Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference open to registration, seeking volunteers

The 2nd Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (LSURC) is set to take place January 19-20, 2018 at the University of British Columbia, Point Grey Campus in Vancouver, BC. As a student-run conference, we aim to bring together interdisciplinary work in language and communication.To find out more, visit our website.

Conference Registration

Registration for the conference is now open! Entrance to LSURC is free, and all interested individuals are welcome to attend. If you plan to attend, we ask that you please register by January 6th, 2018 using this online conference registration form.

Volunteers Needed!

We are currently looking for volunteers for the days of the event (Jan 19 – Jan 20). More details about the available roles can be found on the Get Involved page of our website. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this online volunteer registration form by January 6th, 2018.

Invited Speakers

We are excited to announce two of our invited speakers for this year’s roundtable session: Dr. Molly Babel from the UBC Dept. of Linguistics, and Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed from the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. They will be speaking to the theme of Language as an insight into human nature:

The studies of language span diverse fields but are united by the common theme that human language provides unique insight into how we come to understand human nature. Language is cognitive and cultural, internal and external, personal and social; the diversity of approaches taken in studying language enriches our understanding of who we are. How can the perspective of your field enrich our understanding of language, as a uniquely human phenomenon?

All information and online forms is also be available on our website.