For Students

Graduate Students 

Prospective graduate students interested in working with Dr. Hall should contact him directly ( Ideal candidates will have had research experience (though not necessarily in developmental psychology), as well as undergraduate training in psychology, linguistics, and/or cognitive science.

Graduate students in the developmental program at UBC are encouraged to get experience in multiple laboratories. Those who work with Dr. Hall may also be interested in also working with other UBC faculty whose research focuses on language and/or cognitive development: Janet Werker (Infant Studies Centre), Susan Birch (K.I.D. Studies Centre), Kiley Hamlin (UBC Centre for Infant Cognition), Andy Baron (Social Cognitive Development Lab), and Darko Odic (Centre for Cognitive Development).

Additional information about Dr. Hall’s research is available on this website, or by contacting Dr. Hall directly. The UBC Psychology Department’s website contains general information for current and prospective graduate students, along with more specific details about the graduate program in developmental psychology.

Undergraduate Students

We welcome the participation of UBC students in our research program. Every year, a number of undergraduates join our team at the Language Development Centre, some as Honours Students, others as Directed Studies students, and others as volunteer Research Assistants. Volunteers are asked to commit for at least 6 hours per week.

If you are currently a student at the University of British Columbia, and you are interested in gaining research experience in the field of child development, please contact our Centre Coordinator ( or 604-822-9294). You may also wish to fill out our Volunteer Application Form below, and let us know you’ve completed the form in your e-mail with your resume and transcript.

Volunteer Application Form