Six UBC professors, including LLED’s own Dr. Bonny Norton, have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada.
From the RSC:
Bonny Norton’s innovative and pioneering ideas about identity and language learning continue to have a profound impact on the field of language education worldwide. Her groundbreaking and highly cited research makes visible the social mechanisms of power in language learning and teaching. Her research has found that language learners can help overcome constraints on language learning by claiming more powerful identities from which to speak, read, and write the target language.
Read the RSC media release here.