ISSUE 6   November 2003  


Upcoming Events


Thank you to everyone who has sent in requests in recent weeks to alert our members of upcoming events and deadlines. We hope you will find this information useful.








Please continue to forward us your information for future events. We suggest sending it to the Administration Centre at least two weeks before the event occurs.

November 7-8, 2003, Toronto, Ontario.

Literacy Policies for the Schools We Need: The International Literacy Conference. For full details, visit: OISE/UT. At the International Literacy Conference in November, a panel session will be held that is dedicated to the National Literacy Panel NLP (NIH) report that is going forward to the National Reading Conference in Phoenix, Arizona in December 2003. For more information on the NLP conference, please visit: .

November 13-15, 2003, Chicago, Illinois.

The American Speech Language Hearing Association is holding its annual conference. For more information, visit:

November 14, 2003, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.

The UWO psychology department presents Ellen Bialystok, York University: 'Growing Old in Two Languages: Cognitive Effects of Bilingualism Across the Lifespan'. The talk will be in the Social Science Centre - Room 2024 at 3:00 pm. For more information, email .

November 15, 2020 - Proposal Deadline.

Call For Program Proposals - 34th Annual Meeting of The Jean Piaget Society. Meeting dates are June 3-5, 2004, Toronto. This year's theme is, 'Social Development, Social Inequalities, and Social Justice'. Scholars interested in the development of knowledge are invited to participate, whatever their discipline. The program will also feature a special seminar on Piaget's, The Moral Judgment of the Child. More information on the meeting -- including on-line proposal submission forms and instructions -- can be found on the Jean Piaget Society Web site at:

November 21-22, 2003, Hamilton, Ontario.

The Canadian Cochrane Network and Centre 3rd Cochrane Symposium. The Canadian Cochrane Network and Centre will hold its 3rd Cochrane Symposium. This is a great opportunity for Network students and researchers to learn about Cochrane procedures for conducting systematic reviews of research that can inform evidence-based policy and practice, and to meet representatives from research areas related to childrens language and literacy. Visit the Web site at to see the program and to register (day registration is provided). The Symposium may be of interest to students applying for the Highly Qualified Personnel Committees 2004 Systematic Review Contracts. Please contact Kathleen Bloom for more information if you are a student and plan to attend the Cochrane Symposium.

November 21-22, 2003, Vancouver, B.C.

The University of British Columbia, Interprofessional Continuing Education and Fraser Health Authority are sponsoring the "Maternal and Child/Youth Health Conference 2003: Exploring the Links" at The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites. The conference will provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary colleagues to engage and explore the current trends in maternal, child and youth health care. For more details, visit

December 3-6, 2003, Scottsdale, Arizona.

The 2003 National Reading Conference is a non-profit organization composed of individuals who share an interest in advancing literacy research and practices. NRC sponsors this conference each year to present and discuss research and issues related to literacy and literacy education. To view the schedule and get more information, visit

February 5-7, 2004, Vancouver, B.C.

University of British Columbia, Interprofessional Continuing Education is co-sponsoring the 4th Annual "Early Years Conference: Relationships" in cooperation with Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the British Columbia Association Infant Development Consultants. For further information, visit:

May 29 June 1, 2004, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference 2004 will be held at the University of Manitoba. The conference theme is Knowledge building in an educational research community. Currently the Call for Presentations is being held until April of 2004. Visit the CCSSE Web site for further information .

June 16-19, 2004. Montréal, Quebec.

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, 3rd Annual Network Conference. The 2004 Annual Network Conference will be held in Montréal, Quebec on June 16-19, 2004 at the Delta Centreville. Mark these dates in your planner now.

If you are interested in participating on the Conference Planning Committee, please contact Dan Sinai, immediately.

More conference information will be released at a later time. The Administration Centre conference contact person is Jennifer Starcok,