Eric Chan has been named the winner of this year’s Young Alumni Achievement Award. Established in 2013, the honour recognizes a recent graduate under the age of 35 who has achieved significant accomplishments in their professional or personal achievements since graduation. Chan will receive his award at Carleton’s Alumni Leadership Gala on Saturday, September 19.
Now a proud member of Carleton University’s Alumni Mentorship program, Chan graduated from Carleton University’s Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) – Interactive Multimedia and Design program in 2008. The BIT program enabled him to pursue his twin passions: computer technology and the visual arts.
Chan is a designer, artist and entrepreneur whose work bridges the gap between conventional and digital worlds, tradition and modernity, and handmade and digital design. His multidisciplinary prowess has already caught the attention of major industry clients, including Canada Goose, Mini Cooper and Microsoft Xbox.
During his studies at Carleton, Chan developed “Intersections”, an art exhibition which combined OpenData weather information with performance painting. By invitation of President Runte in 2014, he created “Intersections 11 – Three Days. Clear Skies” for Carleton and is now part of the university’s permanent art collection hung at the MacOdrum library’s Discovery Centre. His artwork is also included in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank and he has been commissioned by the City of Ottawa for public art.
Chan also founded his own brand/artist moniker “eepmon” during his studies at Carleton University. Nine years later, eepmon is internationally recognized for his multidisciplinary creations combining computer technology, visual arts and entrepreneurialism. He continues today pushing the creative envelope into new frontiers around the world.