September 05, 2020

Congratulations

Professor NANCY HEDBERG has completed her term as Department Chair.

S Professor PANAYIOTIS PAPPAS has begun their term as Department Chair.

S SANDER NEDERVEEN has successfully defended his MA Thesis on August 12.

S DR. STAN ANONBY has successfully defended his PhD Thesis on August 13.

Grants and Awards

S PhD Candidate KELLI FINNEY was awarded a grant throgh CERi's Faculty-Student Research Program for Fall 2020. The grant will facilitate transcription checking with Haida elder Lawrence Bell and support focus group sessions with teachers and learners.

S Limited-Term Lecturer CLAUDIA WONG was accepted by the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD) for the Teaching and Learning Development Grant.

S PhD Student XIZI DENG received the China Scholarship provided by China Scholarship Committee for her four-year PhD starting from Fall 2020.

Events

S The Social Data Analyatics Minor launched last month with a Q&A panel. SFU linguistics and computing science alumnus VASUNDHARA GAUTAM discussed her work as a speech-recognition engineer at Dialpad. You can watch the video of the event here.

 

Upcoming Events

S  LABOUR DAY - September 7
Offices closed

S  WELCOME DAY - September 8

S  FALL SEMESTER BEGINS - September 9
First day of class for the Fall 2020 semester.

S  SOCIAL DATA ANALYTICS MINOR APPLICATION DEADLINE - September 30
Applications for the SDA Minor program, starting in Spring 2021 are due September 30.

S  CERTIFICATE IN TESL LINGUISTICS APPLICATION DEADLINE - September 30
Applications for the Certificate in TESL Linguistics are due the day of September 30.