Rita Parmar
Manager, Academic and Administrative Services, Email: lingmgr@sfu.ca
Undergraduate Student Advisor, Email: lingadv@sfu.ca

Phone: 778.782.5739

Office: RCB 9200 | Office Hours: Monday - Friday (9:30am - 4:00pm)


Contact Rita for assistance with:

  • Keys/office access
  • Contract issues
  • Payroll information
  • TA/Marker and Time Use Guidelines
  • Office or classroom issues
  • Registration questions
  • Course access issues
  • Grading procedures
  • Academic integrity/honesty monitoring
  • Procurement of general equipment/supplies (non-technical, non-research related)

Secretary to the Chair
Office: RCB 9103

Contact the Secretary to the Chair (lingasst@sfu.ca, 778-782-4585) for assistance with:

  • Appointments with the Chair
  • TSSU Collective Agreement processes
  • Sessional and TA contract administration
  • TA/Marker and Time Use guidelines
  • Faculty appointments
  • Renewal, tenure and promotion
  • Salary review
  • Study leaves and other leaves
  • Faculty and employment website updates
  • Grade deadlines
  • Course evaluations
  • Teaching Staff Handbook updates

Nina Tomlinson
Graduate Secretary
Office: RCB 9202 | Office Hours: Mond (9:00am - 3:00pm) | Tues, Thurs (9:00am - 3:30pm)

Contact the Graduate Program Assistant (linggsec@sfu.ca) for assistance with:

Graduate Program Inquiries - linggsec@sfu.ca
  • Graduate program application and admission inquiries (prospective students)
  • Program and course information (current students)
  • Graduate course enrollment requests
  • Graduate studies regulations (program complection, leave of absence, etc.)
  • Graduate awards timelines and application (GA3)
  • Graduate student RA contract processing (department entrance funding)
  • Graduate student orientation sessions
  • Graduate course offerings
  • Graduate student office allocation
  • Graduate thesis defence requirements and process

Inayat Lakhani
Department Secretary
Office: RCB 9201 | Office Hours: Monday to Friday (10am - 2:15pm)

Contact the Department Secretary (lingdept@sfu.ca, 778-782-4585) for assistance with:

  • General department inquiries
  • General information about undergraduate program admissions and courses
  • Course outlines
  • Textbook orders and desk copies
  • Obtaining proctors for undergraduate exams
  • Room bookings (Meeting Room [9100], Multi-Purpose meeting room [7402], general campus classrooms)
  • Document Solutions orders
  • Facilities requisitions
  • Assistance with office equipment
  • Registration, course add/drops, degree requirement checklists
  • Campus directions
  • Faculty business card orders
  • Teaching supplies (chalkm whiteboard markers, etc.)

CJ Ng - On Leave
Technical Support Specialist
Office: RCB 9214 | Office Hours: Monday (9am - 12:15pm) Wednesday (9am - 4:30pm) Friday (9am - 4:30pm)

Contact the Technical Support Specialist (linghelp@sfu.ca, 778-782-9220) for assistance with:

  • Office computer set-up and software issues
  • Procurement of computing/technical equipment for general, non-research use

Laurens Bosman
Communication and Events Coordinator (Acting)
Email: lingcomm@sfu.ca

Office: RCB 8124

Contact the Communications and Events Coordinator for assistance with:

  • Departmental website
  • Departmental events
  • Graphic design requests
  • Student, Research, Faculty and Alumni news stories
  • Social media content creation and promotion
  • Videography and photography requests

Elise McClay
Research Technician, Linguistics
Email: linghelp@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.7101

Office: RCB 7301
Office hours: Monday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm; Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Contact Elise for assistance with:

  • Experimental/data collection technology
  • Research implementation, design, and analysis
  • Laboratory hardware, software, data management, and network support and training
  • Procurement of computing/technical equipment for research-related use
  • Computing security measures

Brigid Portner
Research Grants and Projects Coordinator
Email: lingrsch@sfu.ca
Office: RCB 8122
Office hours: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm (Monday to Thursday)

Contact Brigid for assistance with:

  • Applications for research funding
  • RA recruitment and hiring
  • Grant-funded RA contracts
  • Research Participation System (RPS)
  • Research conferences and workshops
  • Financial, reporting and administrative needs for research grants and projects
  • Administrative support for grant holders and project RAs
  • Procurement of non-technical, research-related equipment/supplies
  • Laboratory outreach activities