Emerging Media Lab Overview

To support learning and research and to provide UBC with a leading edge among other top universities, the Emerging Media Lab provides a collaborative space for UBC faculty, students and staff for exploration of emerging technologies and development of innovative tools and solutions.

What’s in the Name?


    The word media is used in its broader definition of the term similar to MIT Media Lab. By “media,” we seek to reach beyond a narrow category of broadcast media towards a more expansive sense of technology as “medium” and the ways in which we interface with emerging technology.


    We also consider this initiative a lab where experimentation could happen with permission to fail and, by deriving lessons from risks taken, we contribute to the development of community best practices.

Explore VR & AR

The UBC community is welcome to Emerging Media Lab’s spaces and resources to explore, experiment and develop ideas that may eventually enhance learning and research at UBC. To book a demo session or spaces, please contact us at emergingmedia.lab@ubc.ca.

Development Map

Emerging Media Lab Process