Upcoming Event: “Bilingual Babies” Public Lecture
Dr. Janet F. Werker, one of the world’s leading developmental psychologists and the Director of the Infant Studies Centre, has been exploring the foundations of language learning in infancy for nearly 30 years. On May 12, she will be sharing her research in a special public lecture entitled Bilingual Babies. [...]
UBC Psychology Newsletter: Tomorrow’s Researchers Today
Dr. Janet F. Werker and the Infant Studies Centre were featured in the latest UBC Psychology Newsletter. The article explores the origins of UBC's Early Development Research Group and how children can actively participate in our research from newly born to teenagehood! Click here to read the article.
Dr. Janet F. Werker, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Psychology, is internationally known for her research investigating the perceptual foundations of language acquisition. Janet received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1982, assumed her first academic appointment immediately thereafter at Dalhousie University, and returned to UBC in 1986. Just recently, Janet was the first UBC Professor to receive the Gold Medal Impact Award (2015) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), SSHRC’s highest distinction, given to individuals whose sustained leadership, dedication, and originality of thought have inspired colleagues and students alike.
If you have a baby up to 26 months of age, we invite you to participate in our language development studies!
All studies entail a one-time visit to our Centre on UBC campus. Your baby would be with you the entire time. Visits are typically 30 minutes long and we have reserved nearby parking spaces for your convenience.
Each infant participant receives an honorary UBC degree certificate and an infant scientist t-shirt!