Funding

Principle Investigator (PI)

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant. “Pragmatics and Language Revitalization: Using evidentiality in Mi’gmaq to explore the interface between grammar and general reasoning” . 2016-2021 ($225, 438). Co-applicants: Jessica Coon, McGill University and Elizabeth Allyn Smith, UQAM.
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec, Société et Culture (FRQSC), Établissement de Nouveaux Professeurs-Chercheurs, “L’accord sémantique en micmac: les conséquences pour la théorie linguistique et la révitalisation des langues” #2014-NP-173765. 2013–2016 ($39, 481).
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant. “Language, Number and Mathematics” #410-2011-2401. 2011–2014 ($86, 258). Co-applicant: Charles Reiss, Concordia University.
  • Digging into Data Challenge sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). “Cleaning, Organizing, and Uniting Linguistic Databases (the COULD project)” #869-2013-0005. 2014–2016 (SSHRC $126,537 CAD, NSF $124,999 USD). Co-PI : Maria Polinsky, Harvard University. Co-applicant: Jessica Coon, McGill University.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant. “The 46th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society-NELS 46” #611-2015-0063. 2015 ($20, 904). Co-applicant: Madelyn Kissock, Concordia University.

Co-applicant

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant. “Developing mobile learning applications for the Mi’gmaq language: New opportunities for language research and revitalization” #890-2012-0091. Role: Co-applicant – Principal Investigator: Jessica Coon. 2013 – 2016 ($200, 000).
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec, Société et Culture (FRQSC), Soutien aux équipes de recherche. “Les interfaces de la syntaxe” #2012-SE-144646. Role: Co-applicant – Principal Investigator: Lisa Travis. 2012 – 2015 ($344,693).
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant. “A community-linguistics collaboration for revitalizing Mi’gmaq in Listuguj” #611-2012-0001. Role: Co-applicant – Principal Investigator: Jessica Coon. 2012 – 2013 ($51, 160).
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant. “Language and Context” #410-2010-1254. Role: Co-applicant – Principal Investigator: Brendan Gillon. 2010 – 2013 ($72, 873).

Fellowships, Bursaries and Awards

  • Winner of the Curriculum Innovation Fund at Concordia University. “Learning Linguistics through Science Education Outreach.” 2014 ($7812) Co-applicants: Charles Reiss and Dana Isac, Concordia University.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship. 2006 – 2008 ($81,000).
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship. 2001 – 2006 ($80,000).
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award at McGill University. 2004 ($500).
  • Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’Aide a la Recherche (FCAR) Masters Bursary. 2001 ($5,000)
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Fellowship (FGSR), Masters Bursary. 2000 ($5,000)
  • Centre for Research in Mind, Language, and Brain (CRMLB) Travel Grant. 2004 ($800).

Employment History

  • June 2015 to present – Associate Professor at Concordia University
  • July 2012 to May 2015 – Assistant Professor at Concordia University
  • July 2011 to June 2012 – Faculty Lecturer at McGill University
  • June 2010 to June 2011 – Research Associate at Concordia University.
  • January 2011 to May 2011 – Lecturer at Université de Montréal.
  • February 2011 to June 2011 – Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • January 2008 to May 2010 – Assistant Professor at Concordia University (Limited Term)
  • 2010 (Fall/Winter) – Syntax and Semantics Consultant on NSF grant “Mental Abacus Education and Spatial Representation of Number.”
  • 2008 (Fall) – Lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy

Academic Background

  • Post-doctoral Research (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006-2008)
  • Ph. D. (McGill, 2006)
  • M.A. (McGill, 2001)
  • B.A. (McGill, 1996)