Rita Parmar
Manager, Academic and Administrative Services, Email: lingmgr@sfu.ca
Undergraduate Student Advisor, Email: lingadv@sfu.ca
778-782-5739 

Office: RCB 9200

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

Silvana Di Tosto
Secretary to the Chair
778-782-4798
Email: lingasst@sfu.ca

Office: RCB 9103
Office Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 

Contact Silvana for assistance with:

  • Appointments with the Chair
  • TSSU Collective Agreement processes
  • Sessional and TA contract administration
  • Faculty appointments
  • Renewal, tenure and promotion
  • Salary review
  • Faculty and employment website updates
  • Grade deadlines
  • Teaching Staff Handbook updates

Debra Purdy Kong
Department General Office
778-782-4585
Email: lingdept@sfu.ca

Office: RCB 9201
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 2:15 pm

Contact Department General Office for assistance with:

  • General departmental assistance
  • General information about undergraduate program admissions and courses
  • Room bookings (Meeting Room [9100], Saunders Room [7201], other classrooms)
  • Course outlines
  • Textbook orders and desk copies
  • Campus directions

Kathy Godson
Graduate Secretary
778-782-4725
Email: linggsec@sfu.ca
Office: RCB 9202
Office Hours: Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursdsay 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 

Contact for assistance with:

  • Graduate program application and admission
  • Graduate awards timelines and application (GA3)
  • Graduate course offerings
  • Obtaining graduate student proctors for undergraduate exams
  • Graduate student RA contract processing
  • Graduate student office allocation

Clif Ng
Technical Support Specialist,
Linguistics, IELTS
778-782-9220
Email: lingtech@sfu.ca
Office: RCB 9216
Office hours: Monday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Contact Clif for assistance with:

Carmen Chin
Communications and Events Coordinator 
Email: lingcomm@sfu.ca
Office: RCB 9208
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Contact Carmen for assistance with:

  • Departmental website
  • Departmental events
  • Graphic design requests 
  • Photography requests
  • Social media
  • Announcements and news articles

Eric Shen 
Research Technician, Linguistics  
778-782-7101 (for RCB 7301)
Email: linglab@sfu.ca 
Office: RCB 9214
Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm; Friday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Contact Eric for assistance with:

  • Hardware and software installation and troubleshooting for Macs and PCs 
  • Network setup and troubleshooting
  • Malware scanning and removal 
  • Audiovisual support for Department of Linguistics scheduled rooms 
  • Recycling of computer equipment 
  • General tech consulting and support
  • See Technical Support Portal for more information

Drop-in advising hours in RCB 9200:

  • Tuesday
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday:
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Friday:
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • By appointment: lingadv@sfu.ca
For more information, please see our undergraduate advising page.
 

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