Centres + Labs

Research Centres and Clusters

The research centres at Emily Carr University are communities of applied academic researchers with a common purpose. As research clusters they focus on areas of research interest that may include faculty from different disciplines, and on applications where Emily Carr is making significant national and international contribution.

We have established a number of formal centres, which are detailed within this section and in the sidebar on this page, however there are also other emergent clusters with the distinction being the level of funding and activity. Centres and clusters are a way to formalize collaborative relationships between faculty and students and to give greater visibility and access to specific areas of investigation to our external community and partners. Not all research activity fits within these groups, projects frequently overlap, and they will evolve over time.