EMILY CARR INSTITUTE LAUNCHES INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH INITIATIVE
Retains Services of Expert Consultant Catherine Warren
as Chief Industry + Research Officer
Emily Carr Institute is launching a new industry and research initiative which will support the Institute’s core faculty and student body, its new Masters Degree program, and the new research facility (Intersections Digital Studio). The Masters Degree launches this September, and the new studio is scheduled to open this fall. Leading this new industry and research initiative, as Chief Industry + Research Officer, will be Catherine Warren, President of FanTrust Entertainment Strategies. Warren has led advances in digital media and education since 1985 in North America and Europe (expanded biography attached).
“We are pleased to have Catherine as a consultant to the Institute,” says Dr. Ron Burnett, President, Emily Carr Institute. “She brings to the new role of CIRO a significant track record in business and non-profit development combined with interdisciplinary research, publishing and a strong academic background in the arts and sciences.”
Warren and her team will focus on expanding research innovation, building industry alliances, and customizing job placements for Masters’ students. Emily Carr Institute received a funding match for the new CIRO project from the Western Diversification Program.
“The time is right for all eyes to be on Emily Carr Institute: industry, government and academia continue to converge around interdisciplinary talent and ideas,” says Warren. “Emily Carr Institute, with its hugely creative, technologically sophisticated faculty and student body, is well-positioned at the heart of today’s renaissance of innovation to attract research dollars, strategic partners and job placements. Being affiliated with Emily Carr Institute is a tremendous personal and professional pleasure and I look forward to working with Dr. Burnett and his team to create deep, lasting industry and research initiatives.”