Awards

Honours, Distinctions, Awards and Scholarships

  • Elected 2nd VP of American Assn for Applied Linguistics (2018)
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award (March 2017)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of New South Wales (2015)
  • Temple University Japan, Distinguished Lecturer/Guest Professor (May 2014)
  • Invited lecturer, Distinguished Speaker Series (Middlebury Institute, Monterey, May 2015)
  • Commonwealth Visiting Fellowship (Reciprocal Visiting Fellow Award), Cambridge University, UK (Education)- Nov. 5-14, 2014 Host: Centre for Commonwealth Education/Commonwealth Education Trust & Cambridge Research in Community Language Education (CRiCLE) Network/Y.Liu, Education. Theme: The Common Wealth of Community and Heritage Languages.
  • Killam Faculty Teaching Prize, University of British Columbia (2007)
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Monash University, Australia (2005)
  • Distinguished University Scholar, UBC (2004-present)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, American University in Cairo (2003)
  • Visiting Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University (1999)
  • National Academy of Education (USA)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship (1999)
  • UCLA Alumni Association Award for Excellence: Outstanding Graduate Student Award (1992)
  • Evelyn Hatch Award for Best Qualifying Paper in Applied Linguistics, UCLA (1992)
  • Spencer Doctoral Fellowship (1991)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship (1990)
  • UCLA President’s Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities (1990-92)
  • Southern California Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Scholarship (1989-90)
  • UCLA merit based tuition fellowships (1987 92)
  • University of Hawaii merit based tuition waivers (1984, 1985)
  • International Speech Contest in Japanese (1st prize), Kanazawa, Japan, 1982
  • B.A. with First Class Honours in Linguistics, University of Calgary (1980)
  • Province of Alberta Scholarship (1978, 79)
  • University of Calgary Academic Scholarship (1979)
  • Government of Canada Bursary: French Program for Teachers of French as a Second Language, Jonquière, Quebec (1979)
  • French Embassy Book Prize for excellence in French studies, University of Calgary (1979)
  • Youth Science Foundation Scholarship, Summer School Environmental Program; Guelph University, Ontario (1976)
  • Government of Canada Bursary: French Immersion Program, Quebec City (1975)