Highly Qualified Personnel Committee

The Highly Qualified Personnel Committee (HQPC) supports the training and development of new scholars able to conduct leading-edge research in early language and literacy, and practitioners who can foster evidence-based treatment programs. The HQPC's objectives are to increase the pool of highly-qualified personnel in language and literacy; provide interdisciplinary training; and to bring University, community and industry partners together in support of training new scholars to address the needs within policy, practice and research.

To increase the number of outstanding researchers, able to conduct research critical to solving problems of language and literacy deficiencies in Canada, HQPC develops and supports programs for:

  • early recruitment and effective mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students
  • multi-disciplinary research collaborations and laboratory rotations
  • research internships in community settings
  • training at Core Facilities
  • student participation and activism in Network achievements
Lesly Wade-WoolleyQueen's University, Chair
Pierre CormierUniversité de Moncton, Member
Megan HodgeUniversity of Alberta, Member
Sonya MajorAcadia University, Member
Randy Lynn NewmanAcadia University, Member
Noella Piquette-TomeiUniversity of Lethbridge, Member
Elizabeth SloatUniversity of New Brunswick, Member
Natacha TrudeauUniversité de Montréal, Member

The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. It's a different way of learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school. Improving my reading skills will open up the doors to future prospects.

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