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UBC Faculty Members

Submit a Project Proposal

UBC faculty are encouraged to submit proposals related to their teaching/learning or research projects that use emerging media technologies including but not limited to virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Learn more on the Call for Proposals page.

UBC Students

Join EML as one of our paid student workers

EML will be hiring Work Learn UI/UX designers, software developers, and through the co-op program, a lab coordinator. Please follow us on Twitter or Instagram, and sign up for our monthly newsletter to be the first to know when we post positions.

Volunteer with us

We’re looking for interested volunteers to work on EML projects. Please fill out the volunteer application form and we will be in touch about opportunities to join a specific project or to join EMLx.

If you’d like to volunteer with EML, but the projects don’t appeal this semester, a great way to get involved with us is to help us conduct drop-ins and demos. It’s a great way to meet faculty, students, and staff interested in emerging technologies, as well as to get a good familiarity with using the technology on projects we’ve already developed. Interested? Contact us.


If you are a student with a project idea, or who wants to join EML mid-semester, visit our EMLx page to learn more about how to get involved.


Become an industry mentor or advisor

EML brings together UBC faculty, staff, and students to collaborate on teaching/learning or research projects using cutting-edge technologies like VR/AR, 3D visualization, and machine learning. EML industry advisors provide our student team with technical and project management advice, coaching, and mentorship.
EML is seeking experts in 3D video game development, 3D modelling, machine learning, and more. Contact us to learn more.

Propose an industry project for Developing Emerging Technologies

In this course, taught by EML faculty in residence Dr. Patrick Pennefather, students across all majors work together on industry-initiated projects. They learn prototyping skills, gain experience collaborating on teams, build technical knowledge, and leave with both an Arts course credit and an understanding of how to create practical solutions to specific problems.

Do you or your company have an idea for a project? Contact us today.

Join the Emerging Media Community of Practice

EMCoP is a group of researchers, developers, designers, and educators committed to building a community of practice focused on the development of emerging technologies for human good. Founded by the team at EML, EMCoP is now hosted remotely by various universities across North America.

Are you interested in presenting your work with emerging technologies? Read more on the EMCoP website.

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Emerging Media Lab

Vancouver Campus
Irving K. Barber Room 183, 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604-822-2669

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Emerging Media Lab Development Space

Vancouver Campus
Gerald McGavin Room 112A, 2386 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3

K. Karasin Collaboration Space

Vancouver Campus
Wesbrook Building Room 21, 6174 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3