Board of Directors

2017-2018

Honorary Patron

Tomson Highway
Tomson Highway was born in a snow bank on the Manitoba/Nunavut border to a family of nomadic caribou hunters. He had the great privilege of growing up in two languages, neither of which was French or English; they were Cree, his mother tongue, and Dene, the language of the neighbouring "nation," a people with whom they roamed and hunted. Today, he enjoys an international career as playwright,...

Chair

Elaine Gold
Elaine Gold is a Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Toronto. She initiated the founding of the Canadian Language Museum and oversees its operations. She brings to her work at the CLM a PhD in Linguistics, an MA in Art History and strong experience in arts administration and curatorial work. She has lived in central, western and northern Canada, and is dedicated...

Vice-Chair

Marcia Zuker
Marcia Zuker has an LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School and was with Famous Players Limited and Famous Players Realty Limited in legal and executive capacities.  She also earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from York University, which she has put to good use raising four children.  Marcia has strong administrative and organizational skills and has volunteered with a number of...

Board Member

Amos Key Jr.
Tae ho węhs was born into the Onkwehonweh Civilization, and is a member of Mohawk Nation, gifted into the Turtle Clan of his Mother and conferred to the Sacred Circle of Faith Keepers of the Longhouse, at Six Nations of Grand River Territory. He is an educator and staunch advocate for: First Peoples’ human, civil and linguistic rights; social...
Brandon J. Fry
Brandon J. Fry holds a B.A. in linguistics from the Université de Moncton and an M.A. in linguistics from the University of Ottawa, where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in linguistics. He is very proud to be a founding member of the Canadian Language Museum. Most of his research focusses on syntactic theory within the framework of generative grammar. He is also interested in the morphosyntax of...
Heather Bliss
Heather Bliss is a linguist and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Victoria. She received her BA (Honours) and MA from the University of Calgary, and her PhD from the University of British Columbia. Since 2003, she has been working with members of the Siksikį and Kainįį nations of Southern Alberta on Blackfoot language documentation.  To the Canadian Language Museum, Heather...
Ian Martin
Ian Martin is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Glendon College. He has been a keen supporter of the CLM since its first year and was instrumental in securing the Glendon Gallery location for the museum, negotiating the contract and creating the Memorandum of Understanding between the CLM and Glendon. Ian recently organized an outstanding colloquium at Glendon on the “Indigenous...
Katherine Snider-McNair
Katharine Snider-McNair is a recent graduate of the Museum Studies Master's program at the University of Toronto. She was one of the three students who worked on the production of the "Le français au Canada" exhibit, which opened in April of 2014. Katharine is passionate about helping the museum develop and both a steward of languages and champion for intangible heritage in Canada. Her...
Mary Jane Norris
Mary Jane Norris is an independent researcher specializing in the areas of Aboriginal demography, and the demographics and mapping of Indigenous languages in Canada. She is an off-reserve member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan, in the Ottawa Valley, and resides in Chelsea, Quebec. She received her B.A. Honours and Masters in Sociology from...
Michael Barrie
Michael Barrie is a linguist at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. He completed his M.A. at the University of Manitoba on Portuguese pronominal clitics and his PhD at the University of Toronto on noun incorporation in Oneida. His language interests are diverse and include Iroquoian and Algonquian languages, Portuguese, Cantonese, English and Korean.
Mireille Tremblay
Mireille Tremblay is a professor in the  Department of Linguistics and Translation at the Université de Montréal.  She specializes in the theory of language change, the history of the French language, and the morphosyntax of Quebec French. Her participation in the large project Le français à la mesure d’un continent: un patrimoine en partage has led to her work on a new...