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Infant Studies Centre: Research on Infant Language Development

Infant Studies Centre: Research on Infant Language Development

Directed by Dr. Janet F. Werker, we study language acquisition and speech perception in infants newborn to two years old.

Riley & Mary are Undergraduate Summer Research Awardees!

Riley & Mary are Undergraduate Summer Research Awardees!

Riley Bizzotto and Mary Zhao have been awarded an NSERC USRA and Quinn USRA, respectively, so they will be working with us full-time this summer!

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship: Dr. Drew Weatherhead

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship: Dr. Drew Weatherhead

Drew has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from SSHRC to investigate the foundations of language-group preferences in early childhood.

PetSmart Thought Innovator Award: Dr. Nicole Sugden

PetSmart Thought Innovator Award: Dr. Nicole Sugden

Nicole received the Thought Innovator Award from PetSmart, which includes funding to study the influence of pet dogs on infants’ language and socio-communicative development.

Two of Our RAs are Bound for Graduate School

Two of Our RAs are Bound for Graduate School

Maegan Mitchell and Erin Stadnyk will begin grad programs in Developmental Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology, respectively, in September 2018. We couldn’t be more proud of them!

Dr. Janet F. Werker Appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

Dr. Janet F. Werker Appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

The Order of Canada is one of the nation’s highest civilian honours, recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation.