Issue 13 , June 2006    
    Challenge Research Projects Update

In the fourth year of the Challenge Research Program, two projects have received renewed funding from The Network. Here are overviews and current outcomes from the Family Literacy for Mi’kmaq communities in Atlantic Canada project, led by Vianne Timmons (University of Prince Edward Island) and the Monitoring and Targeting Literacy Growth Trajectories at the K level project, led by Elizabeth Sloat (University of New Brunswick).

Member Notes and News
Read the latest news about Network members

New Members of External Scientific Advisory Board
The Network is pleased to welcome two new internationally renowned members to the External Scientific Advisory Board

5th Annual Network Conference
We’re set for the quickly approaching Annual Network Conference

Resource Kit on Language and Literacy to be launched in 2007
A comprehensive and bilingual Resource Kit will be released by the Canadian Child Care Federation and The Network in June 2007

Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences
New volume of an international directory of health sciences grants and fellowships is now available

Network Committee Reports
Updates on activities from The Network’s committees

Network Employment Opportunities
Find out about current opportunities for research and research- related work at the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network

Annual Conference Partners
A look at who is partnering with The Network for this year’s conference

New Communication Briefs for researchers and students
The Network releases three new communication resources for its members

MyCommunities launched on internal Web site
A new interface allows Network members to collaborate and update with ease




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.