Faculty Research

Information for Researchers

Most full-time faculty at Emily Carr, and many sessional faculty members, are pursuing their own creative practices in art and design and in research projects, in addition to careers as educators and leaders. The Research + Industry Office (RIO) supports faculty in their research endeavours. Faculty can approach RIO for information relating to:

  • Funding Opportunities
  • Applying for grants
  • Grant writing support
  • Post-award management support

All researchers must be aware of Emily Carr's compliance policies regarding Ethics in Research and related procedures Responsible Conduct of Research, Procedures for Research Involving Humans and Conflict of interest

If you are new to research and don't know where to begin, you might start by checking possible collaborations within existing research areas and projects. Please come to one of our Research Conversations meetings to find out about fellow faculty's research projects. (Schedule of meetings to be confirmed)

Are you interested in finding out about research collaborations with external organizations? Industry partnerships can take different formats and the RIO can help you identify and create agreements for specific projects.

More information about research areas, centres, studios and labs, and their current research projects can be found in the Research page of our main website.

Current Funded Research Projects

We acknowledge the support provided by the Research Support Fund in achieving the research success examples listed below.

Below is a list of faculty with projects currently funded by SSHRC:

Dr. Julie Andreyev

Dr. Ruth Beer

Amber Frid-Jimenez

Dr. Alla Gadassik

Harry Killas

Ingrid Koenig and Dr. Randy Lee Cutler

Jon Hannan with Caylee Raber

Currently funded by SSHRC Institutional Grants:

SIG Explore:

Dr. Randy L. Cutler

On the other hand: art and design research through an artist book.

Daniel Drennan El-Awar 

Resistance existence: the archive as manifested being.

Dr. Mimi Gelman 

The animacy of indigenous archives, objects as being.

Dr. Jamie Hilder

Critical literacies and pedagogy as gift: rethinking academic core curricular delivery

Gwenessa Lam

Algorithmic aporias: multiplying the biface

Rachelle Sawatsky

Mixed brains: on community accessibility

Currently funded by the Ian Gillespie Design and Dynamic Media Research Fund:

Helene Day Fraser

Radical Reorientation: Re-calibrating Design Action towards Non-colonial Modalities

Keith Doyle

New Craft: Post-contemporary Material Practices

Dr. Katherine Gillieson

Occasional Papers. A Stationery Project Publishing Initiative

Dr. Bonne Zabolotney

The Prototyping Research Collective