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


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 (Temporary)

Contact the Secretary to the Chair (lingasst@sfu.ca, 778-782-4725) 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

Estelle D'Souza-Carey
Graduate Secretary (Temporary, untill February 3, 2023)
Office: RCB 9202 | Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (9:30am - 2:30pm)

Contact the Graduate Program Assistant (linggsec@sfu.ca, 778-782-4725) for assistance with:

Graduate Program Inquiries - linggsec@sfu.ca
  • 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 (department funding)
  • Graduate student office allocation

Department Secretary (Temporary)
Office: RCB 9201

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
  • Room bookings (Meeting Room [9100], Saunders Room [7201], other classrooms)

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 (lingtech@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
Office hours: Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm; Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Friday 9:00 - 1:00 pm

Contact the Communications and Events Coordinator for assistance with:

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

Elise McClay
Research Technician, Linguistics
Email: linglab@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
Phone: 778-782-4772
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 support for special projects