Emily Carr University stabbing prompts cancellation of classes Thursday

Dec 20 2017, 2:52 am

Following Wednesday evening’s stabbing incident at Emily Carr University of Art and Design’s Granville Island campus, administrators have decided that all classes and exams will be canceled tomorrow, Thursday, December 3, in order to deal with the situation in a “systematic way.”

The incident occurred in the early evening at the South Building. Witnesses told Vancity Buzz a long trail of blood from the stabbing victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries to the face, began at the South Building and ended at the North Building across the street.

According to a press release, two students were involved in the altercation, with one of the students allegedly assaulting another.

“Emily Carr University would like to express concern for the well being of all students involved in this incident and on campus,” reads the release. “The student who was assaulted is recovering and we are monitoring the situation on a continual basis.”

“Emily Carr University strives to provide a safe environment for all students, faculty and staff. There have been no incidents of violence on our campus in recent history and student safety is of utmost importance. Respectful treatment of others is essential to an environment in which members of the University community can achieve their academic and professional potential.


Vancouver Police continue to investigate the incident. The suspect is at-large.

  • UPDATE: The suspect, a 24-year-old Vancouver man, is in police custody after turning himself in to police Thursday morning at 8 a.m. He faces a charge of assault and weapons-related offences.
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