“We were singing in Amharic, talking in Amharic. She was asking them how do you say that in Amharic, reminding them of who they are. Children felt of a sense of who they are with their own peers with the same culture, with mom sitting and talking.” Community co-lead In early Summer, we joined theContinue reading “Empowering Communities”
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Power imbalance in family engagement in research
Our postdoctoral Fellow, Catrine Demers, presented a poster at the Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) Conference 2021 in November 2021 entitled “Power imbalance in family engagement in research: a self-reflection tool for researchers” with co-author Maude Champagne. Their infographic and self-reflection tool was created within the Family Engagement in Research Certificate of Completion at McMasterContinue reading “Power imbalance in family engagement in research”
Lab Presentation Round-UP
As we head into the shortest days of the year here in Edmonton, we are thinking fondly of the long warm summer days. In Summer 2021, our Multilingual Lab members had a blast presenting their research at conferences!
MLF Lab went to camp!
We partnered with ABC HSS to provide a dual-language ++ program in their summer camp. In our little group of children, more than 10 languages were spoken: Punjabi, Somali, German, Harari, Tagalog, Tamil, Bambara, Urdu, Malayalam and French. Amazing! #MultilingualismIsNormal #UAlbertaCSD @UofARehabMed
International Multilingualism Day
The Multilingual Families Lab is celebrating International Multilingualism Day! International Multilingualism Day aims to celebrate linguistic diversity and the multi-layered way we use languages in our everyday lives. For many families, speaking more than one language has many advantages, from maintaining ties with your extended family to opening up job opportunities. Research in our labContinue reading “International Multilingualism Day”