Graduate Programs

For information on program requirements and admission to the graduate program(s), please refer to the SFU Calendar and the Department of Linguistics.

In collaboration with the Department of Linguistics:

Graduate Certificate in the Linguistics of a First Nations Language

NEXT IN-TAKE:  FALL 2021

Application Deadline: May 21st, 2021+

The Graduate Certificate in the Linguistics of a First Nations Language (GCFNL) offers training to students for careers as language researchers, post-secondary educators, and material developers. Students gain expertise in communicative skills, language documentation and analysis of a particular First Nations language. 

 Some cohorts will be entirely devoted to a single language, while others will be mixed-language cohorts focusing on work by individual students or groups of students on a particular language, but supplemented by material applicable to all the languages of the cohort.

The learning model integrates Indigenous Ways of Knowing with linguistic analysis and documentation, featuring mentorship and participation in projects in addition to formal lectures and paper writing. Courses are taught by a team of Elders and knowledge holders and academic experts on the language.

The cohort programs will be offered on site in the First Nations language community, or through a combination of on-campus and community-based course modules. In order to accommodate the work schedules of participants who are language teachers in public schools, or who are otherwise fully employed, courses will be offered in late afternoons, evenings, during summer breaks.

> Program Requirements

 

+ Application Deadline:

Enter your application details into the application portal by May 21, 2021.

Please upload/submit additional supporting documents including official transcripts and letters of references by May 31st, 2021.

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CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

Master of Arts

From Fall 2018 to Fall 2020

32 recipients of a credential in a

Master of Arts in Linguistics of
a First Nations Language

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SPRING 2021 CONVOCATION PROGRAM (June 2021)
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

ABOUT SPRING 2021 CONVOCATION:

www.sfu.ca/convocation.html

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Convocation Programs:

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Theses in the SFU Library: 

www.lib.sfu.ca/help/research-assistance/format-type/finding-sfu-theses

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Convocation, Academic TErms and number of graduateS awarded the MA LFNL credential:

SPRING 2019 CONVOCATION (June 2019) 
Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 

FALL 2019 CONVOCATION (October 2019)
Summer 2019 

SPRING 2020 CONVOCATION (June 2020)
Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

FALL 2020 CONVOCATION (October 2020)
Summer 2021

SPRING 2021 CONVOCATION (June 2021)
Summer 2021

 

 

Interested in graduate studies/research in Indigenous Languages?

Contact INLP to inquire (inlp@sfu.ca)

 

Languages

Courses offered in cooperation with local Indigenous communities and language authorities include the following languages: 

  • Heiltsuk (Bella Bella)
  • Hul'q'umi'num' (Vancouver Island)
  • Kaska, N/S Tutchone, Han, Dene, Tlingit (Yukon)
  • Secwepemctsin (Kamloops, Williams Lake)
  • Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish)
  • Xaad-Kil Haida (Old Masset)
  • Hənq̓əmín̓əm - Downriver (Pitt Meadows)
  • Halq'emeylem - Upriver (Chilliwack)
  • Nsyilxcən (Okanagan)
  • Nuxalk (Bella Coola)
  • St'at'imcets (Lillooet)
  • Tsilhqot'in (Williams Lake)

Courses in other locations and/or in other languages may be offered at the request of the communities/organizations. For more information, please contact inlp@sfu.ca