Patrick Christie (BDes 2010)

You are now among Emily Carr alumni and I welcome you to our community. I want you to remember that this degree is only a part of who you are and that you were a full and complete human before you started on campus. With the perspective you’ve gained, and the practices you’ve developed, I look forward to hearing, seeing, and learning about what you create in your life with this.

The pathway forward may not be well-defined, but I trust that you will find your way as many others have. Our alumni end up applying themselves in a diversity of ways and I’m always surprised to hear where they end up and what they do with the foundations and methods they learned at Emily Carr.

I invite you to stay in touch, stay connected with your fellow alumni and stay informed about on-campus happenings. Our association is investing more into creating a more integral community for you to be a part of. We are actively seeking new board members and creating other ways in which you can engage and advocate on behalf of our association through new roles and opportunities we are developing. We would love to hear from you personally and to see you at one of our open General Meetings and our AGM in December.

If anything, make sure you get yourself signed into the Leeway and explore our new purpose-built platform for alumni and student connections. Best of luck and enjoy your summer.

Patrick Christie

Your ecuad.ca email

Your ecuad.ca email address is maintained for four months after convocation. After that, your account will be removed to make space for new students.

Make sure that you send an email to alumni-email@ecuad.ca before September if you would like to set up forwarding your ecuad.ca email to a personal account.


You made it! First on your list, celebrate. Have a digital celebration with your family, friends, and peers. You earned this!


Time to explore. We’ve got benefits + savings, resource guides, and interviews with alumni. Take a look around and let us know what else you need.


Ready to share your work? Excellent. We want to see it and champion the class of 2022. Everyone should see the hard work you put into achieving your education.

Alumni Perks

As an alumni, you retain access to the library, myEC, career advising, and the Artswork Opportunity Board via The Leeway. The Career Development + Work Integrated learning office regularly assists alumni with their career goals and setting up an appointment is always available through coop@ecuad.ca!

You also save with community partners on tenant, home, life and auto insurance with TD Insurance, cell phone rate plans with Bell Mobility, meal prep with Fresh Prep, printing services with Clubcard and Dominion Blue Reprographics, framing services through Opus Art Supplies and Framing by Estrella, photography supplies and services with Beau Photo and Henry’s, transportation with Evo, Mobi, and Modo, as well as co-working space or mailboxes with The Network Hub.

For details on accessing and redeeming your perks, visit our benefits page.

Join The Leeway

The Leeway is our social and professional networking platform specifically for the Emily Carr University community. It’s open to alumni, faculty, staff and students. This platform is sponsored by our friends at the Royal Bank of Canada.

We created The Leeway to provide an opportunity for alumni to connect with each other, promote their own exhibitions and events, find collaborators and reconnect with other community members. It is also the new home of Artswork and you can continue to access the opportunity board long after graduation.

For those who want to give back through mentorship, you can mentor a student who’s currently working through their degree or share experience with other early-career alumni.

The Leeway is virtual! The app is available on both Google Play and iTunes.

Android users can download The Leeway directly from Google Play. For Apple users, download Graduway Community and select The Leeway at Emily Carr University after install. This will update the app icon and load the correct app. If you have any issues downloading the app, please reach out.

Once the app is installed, you can sign up directly through the application. No need to sign up through the website. Make it easy to connect with people right from your pocket.

About Those Grad Bags

We would like to thank our sponsors for the contents of the 2022 grad bags: Opus Arts Supplies for the sketchbook and mega pencil, TD Insurance for the water bottle made of recycled materials and the stress ball, and Dominion Blue for the discount on fine art printing and wide-tek scanning services. Visit our benefits and savings page to see what the sponsors offer you as an alum all year round.

Submit your work

We want to get to know you, your work, and your practice. Submit your work below so we can share your work and introduce you to the greater alumni community!

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