Language Sciences members receive Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for language research.
The fund provides researchers with the specialized infrastructure needed for their work. ‘Ensuring Full Literacy in a Multicultural and Digital World’, led by Language Sciences co-director and Psychology professor Janet Werker, and Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Language Sciences Research Lead and UBC Linguistics and School of Information Assistant Professor, received $199,969 for research infrastructure associated with Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) research support. Related.
“The funds we’ve received from CFI will allow us to purchase portable (and hence shareable) equipment for collecting data from infants, children and adults from a wide range of communities and settings, as well as powerful computing facilities for cutting-edge deep learning analyses.”