The Interdisciplinary Speech Research Laboratory (ISRL) at UBC was established in 2000 through a New Opportunities infrastructure grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to Bryan Gick (Dept. of Linguistics), with collaborators in Neuroscience, Audiology & Speech Sciences, Linguistics, Psychology, and Electrical & Computer Engineering. The goal of the original proposal, created in collaboration with Guy Carden and Douglas Pulleyblank, was “to establish a centre for interdisciplinary research in the speech-related fields at UBC.” Research conducted at the lab has been supported by grants from NSERC, SSHRC…etc
Current members of ISRL come from various academic backgrounds including: Linguistics, Speech Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Psychology, Computer Sciences and more. We welcome the integration of new ideas and knowledge to help each other learn and grow.