Dr. Janet F. Werker is Director of the UBC Infant Studies Centre. She is University Killam Professor and Canada Research Chair in Psychology, and is internationally known for her research investigating the perceptual foundations of language acquisition in infancy. You may read more about Dr. Werker and her accomplishments in her full bio. Dr. Werker co-founded and co-directs the UBC Language Sciences; this initiative connects scholars, researchers, and teachers to create collaborations resulting in ground-breaking research. She is also Project Director of an international SSHRC Partnership Grant (bringing together scholars, industry, and community) entitled Ensuring Full Literacy in a Multicultural and Digital World.
Currently, we are running online and in-person studies for infants (5 to 24 months) and children (3 to 14 years).
We are 1 of 6 research centres that make up the Early Development Research Group at UBC: sign-up here, and we will notify you each time your family is eligible to participate in a study!