Research at Emily Carr University


The Emily Carr research culture is a strategically important element of the University.  We lead the country in the contributions we make to research in studio-based art, design, and media. To find out more about faculty and student research; research centres, studios and labs; and our Canada Research Chairs, please go to the Research section in our main website.

The Research + Industry Office (RIO) at Emily Carr University is responsible for promoting and assisting with the research activity of the faculty and students at Emily Carr University of Art + design. We strive to develop and support a vibrant culture of research, scholarly activity and creative practice that reflects and celebrates the accomplishments of our community. We are also proud of our partnerships with industry that provide excellent opportunities for faculty and student research.

The Research + Industry Office provides a wide range of services to assist researchers with administration of their research projects, from grant applications and development of industry partnerships to identify funding sources and post-award support. The RIO also provides guidance to ethics compliance and management of grant funds.

For more information, please check our five-year Strategic Research Plan

RIO staff:

Steven Lam, Associate VP, Research + Dean, Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies

Angeles Hernandez Correa, Executive Assistant to the Director of Research Administration + Operations

Lois Klassen, Research Ethics Board Coordinator

Leanne Rooney, Research Financial Analyst

Use the menu on the sidebar to find out more information about research at Emily Carr. For general inquiries, please email