​Research drives the knowledge economy.

Emily Carr’s research culture is strategically positioned to give our students and partners a competitive edge in the knowledge and creative economies.

Dr. Ron Burnett, President + Vice-Chancellor

Together with frontrunners in industry, we are leading the country with innovations and university research in studio-based art, design and media. Through state-of-the art digital technology we explore new means of prototyping and production, create new employment avenues and redefine contemporary creative and aesthetic expression through materials, making and digital research.

Our applied research areas are nimble, activated and integrated to facilitate interdisciplinary work on the cutting edge. Collectively, via our Research Centres, Research Studios, and Canada Research Chairs, Emily Carr University talent creates and captures emerging opportunities for students, artists, faculty and business leaders. Faculty members' current research activities integrate with the curriculum, increasing qualifications of our students while advancing the disciplines of art, design and media.

Today, the importance of creative and cultural industries as drivers of employment, income and economic development cannot be overstated. Our research in art, design and media deliberately enriches all of these practices and businesses. Our research partnership methodology is tested and effective, based on collaboration and exploration.

Explore our Research Area's exciting spaces and disciplines.

Access our expertise.

Our Research + Industry Office is a strategic part of our University's Leadership Organization and oversees our Centres, Studios and Chairs. We welcome your inquiries regarding project partnerships, collaborations, and how to initiate access to our subject matter experts, leading edge technologies, and next generation talent.

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