Legacy gift funds scholarship awards for Indigenous language learners
Thanks to a generous legacy gift from the Lobstick Foundation, endowments have been created to permanently fund two scholarship awards benefitting Indigenous students, guaranteeing its financial support for Indigenous language learners for many years to come.
Supporting students enrolled in the Indigenous Languages Program (INLP), the Dr. Aimee August Award in Indigenous Language Proficiency and the Dr. Ruby Peter Graduate Award in Indigenous Language Proficiency were established in honour of their namesakes, who had made great strides in Indigenous language revitalization, instruction, and documentation.
New master's degree program established to support Indigenous language revitalization
This new two-year program focuses entirely on training individuals who will go on to support the reclamation, revitalization, and strengthening of their Indigenous languages.
New postdoctoral fellow, James Crippen (Dzéiwsh), aims to break down myths around Indigenous languages
Dr. James Crippen/Dzéiwsh started a Tenure-track appointment in January 2021 at McGill University as as Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics. He was the first postdoctoral fellow in the Indigenous Languages Program in 2020 enabled through Aboriginal Strategic Initiatives.
The RSC Presents the Class of 2020
The Royal Society of Canada celebrated new Fellows in an induction ceremony today for their "outstanding scholary, scientific and artistic achievement." Seven SFU Researchers were elected into the group of 87 Fellows.
Elders and great-grandchildren share the legacy of learning Hul'q'umi'num'
CBC News published an article highlighting the work Elder Ruby Peter and the Hul'q'umi'num' Language and Culture Society has done to preserve the Hul'q'umi'num' language. This past spring, four generations of Elder Peter's family received university honours from SFU.
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