First Annual General Conference

Thursday May 2nd, 2002 - PHOTOS,MORE PHOTOS

From 12:00 noon


Alta Vista Salon

4:00 – 6:00

Poster set-up

Gallery, Victoria North

7:00 – 10:00

Welcome Reception - PHOTOS

Bus departs Marriott lobby at 6:30 and 7:05 for Museum

Bus departs Museum at 9:45 and 10:30 for Marriott

Museum of Civilization


Friday May 3rd, 2002 - PHOTOS,MORE PHOTOS

8:30 – 9:00

Opening Session

Dr. Don Jamieson, Scientific Director & C.E.O.

Welcome Address (invited speaker)

Dr. Marc Renaud, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Victoria North

9:00 – 10:30

Statistics Canada’s Program Related to Literacy

Scott Murray, Director General

Institutions and Social Statistics

Statistics Canada

Session Chair: Eileen Wood, Theme Leader

Victoria North

10:30 – 12:00

Poster Session – Group 1 , PHOTOS


12:00 – 1:00

Lunch - PHOTOS

Lunch Presentation

Jean-Claude Gavrel, Director

Networks of Centres of Excellence

Session Chair: Dr. Don Jamieson

Victoria South

1:00 – 2:30

Panel on Ethics

Dr. R. Saginur, Chair, Ottawa Health Research Ethics Board, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Dr. J. Fryer, Associate Dean, Research & Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Dr. D. Palframan, Chair, Research Ethics Review Committee, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Ms. Hanan Abdel-Akher, Tri-Council Secretariat on Research Ethics

Session Chair: Andree Durieux-Smith, Theme Leader

Victoria North

2:30 – 3:00

Coffee Break

Administrative Centre Booth open

3:00 – 4:30

Theme Breakout Sessions

Theme I: Biological factors underlying the development of language and literacy skills

Theme II: Sensory processes and environment

Theme III: Language

Theme IV: Literacy

Theme V: Social, economic and program influences; families, schools and communities




Victoria North

Capital Carleton

4:30 – 7:00

Poster Session – Group 2 , PHOTOS


7:00 – 9:00


Victoria North


Student Network Meeting

Nicole Conrad, McMaster University

Tracy Dow, University of Alberta

Martha Anne Roberts, University of Waterloo

Christine Tsang, McMaster University

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Don Jamieson, Scientific Director

Dr. Kathleen Bloom, Chair of Highly Qualified Personnel Committee

Mr. Dan Sinai, Managing Director



Saturday May 4th, 2002 - PHOTOS, MORE PHOTOS

8:30 – 10:00

The Distinction Between Proximal and

Distal Causes of Developmental Dyslexia

Dr. Max Coltheart, Scientific Director

Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science

Session Chair: Ray Klein, Theme Leader

Victoria North

10:00 – 10:30

Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Introduction

HQP Committee:

Dr. Kathleen Bloom (Chair), University of Waterloo

Dr. Melanie Campbell, University of Alberta

Dr. Pierre Cormier, Université de Moncton

Dr. Esther Geva, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Victoria North

10:30 – 12:00

Poster Session – Group 3 , PHOTOS

Victoria North

12:00 – 1:00


Victoria South

1:00 – 2:30

Theme Discussions

Theme I:

Robert Harrison, The Hospital for Sick Children

Theme II:

Andree Durieux-Smith, University of Ottawa

Prudence Allen, The University of Western Ontario

Theme III:

Terrance Nearey, University of Alberta

Susan Rvachew, McGill University

Theme IV:

Linda Phillips, University of Alberta

Raymond Klein, Dalhousie University

Theme V:

Eileen Wood, Wilfrid Laurier University

Teena Willoughby, Brock University

Victoria North

2:30 – 3:00

Coffee Break

Administrative Centre Booth open

3:00 – 4:30

Town Hall Session

Representatives from:

Administrative Centre – Dan Sinai

Board of Directors – Don Jamieson

Highly Qualified Personnel Committee

Research Management Committee

Student Network – Martha Roberts

Victoria North

4:30 – 5:00

Closing Session

Dr. Don Jamieson, Scientific Director & C.E.O.

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network

Victoria North

5:00 – 6:00

Take down of poster displays

Gallery,Victoria North