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 to Friday (9:30am – 4:00pm)

*Note* For Advisor help, email your SFU ID number & advising transcript to lingadv@sfu.ca 

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)

Tina Cusmano
Department Secretary

Email: lingdept@sfu.ca

Phone: 778-782-4585

Office: RCB 9201| Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday (9:15 am – 2:45 pm)

Contact Tina for assistance with:

  • General departmental assistance/Campus directions
  • General information about undergraduate program admissions and courses
  • Course outlines
  • Textbook orders and desk copies
  • Course evaluations
  • Room Bookings (RCB 9100 AND 7402)
  • Assistance with office equipment
  • Document Solutions orders

Janelle Stutheit
Secretary to the Chair and Graduate Program Chair

Email: lingasst@sfu.ca

Phone: 778-782-4798

Office: RCB 9103 | Office Hours: Monday to Friday (8:45 am – 2:30 pm)

Contact Janelle 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

Lee Gellatly
Graduate Secrretary

Email: linggsec@sfu.ca

Office: RCB 9202 | Office Hours: Monday to Thursday (8:45 am – 3:45 pm)

Contact Lee for assistance with:

  • 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

Brigid Portner
Research Grants and Projects Coordinator

Email: lingrsch@sfu.ca
Office: RCB 8122 | Office Hours: Monday to Thursday (9:45am – 4:00pm); Friday (9:15am – 12:30pm)  

Contact Brigid for assistance with:

  • Applications for research funding
  • RA recruitment and hiring
  • Grant-funded RA contracts
  • 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

Nicole North
Communications and Events Coordinator

Email: lingcomm@sfu.ca
Office: RCB 8124 | Office Hours: Monday to Friday (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Contact Nicole 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