In June 2020, the Multilingual Families Lab discussed our values and what we wanted to bring forward. We have been inspired by the work of Dr. Katta and Dr. Liboiron. We believe in excellence through equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- We educate ourselves about racism, discrimination, and prejudice.
- We are inclusive in our research to build a broader knowledge base.
- We listen, even if it makes us uncomfortable, we speak out in the face of discrimination and prejudice, and we support one another in building our superpowers.
Our research aims to build knowledge, provide rich and diverse perspectives, and to help children meet their full potential. Lab members come from Edmonton, Canada, and the world. We collaborate with communities locally, nationally and also internationally. Sometimes we need to take a moment to learn more about our expectations and experiences to come to a common understanding. Within this framework, we value differences in experiences, in knowledge, and in languages.
Some resources we have found interesting and helpful:
New to Edmonton (and maybe to English-speaking Canada?): what’s up with the hugs?!?