2021

2021

July 15, 2021 — Awarded Vanier Scholarship

I am so very grateful for the incredible honor of being awarded a Vanier Scholarship. I promise to give my all to do quality research to support the next generation of bilinguals, and to use my voice to affect positive change.

Bringing a Vanier CGS home to my alma mater means the world to me (and I still can't believe I was on Concordia's front page for over a month!) See the story here:
ENGLISH: https://www.concordia.ca/news/stories/2021/07/15/concordia-psychology-grad-student-is-awarded-a-vanier-canada-graduate-scholarship.html?c=/news

FRENCH: https://www.concordia.ca/fr/actualites/nouvelles/2021/07/15/une-etudiante-en-psychologie-de-concordia-obtient-une-bourse-d-etudes-superieures-du-canada-vanier.html

After sharing my path to receiving this incredible award on Twitter, I was overwhelmed by the positive response and beautiful messages I received - thank you! In case you missed it, find it here. Stay tuned for updates about my exciting doctoral research to come - and thank you for your confidence!

April 28, 2021 — Awarded SSHRC CGS-Doctoral Scholarship & Concordia Doctoral Graduate Fellowship

I am very grateful to have been awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarship ($105,000) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and a Concordia University Doctoral Graduate Fellowship ($56,000) from the Faculty of Arts & Sciences [both declined due to receiving another award]. What a fantastic way to start my doctorate!


April 7, 2021 — Talk at SRCD coming up

I look forward to seeing you at the "From Text to Context: Storybooks as a Platform for Dual-language Learning" symposium at SRCD on Wednesday, April 7th, at 10AM EST!

February 24, 2021 — Launch of "ADHD and bilingualism in young adults: Revisiting executive functioning and bilingual vocabulary" study (with link to pre-registration)

After months of hard work, I am so proud to finally launch my study investigating the effects of ADHD and bilingualism on vocabulary learning and executive functioning! If you would like to access my pre-registration and materials, you can find them here.

If you know anyone who may be interested in participating, please share this link with them: infantresearch.ca/adhd. To all of you who already shared the study, a sincere thank you!

February 19, 2021 — Internship Match Day: Allan Memorial Institute Neuropsychology Service, here I come!

I am happy to announce that I matched to my first clinical psychology internship! I will start at the Neuropsychology Service of the McGill University Health Center Allan Memorial Institute this September, under the supervision of Dr. Koski. I am so excited for this opportunity!

January 4, 2021 — Talk at the Read Language Development Lab (with link to slides)

It was a pleasure to present my research to Dr. Kirsten Read's Language Development Lab (in Santa Clara, California) today. Thank you Dr. Read for the wonderful chat about bilingual book reading!

If you would like access to my slides, find them here. The take-home message: reading to your bilingual kids will help them learn new words in both of their languages, no matter the book format.

If you would like to take a look at some of Dr. Read's work, her paper on bilingual books (containing sentences with intrasentential language switches) can be found here.