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News & Events


Professor Dr. George K. Georgiou received the Killam Professorship for 2020

We are delighted to announce that Dr. George Georgiou, Director of the Reading Research Lab with the JP Das Centre, has been awared the Killam Professorship for 2020. 

The Killam Annual Professorships were established in July 1991 to suitably acknowledge the generous Izaak Walton and Dorothy Killam bequest. The award is granted to faculty members based on the quality of their scholarly activities such as teaching, research, publications, creative activities, presented papers, and supervision of graduate students.

Congratulations Dr. Georgiou on this recognition of your contributions to the field!

Alberta Teachers' Association Educational Research award

Dr. George K. Georgiou, Dr. Rauno Parrila (Macquarie University) and Dr. Robert Savage (University College London) received the Alberta Teachers' Association Educational Research award for 2019 for their project "Response to Intervention: Schools where all children learn to read"

Professor Emeritus Dr. Jagannath Prasad (J.P.) Das named to the Order of Canada

The Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, announced on July 1, 2015 that Professor Emeritus J.P. Das has become a Member of the Order of Canada. This is a high honour and reward for a very productive scientific career.

On November 16, 2015 Dr. Das was presented the Order of Canada during the Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony

Dr. Das was honoured "for his internationally recognized work in the field of Cognitive Psychology, notably in the development of a new theory of intelligence."  Please visit the Edmonton Journal website and the University of Alberta News and Events website for more on Dr. Das' acheivement.

Congratulations Dr. Das!

Dr. Das receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Cyprus

Dr. Jagnnath Pradas (J.P.) Das, Emeritus Director of the JP Das Centre on Developmental and Learning Disabilities and Professer, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Cyprus on September 18, 2015.

In his address, Dr. Das put emphasis on the opening up of new horizons in the study of human intelligence. Read Dr. Das' convocation speech here.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Is Reading Downunder Upside Down? The Failure of Reading Recovery in New Zealand

Presentation by Dr. James Chapman, Massey University, New Zealand
Dr. Chapman will present data from recent Progress in International Reading Literacy Studies (PIRLS: 2001, 2006, 2011) to show that RR has had little, if any, impact on the reading acheievement of New Zealand children who most need early literacy supports, and that the claims made about the effectiveness of the program cannot be substantiated.

Lecture PowerPoint (PDF)


Dr. George Georgiou awarded the 2015 Richard E. Snow Award

We are delighted to announce that Dr. George Georgiou, Director of the Reading Research Lab with the JP Das Centre, has been awared the Richard E. Snow Award.

This is a prestigious award given by Div. 15 of the American Psychological Association to an individual who has made a significant career contribution to the field of Educational Psychology and completed his/her doctoral dissertation within the previous 10 calendar years. 

Richard E. Snow (1936-1997) was a professor at Stanford University School of Education who devoted much of his work to the study of different aptitudes and the ways in which teaching methods can take these differences into account.

Congratulations Dr. Georgiou on this recognition of your contributions to the field!


Dr. Barbara Ehren honoured by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Barbara Ehren, one of our facilitators for the AARI program, has been recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to receive the 2014 Honors of the Association.

The Honors of the Association is the highest distinction awarded by ASHA. This distinction recognizes members for distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.
To read the write up on Dr. Ehren, please vist the November 2014 issue of The ASHA Leader. Congratulations Dr. Ehren!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Insights from 30-Years of Multi-Lingual Education in Linguistically Diverse Societies.

Presentation by Dr. Ajit Mohanty, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Dr. Mohanty is one of the leading experts in multilingual education. He has published over 120 scientific papers and books, including Social Justice through Multilingual Education with Skutnabb-Kangas, Phillipson, and Panda. He has worked with UNICEF and is the founding Director of National Multilingual Education Resource Consortium in India. 

In this talk, Dr. Mohanty will review both policy and practice lessons learned from experiments in India, and how they may be relevant to other context.

Lecture PowerPoint (PDF) 

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