Art, Design, Business Speaker Series

Hear the stories of six entrepreneurs, designers and tech pioneers who’ve put together wildly successful startups, worked with top companies, and developed new and incredible products and business models.

Presented by Living Labs and the Discovery Foundation at the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship, this series of guest lectures brings together a phenomenal breadth of experience in entrepreneurship practices, with a focus on the creative sector.  | More Info

The Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship

A new model for entrepreneurship and economic development that is centered in art and design and conducive to collaboration across art, design, social innovation, media, business and technology.

The Shumka Centre fosters the movement of creative people into systems and situations where their work and ideas have the most impact. The Shumka Centre is a project of Living Labs.

UBC Family Medicine Partnership

The Health Design Lab is very pleased to announce a new partnership with the Department of Family Practice at UBC on an exciting new project aimed at providing software support tools for family doctors in their clinical practice.

Advancements in HFR, S3D, UltraHD and the immersive experience

The S3D Centre is a national centre of excellence dedicated to advancing the art and technology of stereo 3D, advanced imaging and immersive media topics through applied research, skills development and event outreach.

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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.


During the past 20 years, a dramatic evolution has taken place in the visual arts, media arts, and design.  The growth of digital technology has given rise to new means of production, new kinds of employment, new kinds of creative and aesthetic expression, and new opportunities for artists, media practitioners and designers to reach diverse audiences. For more information please visit our main website

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