Events

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Language Science Talks! Jenny Saffran, February 28, 3:30 pm
The third of the Language Science Talks! Gold Medal Speaker Series lectures will take place on Tuesday, February 28 at 3:30 pm in the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2212 Main Mall). Dr. Jenny Saffran (Wisconsin) will be speaking on “Statistical learning and early language development” (abstract below). If you’re unable to make it to the talk […]

Jenny Saffran Talk, March 1, Suedfeld Lounge (Kenny Building), 3:30 pm
In addition to her Language Science Talks! series lecture, Dr. Jenny Saffran (Wisconsin) will be giving an additional talk entitled “Building a lexicon” in UBC’s Psychology department on Wednesday, March 1. The talk will begin at 3:30 pm in the Suedfeld Lounge (room 2510) in the Kenny Building (2136 West Mall). All are welcome!

Christos Papadimitriou talk, Feb. 16, 3:30, Life Sciences Centre 1002
Dr. Christos Papadimitriou (UC Berkeley) will be giving a talk titled “A Computer Scientist Thinks About The Brain” on Thursday, February 16 at 3:30 pm. The talk will take place in room 1002 of the Life Sciences Centre, and is hosted by UBC Computer Science. Full abstract is available here. All are welcome!

Gregory Hickok Talk, Feb. 9 POSTPONED
POSTPONED: Hopefully we’ll be able to reschedule with Dr. Hickok for May! On Thursday, February 9, at 3:30 p.m., Dr. Gregory Hickok (University of California, Irvine) will be speaking on “The computational neuroanatomy of speech production in the context of a dual stream framework for language”. The talk will be held in the Suedfeld Lounge […]

Language Science Talks! Michael C. Frank
The second of the Language Science Talks! Gold Medal Speaker Series lectures will take place on Tuesday, February 7 at 3:30 pm in the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2212 Main Mall). Dr. Michael C. Frank (Stanford) will be speaking on “Bigger data about smaller people: Studying children’s language learning at scale” (abstract below). If you’re unable […]

Michael C. Frank Talk, February 8, 3:30 pm, Suedfeld Lounge (Kenny Building)
In addition to his ‘Language Science Talks!’ lecture on February 7, Michael C. Frank (Stanford) will be speaking on “Language use as social inference: Understanding pragmatics using the Rational Speech Act model” on Wednesday, February 8 at 3:30 pm. The talk will take place in the Suedfeld Lounge (room 2510) in the Kenny Building (2136 […]

Language Science Talks! SSHRC Gold Medal Speaker Series
Beginning in January 2017, Language Sciences is pleased to present a series of talks by outstanding researchers in the language sciences from around the world. The first five talks are sponsored in part by the 2015 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Gold Medal given to Dr. Janet Werker. These talks are being […]

Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (LSURC), February 2&3, 2017
Are you interested in exploring the undergraduate research scene on language and communication topics? UBC’s Speech and Linguistics Student Association (SALSA) and UBC Language Sciences are pleased to present the brand new Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (LSURC) set to take place on February 2 – 3, 2017 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre […]

Janet Werker University Killam Professor Lecture and Film Screening, Jan. 23
Explore the secrets of early childhood development with Dr. Janet Werker as part of the University Killam Professor Lecture series. Following a special screening of the acclaimed documentary Babies, Janet will shed light on how the foundations of language begin in early infancy, and how the acquisition of two or more languages from birth comes […]

Terra Edwards Talk, Jan. 5, 11:30 am, AnSo 134
Dr. Terra Edwards (Gallaudet University) will be speaking on “How does embodied experience of the social world shape the structures of our language? Insights from DeafBlind communities in Seattle and Washington, DC” on Thursday, January 5. The talk will begin at 11:30 am in room 134 of the Anthropology and Sociology Building (6303 NW Marine […]