Education

2013-present               Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Ottawa.

June-Sept. 2016           Visiting Scholar, Konan University, Japan.

Sept.-Dec. 2015           Visiting Scholar, Konan University, Japan.

May 2014                    Spring Training in Experimental Psycholinguistics, University of Alberta.

2012-2013                   Master of Arts in Linguistics, University of Ottawa.

2012-2013                   Advanced Japanese Language Course, Ottawa Japanese Language School.

2011- 2012                  Special Student: Upgrading Degree, University of Ottawa.

August 2010                Intensive Summer Japanese Language Course (Advanced), Genki Japanese Language and Culture School, Fukuoka, Japan.

August 2009                Intensive Summer Japanese Language Course (Intermediate), Genki Japanese Language and Culture School, Fukuoka, Japan.

2004-2008                   Bachelor of  Science Honours in Biomedical Science, 2nd Concentration in  Linguistics, University of Ottawa.

 

Publications

See Publications page

 

Scholarships and Awards

2016-present               SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

2013-present               Excellence Scholarship, for PhD Program, University of Ottawa.

2016                            Mitacs-Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences Summer Internship, Kobe, Japan.

2015                            Student Mobility Scholarship, awarded for research at Konan University, Japan.

2015                            Ontario Graduate Scholarship, awarded for 2015-2016 academic year.

2014                            Ontario Graduate Scholarship, awarded for 2014-2015 academic year.

 2013                            Ontario Graduate Scholarship, awarded for 2013-2014 academic year.

2013                            Poster Prize, Bilingualism and Cognitive Control Conference.

2012                            Admissions Scholarship, for Masters Program, University of Ottawa.

2004-2006                   Admissions Scholarship, for Bachelor of Science Program, University of Ottawa.

2004                            Governor General’s Academic Medal, for graduating with highest average grade, Cairine Wilson Secondary School.

 

Conference Presentations

See Presentation page

 

Invited Talks

Vīnerte, S. (2016). What is Psycholinguistics? Talk presented to Research Seminar Kobe College, Kobe, Japan.

 Vīnerte, S. (2015). Bilingual cognitive control and language processing. Talk presented to Research Seminar at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Kobe, Japan.

Vīnerte, S. (2015). Bilingual cognitive control: the Stroop and ANT tasks. Talk presented to 4th Year Zemi at Konan University, Kobe, Japan.

Vīnerte, S. (2013). The Genetics of Language. Talk presented to Communication Disorders course at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

 

Teaching Experience

Winter 2017                Second Language Acquisition, University of Ottawa (Instructor)

Fall 2016                     What is Language?, University of Ottawa. (Teaching Assistant)

Winter 2016                Neurolinguistics, University of Ottawa. (Teaching Assistant)

Fall 2014                     Speech Acoustics, University of Ottawa. (Teaching Assistant)

Fall 2013                     Speech Production, University of Ottawa. (Teaching Assistant)

Winter 2013                Psycholinguistics, University of Ottawa. (Teaching Assistant)

Winter 2013                Communication Disorders, University of Ottawa. (Teaching Assistant)

Fall 2012                     Speech Acoustics, University of Ottawa. (Teaching Assistant)

2011- 2012                  English Language Lessons, Ottawa. (Private Tutor)

2008-2011                   Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, Tottori Prefectural Board of Education, Japan. (Assistant Language Teacher)

2006-2008                   Literacy Partners, Cairine Wilson Secondary School, Ottawa. (Tutor)

 

Professional Experience

2012                            Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, Ottawa, Canada. (Interview Panel and Pre-Departure Training)

2008 -2011                  Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, Yonago, Japan. (Assistant Language Teacher and International Relations)

 

Service

2017                            ERP Bootcamp, University of Ottawa. (Organizing Committee)

2017                            Psycholinguistic Shorts Conference, University of Ottawa. (Organizing Committee)

2015-2016                   International Conference on the Mental Lexicon (Local Organizing Committee)

2016                            Psycholinguistic Shorts Conference, University of Ottawa.(Organizing Committee)

2015-present               Canadian Linguistics Association  (Chair of Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Committee)

2015                            Canadian Linguistics Association (Editor of Annual Conference Proceedings)

2014-present               Canadian Linguistics Association  (Student Representative)

2014-2015                   Canadian Linguistics Association 2015 Congress, University of Ottawa.(Local Organizing Committee)

2013                            Psycholinguistic Shorts Conference, University of Ottawa (Organizing Committee)

2011-2012                   JET Programme Alumni Association, Ottawa Chapter. (Secretary)

 

Professional Activities, Associations, Memberships

2016- present              The Japan Second Language Association. (Member)

2014-present               Canadian Linguistics Association. (Member)

2013-present               Women in Cognitive Science. (Member)

2011-present                 ERPLing Lab, University of Ottawa. (Member)

2011-present               Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association. (Member)

 

Languages     

Reading           Writing            Speaking

English            Native              Native              Native

Latvian            Native              Native              Native

Japanese         Intermediate   Intermediate   Advanced

French             Intermediate   Basic                Basic

Spanish           Intermediate   Basic                Basic