Dr. Kathleen Bloom, a Network Researcher team
member and Highly Qualified Personnel Committee, Chairperson, will
be featured in an upcoming fall 2002 Chatelaine magazine issue.
The feature story delves into what your voice says about you and
refers to The Network team research study on nasal-sounding voices.
Team members on this project are Melanie Campbell, Susan
Rvachew and Laurel Trainor, Christine Tsang, and Terry Nearey.
Anne McKeough was interviewed by the University
of Calgary Gazette. The Telling Story of Story-Telling article
discusses McKeoughs research and expands upon The Network
research teams work on Studying the Roots of Developing Literacy
in Science a Theme IV research project. Team members include
Gay Bisanz (co-leader), Phyllis Schneider, Susan
Graham, Rolande Parel, Jeffrey Bisanz, Juanita
Turner, Cassandra White, and Tak Fung.
Prudence Allen, Ph.D., is busy on the speaking
circuit. On March 4 she presented at the McGill University Department
of Communicative Sciences and Disorders as part of their colloquium
series. She also spoke on April 12 at the State University of New
York at Buffalo, Department of Communicative Disorders as part of
their colloquium series.
Dr. John Connolly, Network researcher and member
of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology,
at Dalhousie University participated in the 2002 Brain Awareness
Week Seminar. On March 27, he presented How Neuroimaging Breakthroughs
Are Helping Us Understand Dyslexia and Brain Injury.
Vianne Timmons (UPEI) was invited back to Ottawa
federal govt (following the talk already described on our Web site)
to address some 800 aboriginal educators. More news coming soon
on Viannes accomplishments.
The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network
co-sponsored a conference on the "Digital Divide" with
IBM. Eileen Wood (WLU) and Teena Willoughby (Brock)
were key participants.
Network researchers at three centres Linda Phillips
(UA), Anne McKeough (UC) and Vianne Timmons (UPEI)
are coordinating a national forum presenting international leaders
in literacy research. Each institution is bringing three experts
to their city with talks/workshops being sent through by videoconference
means to all three sites. The tapes of the talks/workshops
are being archived and will be available on The Network Web site
at a future date.
The Network participated in The University of Western
Ontarios Community Connection Show on March 20. The show highlighted
organizations working on campus. Dan Sinai, Network Managing
Director, represented The Network at this event.
Three CLLRNet researchers are part of a McMaster team
that received over $2.2 million from a Canada Foundation for Innovation
award. The McMaster University team of researchers, headed by Dr.
Ron Racine, includes three Canadian Language & Literacy
Research Network researchers (Drs. Betty Ann Levy, David
Shore, and Laurel Trainor). The funding will allow McMaster's
developmental researchers to continue their leading-edge research
on understanding how brain development influences cognitive and
social aspects of human development.
Professor Mary Ann Evans, a Theme IV project
leader, spoke Feb. 7, 2002 to the Institute for Children Youth and
Families at Michigan State University on Mothers Coaching Reading.
Plus ABC Canadas newsletter Literacy at Work, January 2002,
featured Mary Ann as a researcher with The Network when publishing
her most recent research findings relating to parental approaches
to fostering childrens reading.
In February, Christian Beaulieu, Theme IV Network
researcher, from the University of Alberta was featured on his local
CBC radio station about The Network MRI and reading disability study.
The brief interview outlined the goals of the study and communicated
the fact that we were looking for kids to participate in the study.
Also through Christians work, The Network will receive a mention
in the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research newsletter.
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