LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV), one of the leading educational institutions in the fashion industry in B.C., last month announced the appointment of Emily Smith as Program Director for its Fashion School.
Emily Smith has been with LaSalle College Vancouver as a part-time Fashion Design instructor for nearly two years, and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and creative energy to the Fashion program. She holds a Master of Design from Emily Carr University of Arts and Design, and has served in a myriad of roles within the fashion and creative arts and design fields. She has a passion for collaborative projects and has been producing arts and culture events since 2010.
Emily has devoted much of her time to fostering environments that encourage learning by making. She has been producing arts and culture events since 2010 as co-founder of the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, founder of the Vancouver Fibreshed, and former Education Director of VIVO Media Arts Centre.
Emily has hosted youth mentorship programs, ladies’ hacking nights, circuit bending events, artist residencies, and a province-wide initiative to create Maker Clubs in schools in partnership with the Industry Training Authority. She’s also an active researcher, currently working on a Maker Space project with Simon Fraser University.
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