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 ISSUE 4   March 2003  
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    Network Annual Scientific Conference
June 4th-7th, 2003 - Victoria B.C.

Canada's beautiful west coast plays host to the 2003 Network Annual Scientific Conference (ASC). We hope you'll be joining us. Find out all the details about how to register for the conference. Remember: The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network is sponsoring two people per research project to attend the ASC.

Member Notes and News

Read about how friends, colleagues and students involved with The Network are sharing their science and opening minds.


  Getting to know your Network core facilities
Five Network core facilities offer many benefits to researchers, students and partners. Learn how these facilities can create research efficiency and help to avoid duplication of efforts, as well as who to contact about using each core facility.


  2003 Network funding announcement draws great media coverage
The media couldn't resist Mike Masson, Daniel Bub and Christopher Lalonde, Network researchers from the University of Victoria, and their research project, Literacy Development through Video Game Experience.


Highly Qualified Personnel Committee (HQPC) student funding programs are underway
An important update on the status of student funding programs, including details of how to apply for the ones that are still open.


Two new staff members join The Network Administration Centre
Meet Ann Marie Schenk, Executive Assistant and Jennifer Starcok, Financial Officer.


Network Research Project at McGill University offers a unique student internship model with results that can benefit clinicians and impact children
This story is reprinted with permission from the editor of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists newsletter Communiqué


Network inspired team awarded $25,000 from The Hearing Foundation of Canada

A simple conversation at the 2002 Annual Scientific Conference led to this new independent research team forming and a new collaborative research project.



This new e-newsletter section directs you to electronic sources of information of interest to the language and literacy community.


Students: Apply now for The Student Network Executive Committee

Student Executive Committee to meet in Victoria, B.C. at the Annual Scientific Conference to discuss Student Network development and initiatives.


October 18 Symposium research dissemination products available

The symposium, Enhancing Caregiver Language Facilitation in Childcare Settings, held on October 18, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario is a research dissemination success story for The Network.


Upcoming Events

Upcoming language and literacy related events.


Meeting the members of our External Scientific Advisory Board

Four international research leaders assist in setting the Network's research direction.


Communication materials and activities boost awareness

The Network's Communications Department provides a wide range of communication materials and activities to promote The Network to diverse audiences.







The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network is proud to be a Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE). As such, we meet funding criteria based on research excellence, the development of world-class researchers, the creation of research partnerships, and the application of research to foster economic and social development.

The NCE program is jointly administered by three granting councils: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in partnership with Industry Canada.

Thank you to The University of Western Ontario for hosting the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network.


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