Project End

Our funding from SSHERC for our Insight Development Grant came to a close on May 31st, 2019, and we’re slowly bringing the project to a close, by presenting on Coaching Indigenous Accents at the 2019 VASTA Conference in Orlando, FL on August 4–7, 2019. We’re preparing an article for the Voice and Speech Review on the […]

Update Summer 2017

After hosting four Focus Groups, 2 face-to-face in Winnipeg and Toronto, and 2 online, we are now in the analysis phase of our consultation process. Working with Elan Marchinko, PhD Candidate at York University, to transcribe the audio into a written format, researchers Eric Armstrong and Shannon Vickers are creating an overview of the opinions shared […]


Welcome to the website for the Best Practices in Accent Training for Indigenous Actors project. The goal of this 2-year project is to collaboratively identify the speech resource needs of the Indigenous Theatre community in Canada. Many accent training resources have been designed for mainstream culture student/artists. We hope to use our skills to serve […]