Postdoctoral Scholars Competition
The LRC is happy to announce that we have hired Johannes Knaus (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany) as our postdoctoral fellow. He will begin his work at the LRC in October. For more information on the University of Calgary initiative to hire 60 new postdoctoral fellows in 2013, visit: http://ucalgary.ca/risingstars/. For more information about the position, please visit here.
CIHR Science Cafe "Overcoming Language Barriers to Healthcare"
On Thursday, January 31, 2013, we held a CIHR sponsored Science Cafe entitled “Overcoming Language Barriers to Healthcare”. Photos and the poster for this event can be found here.
German CEFR exams
The Language Research Centre is an official Goethe Institute CEFR Testing Centre. We will offer the B1 exam on May 2, 2013 (deadline for registration is April 29). The exams will start at 9:00am, and it takes 165 minutes. For more specific information about the test, including sample tests, see the Goethe Institute's website. For further questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate student poster symposium
Graduate students from across campus working on language acquisition and its implications are invited to take part in our annual graduate student poster symposium on May 2, 2013, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Abstracts can be found here.
We have received SSHRC funding (PI: Rahat Naqvi, Co-PIs Mary O'Brien and Suzanne Curtin) to host an international conference and pre-conference workshop entitled "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism" in August 2013. Abstracts are due on February 28.
2012-2013 Lecture Series
Thank you to everyone who helped make our two lecture series, “Theoretical and experimental innovations in bilingualism research” and“The language of literature” a success. Both series will resume in the fall.