Updates

  • November 4, 2014, 10:23 am
    Congratulations, Kyle!

    We are thrilled that one of our researchers, Kyle Danielson, has been awarded the Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science from the Acoustical Society of America!  Kyle is a PhD student in Developmental Psychology and is currently running a study in our Centre investigating the extent to which audiovisual information faciliates infants' discrimination of non-native speech sounds.

  • October 12, 2014, 10:36 am
    Participate in a Study!

    Would you like to participate with your child in one of our language development studies? We'd love to hear from you!

    Participation involves a one-time visit to our Centre on UBC campus. Each study takes only 5-10 minutes to run while your child sits on your lap.  As a token of our appreciation, your child will receive an Infant Scientist t-shirt and a UBC degree certificate.

    Please feel free to phone (604-822-6408), e-mail (infants@psych.ubc.ca), or sign up online!

  • August 5, 2014, 11:04 am
    Hello, Baby!

    Our heartfelt congratulations to Alexis and David who welcomed baby boy Jacob to the world on Sunday, July 13th!  Alexis is a researcher in our Centre who studies the "statistical learning" of language as part of her Ph.D. in Linguistics.  We are absolutely delighted for Alexis and her growing family and wish them nothing but the best!

  • June 27, 2014, 10:08 am
    ICIS in Berlin

    We're very pleased to announce that several of our researchers will be presenting their findings at the International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS) in Berlin, Germany, from July 3-5.

    Read more information about the Infant Studies conference here.

    Read more about our researcher's presentations here.

  • June 2, 2014, 1:15 pm
    Welcome Back, Zaineb!

    Zaineb Waheed, our EDRG Recruitment Coordinator, returns from maternity leave today.  Zaineb had a lovely year spent with gorgeous baby boy Hussain and his doting big brother Ebrahim. Welcome back, Zaineb! We missed you!

  • May 29, 2014, 9:22 am
    It's a Boy!

    Congratulations to our Research Associate, Dr. Priya Kandhadai, on the birth of her baby boy Avik!  Avik was born on May 26th and enthusiastically welcomed by big sister Atana (3 years old)!  We are absolutely thrilled for the family and wish them all the best during this exciting and joyous time.

  • May 20, 2014, 4:38 pm
    Welcome, Sam!

    A very warm welcome to Samantha Bangayan, who will be our Research Associate while Dr. Priya Kandhadai is on maternity leave.  Sam was the Centre's Coordinator a few years ago and we are very lucky indeed to have her back!

  • April 30, 2014, 12:41 pm
    Congratulations, Dr. Werker!

    We are very pleased to announce that our Director, Dr. Janet Werker, has been elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

    The Academy is a prestigious honorary society whose members, including 200 Nobel Prize laureates and 100 Pulitzer Prize winners, are many of the world's most accomplished scholars.  Dr. Werker's fellowship is an exciting first for UBC's Department of Psychology.

    A press release about the Academy's 2014 new members can be read here.

New Publications

  • Gervain, J., Werker, J.F., & Geffen, M.N. (2014). Category-specific processing of scale-invariant sounds in infancy. PLoS ONE, 9(5), e96278. Request Publication Download via Email
  • May, L., & Werker, J.F. (2014). Can a Click be a Word?: Infants’ Learning of Non-Native Words. Infancy, 19(3), 281-300. Request Publication Download via Email
  • Kandhadai, P., Danielson, D.K., & Werker, J.F. (2014). Culture as a binder for bilingual acquisition. Trends in Neuroscience and Education, 3, 24-27. Request Publication Download via Email