The Research Centres at Emily Carr 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 contributions.
There are currently four well-established research centres at Emily Carr: the Health Design Lab (HDL), Living Labs, Material Matters, and the Basically Good Media Lab (formerly the Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) Centre), in addition to Canada Research Chair labs the Studio for Extensive Aesthetics (SEA) and the Studio for Critical Making. There are also other emergent clusters such as the DESIS Lab, the Centre for Applied Arts and Material Practice (CAAMP) and CloThing as Conversation. In addition, most full-time faculty at Emily Carr, and many sessional faculty members, are pursuing their own creative practices in art and design research in addition to careers as educators and leaders.