Welcome! to the website of the Minerva Deaf Research Lab (MDRL) based in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta.
MDRL is as an active research lab focused on conducting and disseminating research relevant to the educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing students. We are engaged in a wide variety of research topics related to understanding the cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural, and pedagogical conditions that influence the acquisition of language and reading for deaf individuals. You can read about our research projects by clicking on the links above.
MRDL offers many opportunities for deaf and hearing graduate and undergraduate students to explore their own research interests, to take part in a range of different projects, and to develop their abilities as researchers. You can read about our research team by clicking on the People link at the bottom of the page.
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