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In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Center for Multilingual and Intercultural Communication (MIC), we are thrilled to announce the Best 2024 MIC-URECA Poster Presentation Award open to undergraduates participating in the 2024 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA). The selected poster presentations are expected to focus on issues within the realm of multilingual and intercultural communication and exhibiting not only remarkable quality but also the potential for intellectual and social impact

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Resources for Language Justice in Higher Education

by Dr. Loredana Polezzi & Dr. Shyam Sharma

We proudly present this MIC Resource Page with specific recommendations, readings, references, curricular approaches, pedagogical strategies, program information from other institutions, and related policies and procedures.


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Apr 11
MIC Distinguished Lecture Series: Advances, Issues, and Future Directions in Multilingual and Intercultural Communication Studies (Patricia A. Duff, University of British Columbia)
Nov 3
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Graduate Writing Workshop Series: Writing Powerful Cover Letters and Emails (Dr.Shyam Sharma, Stony Brook University)
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Sir Run Run Shaw Lecture Series: Enabling Environments, Fugitive Spaces, and Restorative Practices or Intercultural
Dialogue and Linguistic Justice (Allison Phipps, University of Glasgow)
Apr 27
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MIC Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr YouTube: multilingualism and multimodality in gender transition narratives on Polish social media (Dr. Joanna Chojnicka, Cardiff University)
Apr 20
flyer Multilingualism, Translation, Diaspora: Challenges and Opportunities (Moira Inghilleri, Jo Angouri, Loredana Polezzi)
Apr 7
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MIC Distinguished Lecture Series: Learner Corpora: Construction and Explorations in Chinese and Related Languages (Prof. Hongyin Tao, UCLA)
Feb 9
MIC Distinguished Lecture Series: Brown – Blanche? Black. Weaving intersections of language, culture and race through autoethnography (Dr. Gail Prasad, York University)
Nov 17
Susan Strauss
MIC Distinguished Lecture Series: Pedagogical Grammar in Authentic Discourse: : a crosslinguistic consideration (Dr. Susan Strauss, Penn State)
Oct 24
Dr. Danping Wang
MIC Distinguished Lecture Series: Translanguaging as a Decolonising Approach (Dr. Danping Wang, University of Auckland)
Apr 14 David Gramling MIC Distinguished Lecture Series: Monolingualism, In/Justice (David Gramling, University of British Columbia)
Mar 3 Angela Scarino MIC Distinguished Lecture Series: Assessing Intercultural Capability in Language Learning (Angela Scarino, University of South Australia)


Dr Youtube: multilingualism and multimodality in gender transition narratives on Polish social media
An Interview with Dr. Joanna Chojnicka Conducted by Gabrielle Modest, Melis Tozoglu, and Sarah JohnsonJoanna Interview
Translanguaging as a Decolonizing Approach 
An Interview with Dr. Danping Wang Conducted by Dr. Yi Wang

Monolingualism, In/Justice

An Interview with Dr. David Gramling Conducted by Dr. Shikaripur Sridhar2022 Interview with Dr.David Gramling

Assessing Intercultural Capability in Language Learning

An Interview with Dr. Angela Scarino Conducted by Dr. Jiwon Hwang2022 Interview with Dr. Angela Scarino

Mobility and Multilingualism

An Interview with Dr. Suresh Canagarajah Conducted by Dr. Loredana Polezzi 2021-Interview-Canagarajah

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