Storybooks Canada Launch

Nov 02, 2018
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location:
    Ponderosa Commons Oak House Ballroom
    6445 University Boulevard, 2075 West Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

According to the 2016 Census, more than 7 million Canadians speak a language other than English or French as a mother tongue. To help children maintain the home language, as well as learn an official language, a UBC team in the Department of Language and Literacy Education led by Dr. Bonny Norton, Peter Wall Institute Faculty Associate, has developed a powerful interactive website called Storybooks Canada. Recent initiatives include Indigenous Storybooks and Global Storybooks.


3:00 PM

Opening: Dr. Gail Murphy, VP Research and Innovation
Welcome: Dean Blye Frank, Faculty of Education
Remarks: Dr. Janet Werker, Co-Director, Language Sciences

3:15 –

Panel presentation: Storybooks Canada: Local and Global
Chair: Dr. Bonny Norton, Language and Literacy Education
Discussant: Dr. Uchenna Okeja, PWIAS Invited Scholar
Q and A


Closing: Dr. Janet Jamieson, ECPS and CECER



This event is co-organized by Dr. Bonny Norton (LLED) and Dr. Janet Jamieson (ECPS).