Research Projects

Partnering on a research project allows us to form small faculty-led teams to work through a creative challenge with your organization. We can work together to develop a new partnership framework tailored to fit your needs. Team size depends on the project but typically involves between 2 – 5 student researchers and a faculty lead. Research Projects vary in length.

We can work with your organization to match funds for research projects through grants from agencies such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), MITACS, and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).

If you need to connect with Research at Emily Carr

The team at the Shumka Centre can facilitate introductions across the broader Emily Carr community in order to help prospective industry or community partners find the expertise they need. Please email us at

General inquiries can also be made through the Research and Industry Office at

A list of research centres at Emily Carr through which a partnership can be formed can be found here.