Centre for Design Innovation + Entrepreneurship in Prince George, BC

Innovative by nature.

Learn cutting-edge creative wood design with Emily Carr and UNBC.

The Emily Carr Centre for Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CDIE) is an exciting new development. We are in the state-of-the-art Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) in Prince George, partnering and showcasing BC’s expertise as a global leader in wood construction, products, and design solutions. If you are interested in studying to become a leading artist or designer in the wood design field, this hub of innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and research is the place for you.

Original programs are currently under development to be offered at the new centre by fall 2016. Working with the University of Northern BC (UNBC) we have created a lasting partnership offering complimentary academic and community programming within WIDC.

Emily Carr’s Aboriginal Gathering Place will play an important role in creating programming offered at WIDC. Art practices and teaching with traditional and contemporary Aboriginal materials and techniques will be a core element in the programs offered at Emily Carr’s campus in Northern BC.


Centre for Design Innovation Location + Address

Emily Carr University in Prince George
Wood Innovation Design Centre
Research, Studio Practices, Academics
3333 University Way
Prince George BC Canada V2N 4Z9
Main Campus Phone: 1-250-960-5555
cdie[at]ecuad.ca


Partnering toward a dynamic future for BC's forest products sector.


CDIE welcomes inquiries from industry and community groups who wish to partner! Contact cdie[at]ecuad.ca.

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Wood in Design



Emily Carr University moves into WIDC



Wood Innovation Design Centre - Prince George, BC



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